Gary Hiebner is an enthusiastic South African Sound Designer and Apple Tech Head! Gary has been involved in the South African music industry for the decade, and in this time has also been involved in the sound design and music production for many advertising agencies and media houses. Gary is a devoted Logic and Ableton user, but he also dabbles in Cubase, FL Studio, Studio One and esoteric sound design tools, such as Max/MSP and CSound.
Macros and shortcuts are one of the best ways to speed up your DAW workflow. Metagrid for iOS aims to bring control of all your DAWs together in one handy location.
Alchemy, a relatively recent addition to Logic Pro's toolset, is a powerful and flexible synth for creating soundscapes. Here are some tips on how to get the most out of it.
The Sampler Track in Cubase 9 can be used for easy looping, triggering and even building your own sampled instruments. Here's how to get the most out of it.
Macros are chains of actions that you can trigger with a single click or key command, and that can save you a bunch of time. Here's how to create them in Cubase.
It's easier than you might think to create your own multiband effects from scratch in FL Studio. Gary Hiebner is on hand to show you exactly how it works.
Chord generators can help you with inspiration, composition and getting past a creative block. Here's how some of the different models available can work for you.
Performing lots of small, tedious tasks in Cubase is a thing of the past once you discover the Project Logical Editor and its ability to batch process all kinds of actions.
Gary Hiebner took MOK Waverazor for a spin and found that as well as being a futuristic virtual synth, it had more than a hint of throwback about it too...
Tracktion's multi-platform DAW has had a bunch of upgrades as well as a name change. Gary Hiebner has the lowdown on everything that's new.
FL Studio comes bundled with a great video player. If you’re wanting to sync your music and audio to video, then you going to want to know how to import videos into FL Studio.
An atonal orchestral phrase library can be just the ticket when you're looking for something a little different for your scoring or composition work. Gary Hiebner road tests Sonokinetic's Espressivo.
Harmor is an extremely powerful instrument that can create new sounds from audio that you import, but even do the same with images. How, you ask? Read on to find out...
Sytrus is great for all kinds of synth sounds but it's especially good for bass. Gary Hiebner walks you through creating a heavy bass patch.
Large projects can mean lots of zooming and scrolling, but there's a feature in Cubase 9 you may not have known about that can save you a bunch of time and effort...
There's an art to getting mixes sounding good on every device, and smaller ones present a unique challenge. Here's how you can compensate for small speakers and fix your mixes.
You have successfully signed up for our newsletter.
Please check your inbox for a verification email. You will need to click on the link provided in order to activate your subscription.