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.
Getting the kinds of effects used by top flight Hollywood composers like Hans Zimmer doesn't always have to be as hard as you might think. Here's how to replicate the Shepard Tone Effect.
Logic's ES2 is a powerful and adaptable synth. In this tutorial, Gary Hiebner shows you how to use it to make a cool sounding future bass supersaw chord patch.
Recording and editing controller data can be the key to achieving fluid, dynamic changes over time in your music productions. Here's how to work with controllers in FL Studio.
Pads or keys and how many of each? There are many factors to consider when choosing a MIDI controller with so many on the market. Here is some advice to help you make the right decision.
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.
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