Gary Hiebner

Gary Hiebner

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.

Articles by Gary Hiebner

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Logic Pro X Retro Synth: Free Tutorial

Curious to know more about Logic Pro X's new Retro Synth? Gary Hiebner puts this vintage synth capable of analog, sync, table and FM synthesis to the test. (Includes audio examples).

PreSonus Studio One: Time Correcting Audio

Gary Hiebner shows how easy it is to (literally) bend audio in PreSonus Studio One V2. Can time correcting audio get any simpler and more enjoyable than this?

Create Your Own Impulse Responses in Ableton Live 9

Ableton Live 9's new Convolution Reverb is infinitely expandable with your own custom impulse responses. Gary Hiebner shows how to make spaces using the included IR Measurement Tool.

The Joy of Convolution Reverb and Impulse Responses in Ableton Live 9

Love Ableton Live, but miss a built-in convolution reverb? In Live 9 you can find both a convolution reverb and use impulse responses to create your own spaces and effects. Gary Hiebner sounds it out.

Melodyne Integration in PreSonus Studio One

Melodyne has long been used by musicians and producers looking to pitch correct audio like we're used to doing with MIDI events. Gary Hiebner explores Melodyne's integration in PreSonus Studio One.

Plugin Parameter Modulation in Reaper

There's been a steady growth in acceptance for Reaper as a serious DAW, thanks to its feature set. In this tutorial Gary Hiebner explores the finer points of plug-in parameter modulation in Reaper.

Get Unstuck with Ableton Live 9’s Glue Compressor

Need to bring the elements of your mix together and create a tighter, more cohesive sound? Of course you do! Gary Hiebner’s demonstration of Live 9’s Glue Compressor will have you stuck on it for good

Track Comping in Studio One v2.5

PreSonus Studio One is building up a reputation as the new DAW on the block, and the credit is well deserved. Gary Hiebner discovers the joys of comping in version 2.5 of this new and popular DAW.

Creating a Multiband Distortion Unit in Ableton Live

Why do musical modders love Ableton Live? Simple, because you create your own effect unit racks. In this tutorial Gary Hiebner shows how to create a multiband distortion unit in Ableton Live.

Produce a ‘Harlem Shake’ Style Track in Ableton Live

Glad to see the back of the wave of "Harlem Shake" videos that invaded YouTube? Humor us (and yourself) for a little while longer as Gary Hiebner creates a similar styled project in Ableton Live.

Building a Mastering Template in Logic

General rule of thumb is that mastering is best done by a professional engineer. However, more musicians are choosing to master their own music, so it's a good idea to have a mastering template...

Layering Drum Sounds with Drum Racks in Ableton Live

Ableton Live's Drum racks are simple to set up and an easy way to quickly assemble drum sounds. Gary Hiebner shows how to go one step further and build drum racks with layered samples.

Ripple Editing in Reaper

The power of Reaper shouldn't be underestimated! Despite being priced lower than most DAWs and with a smaller fan base, it has a host of powerful features such as ripple editing - worth checking out!

Bitcrushing Automation in Ableton

Is lo-fi the new hi-fi? Whatever your opinion there's something about downgraded, bit-reduced sounds that can really help your tracks stand out. Gary Hiebner explores bit crushing in Ableton Live.

How to Create Low-Fi Sounding Synths in Logic Pro

Reduce the bits and squeeze the hi-fidelity out of your synth sounds in Apple's Logic Pro. Gary Hiebner, reductionist and expert, shows you how.