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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Review: Sugar Bytes’ Cyclops

Got a hankering for creating dubstep synth sounds? Then you really need to check out Cyclops by Sugar Bytes! Gary Hiebner couldn't resist taking this instruments for a spin and tests it to the limit.

Moving a Project from Logic (or any DAW) to Ableton for DJ-ing

Ableton is best known for live performance, and is the favored platform for DJs over traditional DAWs like Logic Pro. Gary Hiebner shares timeless tips on performing a project from any DAW in Live.

Logic Pro: Automated EQs for Rhythmic and Tonal Effects

There are already tools such as Stutter Edit and Gater plug-ins which can transform your static sounds into dynamic rhythms. Why not use Logic Pro's EQ effects to do something similar?

Using the Hyper Editor to Jump Between Program and Pitch Changes in Logic Pro

Logic Pro's Hyper Editor isn't the prettiest to look at - but is incredibly powerful and useful. Gary Hiebner shows how to use the Hyper Editor to jump between Program changes and pitch changes.

Creating Triplet Style Beats with Ableton’s Simple Delay

Get your Ableton beats into the swing (of things) with this fab tip by Gary Hiebner on using Ableton's Simple Delay for loose, triplet-style rhythmic patterns.

Deck The Halls with Reaper

What do you get when you cross an excellent DAW, such as Reaper with a popular traditional Christmas tune (Deck The Halls)? Find out what festive fun can be had inside...

Mixing Up and Processing Beats in Logic Pro

Get crazy this Christmas with your beat processing in Logic Pro. Gary Hiebner shows how to slice beats and shuffle them across multiple tracks to create impressive sounding beats!

Using Logic’s Enveloper to Improve Vocals

If you're working on vocals, or any dynamic material, reach for Logic Pro's Enveloper plug-in to add a bit of spice to proceedings. Gary Hiebner shows you how!

Tempo Transitions in Ableton

In this quick tip Gary Hiebner demonstrates the finer points of creating tempo transitions in Ableton Live... using Dummy clips. Learn how to effortlessly ramp up the tempo in Session View.

Using Ableton’s Looper to Create Unique Beats

Have you ever used Ableton Live's Looper plug-in? In this tutorial Gary Hiebner shares his Looper workflows for creating unique beats for live and studio purposes.

Go Microtonal with Absynth

There are times when you may wish to veer off the path most trodden and experiment with microtonal tunings. Gary Hiebner walks you down alternate routes using Native Instruments' Absynth.

Logic Pro: Using Scratch Ideas as Processed Melody Ideas

Hum or sing rough melody lines into Logic Pro and then learn how to transform them into synth, bass lines, or much more. Gary Hiebner shows you how in this fascinating workflow exposé.

Sound Like Rihanna's We Found Love in Ableton Live

Sometimes one sonic element in a song really stands out, and you may want to re-create it for fun on your own tracks. Learn how to create synth sounds like those heard in Rihanna's We Found Love.

Building a Basic FM Synth in FM8

Don't be put off by the term, "Frequency Modulation Synthesis"! FM synthesis is extremely powerful and Native Instruments' FM8 makes using it a lot, lot easier.

Chaining Arps in Ableton Live

Get the low-down on how to chain up some arps in Ableton Live to create awesome melodic patterns. Gary Hiebner, the arp master, takes you through the process step-by-step.