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.
Learn how to get some crazy pitch modulation effects going in Logic Pro with this step-by-step tutorial by Gary Hiebner. Traditionally used on guitars, who can apply them any type of sound you wish!
There's a multitude of plug-ins, loops and instruments begging to be used in your next track. Ever wondered whether you can use one synth only in your next production? Gary Hiebner gets all minimal.
Learn how to use Dummy Clips in Ableton Live's Session View to trigger a variety of mind-bending effects. Then use these triggered clips to build interesting, non-linear, arrangements.
Ableton has excellent MIDI editing tools for the creative musician. Period. In this article Gary Hiebner shows how to mangle and manipulate MIDI using Racks in Ableton Live.
Talking basses aren't new, but they're seeing a revival in musical styles, from Dubstep to pop. Gary Hiebner demonstrates how to get that vowel, formant, talking bass style synth using Logic Pro's ES2
There are Ableton controller for iOS to suit most needs and budgets. Liine's Lemur app is already an extraordinarily excellent choice. Gary Hiebner checks out a simpler alternative in LIVKONTROL.
Electronic genres don't stay static for long. A relative new comer to the EDM scene, Moobahton, is a hybrid of Dutch House and Reggaeton. Gary Hiebner shows how to emulate this style in Ableton.
Layering synths or sampler instruments can make fatter sounds, and also add sonic variations to your songs. In a few simple steps in Logic's Environment, Gary Hiebner creates a huge layered instrument
Turn on the radio (do people still use these?) and you'll likely, at some point, hear some Skrillex-inspired tunes. Gary Hiebner shows how to recreate his musical style in Ableton Live. (Part 2)
You may have already discovered how to sidechain in Ableton Live & Logic Pro, so what next? Manual side-chaining can add more as Gary Hiebner demonstrates.
Melodyne is best known for its pitch correction tools and makes editing out of tune vocal performances simple! However, it can be used with creative results in mind too, as Gary Hiebner discovers.
Turn on the internet or radio (do people still use these?) and you'll likely, at some point, hear some Skrillex-inspired tunes. Gary Hiebner shows how to recreate his musical style in Ableton Live.
Explore reverb as a creative effect in Ableton Live. Gary Hiebner shows how, using send channels, side-chain and split band processing techniques, you can create inspiring and unexpected sounds.
Max for Live was a revolutionary step forward and made the Max environment open and accessible for Ableton Live users. Gary Hiebner take a deep look at an add-on pack that brings CSound to the party.
No one likes flat, lifeless drum tracks... And yours don't need to be either! Gary Hiebner digs out this tip on adding saturation to your beats in Logic Pro from his bag of music production tricks.
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