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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Generative Music In Ableton Live, Part 2

Wouldn't it be great if you could add random elements to your compositions so no two audition would ever sound the same? You can! Gary Hiebner opens up the generative side of Ableton Live (PART 2).

Using Filters to Beef Up Beats in Logic Pro and Ableton Live

Having trouble making some sounds sit comfortably in a mix? Gary Hiebner slices & dices in Logic Pro & Ableton Live with their respective Auto filter effects. Result? Juicy, fat beats!

Review: DMG Audio’s Compassion

STOP! Before you go plugin shopping, specifically for compressor plugins, take a look at this loving review by Gary Hiebner on Compassion by DMG Audio.

Logic Pro: Creating Rhythmic Gated Effects

If you've sat on the fence (sic) when it comes to gating, Gary Hiebner is the perfect Logic expert to talk to. In this article you'll learn how to get creative with gating and stuttering effects.

Logic Pro: Creating Gated Synth Effects

If you're aiming to create a gated synth sound, rather than fiddle around with the controls of your chosen instrument, Gary Hiebner demonstrates an alternative workflow with added benefits.

Sound Design: Benga Synth on Katy B On a Mission in Logic Pro

Dubstep is all the rage right now, and one producer that is creating some of the biggest hits is Benga. Gary Hiebner shows how to re-create 'On a Mission' featuring Katy B in Logic Pro.

Generative Music in Ableton Live, Part 1

Wouldn't it be great if you could add random elements to your compositions so no two listens would ever sound the same? You can! Gary Hiebner opens up the generative side of Ableton Live

DubStep Version of We Three Kings

What happens when you re-create a classic Christmas carol with a wobble-style bass? Gary Heibner brings you a DubStep tune instead of the regular gold, frankincence or myrrh.

Review: Puremagnetik Retro Synths

Gary Hiebner has gone in search of accurate vintage synth sounds to use in Ableton Live and discovered Retro Synths by Puremagnetik. Find out why this sample pack collection won't gather dust.

An Introduction to Mid/Side Processing In Ozone

There are a few vital production techniques to help make your music shine. Mid/Side processing is one such technique which Gary Hiebner approaches from multiple angles

Review: Eos by Audio Damage

What makes a reverb effect stand out from the crowd? Gary Hiebner loads up the Eos by Audio Damage to find out.

Logic Pro: Serial Compression On Vocals

Parallel/New York Compression is all the rage right now to make that pumping sound but Serial Compression can also create impressive results. Gary Hiebner looks into the dynamics of audio!

Future-Proofing Your Audio Projects

Software versions are constantly changing so how you can be sure your current projects can be accessed in 10 years? Gary Hiebner looks to the future with these tips on archiving audio projects.

Ableton Live: Create Noise-Based Transitions

Practically every musical style relies upon transitions and build-ups to maintain listener attention, communicate emotion and ultimately tell a story. Gary Hiebner gets noisy in Ableton SImpler.

Creating a Radio Edit Arrangement of your Track

Creating a club edit or a radio edit of your finished track inevitably involves some artistic compromise. Gary Hiebner shows some practical steps involved in creating radio edits in Logic Pro.