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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Stem Mastering in Ableton Live

It's a fact: More and more digital musicians are trying their hand at mastering their tracks. Gary Hiebner digs in and looks at one way to do this in Ableton Live using stems.

Monitoring In with MIDI in Ableton Live

Ableton Live has the DAW X factor! Using the Monitoring In feature it's possible to create a whole composition from a single MIDI clip. Gary Hiebner joins up the dots in this tutorial.

Using Absynth as an Effect to Process Audio

Most Absynth users are so blown away with its capabilities as a software instrument that they pass over using it as a powerful effects processor! Gary Hiebner explores the other side of Absynth.

Deadmau5 Pitching Tricks in Logic Pro

What? A free plugin (included with every Mac) that can help you create a Deadmau5-style pitching build-up? Yes, it's true and Gary Hiebner shows you where to find it and how to use it.

Split-Band Processing Bass in Logic Pro

There are many ways to process a sound. Splitting the frequency bands so you can apply DSP effects to separate frequencies is one way. Gary Hiebner shows you how it's done.

Create Dubstep Wobble with Massive by Native Instruments

Dubstep is all the rage and the infamous wobble bass is making its way into other musical genres! Find out how to use Native Instruments' Massive to make those big sounds wobble!

Create Bigger, Fuller, Wider Bass in Logic Pro

Layering sounds can be an ideal way to enhance an instrument's tone. In this tutorial, Gary Hiebner demonstrates how to layer 3 different bass sounds to create a wider stereo mix. Good for all DAWs!

Create Interesting Drum Patterns in Logic Pro's Hyper Editor

The Hyper Editor is one of Logic Pro's most under-used editors. It really shouldn't be. Check out how to build a very capable Hyper Set which makes programming and editing drum patterns easy and fun.

Review: Novation Launchpad

I have just received my Novation Launchpad, and my oh my, what a controller! Coupled with Ableton Live, this is one mean live setup.

Creating Vocal Harmonies with Melodyne

Melodyne is a great tool for creating vocal harmonies, especially when you’re stuck for ideas. With Melodyne, you can test what notes work with your main vocal line.

Moving Automation on Auxiliary Channels in Logic 9

Logic's signal routing features are very comprehensive. However, moving automation data on Auxiliary Channels often leaves many users scratching their head. Read on to find out how...

Creating Dub Delay in Logic or any DAW

Dub Reggae broke some crazy sonic boundaries back in the day, and is heard everywhere in modern music from Rap and Pop to Metal and Electronica. The use of delays and limited analog gear was utilized

How To Create Interesting Ambient Textures with Melodyne

Melodyne has to be one of the most advanced software applications in regards to time stretching and pitch shifting capabilities. I find that you can take a simple melody or synth line you have created

Creating Dubstep wobble-style bass lines in Logic

Dubstep is all the rage with its big wobble sounds. This pseudo style is a mixture of Dub Reggae, 2-Step, Grime with elements of Drum 'n Bass. Join Gary Hiebner as he shakes it up in Logic Pro.

Logic 9's Selective Track Import Feature

Logic has some very useful import features; you can import almost anything that is in any of your other Logic projects - Screensets, Hyper Sets, Video settings and Midi settings. But, most of all, I l