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.

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How to Manage Your Plug-Ins in Logic Pro X

It might not sound like much, but the ability to manage, organize and arrange plug-ins the way you want in Logic Pro X (10.1) is a big feature many pros have been wishing for. Here's how it works.

Spectral Audio Editing in Adobe Audition

Editing audio waveforms had become run of the mill. If you want to get into editing frequencies of audio files, then spectral audio editing is for you. Gary Hiebner shows how using Adobe Audition.

Review: Cakewalk SONAR

The new Cakewalk SONAR is out and comes with some extremely useful tools and effects, a new interface, vocal sync and mix recall modes. Gary Hiebner discovers how this PC DAW stacks up.

Setting Up Multitimbral Instruments in PreSonus Studio One

Find out what multitimbral instruments are, why you should consider using them and how to set them up in PreSonus Studio One in this revealing tutorial by Gary Hiebner.

Connecting Bitwig Studio to Other Audio Applications

Just because Bitwig Studio doesn't support ReWire doesn't mean you can't make it play nice with other DAWs. Gary Hiebner shows how to use Jack and MIDI routing between different apps on Mac and PC.

Remote Music Collaboration Software Roundup

In the space of a few short years online music collaboration software has begun to really take off. Gary Hiebner takes a look at the most interesting apps and services available for collaborators now.

Using FL Studio’s Patcher for Layered Instruments and More

For a better sonic flexibility, FL Studio allows you to create your own instrument and effect chains using the Patcher. Gary Hiebner explores the ins and outs in this tutorial.

Using Logic Pro Drummer to Create Drum Fills

Wanna create some realistic fills for your drum track… don't have a real drummer? Don't have quick fingers to play patterns live via a keyboard? Logic Pro X's Drummer is here to help.

Working with Video in PreSonus Studio One

Working with video in PreSonus Studio One is easier than you might think. Gary Hiebner shows how to get videos into your project and use markers for transitions to help you score your music better.

5 FL Studio MIDI Processing Tips

FL Studio's MIDI tools can help you process and subtly or drastically process your MIDI patterns. Gary Hiebner shares five tips to help you get the most of of MIDI in Image Line's DAW.

5 Quick Tips for Performing Live with Bitwig Studio

When it's time to take your music from studio to live performance, Bitwig Studio has the means and the ease to help. Gary Hiebner shows how to make it happen.

Build Your Own Impact Drum kits in PreSonus Studio One

Breathe new life into your drum parts by learning how to create your own drum kit presets in PreSonus Studio One's Impact. Gary Hiebner is on hand to show you how.

5 Ways to Alter the Groove in Bitwig Studio

Move over robotic beats, it's time to welcome in shuffles and humanized grooves. And Bitwig Studio allows you to do just that. Gary Hiebner shows you the way to the dance floor.

9 Software Suggestions for Sound Designers

Whether you're primarily a recording sound designer, or an in-studio, behind a computer or synth kind, here's nine types of software every self-respecting sound designer should own.

Five Pieces of Gear Every Sound Designer Needs

Whether you're primarily a recording sound designer, or an in-studio, behind a computer or synth kind, here's five types of hardware/gear every self-respecting sound designer should be armed with.