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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How to Databend Digital Media for Sound Design

Ever wondered what a reverb or a phaser would look like on a photo you took on your iPhone? How about editing audio loops in a text editor? Enter the world of databending where everything is possible.

Building Macro Racks for DJ Sets in Ableton Live

So you're performing live using Ableton? You're not using Racks? Really? Gary Hiebner has a treat for you with this tutorial on building Macro Racks when DJing in Ableton.

Sidechain Techniques in PreSonus Studio One

Sidechaining can be used for corrective and creative results in your music productions. Using PreSonus Studio One, Gary Hiebner shows how to pump & duck different elements to help them pop in the mix.

Using FL Studio’s Riff Machine

What do you do when musical inspiration temporarily deserts you? Load up FL Studio 11 and get playing with the Riff Machine is what! Gary Hiebner gets generating melodies with this fab tool.

Randomizing Effects and Devices with the Max For Live Device Randomizer

There's something so satisfying about randomly stumbling upon sounds and fx you'd never have consciously created. Gary Hiebner shows how to use the Randomizer Max for Live device to good effect.

Understanding Performance Mode in FL Studio

You've been toiling away in the studio creating excellent tracks in FL Studio. But your journey is not over... it's time to perform live. Gary Hiebner uncovers the joys of Performance mode.

Review: Sound Forge 11

Mac audio editors have been dropping like flies the past couple of years, but with Parallels there's a world of PC audio editors available, including Sound Forge 11. Gary Hiebner gets editing.

Mastering Projects with Studio One’s Project Page

So you've taken your songs from concept to completion in PreSonus Studio One and want to make them release ready? Rather than export your track you can do the mastering right inside the Project Page.

Using Max For Live’s LFO

Want to modulate your sounds or a particular control on a synth or plugin in Ableton Live 9? Max for Live's LFO is here for exactly that purpose and Gary Hiebner is here to show you how to it works!

Creating a Dubstep-style Wobble Bass in FL Studio 11

Used by high-profile artists and musicians (like BT), FL Studio 11 is taking the music world by storm. In this tutorial, Gary Hiebner shows how to create dub step wobble basses with ease.

Are You Ready to Take The Music Studio Challenge?

Writer's block affects musicians and producers too. If you feel you're going round in circles it make be time to take a different approach and challenge yourself. Gary Hiebner shares 3 tips to help.

Subtractive Synthesis with PreSonus Studio One’s Mojito

With a name like Mojito you may suspect this subtractive synth included with PreSonus Studio One is going to be rather tasty.Gary Hiebner explores how to create bass sounds, including dubstep wobbles.

Take Effects in Reaper

Every DAW allows you to apply effect processing per track... but Reaper has another option: Take Effects. These apply effect chains to different items and Gary Hiebner shows how it is done.

Review: Rode Procaster: A Versatile Dynamic Broadcast Microphone

Looking for a reasonably priced dynamic broadcast quality microphone for under $230? Gary Hiebner gives the Rode Procaster a thorough workout and compares it against more expensive alternatives.

PreSonus Studio One: Building and Saving Effect Chains

PreSonus Studio One V2 comes with an impressive selection of bundled effects. But, at some point you'll want to build your own effects chains. Gary Hiebner shows you how.