My new album is “Valley of Sapphire” is available everywhere today. You can check it out on my site here: Or Listen to it or download it from all the platforms (Apple Music, iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Google etc.) here: http://valleyofsapphire.com I wrote 3 haikus to describe the emotion I felt when I created it. […]
I have a lot of automation programmed in my new album. They control the effects and sweeps which my live guitar and keyboard run through when I perform. I also have a some midi mapped controllers so I can adjust values of filters and delays in realtime. Fun!! Anytime I start knob twiddling, to play […]
Photographer and musician Matt from The Second Spirit discusses his most used tricks when creating digital marketing online pictures with a cell phone. He’ll talk about filters, photo editor apps, effects and composition and different free apps to create eye-popping hot digital marketing pictures.
I stopped telling drunks I don’t know a song. If I tell them I don’t know their request, they act like I committed the worst crime imaginable. Instead, I usually just go straight into a similar song or a song by the same artist without saying anything. But if I say this song is better, […]
Does the quality of my music suffer because I am doing everything myself?
I’ve received some very interesting Las Vegas tips as a street performer over these last few years. Some of them are hilarious so I thought I would share them with you. So here is my list of the 11 most interesting and coolest tips I have received, counting down to number 1 being the best, and […]
I want to share with you my Ableton Chillstep project on Splice. If you haven’t heard of Splice, it’s a really cool DAW collaboration, backup, sample library cloud system for Ableton, Logic, GarageBand, and FL Studio projects. It has a lot of great features, it can automatically sync your Ableton projects in the cloud as […]
Hey, this is Matt from The Second Spirit, I’m going to show you how to quickly make an Ableton Live auto-loading default template. You can make one that you fits your needs better then the default Ableton one. The original Ableton default template has a couple things that I don’t like about it. You can make a […]
Get a free copy of my new chill remix. This is a lush string, chill step back beat, atmospheric version of the song “Modern Life”. First acoustic recordings tracked on Facebook live.
I just thought of quick tip I wanted to share with you. Unfortunately, I had to learn it the hard way. The Problem: In Ableton, I was finishing a project and I wanted to render an instrumental version from stems I had. Unfortunately, my vocal and instrument tracks were routed to the same effect return […]
I wrote this post before I released Modern Life but I forgot to post it. It is a little late but here it is: I just sent off my EP to a mastering engineer a couple weeks ago. I mixed the whole thing except one song in Ableton Live. Honestly, I was nervous. I wanted to […]