I am still trying to wrap my head around the incredible experience after my Day 1 at the 2018 Ableton Loop conference. I am about to head into my day 2. The conference was held in many different studios and theaters in downtown Hollywood California within walking distance of each other. My hotel is about […]
Ableton Loop Conference 2018 in Hollywood I am in Hollywood California right now and am getting ready to head to the Ableton Loop conference. This is the first year it is in the USA. Tons of studios sessions and lectures await. I will post through the weekend. I have made a playlist of a lot […]
Hey, here’s a picture of this new guitar pedal I am making for Ableton live. I’m going to use an Arduino to trigger midi. I decided this year that I’m going to play my live sets with guitar and sing through a laptop. I want to be able to make loops, trigger songs and be […]
Ableton 10 has a lot of new keyboard shortcuts in it that are great for speeding up your workflow. I made a PDF cheat sheet of 23 of the new Ableton 10 keyboard shortcuts I found most useful. You can download this cheat sheet pdf with all of these Ableton 10 keyboard shortcuts.
Valley of Sapphire Album Release Party Pictures I had a great time at my Valley of Sapphire Album release party a few weeks ago. Thanks to all of you who were able to come out, listen, drink some cider and play some games. Here is an auto-scrolling slideshow of photos my friend Thomas Stark took […]
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 […]