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 […]
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 […]