What does your name ortoPilot mean?

If you repeat something enough times, it becomes 2nd nature. Muscle memory takes over so you don't have to think about it, like riding a bike or typing on your keyboard, or playing guitar. The more I played, the more I felt like I was on 'autopilot'. I was looking for a name for my first musical project and that fitted nicely.

I wasn't keen on the look of the word, so I changed it to a more phonetic looking 'ortoPilot'.

How long have you been playing music?

A long time! :D I've had a passion for music since I was 3 years old. I started with a Casio PT-10 and couldn't put it down. I took Saxophone lessons when I was 8 which taught me how to read music. Guitar came later on, because it scared me for a long time. I bought my first guitar when I was 17 and started taking it serious in my early 20s.

I always thought I'd be a behind-the-scenes musician kinda guy, but since I started uploading to YouTube, the last 15 years have been a different story. I've loved every minute :)

When did you start looping?

I performed live for years but I didn't start looping until I started streaming in 2018. Ableton opened up a new world of live music creation to me.

Do you have perfect pitch?

No, but I have good relative pitch. I think it's from playing a lot of music as a kid. It's a skill that can be learned over time.

How do I use Ableton if I have no clue about music?

Watch my tutorials on YouTube and you'll be making tunes in no time!!!

Ableton with ortoPilot #101
Ableton with ortoPilot #102

What strings do you use?

Elixir are my favourite strings by far.

I normally use Elixir Acoustic Polyweb Medium .013 - .056

Here's the website for more info