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    Tosin Abasi's guitar company promoting Drewsif playing a Neural plugin designed for Polyphia! The future is now.
    Last edited by Randy; 08-03-2021, 04:15 PM. Reason: Pic removed/resized to clarify point

    #2
    Ugh. I’ve seen this tool in IG ads hawking “Djentleman” t-shirts.

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      #3
      Is it more sweeping and endless non melodic shred that you forget in 10 minutes played over elevator music while holding a "I like the smell of that fart" look on his face?

      If so I'll pass.

      "Slow Hand"

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        #4
        Not to be whatever, but Drewsif is like the Broseph of Drew nicknames.

        Oh yeah, NDSP releasing that plug-in while they haven’t done jackshit with the QC in 4 months pissed off a bunch of owners. The tides over at TGP started rolling when that plug-in was released.
        The Karmic Law is not kismet. It is not fate but cause and effect. It is a taskmaster to the unwise; a servant to the wise.

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          #5
          Originally posted by RevDrucifer View Post
          Not to be whatever, but Drewsif is like the Broseph of Drew nicknames.
          I prefer Han Brolo.

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            #6
            Normally I jump at the chance to hate on the easy djent target, but that dude has a great ear. He may not be the most rock & roll looking fellow but he's a talented guy.

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              #7
              Originally posted by Chris View Post
              Normally I jump at the chance to hate on the easy djent target, but that dude has a great ear. He may not be the most rock & roll looking fellow but he's a talented guy.
              His djent cover of That Makes You Beautiful was pretty hilarious.

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                #8
                Originally posted by Josh View Post

                His djent cover of That Makes You Beautiful was pretty hilarious.
                Oh don't get me wrong, I hate like every single thing he's ever done. But he's undeniably good at what he does.

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                  #9
                  I'm apparently missing out on so much good shit by not being on IG.

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                    #10
                    Drewsif is fucking awesome! Don't be jelly

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                      #11
                      Allow me to reassert my point:

                      It's individual A on behalf of company B, promoting individual C, promoting product by company D, endorsed by individual E.

                      It's a clusterfuck of djent influencer cross promotion. They could all be great but it's a shit sandwich of BUY MY THING BECAUSE THIS NAME IS ON IT.

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                        #12
                        I suppose we could blame the boomers for fucking the music industry so bad that, to make it playing an instrument, you need to slap your name on products and shill, shill, shill.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Randy View Post
                          Allow me to reassert my point:

                          It's individual A on behalf of company B, promoting individual C, promoting product by company D, endorsed by individual E.

                          It's a clusterfuck of djent influencer cross promotion. They could all be great but it's a shit sandwich of BUY MY THING BECAUSE THIS NAME IS ON IT.

                          i actually find it amusing that writing songs have become secondary to everything a modern music influencer holds dear.

                          I had a peek in the comments and people are asking what's the title of the song, and he responded that it's only an unfinished demo repuposed to promote the plugin. It's not really much of anything, just a short snippet of what the plugin sounds like. Of course it's all tarted up in production since that's exactly what they're trying to sell.

                          Before, songs are what sparks an interest in the artist, now it's the other way around. Most influencers have a slew of endorsements, subscribers, followers long before they've got an EP or even a song or 2 under their belt. Forget albums, that's too much music in the short attention span market and too much effort to write for most guitarists.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Bloody_Inferno View Post
                            Before, songs are what sparks an interest in the artist, now it's the other way around. Most influencers have a slew of endorsements, subscribers, followers long before they've got an EP or even a song or 2 under their belt. Forget albums, that's too much music in the short attention span market and too much effort to write for most guitarists.
                            Before, you had to go into a studio to record. Now you can get killer results sitting on your bed just jamming. Times have changed that is for sure. If Drewsif is making money playing guitar, more power to him! His picking hand is like a sledgehammer! Djent is not really my thing, but Drewsif is badass in my book!

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                              #15
                              Guy can play better than I but seriously needs to drop some kgs

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                                #16
                                Y'all lost me

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                                  #17
                                  Originally posted by Nick View Post
                                  Guy can play better than I but seriously needs to drop some kgs
                                  I'm sure that's never crossed his mind before. [/sarcasm]

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                                    #18
                                    Originally posted by Phil View Post

                                    I'm sure that's never crossed his mind before. [/sarcasm]
                                    If it has it obviously didn't make an impression.

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                                      #19
                                      Originally posted by schreckmusic View Post

                                      Before, you had to go into a studio to record. Now you can get killer results sitting on your bed just jamming. Times have changed that is for sure. If Drewsif is making money playing guitar, more power to him! His picking hand is like a sledgehammer! Djent is not really my thing, but Drewsif is badass in my book!

                                      Nothing against Drewsif at all. More of what the current state of music in general. For good or for ill, it's what it is.

                                      I will say that home recording is a massive blessing for a lot of us and I wouldn't change that for the world. Having said that, it's also gave easy access and exposure to a lot of bad music.

                                      Mateus Asato is one of my favourite players from the crop of new blood risen from the IG social game. He posted mostly 1 minute shorts, gained a bajillion followers and got to tour the world. And he hasn't released a single body of work, no songs, no albums/EPs, nothing. And he's all too well aware of this, hence he ended up writing music for his solo tour. Fair enough especially making 1 min shorts is ideal when playing the social game is to pump out as much content as possible, regardless of quality.

                                      The reason why he got so big is that his 1 min shorts were still songs. Not an exercise of demoing gear, msybe some... but all his clips were actual songs. Be it cover arrangements or snippets of originals, they were catchy and were crafted as a good song is written.

                                      Unfortunately the social game is also the reason that emotionally burned him out and stopped using his IG and other accounts.
                                      Last edited by Bloody_Inferno; 08-04-2021, 12:38 AM.

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                                        #20
                                        Originally posted by Leon View Post
                                        I suppose we could blame the boomers for fucking the music industry so bad that, to make it playing an instrument, you need to slap your name on products and shill, shill, shill.
                                        Nah. The boomers actually bought records. It's we GenXers who effed things up with Napster. The two succeeding generations are simply the logical next step by treating music as a disposable marketing tool.

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                                          #21
                                          Originally posted by Bloody_Inferno View Post


                                          Nothing against Drewsif at all. More of what the current state of music in general. For good or for ill, it's what it is.

                                          I will say that home recording is a massive blessing for a lot of us and I wouldn't change that for the world. Having said that, it's also gave easy access and exposure to a lot of bad music.

                                          Mateus Asato is one of my favourite players from the crop of new blood risen from the IG social game. He posted mostly 1 minute shorts, gained a bajillion followers and got to tour the world. And he hasn't released a single body of work, no songs, no albums/EPs, nothing. And he's all too well aware of this, hence he ended up writing music for his solo tour. Fair enough especially making 1 min shorts is ideal when playing the social game is to pump out as much content as possible, regardless of quality.

                                          The reason why he got so big is that his 1 min shorts were still songs. Not an exercise of demoing gear, msybe some... but all his clips were actual songs. Be it cover arrangements or snippets of originals, they were catchy and were crafted as a good song is written.

                                          Unfortunately the social game is also the reason that emotionally burned him out and stopped using his IG and other accounts.
                                          Yeah there's healthy and unhealthy ways of utilizing social media.

                                          It's one thing to create art and share it, it's another thing create to satisfy the algorithm and subscriber numbers to keep up your monetization. That's soul sucking.

                                          That's really the biggest problem and the reason why the "background music" quality of insta musicians suck so much. Because it's produced as a volume and click/engagement game. The minute you transition from "I have this cool thing I want to share" into "I have to make my numbers for this week, what can I come up with?" the art is officially dead, it doesn't matter what the comment section says about it.

                                          The "cool kids table" culture of dudes that spam the same demographic of viewers is nauseating.

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                                            #22
                                            Originally posted by jacksonplayer View Post

                                            Nah. The boomers actually bought records. It's we GenXers who effed things up with Napster. The two succeeding generations are simply the logical next step by treating music as a disposable marketing tool.
                                            I think he means boomers were running the companies that exploited musicians to the point the only way to make money became shaking the digital tip cup.

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                                              #23
                                              Originally posted by Randy View Post

                                              I think he means boomers were running the companies that exploited musicians to the point the only way to make money became shaking the digital tip cup.
                                              Eh, boomers killed bands. This influencer "demo core" shit had nothing to do with that though, it's not like any of these people would be out touring either way. This is a REALLY shitty time in heavy/guitar-based music from an artistic standpoint, and it has everything to do with social media.

                                              Buy My Shit Core will never be cool.

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                                                #24
                                                Originally posted by Chris View Post

                                                Eh, boomers killed bands. This influencer "demo core" shit had nothing to do with that though, it's not like any of these people would be out touring either way. This is a REALLY shitty time in heavy/guitar-based music from an artistic standpoint, and it has everything to do with social media.

                                                Buy My Shit Core will never be cool.
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                                                  #25
                                                  Originally posted by Randy View Post

                                                  Solid take. Would like, comment, subscribe, click the bell icon and use the 10% off Skill Share coupon code.
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