In an increasingly divisive world, we remember the words and actions of those that taught us, those that nurtured our ideas while our ideas were still forming, no one encapsulates mentorship more than @flashburn in my music journey, not even my first formal jr. high and high school music teachers. If you are not familiar with Flashburn please go and visit his Newgrounds page his Bandcamp and his YouTube, you'll note the great creativity which he shows in his musical projects particularly in Atlantis I've never heard anything like it before. Flashburn taught me how to use FL Studio when I was 12 while I was visiting his younger brother at his family home, he let me mooch off his license for FL Studio for three years, and he showed me some of the basic techniques of Techno Trance and Dance Music. A lot of the "basics" Flashburn taught me were in the area of musical style such as where the snare hits go, what basslines look and sound like in electronic music, you can still hear this influence in my recently front paged track Hard Won Victory If there was no Flashburn there would be no Syntrus, hell there would be no Drew Adams (me IRL). If I hadn't taken such an interest in FL Studio I would never have taken an interest in audio, I would never have gone to college to feed that curiosity, I would never learned to use Adobe Audition to make commercials, and news, I would never had gotten the hands on time with professional mixers, microphones, and cameras and I would never have gotten the opportunity to work as a NHL broadcast tech in Canada (where the competition for that job is fiercest). Just that one little push from a family friend lead me down a very interesting life path, which leads me to today where Flashburn and I are releasing the first trial run of our youtube show. Flashburn was kind enough to bring me on as co host after my contract with the NHL failed to renew, he hired me to use what I learned as a broadcaster and help build this wonderful new program "The Flashburn and Syntrus Show" it's still a little rough around the edges, but we are hoping to build on this first alpha, and even get more musicians involved. At the time of writing this the show preview will premiere in 14hours, I am incredibly nervous, and excited for your feedback!
Shooting words at you!