You have 48 posts on this forum, most of which are your "blog" posts. IMHO they are transparent "interest generators". I say you don't contribute because you aren't part of any conversations and you aren't around to help the noobs with questions. And yes, my friend, I do that when I see a question I can help with.
I don't believe you when you say big-name dj's like your stuff, or at least that they play it. After listening to your tracks I just cannot believe it. I don't care what you think of my music, AND I don't go around implying big-name trend-setters play it.
I have looked at your tutorials and they are such low-level affairs I can't imagine you have any in-depth knowledge worth passing on.
You just sort of appeared on the board one day, selling shit, blogging. This is my OPINION, I won't bother you again with it, but I just wanted to clarify those points which you misunderstood/distorted. Good-luck to you, I hope, like everyone, you get whatever you deserve.
You seem very frustrated that I write from my experience and my opinions and share those opinions in a forum. I figure if I am going to write something, I should put a little time into it before I share it. I'm not bothered whether you agree with it or not. That isn't really the point.
If you are talking about contribution to this forum and beyond, who is is making a better contribution, someone who speaks his mind in hopes of making people think about certain subjects, or someone who comes in and says that person sucks? The easy solution is to not read what you don't want to read and let those who enjoy it, enjoy it.
Yes, I sell Ableton tutorials and I happen to have alot of people from around the world tell me they appreciate that I make them. This is no secret. My free Blogs may or may not draw people to my website, but those who purchase from my site do so because I offer something that they want. I've never had someone ask for a refund, so that tells me that what I do is appreciated.
If I was only interested in selling products, I would probably only write About Ableton related subjects and I wouldn't spend as much time as I do answering all the questions that I get by email and phone calls for free. I also wouldn't be putting so many free tutorials up on youtube. I'm not really that competitive in this market either. In fact I try to help promote others who I find to have useful information. There is room for everybody. I remember what it was like to not know anything about music software and it was very frustrating. I am here to be a part of making that path easier for others. I think I'm doing my part. Even those that I've talked to from Ableton appreciate what I do.
As far as my music goes, it's so silly to talk about it's merit in terms of who has or hasn't supported it. Nonetheless I have had greater support than you have suggested. A small list of supporters would be John Digweed, Hernan Cattaneo (who said one of my tracks was his biggest track for 9 months striaght in DJ mag and BPM), Way out West(big plays from both members), James Holden, Tigerhook corp, Taylor, Low Fidelity allstars. There are several others that I can't remember at the moment. It doesn't really matter at the end of the day. The only person I am trying to impress is myself and like all of us, I sometimes am not living up to my potential.
I normally don't like to do that much horn tooting but whether you like what I do or not, even some of the best find my work good enough to support. I listened to your music Polsoc like I told you before and I thought it was good. I have no idea about its commercial merits, but I would never say that you don't contribute to the community. I'm just not certain why I should be a target.
Many of the people on these forums sell their music. Is that somehow more honorable than selling training Videos? Anyway, I guess you can talk as much crap as you like and I'll keep doing the things that obviously piss you off. At least you know that what I do isn't meant as a personal attack on you.
"peace love and harmony.. but maybe in the next world" - the smiths