Hey everyone. This is Todd’s step son Brendan. I posted on the fractal forums and was led over to RT. Reading all these replies have been great. It’s one thing knowing that he made an impact on so many people, but actually seeing it is something else. I’m gonna copy what I posted on the other forum, but it all still rings true for me.
I finally got some time to sit down and start looking through his post history here and I found my way to this page. It’s so cool seeing all of these people from all over the place sharing their stories about Todd, forum or irl. Believe it or not, he talked about you guys to me every now and then. About how great it felt to him to be able to help people, even just a little bit. About how one little comment can save someone’s whole day, or gig. When I was younger I would tell him he should go in on YouTube, start a Patreon and start making money. He never wanted to, the feeling of helping people was more than enough for him. That’s one of the big things I‘ve been thinking about lately.
Well, he left me the bulk of his studio equipment and enough guitars to last a lifetime. I’ve been building my own studio over the past 2 years and learning all things music production with the intention of composing, recording, mixing, mastering and distributing my music on my own. So I’ll be lurking on his account, going through his post history and learning everything I can. I just made this account for anybody interested in following along.
The family will be okay, in time. We all thank you for the kind words and support from all over the country and the world. I want to leave off with a quote he had written in his phone (don’t worry, he gave us the password and said it’s ok to go through)
"A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle."