Apple Man, the “sickest” drummer on virtual skins, added black nail polish to his fast-flying fingers in his latest YouTube video to display his iPad-pounding prowess.
We never see his face, so there’s no telling whether he went full Marilyn Manson with the makeup when he produced a drum cover video on Feb. 26, drumming on the iPad to the song, The Beautiful People.
Apple Man of Japan prefers to remain anonymous, but as you can probably tell by the name, he is a fan of Apple products. He is always willing to share his drumming passion with Cult of Mac readers.
“My fingers are worn out,” Apple Man told Cult of Mac over the weekend. “The iPad’s gorilla glass is really tough. If I smash iPad’s glass with my fingers, that would be a big hit film. I wish that would happen.”
So far, the glass has held up for 41 drum covers recorded by Apple Man, who was first featured in Cult of Mac in December. He hopes to record 100 videos before his fingers give out.
If the neighbors in his apartment complex know, they are probably grateful he is not using a real drum kit. Apple Man uses virtual skins in GarageBand.
Apple Man said it takes a couple of days of practice to get the drumming tight, even on simple drum patterns. He must compensate for a slight sound lag in the app.
“Every time, I have to play the song slightly ahead to make it in time,” he said. “I can not deceive it you know.”
The Beautiful People drum video has only garnered a few hundred views since being released Thursday, but his fans will catch up. A drum solo he first uploaded two years ago has 2.5 million viewers. He loves various genres of metal, so be sure to check out his YouTube channel for covers on Metallica, SlipKnot, Pantera and Rage Against the Machine.
“I polished my nails because I wanted to make the film as a show,” he said. “I respect Marilyn Manson as an artist. His artistic senses are out of brain.”