Cymbal types

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Cymbal types

Postby Lee » Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:02 pm

I know this is about RECORDING drums but I want see what type cymbals people have found to record well. We have acquired a Pearl Masters for the studio, which sounds awesome. I would like to eventually get some more cymbals for it so I'm hoping the drummers can chime in.
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Re: Cymbal types

Postby Drumstruck » Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:35 am

Checkout local (Australian) cymbal maker Craig Lauritsen (in Adelaide).

imo Craig makes the best cymbals I've heard
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Re: Cymbal types

Postby ChrisW » Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:19 am

On the more commercial cymbal front - I use dark thin crashes, that are less loud and harsh sounding, and thicker but dark rides and hi-hats, as they have the percussive stick sound that cuts through modern mixes - without being loud.
Loud cymbals are the bane of any recording engineer/producer.
All the cymbal companies make superb cymbals matching what I've suggested above.
Zildjian - the K Dark line, and Armand series.
Sabian - the HHX series.
Paiste and Istanbul Agop also make great (darker) studio cymbals. generally look for the jazzier lines in their catalogues.
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Re: Cymbal types

Postby Wiz » Mon Jun 03, 2013 12:40 pm

I found the video on this page, interesting.
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Re: Cymbal types

Postby andygriffiths » Mon Jun 03, 2013 1:57 pm

I play & have an endorsement with Murat Diril cymbals. They are amazing!!! I've played them all & these blew my mind. Check them out on the web. Or message me here for more info.

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Re: Cymbal types

Postby seancook » Mon Jun 03, 2013 5:05 pm

the dream vintage bliss range is pretty good, great for the money.

can't get over the k custom dark dry ride though! What a cymbal. Stupidly long name, but great ride.
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