Acacio Carvalho

Independent

Acacio Carvalho

About

Paiste Artist Since
July 2008

Nationality
Brazil

Main Affiliation
Independent

Website
www.acaciocarvalho.com

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„Paiste has always been the ultimate cymbal maker to me. Being part of the Paiste family for so long is an absolute honor and a dream come true for me.“

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Biography

Based on the East Coast of the United States, Acacio Carvalho is a drummer and music producer. From his self-made creations to session work, the musician always strives to add a unique and energetic stamp on everything he does. Acacio leans towards the unconventional, going against the grain and exploring new musical territories with every new project. This exploration allowed him to create a blend of energy, technique, and raw instinct that is the trademark of his style.

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    Sizes: 14", 16", 18"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Exotic, warm, trashy. Medium range, complex mix. Fast, responsive feel, fairly quick decay. An explosive Crash cymbal with a strong, low wash for unique effects in many styles of music.

  • Sounds
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    Sizes: 14", 15"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Full, rich, energetic with a definite dark side. Crunchy, with a meaty bite. Very wide range, very complex mix. Extremely balanced, very responsive feel. Full dark, rich, shimmering, biting open/closed sound. Beautiful, fat, meaty, crisp, cutting chick sound. Fast, responsive, articulate with excellent feel and playability. An immensely versatile hi-hat that combines finesse and articulation with raw energy and cutting power.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 8", 10"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Full, wet with a brittle, trashy side. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Soft and very responsive, giving feel with a short, exploding sparkly splash character. Very well suited for dynamic effect accents in many musical styles. Also, well suited for hand playing in percussive set-ups.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 8", 10"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Warm, airy, snarling, silvery. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Soft feel with a very responsive, explosive splash sound. Low tuned effect cymbal for lively accents in moderate volume. Well suited for hand-playing. Vinnie Colaiuta explains: “They are sweet, they are these kind of punctuation marks in the background.”

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 14"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Medium bright, full, warm. Medium wide range, balanced, clean mix. Even feel. Clear, full open sound. Clean, balanced chick sound. A very good all-purpose hi-hat.

  • Sounds
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    Sizes: 18"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Bright, full, trashy. Wide range with complex frequencies. Well suited for stronger china ride playing and big, exotic crashes.

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