Alex Riquelme

Session

Alex Riquelme

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About

Paiste Artist Since
January 2020

Nationality
Spain

Main Affiliations
Session
Sofia Ellar
84

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„I love Masters and Traditionals series. They inspire me with every stroke.“

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Biography

He studied percussion from the age of 9, at the professional music conservatory in Getafe. Later he studied with teachers like Carlos Expósito, Pedro Barceló or José Bruno. He has toured and recorded with artists such as Manuel Carrasco, Coque Malla, Tini, Virginia Maestro… He currently works with Sofía Ellar and 84 and as a session drummer.

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

    Sizes: 20", 22", 24"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Dark, soft, warm, deep. Medium wide range, complex mix. Buttery feel, very responsive. Fine stick sound with hints of silver and wood over a broad, low-pitched warm, deep, multilayered wash. Wide, warm, full crash sound. Very lively, controllable. Multifunctional cymbal for refined ride playing and swelling, deep crashes. Also well suited for mallet playing mallets.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 16", 17", 18", 19", 20"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Dark, warm, smoky. Medium wide range, complex mix. Buttery, soft feel with quick response. Rich, dark, mystical crash sound with tender clarity. Extremely lively cymbal for broad accents and crashes in intimate to semi-loud settings. Well suited for delicate ride patterns or mallet swells. «For those guys who really appreciate just having a cymbal that can do everything, the larger Dark Crashes can do anything. Very crash-able, and if you want to ride on them, they will give you all the ride patterns in the world.» - Gregory Hutchinson

  • Sounds