Alexander Kasiarum

Educator

Alexander Kasiarum

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Paiste Artist Since
March 2020

Nationality
Ukraine

Main Affiliation
Educator

Website
www.alexkasiarum.com

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PAISTE CYMBALS - Alexander Kasiarum (Drumcover
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Biography

Musical career began in 2003. After getting a job as a drummer in the famous heavy metal band “Conqest”, with whom the "Frozen Sky" album was recorded in 2005. Several major concerts were performed in its support. In 2007 I became a member of the Joncofy band, which shared stage with After the Burial, Monuments, Tesseract, Hactivist, Vildhjarta, Skyharbor, Jeff Loomis, Scar Symmetry and many others. At the same time I have worked with bands and projects like Infected, “Бодя Ураган”, Beyond The Pleasure, ROBAR (international project). Since 2010 I am actively engaged in studio and live session work. Have opened my own drum recording studio and recorded tracks for bands from Russia, France, USA, as well as for many Ukrainian bands and performers, in totally diverse styles, from funk to black metal. I've worked and work now with such popular bands as The Hardkiss (pop rock), DETACH (rock metal), Flying (metal), Beyond The Pleasure (metal), Мачете. Solo artist Nikita Rubchenko (rock, metal, folk music), and many others. In 2012 began educating. Created a drum school in Kyiv based at my studio and at the moment I am actively teaching drums. From 2012 to 2014 I was a local endorser of Tama drums, in 2014 I switched to Pearl drums. At the same time I was a full endorser of Impression cymbals from Turkey. I actively attend and participate in masterclasses, the last one was presentation of Pearl Roadshow drums and Paiste 900 series at the Realmusic store in Kyiv. I regularly shoot video lessons and instrument reviews, drum covers and playthroughs of the tracks on which I work in the studio. I actively work on my social network profiles, my videos and photos are regularly reposted by large drum communities and forums. When working with brands, I work as much as possible on their promotion, both in the beginner musician environment (video lessons, students), and at concerts, drum-playthroughs and covers.

Setup Cymbals

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    Sizes: 20", 21", 22"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: A fusion of darkness, energy, projection and brilliance. Very wide range, complex, musical mix. Responsive feel, extremely controllable. Woody, silvery, spanky ping over crunchy, thriving wash. Extremely versatile, flexible ride for wide ranging application in modern blended music styles. Mark I: Tends to be a bit quieter, darker and drier. This manifests itself in the overall sound character and in particular in the bell and ping sound.

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

    Sound character: Dark body, full frequency spectrum, brilliant highs. Very wide range, complex, pleasing musical mix. Immediate, sensitive response, strong attack, controllable spread, even, layered fade. This crash combines silky, soft qualities with energy and projection for an incredibly versatile application range. Also extremely well suited as suspended cymbals and for mallet rolls.

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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.

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    Sizes: 10"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Bright, clear, warm. Fairly narrow range, clean mix. Explosive response. Dynamic splash cymbal for fine to medium strong accents in various musical styles.

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    Sizes: 14"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Earthy, warm, dry, washy. Fairly narrow range, complex mix. Soft, giving and responsive feel. Depending on how aggressively you tighten the pair, they offer a range from dry, trashy hi-hat sounds to shattering, noisy-washy crash effects.

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    Sizes: 19"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Wild, roaring, dark, trashy, shimmering. Wide range, fairly complex mix. Responsive feel. Aggressive, widespread, shattering attack with an oriental, acidic decay. Perfectly suited for all types of extreme musical styles that require a sturdy, almost uncontrollable China. Odd sizes offer a unique and different alternative to your set up.

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