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Cymbals listed from left to right
14" Signature Dark Energy Light Dark Hats Mark I
18" Signature Dark Energy Crash Mark I
22" 2002 Power Ride
18" Masters Dark Crash
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Andrés Granda is a drummer, sound engineer and producer from Ecuador. At a young age he became interested in music. Andrés is a founding member of two of the most important and successful bands in Ecuador, TOMBACK (2000) AND PAPÁ CHANGÓ (2004). He has played over a thousand concerts throughout his country, and since 2005 has performed in ten tours throughout Europe and Latin America. He studied music production and sound at Berklee College of Music Ecuador and has taken master classes with Alejandro Rodriguez, Daniel M.Thomson from Berklee - Boston. Kiko Caballero from SAE - Barcelona, and Mario Breuer (Argentinan producer and sound engineer). Andrés also produces and composes jingles and TV commercials at his own audio production company called “Mad House Industry." He has developed percussion workshops for young people in the province of Pichincha in Ecuador.
Sizes: 20", 22"
Sound character: Bright, full, clean, energetic, strong. Fairly narrow range, fairly clean mix. Heavy response, controllable feel. Big, clean, glassy ping over a dry, dark and bell-like wash. The classic power ride sound for mainly Rock and Metal applications.
Sizes: 16", 17", 18", 19"
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.
Sizes: 16", 17", 18", 19", 20"
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