Andy Shoniker

Independent

Andy Shoniker

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About

Paiste Artist Since
May 2008

Nationality
Canada

Main Affiliation
Independent

Website
www.andyshoniker.com

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Setup

Cymbals listed from left to right

15" Signature Dark Energy Hats Mark I
15" Signature Dark Energy Crash Mark I (discontinued)
21" Signature Dark Energy Ride Mark I

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Biography

Andy Shoniker is an active musician in NYC’s live and studio scene.  Originally from Toronto, he has been making his mark as both as a player as well as a music educator. He is the creator of SYNKD, a highly regarded music education app.  He has been published in Modern Drummer on numerous occasions and is the author of “Elements of Drumming” which is being released by Hudson Music

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

    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.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    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.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    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