Anssi Tirkkonen

Game Music Collective

Anssi Tirkkonen

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About

Paiste Artist Since
December 2019

Nationality
Finland

Main Affiliations
Game Music Collective
Max Zenger Globus
Riika Keränen Group

Other Affiliation
Independent

Website
www.anssitirkkonen.com

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„Through Paiste I can express myself in different situations and give each occasion the right kind of sound to enhance the musical direction. Paiste is a natural continuum from what I hear inside my head to what comes out in my playing.“

Setup

Anssi Tirkkonen

Cymbals listed from left to right

14" Formula 602 Classic Sound Edge Hi-Hat
10" PST X Swiss Splash
19" Masters Dark Crash
10" PST X Swiss Hats
6" Signature Splash
10" 2002 Splash (as stack top)
14" PST X Swiss Hats Top (as stack bottom)
22" Masters Dry Ride
16" PST X Swiss Hats
20" Masters Extra Thin
14" PST X Swiss Flanger Crash (as stack top)
22" Masters Swish (as stack bottom)

Anssi Tirkkonen

Cymbals listed from left to right

15" Masters Dark Hi-Hat
20" Masters Dark Ride
22" Masters Dark Crash Ride
12" PST X DJ's 45 Crash (as stack top)
16" PST X Swiss Thin Crash (as stack bottom)
18" PST X Swiss Medium Crash

Biography

Anssi Tirkkonen (b. 1988) is one of the most prominent young drummers from Finland. Currently residing in Helsinki, he has recently worked with numerous artists in various projects including the UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra, Game Music Collective, Max Zenger Globus and Ylva Haru. Tirkkonen feels at home delivering deep swinging grooves and complex improvisational textures in jazz and beyond. He got his Master’s Degree in Jazz Performance at the prestigious Sibelius-Academy in 2019. His list of achievements include the first place of the EBU Euroradio Jazz Competition (2018) and Young Nordic Jazz Comets (2014) competitions. Tirkkonen was also the UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra’s Young Soloist of 2019. Tirkkonen has also worked with Terell Stafford, Will Vinson, Judy Niemack, Adam Baldych, Timo Lassy, Gustavo Bergalli, Holger Marjamaa, Jukkis Uotila, Jukka Perko, Teemu Viinikainen, Verneri Pohjola, Manuel Dunkel and the Helsinki City Theatre among others.

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

    Sizes: 18", 20"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Aggressive, bright, energetic, trashy. Medium range, complex mix. Responsive feel, explosive attack. Powerful, cutting effect cymbal for exotic accents. A good cymbal for noisy crash riding at higher volume levels.

  • Sounds
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    Sizes: 20", 22"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Dark, warm, smoky, breathy. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Soft feel with a quick response. Very well crashable. Controllable, peppery stick sound over a dark layered oriental, smoky wash. A ride cymbal that can easily be used in a small jazz club setting and flourish in other styles such as blues or country music.

  • Sounds
  • Details

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

    Sound character: Dark, trashy, papery, low. Wide range, complex and moody mix. Soft and buttery feel with a very wobbly and vibrant response. Fairly defined stick sound over a dark and cloudy wash. Perfectly suited for quieter musical settings such as blues, jazz and acoustic styles. Very user-friendly for percussive use and classical mallet application.

  • Sounds
  • Details

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

    Sound character: Rich, silvery, bright, somewhat mellow. Wide range, fairly complex mix. Quick and responsive feel with a soft and warm touch. Very controllable. Full, round and energetic open sound, paired with a light and airy chick sound. Ideal for playing at moderate volume level and a wide range of studio applications.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 10"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Warm, airy, breathy. Medium range, complex mix. Very explosive response with quick decay. Soft feel. A fast, light accent effect cymbal for many musical styles.

  • 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
  • Details

    Sizes: 14", 15"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Dark, full, soft, multi-layered. Medium wide range, complex mix. Soft, responsive feel. Velvety sizzling open sound. Rich, dark chick sound. A sensitive hi-hat perfectly suited for light to medium heavy use within Jazz, Blues, Country and other acoustic music styles.

  • Sounds