Paiste Artist Since
António Oliveira (aka tonydr1ve), multifaceted drummer, with a musical background dedicated to a wide range of musical styles including collaborations with bands, producers and orchestras such as DR1VE, Lucia Moniz, the Watchtower, Fernando Pereira (singer), AMA, Project EZ, Belinha Jazz Trio, André Indiana, Rodolfo Cardoso, Jorge Fidalgo, Ze Tó Lemos, Vitor Silva, Jorge Portela, etc. Starting his partnership with Paiste in 2018, he combines electronics with the acoustic kit to create a hybrid where the goal is to complement music even more, making groove simplicity his business card.
Sizes: 20", 22"
Sound character: Dark, crisp, warm, rich, open. Wide range, fairly complex mix. Very responsive feel, quick attack. A nice and crispy stick sound supported by a strong, open and dark shimmering wash. Perfect control. Well suited for all styles of music that require great dynamics and full-bodied ride sound.
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
Sizes: 14", 15"
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.