Brian W. Cupp

Independent

Brian W. Cupp

About

Paiste Artist Since
March 2009

Nationality
United States

Main Affiliation
Independent

„Even as a drum set specialist, my desire to expand as a percussionist, incorporating so many of the specialized sounds available in the collection was absolutely paramount. The vision and scope of Paistes' work into these esoteric fields, I will forever find simply astonishing.“

Setup

Brian W. Cupp

Cymbals listed from left to right

14" 2002 Crash
16" 2002 Crash
18" 2002 Crash
20" 2002 Rock Ride (discontinued)
13" 2002 Sound Edge Hi-Hat
6 1/2" 2002 Cup Chime
5 1/2" 2002 Cup Chime
14" RUDE CHina
18" RUDE China
20" RUDE China (discontinued)
6" 2002 Accent Cymbal
8" 2002 Accent Cymbal

Cymbals listed from left to right

16" Dimensions Medium Thin Crash (discontinued)
18" Dimensions Medium Thin Crash (discontinued)
22" Signature Rough Ride
13" 2002 Sound Edge Hi-Hat
10" Dimensions Thin Splash (discontinued)
11" Dimensions Thin Splash (discontinued)
5 1/2" 2002 Cup Chime
18" RUDE China
20" RUDE China (discontinued)
14" Signature Thin China (discontinued)

Brian W. Cupp

Cymbals listed from left to right

26" No. 3 Sound Creation Gong Earth (regular)
24" Sound Creation Gong 24" No. 6 Moon (discontinued)
11" No. 8 Sound Creation Gong Chakra (regular)
14" No. 9 Sound Creation Gong Chakra (regular)
16" No. 10 Sound Creation Gong Chakra (regular)
22" Symphonic Gong
7", 10", 13" Sound Creation Gongs - Suspended
#1, #2,#3, #4, #5 Sound Discs Suspended
#1/9" Tuned & Percussive Rotosound (discontinued)
#2/8" Tuned & Percussive Rotosound (discontinued)
#3/7" Tuned & Percussive Rotosound (discontinued)
15 pcs Tuned & Percussive Finger Cymbal Row (discontinued)
4" 2002 Accent Cymbal
6" 2002 Accent Cymbal
8" 2002 Accent Cymbal
#3 Tuned & Percussive Sound Plate (discontinued)
8" Signature Bell (discontinued)
13" Signature Mega Cup Chime
5 pc Set 2002 Cup Chime
#1 Tuned & Percussive Sound Plate (discontinued)
#2 Tuned & Percussive Sound Plate (discontinued)
#3 Tuned & Percussive Sound Plate (discontinued)
#4 Tuned & Percussive Sound Plate (discontinued)

Videos & Pics

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Biography

Began playing in 1976, age 4. Full-time private instruction, 1990 age 19. Sr. Instructor and founder of current school, Drum World Tulsa, 1990-2010. Recognized by Pro-Mark 1992, Top 100 instructors in US. Owner, founder BWC Drumworks in Tulsa Oklahoma (2010-Present) and Méthode L'audace PDM proprietary drum method (est.1996).. Areas of specialization: (for drumset) linea/multi-voice applications, double bass mechanics, ostinato independence (for percussion) gong and metallic sound meditation and applications, orchestral snare drum mechanics, S.A. Moeller technique/philosophy, proprietary applications for handdrum, i.e., darbuka, doumbek, tar, bodhrán. North American director, brand operations/artist relations, Agner Swiss Drumsticks, Sempach Switz. 2016-present.

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

    Sizes: 18"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Dark, full, raw, energetic. Wide range, complex mix. Heavy feel, fairly controllable, very explosive crash sound. Extremely loud, nasty china for higher volume playing.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 13"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Full, bright, metallic, strong. Narrow range, clean mix. Fairly heavy, very immediate feel. Dry, clear, strong, slightly distorted ping over sparse, warm, metallic bell sound. A loud, lively, unusual cymbal with very specific ride and bell playing functions. Also suited for strong color accents and various percussion effects.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 5", 5 1/2", 6", 6 1/2", 7", 7 1/2", 8", 5 pc Set, 7 pc Set
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Bright, warm, full, brilliant. Wide range, clean mix. Soft, extremely responsive. Explosive, shattering, glassy attack with modulating warm, full, long fade. Features an exotic, very dominant center tone with lively, flanging over- and undertones. Available individually or as sets on hardware mountable 5 and 7 arm holders. Well suited for upside down mounting over a ride bell.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 4", 6", 8"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Bright, brilliant, warm. Narrow range, clean mix. Very responsive feel. Slightly shattering, explosive attack with warm, mellow bell-like fade. Features an exotic feeling, very dominant center tone with soft, swirling over- and undertones. Available individually, as pairs with straps, or strung up pairs. Could also be used as very unusual mini hats or mounted upside down over a ride bell.

  • Sounds