Chris Allan

Independent

Chris Allan

About

Paiste Artist Since
September 2016

Nationality
United Kingdom

Main Affiliation
Independent

Website
www.chrisallandrums.com

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„Playing Paiste for the first time was like taking cotton wool out of my ears. The classic cymbal sound of my childhood is right there at the end of my sticks and they still excite me when I play them everyday!“

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PAISTE CYMBALS - Chris Allan (Giant Beat Demo Video)
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Biography

Chris is a UK based session drummer, specializing in all things Rock. After cutting his teeth on the local pub circuit aged 15, Chris got his first taste of pro touring with tech-metallers Shy of the Depth before joining new Metal Blade signings Malefice. After four years of intense touring, Chris dived into the world of playing sessions, where he thrives on recording remotely for bands and artists all over the world from own studio as well as enjoying touring and playing live around this. Career highlights include playing Download Festival at Donington Park for the first time and recording at Abbey Road Studios.

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

    Sizes: 20", 22"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    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.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 14", 16", 18"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Exotic, warm, trashy. Medium range, complex mix. Fast, responsive feel, fairly quick decay. An explosive Crash cymbal with a strong, low wash for unique effects in many styles of music.

  • 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: 14"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Brilliant, warm, full, high pitched. Wide range, clean mix. Fairly heavy feel. Bright, strong, full open sound. Crisp, full, cutting chick sound. Versatile hi-hat for energetic playing. A rock classic.

  • Sounds
  • Details

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

    Sound character: Very bright, slightly trashy, full, exotic. Wide range, complex mix. Fast, responsive, explosive crash, loud, clear defined bell. Very unique, versatile china for flexible application.

  • Sounds