Dave Morello

Road Dog - The Band

Dave Morello

About

Paiste Artist Since
July 2008

Nationality
New Zealand

Main Affiliations
Road Dog - The Band
Lockdown Broject

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„Paiste's extensive range of quality sounds and textures, satisfies my every need. Simply the best.“

Setup

Dave Morello

Cymbals listed from left to right

18" Alpha Medium Swiss Crash (as hi-hat top)
18" Alpha Medium Swiss Crash (as hi-hat bottom)
14" PST X Swiss Flanger Crash
10" RUDE Splash
10" RUDE Splash (as stack top)
8" Signature Splash (as stack mid)
10" Twenty Mini China (as stack bottom)
24" 2002 Big Beat «Multifunction»
14" Formula 602 Classic Sound Edge Hi-Hat
18" 2002 Big Beat «Multifunction»
10" Formula 602 Modern Essentials Splash
20" 2002 Big Beat «Multifunction»

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Biography

Canadian born and raised Dave Morello has made New Zealand his home. In late 80s Morello attended Vancouver’s prestigeous Capilano Music College. There he was tutored by some of Canada’s top session musicians, teaching him the valuable skills that have set him up well. At Capilano, Morello, a formed The Running. Together they produced an album that yielded awards and a top twenty single in the Canadian charts. While still in Vancouver he was also employed as Musical Director of a government funded programme called CANSTAR for the development of young musicians. In 1997 Morello immigrated to New Zealand with his family. Since moving to New Zealand Morello has pursued his passion for music and has recorded, performed with, produced, arranged and written songs with fellow musicians and bands. He is a Grammy Nominated songwriter and performer (2016) with songs hitting top 30 in USA Rock Charts and top 10 in the UK Independent Charts. Morello has worked as a session drummer for award winning acts such as Moana and The Moa Hunters, Tim Mahon (Blam Blam Blam) and the The Topp Twins which won top music awards, reaching number one in two countries. He also Produced recordings for several local artists and is very active in the NZ music scene sponsoring musical competitions and events through his company Rock You Mental. To complement his passion for Paiste (Official Artist since 2008) Morello is also proudly endorsed by Tama Drums and a loyal artist and representative for Paiste and Tama Agent Musicworks NZ.

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

    Sizes: 14"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Exotic, warm, fluttering slightly tinny. Medium range, complex mix. Flabby feel. Very responsive, and quick fading. Extraordinary, explosive sound where precise accents are needed in many styles of music. Also well-suited for hand playing.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 8", 10"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Warm, airy, snarling, silvery. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Soft feel with a very responsive, explosive splash sound. Low tuned effect cymbal for lively accents in moderate volume. Well suited for hand-playing. Vinnie Colaiuta explains: “They are sweet, they are these kind of punctuation marks in the background.”

  • 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: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Bright, full, high pitched, energetic. Wide range, complex mix. Strong feel, explosive, strong splash with quick response. A pair of these would make an excellent mini hi-hat.

  • Sounds