Valeriy Meladze

Dmitriy Kovalev

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Paiste Artist Since
January 2018

Nationality
Russia

Main Affiliation
Valeriy Meladze

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Dmitriy Kovalev

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Biography

Born on October 26, 1987 in Rostov-on-don in a musical family of Opera singers. At the age of 5, he entered the Artamonov music school. He studied violin and piano. At the age of 10, he entered the percussion class of teacher S. A. Tkachenko. From 2002 to 2006, he worked as an accompanist on percussion instruments in the ensemble of LLC "GPZ-10" under the direction of the honored worker of the all-Russian Musical Society Fedyunin I. M. In 2006, he graduated from the Rostov Regional State School of Arts, studying with a teacher, honored artist of Russia Adjemov S. P., and received a diploma as a teacher of percussion instruments. In 2012 and 2013, he worked in Japan with The Russian Circus troupe, in the company Bolshoi Circus, in the orchestra conducted by the honored artist of Russia Li Yu. G. Participated in the warm-UPS of such groups as: Epica, Oomph, Paradise Lost, Tristania, Tarja Turunen, 69 Eyes, Fintroll, Therion, Refuge. He has recorded 25 Studio albums as well as many singles and EP's with various bands and musicians. In 2016, he performed several solo shows in China in Shanghai at the world Music Exhibition MUSIC CHINA 2016. Over the past few years, he has conducted more than 40 master classes for drummers in various cities of Russia. Currently, he is a regular drummer and a member of the band of the Honored Artist of Russia and People's Artist of the Czech Republic - Valery Meladze.

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

    Sound character: Full, rich, energetic with a definite dark side. Crunchy, with a meaty bite. Very wide range, very complex mix. Extremely balanced, very responsive feel. Full dark, rich, shimmering, biting open/closed sound. Beautiful, fat, meaty, crisp, cutting chick sound. Fast, responsive, articulate with excellent feel and playability. An immensely versatile hi-hat that combines finesse and articulation with raw energy and cutting power.

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    Sizes: 10"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Bright, fully, silvery, sizzling. Fairly narrow range, fairly clean mix. Quick response, somewhat soft feel. Great cutting splash with a rich sound for all purpose stage or studio applications.

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    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.”

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

    Sound character: Bright, silky, metallic, full, slightly trashy and very powerful. Wide range, fairly clean mix. Comfortable, responsive and somewhat soft feel. Exotic type of china that also offers the sound and function of a crash cymbal. Its unique shape makes both the bell and downward turned china edge accessible at once. Provides a strong, sizzling and deep layered china sound that is perfectly suited for any styles of Rock music and for other unique applications and percussive settings.

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    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.

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