Ed Aguiar

Session/Independent

Ed Aguiar

About

Paiste Artist Since
May 2016

Nationality
United States

Main Affiliation
Session/Independent

Website
edaguiar.com

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Biography

Ed Aguiar was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil. At the age of nine, he began playing the trumpet and trombone. His musical abilities opened the door for him to tour with a big band. Soon after, he discovered an affinity for the drums, and within a short time was touring with musicians of many different genres. Later, he moved to London, UK, where he continued to perform at various venues. After seven years, he realized his dream of moving to the U.S., where he has since become a U.S. citizen. He graduated from the Musicians Institute (M.I.) in Hollywood, California, and continues to be inspired by his diverse background. His strengths lie in his meticulous timing, flexibility, being a quick study and his improvisational skills. In the past few years Ed has been traveling oversees to South America and Europe to perform, record with different artists, and to teach clinics. In 2015, he performed on Latin America’s biggest drum show thus far (Bateras 100% Brazil). In July 2015, he released his first album called "My Universe". In this album, he shares his ability to write music. The album is available on all digital channels. Ed loves playing all styles of music and enjoys working as a session musician and clinician.

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    Sizes: 16", 18", 20"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Very bright, warm, strong, brilliant. Wide range, clean mix. Slightly heavy, responsive feel. Meaty, powerful crash for clear, cutting, precise accents in Rock, Hard Rock and Heavy Metal.

  • Sounds
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    Sizes: 14"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Bright, warm, brilliant. Wide range, clean mix. Balanced feel. Lush, strong open sound with a defined, clear chick sound. Extremely versatile hi-hat for a wide range of musical styles and applications.

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    Sizes: 16", 17", 18", 19", 20"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    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

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 14"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Earthy, warm, dry, washy. Fairly narrow range, complex mix. Soft, giving and responsive feel. Depending on how aggressively you tighten the pair, they offer a range from dry, trashy hi-hat sounds to shattering, noisy-washy crash effects.

  • Sounds
  • Details

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

    Sound character: Fairly trashy, bright attack, low wash. Wide frequency range, fairly clean mix. Explosive response, fast fade. Size range allows everything from quick accents to complex ride playing.

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

    Sound character: Dark, soft, warm, fast. Wide range, complex mix. Very soft feel, very responsive. Delicately whooshing effect cymbal with a round, balanced decay for short accents in low to moderate music settings.

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