Emedin Rivera

Emedin & Tropical Turbulence

Emedin Rivera

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About

Paiste Artist Since
June 2002

Nationality
United States

Main Affiliations
Emedin & Tropical Turbulence
Blues Counsel

Website
emedinrivera.com

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„Ive been using paiste since the beginning. The support that the paiste team provides for endorses is second to none. My favorite cymbal is the thin crashers because i use my hands and they project the perfect sound that im looking for.“

Setup

Emedin Rivera

Cymbals listed from left to right

14" Signature Dark Energy Hats Mark I
18" Alpha Thin Swiss Crash (discontinued)
10" Signature Micro Hats (discontinued)
18" PST X Swiss Thin Crash

Videos & Pics

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Biography

Emedin Rivera started playing the bongos at the age of 8, and his exposure and passion for music came from his father and uncle who both played in a trio in Puerto Rico. Emedin has a unique and creative ability to incorporate and blend his latin Caribbean african influences into a vast array of musical styles. Emedin has developed his own system of playing drums and congas simutaneously, (sounding like three people), calling it "Percussion Kit". Emedin is well known for his sound effects, many of which are hand made by him. They can be heard on some of the National Geographic shows. Emedin has performed live with Harry Belafante, Gregory Hines, Paquito De Rivera, Vicky Sue Robinson, Angela Bofill, Gloria Gaynor, Ben E King, Dave Samuels, Dave Valentine, Andy Narell, and Latoya Jackson just to name a few. He has recorded live with Larry Coryell, Bob James, Chuck Mangione, Nelson Rangell, Harry Belafonte, Maria Schneider, Rick Cua, Denise Williams and many others. Emedin has also played on a few movie soundtracks, such as Sixteen Blocks, Tough Turf, End of Night and more. Emedin's commercial credits are Anheiser Bush, Mercedes Benz, Visa, Seven Up, Crest Tooth paste and more. Emedin also proudly endorses Latin Percussion, Vic Firth Drum Sticks, Attack Drumheads, and Duallist pedals.

Setup Cymbals

  • 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: 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.

  • Sounds