Fabian Michaelis

Sondaschule

Fabian Michaelis

About

Paiste Artist Since
July 2019

Nationality
Germany

Main Affiliations
Sondaschule
Whiteshake
It's All Pink

Website
www.fabian-michaelis.de

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„Das Besondere an Paiste ist, dass jedes Cymbal tierisch gut klingt und sich alle Cymbals wunderbar miteinander kombinieren lassen.“

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Videos & Pics

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PAISTE CYMBALS - Fabian Michaelis (Happy Birthday)
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Biography

Fabian Michaelis, geboren am 08.05.1983 in Köln, arbeitet seit dem Abschluss seines Schlagzeug Studiums am Drummers Institute 2005 als Berufsmusiker. Von 2005-2013 spielte er in diversen Karnevals- und Coverbands (u.a. Kölsche Bengels, Hanak und Domstürmer), ausserdem spielte er live und/oder im TV mit den Coverlire (mit Paddy Kroetz), Zeltinger, Angelo Kelly, Steve Wilson, Aviv Geffen, Gorilla Gunmen, Henning Schmidt (Kraftwerk) und vielen mehr. Seit 2014 ist er festes Mitglied der Band Sondaschule, mit der er 3 Top-Ten-Alben, Headliner Touren und Festivals wie Rock am Ring, Southside etc. spielt. Ausserdem spielt er fest bei den Bands It's All Pink, Whiteshake und Dee Dammers Trio (Gitarrist von U.D.O). Zusätzlich erteilt er Schlagzeugunterricht und führt Workshops durch.

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

    Sizes: 22"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Fairly dark, full, controlled, glassy, shimmering. Fairly wide range, clean mix. Very comfortable feel with a clear, full ping over a large, deep harmonic wash. This ride cymbal is extremely well suited for intricate stick work that calls for a strong bell in all types of Rock based music. Developed in co-operation with the legendary "Iron Maiden" drummer Nicko McBrain.

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    Sizes: 20", 21", 22"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: A fusion of darkness, energy, projection and brilliance. Very wide range, complex, musical mix. Responsive feel, extremely controllable. Woody, silvery, spanky ping over crunchy, thriving wash. Extremely versatile, flexible ride for wide ranging application in modern blended music styles. Mark II: Tends to be a bit livelier and brighter. This manifests itself in the overall sound character and in particular in the bell and ping sound. Mark II also has a bit more volume potential due to its more open character.

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  • 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.

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  • Details

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

    Sound character: Rich, warm, lush, deep. Wide range, complex mix. Giving and responsive feel. Broad, warm open sound. Compact, lush chick sound. Extremely versatile hi-hat, perfectly suited for dynamic, articulated playing in a wide range of styles. “They are just chunky enough, but not overpowering. They are a little more chocolaty than the classic 602s”, describes Vinnie Colaiuta.

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  • 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: 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: 22"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Dark, soft, warm, exotic. Medium wide range, complex mix. Soft, highly responsive feel, very controllable. Broad silvery, wooden stick sound over a highly complex, deep, exotic wash. Low, smoky, dark crash. Lively cymbal for soft, sizzling ride patterns in lower volume styles. Also well suited for mystical mallet swells.

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