Ivan Cristiano

UHF

Ivan Cristiano

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About

Paiste Artist Since
June 2015

Nationality
Portugal

Main Affiliations
UHF
Moksha Sound Journeys

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„Playing with Paiste was a dream that one day came true. The variety of sounds at Paiste, Gongs included, is of unparalleled quality.“

Setup

Biography

Ivan Cristiano grew up in Miratejo, a peripheral neighborhood of Almada and it was also in that part of the city (in the beginning of the 90's), where his musical life began. It was in the middle of the appogee of Rap music in Portugal and his first approach to drums was as Beat Boxer. At that time Ivan played alongside artists such as General D, Black Company and Machine Gun Poetry. However, playing beat box was not enough and quite soon Ivan decided to try the drums set. It became his passion embarking on several projects like, Mindsnare, Bloodshed, Sirius, Lovedstone, Plastica, Manga, The Lithium and finally he got the call for UHF (1999) whose drummer he still is.

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: 24"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Full, rich, powerful, energetic. Fairly wide range, fairly clean mix. Very controllable and responsive feel. A clean, glassy stick over a big, deep layered wash with a touch of darkness. This is a big cymbal for big beats. Developed in co-operation with session great John "JR" Robinson.

  • Sounds
  • Details

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

    Sound character: Aggressive, bright, energetic, trashy. Medium range, complex mix. Responsive feel, explosive attack. Powerful, cutting effect cymbal for exotic accents. A good cymbal for noisy crash riding at higher volume levels.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 4", 6", 8"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Bright, brilliant, warm. Narrow range, clean mix. Very responsive feel. Slightly shattering, explosive attack with warm, mellow bell-like fade. Features an exotic feeling, very dominant center tone with soft, swirling over- and undertones. Available individually, as pairs with straps, or strung up pairs. Could also be used as very unusual mini hats or mounted upside down over a ride bell.

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