Jan-Kris Vinken

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Jan-Kris Vinken

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About

Paiste Artist Since
April 2015

Nationality
Belgium

Main Affiliations
Independent
Royal Conservatory Antwerp

Website
www.idmix.be

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„Consistent, musical and supportive. Values Paiste and I share. So proud to be part of the Paiste family. “

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Biography

Jan-Kris was born near Antwerp – Belgium (1978) and grew up with a passion for sports and music. Blown away by Phil Collins and Chester Thompson in the Serious Hits live tour at the age of 12, Jan-Kris decided he wanted to become a drummer. Determined, he bought his first car at the age of 18, successfully auditioned at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp, and committed himself fully to his music, practicing drums, listening music day and night and travelling the country to rehearse and perform. More than 30 years later, Jan-Kris is still travelling in Belgium and abroad, playing drums or mixing bands. He also teaches at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp. Always accompanied by his Gretsch drums and Paiste cymbals.

Setup Cymbals

  • 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.

  • Sounds
  • 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: 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

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  • 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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