Justin Bennett

Skinny Puppy

Justin Bennett

About

Paiste Artist Since
November 1999

Nationality
United States

Main Affiliations
Skinny Puppy
My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult

Website
www.justinbennett.net

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„Ive been with Paiste for 20 years now, and to this day I still fall in love with these cymbals every time I sit down behind the kit and start playing them. Truly inspiring instruments!“

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Biography

Justin Bennett is a professional touring and studio drummer, producer, composer and mix/mastering engineer who has been touring and recording internationally for over 25 years. He has played on albums for several major labels (Geffen, Interscope, Universal) as well as numerous independent labels and has played in a wide variety of bands and musical styles including rock, industrial, metal, funk, reggae, pop, and avant-garde experimental. As a touring drummer some of the notable artists he currently works with include industrial pioneers Skinny Puppy and My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, and in the past with dark rock icons Peter Murphy (Bauhaus frontman) and Rozz Williams. He is experienced in electronic integration (loops, sequences, etc.) and can often be seen playing electronic devices, keyboards and laptop software from behind the drumkit. In the studio he produces projects with many international artists, including his own personal and collaborative projects, and is an experienced mixing and mastering engineer. He is currently the house producer and audio technician at Studio 23 Bologna and for the Italian independent label Rustblade.

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

    Sound character: Dark, crisp, warm, rich, open. Wide range, fairly complex mix. Very responsive feel, quick attack. A nice and crispy stick sound supported by a strong, open and dark shimmering wash. Perfect control. Well suited for all styles of music that require great dynamics and full-bodied ride sound.

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    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.

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

    Sound character: Hissing, roaring, metallic, shimmering. Narrow range, fairly complex mix. Very responsive, balanced feel, especially controllable while crash/riding. A strong, piercing, crash paired with a growling decay. Very sturdy crash cymbal for louder musical applications in aggressive drumming styles.

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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

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    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.

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

    Sound character: Dark, full, soft, multi-layered. Medium wide range, complex mix. Soft, responsive feel. Velvety sizzling open sound. Rich, dark chick sound. A sensitive hi-hat perfectly suited for light to medium heavy use within Jazz, Blues, Country and other acoustic music styles.

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

    Sound character: Very bright, slightly trashy, full, exotic. Wide range, complex mix. Fast, responsive, explosive crash, loud, clear defined bell. Very unique, versatile china for flexible application.

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