Ledif Franceschini

Rauw Alejandro

Ledif Franceschini

About

Paiste Artist Since
July 2019

Nationality
Puerto Rico

Main Affiliations
Rauw Alejandro
Myke Towers

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„Paiste is the most cymbal sound in the art of drums.“

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Biography

Ledif Franceschini, Producer, Musical Director, Arranger & Drummer with 20 years of experience. Born on January 7, 1980 in Puerto Rico, he began in the Marching Band of his native town Yauco, Puerto Rico. His passion for musicled him to study a BA of Arts in Classical Music at the Inter American University of San Germán, His talent and versatility as Musical Director and Drummer has taken him on tour in USA, Europe, South and Central America. He has worked with artists such as: Rauw Alejandro, Myke Towers, Alex Zurdo, Tercer Cielo, Zion & Lennox, Don Omar, Prince Royce, Rkm & Ken-Y, Redimi2, Tommy Torres, Vico C, Héctor (El Father), Grupo Mania, Samuel Hernández, Arcangel, Funky, Michael Rodríguez, Ignacio Peña among others. He is currently Music Director of Rauw Alejandro & Myke Towers. As a studio drummer he has made around 450 recordings of different musical genres including Reggaetón, Balada Pop, Rock, Tropical, Plena and Urban. He has collaborated in different shows with guest artists such as: Daddy Yankee, Bad Bunny, Romeo Santos, Residente, J Balvin, Luis Fonsi, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Nicky Jam, Reik, Ozuna, Wisin & Yandel, Tego Calderón, Elvis Crespo, Fat Joe, Alex Campos, Marcos Witt, Chino & Nacho among others. Ledif has participated in Awards such as: 2 Latin Grammy, 2 Latin Billboard Award, 2 Premios Lo Nuestro and Premios Juventud. Ledif has appeared 4 times at Madison Square Garden in New York, 3 times at Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA., 2 times at Festival de Viña del Mar in Chile, 26 times at the Choliseo de Puerto Rico, 5 times at AAA in Miami, 4 times Movistar Santiago, Chile and 3 times at Poliedro Caracas de Venezuela among others.

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
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    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: 20", 22"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Dark, trashy, papery, low. Wide range, complex and moody mix. Soft and buttery feel with a very wobbly and vibrant response. Fairly defined stick sound over a dark and cloudy wash. Perfectly suited for quieter musical settings such as blues, jazz and acoustic styles. Very user-friendly for percussive use and classical mallet application.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 12"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Exotic, warm, trashy. Medium wide range, complex mix. Quick response with short decay. Soft feel. Fast, explosive cymbal with dirty fizz for short, quick accents. Also well suited as exotic effect cymbal in larger setups.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 12"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Warm, defined with strong presence. Fairly narrow range, complex mix. Balanced feel, very responsive. Distinct, dry stick sound. Muted, trashy, hissing open sound. Crisp, dry, clapping chick. Lively, dynamic hi-hat that also works well as an auxiliary hi-hat.

  • Sounds
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    Sizes: 16", 18", 20"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Medium bright, full, exotic, fairly trashy. Wide range, complex mix. Responsive, full sounding crash, complex, trashy ride. The definitive classic rock china sound.

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