Miguel Morales

Escuela Groove

Miguel Morales

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About

Paiste Artist Since
February 2010

Nationality
Spain

Main Affiliations
Escuela Groove
Educator

Website
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„Have worked with practically all the brands of cymbals and, without a doubt, Paiste is the best. In addition, the human team is unbeatable.“

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Biography

Miguel Morales is an autodidact with more than 35 years of experience in the world of Drums. Tours with his Band Apache brought him throughout Spain, Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark. In addition he was involved in recording of 5 Albums and collaborations with other Artists. He further toured Spain with his electronic music band Domestic, Jazz/Latin formation Addiction Jazz Quintet and the big band Jazz Ándalus under the direction of Michel Mossman. Since 1989 Miguel has been an official demonstrator of YAMAHA-ESPAÑA in the section of Drums and Electronic Percussion and conducted clinics throughout Spain and Portugal including a clinic tour with Sonny Emory and Antonio Calero through Lisbon, Madrid and Barcelona. Miguel is currently dedicated entirely to teaching at his school Escuela Groove which welcomes more than 70 students from all over Spain.

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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 I: Tends to be a bit quieter, darker and drier. This manifests itself in the overall sound character and in particular in the bell and ping sound.

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

    Sound character: Full, rich, energetic with a definite dark side. Crunchy, with a meaty bite. Very wide range, very complex mix. Extremely balanced, very responsive feel. Full dark, rich, shimmering, biting open/closed sound. Beautiful, fat, meaty, crisp, cutting chick sound. Fast, responsive, articulate with excellent feel and playability. An immensely versatile hi-hat that combines finesse and articulation with raw energy and cutting power.

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    Sizes: 8", 10"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Warm, airy, snarling, silvery. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Soft feel with a very responsive, explosive splash sound. Low tuned effect cymbal for lively accents in moderate volume. Well suited for hand-playing. Vinnie Colaiuta explains: “They are sweet, they are these kind of punctuation marks in the background.”

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    Sizes: 10", 12"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Medium bright, short, full. Fairly wide range, clean mix. Responsive, explosive feel with quick decay. Well rounded, fast Splash for short accents in various music styles.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 14", 18"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Fairly bright, full, powerful. Medium wide range, fairly complex mix. Even, responsive feel. A powerful china for explosive, trashy accents. Useful in many different musical applications.

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