Pascal Boy

Independent

Pascal Boy

About

Paiste Artist Since
March 2016

Nationality
France

Main Affiliation
Independent

Website
www.pascalboy.com

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„Paiste Cymbals and their sound are a source of inspiration for me! They always fit perfectly in each of my musical situations!“

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Biography

When I was 6 years old, my mother’s pots and detergent boxes were no longer safe from me because I was completely smitten by drums and rhythms. Shortly after, I learned the rudiments on drums as well as classic percussion at the local music school. After several years of being an orchestra musician and a band drummer, I went to the Ecole Agostini school in Strasbourg, where I gained live, and studio experiences. At that time, Simon Phillips and Terry Bozzio were my biggest role models. During a seminar in Munich, I got to know Terry personally and a few years later he invited me to his workshop-tour in France. This enabled me to learn from him directly. After my graduation in Strasbourg, I decided to go and study drums and percussion at ATLA, the famous music school in Paris. With the right "know-how" and a diploma with top grades under my belt, I went back to Strasbourg, where I’ve run my own mobile drum school on both sides of the Rhine since 2003. I have many students from 5 to 75 years old to whom I teach drums, classic percussion, world percussion such as djembe, cajon etc. and drum circles.Early rhythmic education and rhythm workshops in jazz and Latin are also part of the program. I taught my own "IBoClic" drum concept at a number of workshops and seminars, among others at the Pedagogical Institute of Teacher Education of the City of Munich, the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich and the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich, as well as several general schools. I was also on the road with the “Drums & Sound" master-class concept for workshops, for example at the CIAM in Bordeaux (France). In 2015 I started another adventure as a transcriber and with "The Drumbook of Bang!" from Swiss multiplatinum band GOTTHARD, I wrote my first drum book. Since then my services as a transcriber are highly appreciated and I'm being asked to transcribe a lot. I'm currently working on new drum and percussion books for children and adults. In addition to my activities as a teacher and lecturer, I also play internationally as a live/studio drummer and percussionist. Since 2018 I have been working with Bast Ferry, a French Melo-Folk-Rock band from Strasbourg. Currently we are working on our third album.

Setup Cymbals

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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 II: Tends to be a bit livelier and brighter. This manifests itself in the overall sound character and in particular in the bell and ping sound. Mark II also has a bit more volume potential due to its more open character.

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    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.

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    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.

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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: 18", 22"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Dark, warm, strong, exotic, sizzling, earthy. Wide range, slightly complex and dense mix. Fairly soft, responsive feel. Great for explosive, strong, dark accents. Complex, washy ride sound. A modern China cymbal with a wide spectrum for various musical applications. “The China is nearly smooth”, states Vinnie Colaiuta.

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    Sizes: 20"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Warm, mellow, crystal-like. Medium range, fairly clean mix. Very balanced and controlled feel. A pearly, woody stick sound paired with a silvery wash. A very sensitive cymbal perfectly suited for soft playing at lower volume level and studio application.

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

    Sound character: Dark, warm, smoky, breathy. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Soft feel with a quick response. Very well crashable. Controllable, peppery stick sound over a dark layered oriental, smoky wash. A ride cymbal that can easily be used in a small jazz club setting and flourish in other styles such as blues or country music.

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    Sizes: 14"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Exotic, warm, fluttering slightly tinny. Medium range, complex mix. Flabby feel. Very responsive, and quick fading. Extraordinary, explosive sound where precise accents are needed in many styles of music. Also well-suited for hand playing.

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

    Sound character: Full, wet with a brittle, trashy side. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Soft and very responsive, giving feel with a short, exploding sparkly splash character. Very well suited for dynamic effect accents in many musical styles. Also, well suited for hand playing in percussive set-ups.

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