Rene Creemers

Educator

Rene Creemers

About

Paiste Artist Since
January 1991

Nationality
Netherlands

Main Affiliations
Educator
Independent

Other Affiliation
Drumbassadors

Website
www.renecreemers.com

Follow Artist

„Since 1991 I am an endorser for Paiste cymbals. In all those years I have always been able to find my sounds in their extensive range. From soft, warm colors to more energetic and aggressive sounds. To this day, Paiste helps me musically to say what I have to say.“

Setup

Rene Creemers

Cymbals listed from left to right

15" Masters Dark Hi-Hat
18" Signature Traditionals Thin Crash
12" Noise Works Trash Set Top (discontinued)
10" Signature Splash
22" Masters Dark Ride
#3/5" Tuned & Percussive Sound Disk (discontinued)
#1/5.75" Tuned & Percussive Sound Disk (discontinued)
22" Signature Traditionals Medium Light Swish (discontinued)
9" PST X Pure Bell

Videos & Pics

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PAISTE CYMBALS - Rene Creemers
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PAISTE CYMBALS - Rene Creemers (Kaleidoscope)
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Biography

At the age of 6 René Creemers starts to play the drums. From 1977 he studies classical percussion at the Arnhem Conservatory where he graduates cum laude in 1982. What follows is a carrier as band and solo drummer. First in local bands, some later in the Dutch/German band called Blowbeat. With this band René plays a lot of shows throughout the Netherlands, Germany, Austria and Switzerland between the years of 1983 and 1991. Between 1991 and 2015 René appears in many different projects, bands, ensembles . In 2018 René, together with bassist and son Teun Creemers, founded the Jazz/punk band Spunk! With this band he is currently playing. From 1991 and ever since René has been doing lots of concerts, masterclasses and clinics. Initially he travels through the west of Europe for various solo performances. In 2000 he starts Drumbassadors together with Wim de Vries. With this drum duo-concept he gives and has given countless of concerts, clinics and masterclasses in Europe, USA, Canada, Australia and Asia. Between 1992 and 2012 René has been chosen 12 times as best Fusiondrummer BeNeLux by the readers of the Slagwerkkrant. Additionally as a visiting lecturer he has given various workshops and masterclasses all over the world. From 1988 René has been a drums teacher at the Conservatory of Arnhem and ever since 1999 at the Rockacademy in Tilburg.

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.

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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.

  • Sounds
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    Sizes: 20"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Soft, warm, sweet, airy. Medium range, fairly complex mix. Fine, buttery feel. Silky, silvery ping over warm, mellow wash. Musical, gracious bell. Easily transcends Jazz and finds broad musical application wherever refined articulation and cultured style are required.

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    Sizes: 9", 10"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Warm, bright, calm, pure. Narrow range, clean mix. Fairly hard, direct feel. Clear ping over a warm, long, calm bell sound. Thick aluminum instrument with a specific sound character for percussive effects. Very well-suited for mallet use.

  • 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

  • Sounds
  • Details

    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: 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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    Sizes: 5", 5 1/2", 6", 6 1/2", 7", 7 1/2", 8", 5 pc Set, 7 pc Set
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Bright, warm, full, brilliant. Wide range, clean mix. Soft, extremely responsive. Explosive, shattering, glassy attack with modulating warm, full, long fade. Features an exotic, very dominant center tone with lively, flanging over- and undertones. Available individually or as sets on hardware mountable 5 and 7 arm holders. Well suited for upside down mounting over a ride bell.

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