Richard Wilson

Educator

Richard Wilson

About

Paiste Artist Since
November 2012

Nationality
United Kingdom

Main Affiliations
Educator
Raw Studios

„Thoughts on Paiste - I have been playing Paiste for many years and I would not change to anything else, I have all the sounds I need to get any job done. From recording to teaching to creating Drum-ed Content we have it covered.“

Setup

Richard Wilson

Cymbals listed from left to right

14" Signature Dark Energy Hats Mark I
16" Twenty Crash (discontinued)
21" Signature Dark Energy Ride Mark II
18" Alpha Thin Swiss Crash (discontinued)
20" 2002 Big Beat «Multifunction»
21" 2002 Big Beat «Multifunction»

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Biography

Rich is one of the most sought after Tutors in the UK with Students travelling from all across the country for private lessons and many students around the world taking advantage of online lessons to study directly with him. As well as an ever growing list of students Rich is an active player, playing many styles from Rock to Big band swing, Rich has been a regular on the jazz festival scene around Europe for many many years with various bands. Rich is also active in his own studio recording remotely for many artists in a very varied amount of styles. Rich is also the a co founder of the online education platform Drum-Ed.com.

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

    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.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    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.

  • Sounds