Rikhard Murto

Elastinen

Rikhard Murto

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About

Paiste Artist Since
May 2015

Nationality
Finland

Main Affiliation
Elastinen

Other Affiliation
Cheek

Website
www.rikihi.fi

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PAISTE ARTIST - Riki Murto (Cymbal Rundown)
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Biography

Rikhard Murto (b.1981) is a diverse drummer and producer from Helsinki, Finland (EU) whom wears many hats. In addition to working as a composer for TV and film, a record producer and remixer he is currently working with many of Finland’s top artists and biggest live productions. This has led him to become a sought after performer and live producer to play traditional drum set as well as his intricate electronic and hybrid drum/percussion setups on TV, radio and on tours around Finland and throughout Europe. Currently working as the drummer for Elastinen. He was the first artist in Finland to sell out Hartwall Areena twice in 2015 and has been busy ever since touring non-stop. Since 2013 been drumming for Cheek. In 2014 they made live concert history in Finland by selling out The Helsinki Olympic Stadium twice (over 80 000 people). Later released on DVD, Cheek - Live @ Olympiastadion 2014 CD+DVD+BLU-RAY / Warner Music. Later the Cheek - VALOT SAMMUU DVD 2019 DVD+BLU-RAY / Warner Music. Also the drummer for World's Funniest Comedian Ismo Leikola (Conan/Laugh Factory/USA) and has worked as drummer / musical director for talented Finnish Idol winner Diandra. He has become very involved with live production as a trusted live drummer, MD, programmer and playback system designer for many of the biggest Finnish live productions and top artists as Rähinä 20-Anniversary, Profeetat, Fintelligens, Erin, JVG, Kaija Koo, Jari Sillanpää, Elastinen, Haloo Helsinki, Isac Elliot and Cheek to name a few. Rikhard is active in the drumming community in Finland; he is active with social media scene on Twitter/Instagram and is produces high quality YouTube content to his own rikihifi-channel. The goal with this footage is to concentrate on improvisational jams with different lineups consisting of Finland's top musicians. The videos have been getting a very good response around the world in a short period of time.

Setup Cymbals

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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: 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", 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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    Sizes: 20", 22", 24"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Dark, soft, warm, deep. Medium wide range, complex mix. Buttery feel, very responsive. Fine stick sound with hints of silver and wood over a broad, low-pitched warm, deep, multilayered wash. Wide, warm, full crash sound. Very lively, controllable. Multifunctional cymbal for refined ride playing and swelling, deep crashes. Also well suited for mallet playing mallets.

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    Sizes: 10"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Warm, airy, breathy. Medium range, complex mix. Very explosive response with quick decay. Soft feel. A fast, light accent effect cymbal for many musical styles.

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