Rob Brown

Session

Rob Brown

About

Paiste Artist Since
September 2014

Nationality
Canada

Main Affiliations
Session
Educator

Website
www.robbrownondrums.com

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„Drummers that play Paiste cymbals have all at one point played or owned all of the other usual suspects’ brands on the market, and they will ALL tell you that Paistes sound like no other. Your ears don’t lie. Their character, presence and musicality get your attention. Musicians, producers and sound engineers alike, once they hear them will almost certainly ask you “What cymbals are those!?“

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Biography

Session drummer / educator Rob ‘Beatdown’ Brown has been playing the drums since the age of 17. After leaving a full time retail job to pursue a career in music back in 2012, Rob had quickly circulated through the local scene in his home city of Toronto performing and recording with a wide variety of artists in the R&B, jazz, contemporary Christian and pop country scenes. Rob transitioned to full time YouTube content creator in 2017 and over the following three years his educational drum channel has rapidly become one of the most recognized and popular channels on the platform with a subscriber count approaching 200,000 (to date) and total channel views passing over 17,000,000. His online presence has eventually caught the attention of the world’s largest drum education stage, Drumeo, which Rob was featured on in November 2020.

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 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: 16", 17", 18", 19"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Dark body, full frequency spectrum, brilliant highs. Very wide range, complex, pleasing musical mix. Immediate, sensitive response, strong attack, controllable spread, even, layered fade. This crash combines silky, soft qualities with energy and projection for an incredibly versatile application range. Also extremely well suited as suspended cymbals and for mallet rolls.

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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: 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: 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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