Rob Mitzner

Independent

Rob Mitzner

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About

Paiste Artist Since
December 2020

Main Affiliation
Independent

„“Paiste represents the highest level of quality, craftsmanship and versatility on the cymbal market today. Their product lines are incredibly diverse and cover every musical need I have as a session player in New York. Traditional, modern, thick, thin, warm, dark, bright, cutting, rude, mellow, savory or sweet. These cymbals are like an opulent buffet of ear candy, and I just want to eat it all.“

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Biography

New York-based session drummer Rob Mitzner has recorded for Billboard Top 10 charting albums, films, and Broadway shows, and performed at Lincoln Center, The Smithsonian, Caesar's Palace, The Blue Note, Boston Symphony Hall and for President Obama in his hometown of Washington D.C. He has been featured in many national publications, including Downbeat Magazine and Modern Drummer, and his credits include over 50 commercially available albums across many genres. When he’s not playing rock or jazz clubs around town, Rob runs C-Room Studio in Brooklyn and tours the world with rapper MC Frontalot. As a tribute to his late teacher Bob Gullotti, he recently live-streamed a 3-hour performance on the entire Charlie Parker Omnibook, playing the melodies and transcribed sax solos around the drumkit. He was also recently featured on the national TV show, Trending Today” Along with live playing and recording, Rob regularly writes educational articles for the popular online lessons site Drumeo, and is a featured artist on Drum Talk TV and Hudson Music. He holds a B.A. in Music and Political Science from Brown University, and is a proud endorser of Paiste Cymbals, Remo Drumheads, Hendrix Drums, and Drumdots.

Setup Cymbals

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    Sizes: 18", 20"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Fairly dark, warm, breathy. Medium wide range, slightly complex mix. Soft feel; very responsive. A dynamic, full and velvety crash cymbal for a wide range of musical styles. Also well-suited for mallet applications.

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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.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 18"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Medium bright, exotic, fairly trashy. Wide range, fairly complex mix. Explosive response, rather soft feel. Dynamic china for exotic colouring in a wide musical range.

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    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

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