Rodger Carter

Independent

Rodger Carter

About

Paiste Artist Since
September 1993

Nationality
United States

Main Affiliations
Independent
The Doghouse Studio

Website
www.rodgercarter.com

Follow Artist

„I'm happy to be playing the cymbals that I grew up listening to my favorite drummers playing. I really love the Dark Energy cymbals, plenty of cutting power and still very warm. I'm playing those both in the studio & live with some Signature Series as well, GREAT SOUNDS !“

Setup

Videos & Pics

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CHICK-FIL-A     (Matt Bissonette - Bass / Rodger Carter - Drums)
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Biography

Born and raised in Los Angeles, California Rodger created a path in music from early on. From his first tour with Lita Ford at the age of 21 to his years of studio work and non-stop touring that followed, Rodger's powerful and consistent style has always kept him working in one of the most competitive cities for music in the world. Rodger has worked with artists John 5, Berlin, John Waite, Justin Guarini, Eddie Money, Meredith Brooks, Evan & Jaron, Lisa Loeb, Rick Springfield, Glen Campbell, The Temptations and Lita Ford. In 2002 Rodger opened The Doghouse Studio in Los Angeles where the list of top artists & producers is quickly growing. When Rodger is not running The Doghouse Studio he is frequently on the road touring internationally with various artists. As a Paiste Artist since 1994, Rodger is happy to have come up in the music business playing his favorite cymbals. "I'm happy to be playing the cymbals that I grew up listening to my favorite drummers playing. "I really love the Dark Energy cymbals... plenty of cutting power and still very warm. I'm playing those both in the studio & live with some Signature Series as well... GREAT SOUNDS !!!”

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

    Sizes: 18", 19", 20"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Bright, explosive, full, sparkling, warm. Wide frequency range, fairly clean mix. Even, giving feel with a powerful attack, sharp response and a nice sparkling fade. A strong, full, durable and cutting crash with radiant sound.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    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.

  • Sounds
  • 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.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 8", 10"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Warm, airy, snarling, silvery. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Soft feel with a very responsive, explosive splash sound. Low tuned effect cymbal for lively accents in moderate volume. Well suited for hand-playing. Vinnie Colaiuta explains: “They are sweet, they are these kind of punctuation marks in the background.”

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 16", 18"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Fairly trashy, bright attack, low wash. Wide frequency range, fairly clean mix. Explosive response, fast fade. Size range allows everything from quick accents to complex ride playing.

  • Sounds