Milky Chance

Sebastian "Captain" Schmidt


Paiste Artist Since
February 2014


Main Affiliations
Milky Chance
Adel Tawil

Other Affiliations
Julia Marcell

Follow Artist



Sebastian Schmidt got his first drum lesson at the age of 6 and 2 years later founded his first band, followed by his first rock band, percussion ensembles, musical and orchestral gigs as well as funk and jazz bands. He won several youth musicians competitions "Jugend komponiert" and "Jugend musiziert". He studied jazz drums at the "Homeschool voor de kunsten Arnheim" (Netherlands) with René Creemers and at the UdK Berlin with Jerry Granell. Captain Schmidt lives in Berlin and performs and records with Ich+Ich, Adel Tawil, Super700 and Polish artist Julia Marcell.

Setup Cymbals

  • 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