Simon Springer

Independent

Simon Springer

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About

Paiste Artist Since
November 2019

Nationality
Austria

Main Affiliation
Independent

Website
www.simonspringer.online

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„An instrument sounds great to me, when it gives me exactly the sound that I hear in my head before actually striking it. But my Paiste cymbals sound even surprisingly better than anything I could imagine and make me smile and happy with every single note that I play.“

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Biography

Simon Springer grew up in Innsbruck, Austria, and started playing the drums around the age of three. He soon began his classical training at the local music school and went on to study jazz and popular music at the Tyrolean State Conservatory. In 2012 he moved to Vienna and did his bachelor's and master's degree in Jazz drums at the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna. Over the past ten years Simon developed into an experienced, popular and fine player throughout many different genres of music, working with both national and international artists. He is mainly known for his work in jazz, fusion and contemporary music (Gene Pritsker, Rens Newland, Franz Hackl, Jakob Zimmermann Trio, Tiktaalik, Daniel Schnyder, Adam Holzman etc.), his work in the Austrian pop music scene (Wolfgang Ambros, Schiffkowitz, Christian Kolonovits, Franz Morak, Mischa Krausz, Die Wödmasta etc.) and his work in the musical theatre business (Vereinigte Bühnen Wien, Volksoper Wien, Volkstheater Wien, Theater in der Josefstadt, Seefestspiele Mörbisch, Maya Hakvoort Band etc.). Simon has done lots of studio work, teaches privately and as a workshop clinician, has won several prices, performed at a variety of international music festivals and toured the globe in four continents. In 2020 he founded the Simon Springer Online School and started to grow his YouTube channel with weekly uploads.

Setup Cymbals

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    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.

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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: 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"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Dark, trashy, papery, low. Wide range, complex and moody mix. Soft and buttery feel with a very wobbly and vibrant response. Fairly defined stick sound over a dark and cloudy wash. Perfectly suited for quieter musical settings such as blues, jazz and acoustic styles. Very user-friendly for percussive use and classical mallet application.

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    Sizes: 14", 15"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Rich, warm, full, silvery with a light touch. Wide range, fairly complex mix. Soft feel, easy to control. Lively, responsive and warm open sound. Full, precise chick sound. Versatile hi-hat for medium loud settings, perfectly suited for studio applications.

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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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