Tony Artimisi

Associate Professor of Music at Winston Salem State University

Tony Artimisi

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Paiste Artist Since
June 2012

Nationality
United States

Main Affiliation
Associate Professor of Music at Winston Salem State University

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„The sound of Paiste cymbals is the sound. They are the best sounding cymbals. They have an incredible dynamic range and have the most beautiful shimmer as they decay. Simply amazing! “

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Biography

Dr. Tony Artimisi is an Associate Professor of Music at Winston-Salem State University. He is active nationally as a drummer/percussionist and recording engineer. Some of his notable accomplishments include contributions to Boss of My Body for “Ruby’s World” which was nominated for an Emmy, authoring “Rhythm Makers: The Drumming Legends of Nashville in Their Own Words,” a method book and series of duets entitled “The Cajón Companion,” and numerous other musical works and journal articles. He endorses Paiste, Inc. cymbals, Mapex Drums/Majestic Percussion, Vic Firth, and Grover Pro Percussion.

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    Sizes: 24"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Full, rich, powerful, energetic. Fairly wide range, fairly clean mix. Very controllable and responsive feel. A clean, glassy stick over a big, deep layered wash with a touch of darkness. This is a big cymbal for big beats. Developed in co-operation with session great John "JR" Robinson.

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  • Details

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

    Sound character: Medium bright, full, silvery, breathy. Wide range, slightly complex, dense mix. Soft, giving, very responsive feel. A sturdy thin crash with a rich, cutting character. Perfect for patterned playing and filling sound spaces in minimal instrumentation.

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    Sizes: 14"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Medium bright, warm, clear. Fairly wide range, clean mix. Balanced, responsive feel. Compact stick sound. Full-bodied open sound. Warm, defined chick. Articulate, controllable hi-hats for a wide range of musical situations.

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