Paiste Artist Since
Dro X Yani
„Paiste brings out my voice when I play. Since I am not singing on stage, I let my cymbals do the singing for me.“
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Victoria “Viki” Venegas-Rizk is a professional drummer based in San Antonio, Texas. Viki graduated from Berklee College of Music in Performance. While attending Berklee she shared the stage with several local artists in the North East region. She was also a finalist in the Blue Man Group Boston Drum-off. Having been featured in the DBK clinic based in LA and Vic Firth videos, she has now recently come on board to work with Dro & Yani Martelly (Dro X Yani). Throughout her journey with Droxyani, she has been able to perform with the former president of Haiti “Sweet Micky” and Wyclef Jean.
Sizes: 14", 15"
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.
Sizes: 16", 17", 18", 19", 20"
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