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Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 13:00 PM

Ride Cymbal Concept Studies - Part 2

This time used in a musical context

Thanks for all your great responses so far.
Here are the same two ride cymbals again which I introduced in my last blog.
This time they are used in a more musical context where Florian is playing along to a backing track.

Has your perception about them now changed after hearing them like this?

- norbert

Norbert Saemann

Norbert Saemann

With Meinl since 1990. International A&R, Event Management and Marketing

10 responses to "Ride Cymbal Concept Studies - Part 2"

rigo posted on May 22, 2013 - 13:24 PM

wow nice!!

Arky posted on May 22, 2013 - 14:36 PM

Both rides are quite crisp and transparent in the mix so they cut through nicely.

I agree on the bells being slightly larger (as in one comment on the 1st video), allowing for more sonic variations by hitting the bell at various places or with a different portion of the stick (tip vs. shoulder).

Both rides look gorgeous and form a nice set.

steve nabi posted on May 22, 2013 - 14:41 PM

loved it. Would love it even better if there were no HH chicking along. Would give a better understanding of actual RC attack.
Both of em sounds fantastic in that groove application.
Love me some Meinl.

Stefan Oosterbaan posted on May 22, 2013 - 16:23 PM

Wouw, awesome sound :)
Please tell me that you can download the backing tack?
Good job :)

Connor McCoy posted on May 22, 2013 - 18:16 PM

These both sound great. I definitely would need at least one for my setup.

Florian Alexandru-Zorn posted on May 22, 2013 - 19:47 PM

Dear Meinl Fans!
Here is the download link for the backing track:
Have fun while playing along...
Best regards,

Emmanuel Parial posted on May 22, 2013 - 20:23 PM

Those are some great sounding cymbals. I really enjoy the hi hats and left side ride. When will they be available for purchase?

Michael Weiss posted on May 23, 2013 - 10:05 AM

The cymbals sound good and interesting in this context, I especially like the crash sound on the left side cymbal. It sounds like it would feel good and buttery to play on. The main ride cymbal I would have to play myself to get a feel for it, it's hard for me to imagine the "softness" or "hardness" of this cymbal's feel on the stick. I would love to have the opportunity to make music with these!

Mys posted on May 23, 2013 - 18:27 PM

the more often i hear the rigth one the more i regret that you don't give that prototype away. With these fusion sounds it creates atmosphere and deepens it perfectly, can't get enough of it. A great job

98plustwo posted on Jun 28, 2013 - 10:57 AM

I especially love the right one! Would fit perfectly in my setup. Dry, super nice stick sound...earthy...awesome. My quest for the perfect ride is not over I reckon...

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