Canadian Musician - July/August 2017 - Page 69

Zildjian K Custom Special Dry Collection The Avedis Zildjian Company has released the K Custom Special Dry collection. This new cymbal voice is an extension of Zildjian’s K Custom family of cymbals, but remastered for current musical styles. These raw and earthy cymbals are designed to deliver a dry, funky sound with lots of dirt for a unique expression. A three-step hammering process, distinctive shape, and extra thin weight give the cymbals a fast attack, while shutting down quickly with just enough sustain. There are 15 models in the series, from 10-in. splashes to 23-in. rides. Some highlights of this collection are the larger size crashes (up to 22 in.), which allow drummers to experi- ence louder volume with trashy overtones. A 14-in. FX HiHat Top with a unique hole pattern emulates a “filtered” sound. The Trash Crashes and Trash China create a white noise sound that projects through a live performance, making them ideal for accents. For more information, contact Coast Music: 514-457-2555, FAX 514-457-0055,, Genelec The Ones Compact Coaxial Active Monitors Genelec has introduced The Ones series, which unites the 8351 three-way Smart Active Monitor (SAM) with the 8341 and 8331 – all small, three-way coaxial monitors – in the same family. Point source overcomes the off-axis colou- ration associated with traditional loudspeaker designs. This coaxial driver design provides accurate imaging and improved sound quality both on and off axis, vertically as well as horizontally. The woofers are concealed beneath the Directivity Controlled Waveguide (DCW), and together, they offer less coloured reflections. Like the 8351, both the 8341 and 8331 can be orientated horizontally or vertically using an adjustable IsoPod base for isolation. For more information, contact SFM: 514- 780-2070, FAX 514-780-2111,, W W W. C A N A D I A N M U S I C I A N . CO M C A N A D I A N M U S I C I A N • 69