"The cymbal sounds good with this. 』\
Recently, you often see posters with such catchphrases in stores and on SNS.
A new type of cymbal washer "Cympillow" released in recent years
At the store, you will be asked "What is the difference from the conventional cymbal washers?" And "How much difference does the sound make when compared?"
Let's take a step further from the entrance to explore the effect of Cympillow.
What is the difference between a conventional cymbal washer and a cymbal pillow?
The cymbal washers that you often see and touch are often felt-type cylinders. On the other hand, the sympillor has a semi-circular shape made of elastic silicone, and you can tell the difference from the look and feel.
Since the cymbals are semi-circular, the contact area with the cymbals can be adjusted on the front and back, and there are 4 ways to install the upper and lower cymbal washers, and 9 ways when combined with the felt type. The nuances of each sound will change, and you will be able to make fine adjustments for each scene.
Difference between felt type cymbal washer and sympillor seen in waveform
Next, based on the above differences, I would like to visualize the "sound difference." Each figure is an actual recording and an image. This time, we analyzed the 10-inch splash cymbal, which was the easiest to understand the length and group of sounds when recording, and the difference in sound was clearly shown "upper and lower felt type", "felt on the top, sympillor on the bottom", " Let's take a look at the three patterns of "upper and lower symptom".
Figure 1 shows the loudness and length waveforms, and although there are some differences in the player's ability during recording, just changing one cymbal washer made a clear difference in volume. .. This time, because the semicircle of the sympilor on the bottom surface was turned up, there was a difference in the contact area with the cymbal, but I think that it became clearer by visualizing it.
There is also a difference in the length from when the sound starts to decay until the sound decays, and when the upper and lower symptom is used, the sound decays the slowest of the three patterns, resulting in a stretchy sound.
In Fig. 2, the frequency of the sounding band of each pattern was visualized with an analyzer.
You can see the difference on the right side of the center, and you can see that even if one of them is a simple pillow, it lifts up sharply. Also, when the upper and lower cymbals are used, the large ups and downs of the graph are reduced, and it can be said that the cymbals sound more evenly from bass to treble than the other two patterns.
When actually listening and comparing, you may feel that the center of the cymbal (around the cup) is ringing when using the cymbal, and the above "evenly ringing" part appears as a sound.
Please use it and experience its effects!
(You can also try it at the Drum City store)