Modern sound, ancient techniques
Dream’s Energy series is an effort to respond to the need of the modern drummer to have an expressive cymbal capable of the raw energy required for amplified music and high-tech recording environments.
This crash is explosive, quick to speak and is well at home in a loud environment, though it is not without its subtleties. The polished bow is offset by the raw unlathed bell giving the cymbal a uniquely rustic appearance. The bell has a crisp dry tang to it which sits well with the abrasive, washy whipcrack from the bow & edge.
Here's what Dream Cymbals have to say about the Energy Series
The Energy 16" crash is extremely present while maintaining our renowned musicality. Loud, explosive and able to take the most aggressive playing while remaining full bodied.
The ENERGY series offers a modern sound palette in a hand hammered cymbal. This bright, hard-hitting line meets the needs of anyone playing primarily in an amplified setting who is looking for a loud, bright, and penetrating quality that will cut through the sound of the rest of the band and deliver the energy of the drummer right to the audience.
Unique to the ENERGY line, the bell is left un-lathed focusing the weight of the cymbal in and around its center. This results in a cymbal that has a slightly exotic timbre with all the sound qualities that a rock or metal drummer is listening for combined with a raw, unrefined look. ENERGY cymbals are also excellent recording cymbals that will have you sounding great in the studio.
- Surface: micro lathed bow, unlathed bell
- Bow: medium taper, gradual bridge
- Bell: broad, loud, explosive
- Weight: medium to heavy
- Hammering: deep hammered hot and cold
- Stick: very clear, cutting projection
- Wash: extreme power, broad dynamic range, full bodied.