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CymPad Moderators

Although Cympad’s “Optimizer” cellular foam cymbal washers have become known for enhancing the sound of all types and brands of cymbals, the company’s original goal was to develop an accessory that would help drummers control the sound of cymbals that were too loud or too long to begin with. According to Cympad inventor and Swiss drummer Reto Hirschi, his first innovation was not the “Optimizer” but a cymbal tone control device called the “Moderator”. However, now that Cympad’s Optimizer and Chromatics series have become popular and successful, Moderators have started attracting interest from the world’s drummers, as well.

“Moderators are recommended for a wide range of drumming situations,” explains Hirschi. “They can be used to ‘dry out’ a ride cymbal in a live application, reduce the volume and decay of a crash in a lesson or practice session and add focus and definition to a cymbal set in a recording studio. They don’t completely deaden the cymbals; they are subtle and musical. In addition, Moderators can quickly and easily be placed under the bell of any cymbal— and removed just as quickly and easily— offering highly effective yet flexible and temporary tone control.”

Available in 50, 60, 70, 80, 90 and 100x15 millimeter sizes to allow incremental modification of virtually any cymbal’s sound, Cympad Moderators feature the same quality and consistency, and are made from the same advanced foam material, as Cympad Optimizers. They come in convenient two-packs, a handy assortment Cube (one of each size) and a versatile double Box Set (two of each size). Ask for them at your local or online drumshop or visit www.cympad.com to learn more.