Aaron Smith | Zildjian Artist

Aaron Smith

The Aaron Smith Experience

Aaron Smith is an independent artist who had a passion for music at a very early age. Born in Muncie Indiana he started playing by the age of two. Learning very quickly the concept of drumming he was soon playing drums consistently at church by age 6. By the time he was 10, Aaron was recording professionally. That gave him a platform to learn more and stretch his musical abilities. At 18 Aaron was traveling nationally playing for various gospel groups, touring and eventually was given the opportunity to teach drum clinics all over the U.S. Aaron transferred from Berklee College Of Music to Indiana University to finish his college degree in music. It was in that transition where his social media presence began to grow phenomenally and he started to teach what he knew on an international scale. He has played and recorded for a number of well-known groups and artists including Scott Guynn and Weapons, Brian Reeves & Heart After God, Doobie Powell, the widely popular Williams Singers, Funkyardx and The Franchize Band. Currently he is producing his first EP which will feature numerous independent artists to pay tribute to his hometown. He is looking forward to working with more national artists and using his social media influence to give back to the musical community by hosting drum clinics on a global scale.

Aaron Smith's setup

1.14" HiHats - K Constantinople (top), K Custom Session (bottom) *

2.Stack - 9" FX Oriental Trash Splash (bottom), 6" Splash (top) *

3.19" K Dark Thin Crashes

4.22" K Custom High Definition Ride

5.10" FX China Trash

6.15" FX Azuka Latin Multi-Crash *

7.16" K Dark Thin Crashes

* May be prototype or discontinued

Aaron Smith

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My wife and children inspire me the most. A strong second would be all of my close friends. They push me to be greater at what I do everyday.



Never compare your gift to others! What's for you will always be for you. Just be ready when your time comes.



My favorites will be the 15" Azuka Latin Multi Crash, and the 20" Oriental Crash Of Doom. Both of these cymbals differ so much in sound. I love using them for certain accents in music. I use the Azuka for stabs in music, and I will use the Crash Of Doom for big moments in music - perfect for dramatic swells!

Behind the kit

"Cali" Evan Marien x Aaron Smith #EvanMarien #AaronSmith

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