Allan Watson

Allan Watson

Allan Watson is a Timpanist and Percussionist with the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra resident at the Sydney Opera House. He has more than 25 years experience performing a huge range of Opera and Ballet repertoire with some of the worlds finest conductors. He has worked on a variety of Movie soundtracks and Television shows and taught at the University of NSW and Australian National University. Allan also owns Optimum Percussion, a store specialising in the supply of orchestral percussion instruments imported from all parts of the globe to the finest orchestras and bands in Australia and New Zealand.

«The Pianoteq bell sounds are outstanding and provide a genuine alternative to acoustic bells for live orchestral performance. It is difficult to get real volume and fullness of tone from acoustic tubular bells in the range below a standard chimes set and the lower they get the harder it becomes. The resonance, dynamic control and tone that we are able to achieve from the Pianoteq Bells in this low register answers a problem that has existed for a very long time. The easy to use velocity curve adjustment on the Pianoteq software has enabled me to create a very realistic feel to the playing of all dynamics. The way the bells complex harmonics resonate together is remarkable and above all, our conductor is happy.»



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