My approach for cymbal setups comes from the image training, but also from the air drumming I like doing so much. Air drumming shows me where I subconsciously feel that a certain cymbal should be.

Rainer “Raikku” Tuomikanto is a busy man. Known of his innovative approach to drumming, combining elements of bombastic groove, hard-hitting solid beats and lightning fast execution with energetic live performances, he is constantly filling out the drummer duties on several touring and recording acts. Raikku is also a longtime Impression Cymbals endorser, so we reached out to him and asked a few questions about his current gigs, what he seeks in cymbals, and how he prepares for new challenges.