Murat Diril has been creating high-quality handmade cymbals and gongs off the coast of the Black Sea for 20 years. Brothers Murat and Ibraham worked for the Istanbul cymbal factory way, way back in the day. By the year 2000, they decided to take their cymbal-making skills and create their own operation.
Their new cymbal designs caught the attention of Meinl and Paiste, leading them to collaborate. Working together, they created Meinl's "Byzance" line of cymbals and Paiste's "Twenty" series cymbals.
In 2008, the brothers decided to go their separate way to create cymbals under the name Murat Diril. Having their own brand enabled them to create artisanal handmade cymbals. Each piece, gong or cymbal, has its own individual features and character. Murat Diril takes pride in their process, from the alloy they use (B27) to their firing, hammering, and lathing techniques. Their gongs and cymbals are made using an extra pure bronze alloy that is unique and proprietary to them. Their gongs create mystical, complex sounds, with an overall wide-open sonic experience.
Check out our selection of Murat Diril gongs here.