The Zildjian family has been creating cymbals since 1623. A few years ago they asked themselves, "What is our business going to be in 2023?". These questions eventually led to the creation of the Gen16 brand. They chose the name Generation 16 or "Gen16" as it represents the next generation in Zildjian products from the next generation at Zildjian. With Gen16, they’ve created a new way for you to access their most sought-after cymbal sounds. Gen16 products will allow all types of musicians, engineers and producers to bring their music to life like never before.