Miami Vice Theme Song Drums...

Discussion in 'Drums' started by pandamonkey, Nov 6, 2003.

  1. pandamonkey

    pandamonkey Active Member

    Dec 28, 2001
    This question will apply to both the drum and keyboard geeks out there in R.O. Land! I think the full on 80's sounding toms that are tuned and played in the theme song are great. (for those of us who lust for 80's sounds) Does anyone know if they are from an 80's electronic drum kit alone or if there was a sound module with drum timbres used? In any case, I want some! Any recomendations on bad 80's electronic drum sound sources??
  2. BarefootStudios

    BarefootStudios Active Member

    Feb 9, 2002
    Hello there.I think Jan Hammer used a Sequencial Circuts drum machine called the "Tom".An old analog box that could detune drums and reverse them with ease! Peace,Barefoot
  3. pmolsonmus

    pmolsonmus Well-Known Member

    Jun 23, 2003
    I can't say for sure that Jan Hammer used a Tom, but the Tom was (is) a pretty hip unit with some great, but dated sounds. He had access to some pretty hip recording/mixing/effects and if it is the TOM then some great recording took place. I still use mine on occasion. It's like a mini Linn machine. Tuneable on all 8 pads and a cartridge for 8 more. Sequences and Songs can be easily programmed but the thing ( at least mine) has a very tempermental power supply that likes to occasssionaly quit without warning. Usually after you've been programming for a long time. I found out the hard way during a senior recital 20 years ago! LOL. I've been dumping some grooves into PT where it's alot safer to play.

  4. pmolsonmus

    pmolsonmus Well-Known Member

    Jun 23, 2003
    Oh, by the way mIchAEl,
    its not for sale, I keep it for sentimental and musical reasons.
  5. heinz

    heinz Guest

    Roland R8
    Alesis SR16

    Check out this guy's site:
  6. lambchop

    lambchop Active Member

    Feb 14, 2003
    New Jersey (right outside the Big Apple!)
    Home Page:

    Why don't you ask Jan, yourself. If I remember correctly he has a section on his website where he responds to posts.

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