06-25-2013 07:52 PM - edited 06-25-2013 07:57 PM
Dumb n00B question, as I'm not a drummer:
What do you call those synth-y pitched toms-- widely heard during the 1980's--- that fall very sharply in pitch when they're played. Bu-bu-bu-bu-bu! Any VSTi you know produce these sounds today?
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06-26-2013 12:24 AM
Early Simmons electronic drums. The SDS-V in the very early 80s with the hexagonal drum pads was the one that really made a splash. There were a bunch of other Simmons models before and after (SD-4,5,8,9....), and they're still making the things. Samples are everywhere, common as sin - any VST sampler like Kontakt would have wav files.
nat whilk ii
06-26-2013 01:22 AM
thank you, nat whilk iii!
06-26-2013 01:27 AM - edited 06-26-2013 01:29 AM
There were also the Synare series of drum synths from Star Instruments. I had a Synare 3 years ago. Cool drum synth / electronic drum. It did the classic late 70s / early 80s era "dooooooom" style synth drum drops, but you could dial up all kinds of different sounds with it. Supposedly one was used for the snare / clap sound on Heartache Tonight by the Eagles, and you'll hear stuff that sounds just like them on all sorts of Cars tracks - Good Times Roll comes to mind. Not sure if that's what was used for that track, but that synth can definitely do those types of sounds.
06-26-2013 01:42 AM
06-26-2013 04:49 PM
06-26-2013 08:49 PM - edited 06-26-2013 08:52 PM
Don't forget Syndrums.
06-28-2013 08:19 PM - edited 06-28-2013 08:21 PM
Ahh, good point Geoff! And now that you mention them, I seem to recall reading something years ago where David Robinson (drummer for The Cars) mentioned using Syndrums on Good Times Roll.
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