Tam Tam


Created by Sereno, a brazilian sambista musician of Rio de Janeiro member and one of the founders of the pagode group Fundo de Quintal. He was introduced into samba to replace the surdo another type of percussive instrument on the samba reunions “rodas de samba” of Cacique de Ramos, in the late 1970’s.

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Percussive Wealth

The Tantã is a percussive instrument consisting of a cylindrical type of side drum similar to the brazilian atabaque with a wooden or aluminum shaft. It has an animal or polyester skin drum head on only one of its sides. Its diameter can vary though the most used is one is the 12″ tantã also called rebolo in Brazil. This instrument is used to set the rhythm and it’s played with the hands usually to play samba and other brazilian rhythms.

The tantã was recorded by the great musician and percussionist Robson “Batata” renowned Brazilian musician.


Single Hits

  • Tam Tam – Single Hits Articulations
  • Tam Tam FX

Rhythmic Loops (Sync)

  • Tam Tam – Brazilian Grooves (100 bpm)
  • Tam Tam – Brazilian Grooves (Sync)
  • Tam Tam – Rhythms (156 bpm)
  • Tam Tam – Rhythms (Sync)
  • Tam Tam – Rhythms (156 bpm)
  • Tam Tam – Slow Grooves (88 bpm)
  • Tam Tam – Slow Grooves Sync)
  • Update Log 1.4:

    • New Faders
    • New Panners
    • Solo button Added
    • New Level Meter on individual Buses
    • Label Amount visualizer
    • Master EQ Added
    • Reset to Default knobs and faders added
    • Minor Improvements
    • Low tune Added
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