Synthesist KOSmusic shared their take on Jan Hammer‘s Crocket’s Theme, from the soundtrack to the 80’s TV series Miami Vice.
Here’s what they have to say about the technical details:
To recreate the sound of the guitar as close as possible to the original one, I created a virtual instrument (playing various notes/slides/palm muting/etc. of my Les Paul) and thanks to the synth I was able to play it giving it the electronic effect, and recreate all of them the small pitch bends characteristic of Jan Hammer’s legendary guitar.
The bass line having been created with an arpeggio in random mode (on the Jupiter-8), in certain points of the track it can be a little different from the original.
Thanks to my wife’s passion for sewing, we decided to try to recreate the “Crockett” style t-shirt and blazer from scratch, with the fabrics we had available at home.