Tomoya Kanki is ONE OK ROCK's drummer. He played drums for the band's earlier indies until officially joining on 2007. Former teacher at the ESP Musical School, Tomoya is the eldest among the band members.

Drum KitEdit

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Tomoya drum's kit in 2010

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Tomoya with SAKAE Drums in Yokohama Arena 2013

Tomoya is currently using SAKAE Drums. He said that he loved it and the sound is suitable for the band. His first time seen using a SAKAE Drum kit was in the Music Video for "Answer is Near". Since ONE OK ROCK's two-day concert in Yokohama Arena in May 2012, Tomoya used a double-bass drum kit. Wherever he goes, he will always bring his drum kit. But when he did WHO ARE YOU?? WHO ARE WE?? Tour, he borrowed the double bass drum kit from the promoter. All of them are TAMA Drum set, except in Singapore he used DW Drum set.

Before using SAKAE Drums, Tomoya prefers to use TAMA Drum set.  

5 Feb 2018 Edit: 

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Performing "Taking off" during Ambitions Japan Tour 2017

As of 8 October 2015, Tomoya uses SJC Custom drum kit. 

Specifications: Maple, black satin stain with red satin stain superply hoops, butcher hoops on the kick drums with black hardware, and LEDs inside the kick drums.  

Snare: 12x14  

Rack Toms: 7x10, 8x12  

Floor Tom: 14x16  

Kick Drum: Double 18x22  

Tomoya uses both Remo and Evans drumheads.  

For the batter head that could be discerned in the Taking Off performance, the kick drum is equipped with Remo Powerstroke P3 Clear. The snare drum, on the other hand, is equipped with Controlled Sound Coated Black Dot. Beyond this point is pure speculation, as his toms are probably equipped with Remo Emperor Vintage Clear based on it's punchy low-mid frequency responses... or because the editor listened with extra base headphones.  

For the resonant head, there were instances where Tomoya's toms were equipped with what seems to be a Remo Ambassador Clear; and during the Taking Off performance, with Evans Resonant Black. The snare's resonant is clear and is assumed to be Remo Emperor Hazy Snare Side to complement the snare's batter head overtone control.  


Tomoya is using a lot of manufacturers for his cymbals kit, such as Paiste and Zildjian.apik lur saestu

5 Feb 2018 Edit:

Zildjian 14" Kerope HiHat

Zildjian 16", 17", 18" K Custom Hybrid Crash

Zildjian 21" K Custom Hybrid Ride

Zildjian 19" A Ultra Hammered China

Zildjian 10" A Custom EFX

Zildjian 8" ZXT Trashformer

**Zildjian 15" FX Oriental China "Trash"

**Zildjian 20" S Family Trash Crash

**Note: These two cymbals are stacked together. Dimensions of said cymbals were assumed.

Drum SticksEdit

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Tomoya has his own signature US Hickory drum sticks, 411 mm in length and 14.5 mm in width. Now his signature drum stick sell out on Wincent Japan's website for ¥ 1,600 (¥ 1,680 if tax included).

5 Feb 2018 Edit:
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Wincent W-tyscw One OK Rock Tomoya Model White Drum Sticks

Wincent W-Stickgrip TYS One OK Rock Tomoya Model White Drum Sticks


  • Length = 411mm
  • Diameter = 14.6mm
  • Teardrop Tips
  • Wood = Selected US Hickory
  • Grip = Rubber

Microphones Edit

The microphones listed here were seen during the LIVE performance of Taking Off during the Ambitions Tour Japan.

  1. Snare. The microphone used here is the well-known Shure SM57, mounted between the hi hat and the snare, about 2 inches above the rim of the snare, and slightly tilted towards the snare. Whether there is a mic below the snare for the strainer is not certain.
  2. Toms. Electro-Voice PL35 were mounted for each rack tom and floor tom individually, a total of 3 mics.
  3. Kick Drum. Inside the kick drum has a Shure Beta 52A attached to it. The silhouette of the mic can be seen in the live recording once the camera shifts to Tomoya's kick action. The knob gave it away over the AKG D112 MKII.
  4. Overhead/Cymbals. Three mics are place around the drum set. Two overhead mics, one pointing downwards towards the area of the 16" crash, and the other towards the area of the 18" crash. The third mic is under the hi-hat, pointing upward towards it. The choice of mic was the Shure SM81.
  5. Drummer. For Tomoya's vocals, the Shure Beta 56A was used.