Spitfire Audio - Hans Zimmer Percussion Volume 1 -SoundOnSound
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Anyone who feels the current craze for sampled ‘cinematic percussion’ is getting out of hand should spare a thought for the man who invented the genre: Hans Zimmer, the affable German ex–popster who scaled the Hollywood heights with scores for (deep breath) Rain Man, Thelma & Louise, The Lion King, Crimson Tide, Gladiator, Black Hawk Down, Pearl Harbour, Hannibal, The Last Samurai, The Da Vinci Code, the Pirates Of The Caribbean series, Inception, The Dark Knight Rises, The Lone Ranger, 12 Years A Slave and many other movies. Hailed in scoring circles as “the man who made orchestras cool again”, Zimmer now has over 100 film scores and innumerable awards under his belt and is widely recognised as a leading industry figure.
It’s a pretty safe bet that this library will be successful, and the key to its success is that it uses exactly the same ingredients as a Hollywood film scoring session: a big, world–famous sound stage, leading players, great instruments and a team of eminent producers and engineers.
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