Spitfire Audio - Hans Zimmer Percussion Volume 2 - emusician
Monday, November 24, 2014
Overall, the kicks are meaty and punchy, with the thunderous Newman bass drum being a cinematic standout. The cymbals sparkle; the Dual Combo cymbal rolls have a realistic attack and generous decay. Round robins for the ride bells keep them lively and pingy, while the hihats are kept from sounding mechanistic. The snares have plenty of snap and presence, and the Gated Room (only available for some snares) can be subtly mixed in for a little sizzle (or way up for some ’80s character). The snares and toms include realistic flams, and some of the crash sounds are accompanied by kicks.
All in all, HZ02 sounds fabulous— bombastic and laden with attitude. They’re perfect for standard and progressive rock as well as hard-edged pop.
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