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Hans Zimmer presents rock aristocrat; Jason Bonham playing his enormous sounding DW Vistalite kits at legendary locations in Los Angeles, alongside more exclusive Zimmer gems.
The ultimate epic kit, played by the ultimate epic drummer, in 3 epic locations produced by the godfather of epic; multi award winning composer, producer and sound-smith Hans Zimmer.
Spitfire Audio are delighted and honoured to present a series of products produced by a legend and his diamond class team of Grammy winning engineers, musicians and technicians. Where Hans Zimmer's style and approach to sonic creation is often copied or emulated, we're proud to present to the world at large HZ's definitive take on his trailblazing approach to cinematic percussion production. Herein lies not an emulation or synthesis of his approach, but a recreation. The same studio, musicians, instruments, signal chain and talented engineers, sitting alongside a decade of experience, innovation and refinement overseen in every detail by Hans himself. The same excruciating attention to detail, perfection but most importantly the endless choice for tweak-ability and customisation you'd expect of the greatest of sonic artists.
HZ02 - Los Angeles, features Jason Bonham on his exclusive DW Vistalite kit recorded at the legendary "Newman" Stage at 20th Century Fox, The Sony Scoring Stage and an enormous space on Hans' own lot dubbed "The Cathedral". Recorded and mixed both in stereo and 5.1 (surround) by multi Grammy winning engineers; Alan Myerson, Steve Lipson and Geoff Foster. The library also features some exclusive extra content created by Hans himself. This is the ultimate follow up to our multi award winning London percussion anthology. Recorded deep (29,477 samples, 35.6 hours, 34.3 GB WAV format, 22.7 GB NCW compressed format (stereo only, 5.1s coming soon!)) as per Hans' direction with multiple round robins, dynamic layers, beater types and playing styles. With GUIs and scripting designed back in London by the finest sample developers in the world.

This library is a free "Kontakt Player" Library and requires NO FURTHER PURCHASES to operate to its full potential.

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BACKGROUND

A TRUE TRAILBLAZER PRODUCES THE ULTIMATE CINEMATIC HYBRID DRUMS COLLECTION.
SPITFIRE PROUDLY PRESENTS THE HANS ZIMMER PERCUSSION LIBRARY
HANS ZIMMER is one of the most successful, influential and prolific film composers of his generation. Having won countless awards (including an Oscar accompanied by an embarrassment of academy nominations). HZ's scores have underscored a generation of hugely successful films, that have turned over billions of dollars, countless awards and critical acclaim. Hans has defined not only a compositional style, but also production approach and sonic innovation that has influenced a generation of composers.
Spitfire Audio are delighted and honoured to present a series of products produced by Hans Zimmer and his diamond class team of grammy winning engineers, musicians and technicians. Where Hans Zimmer's style approach to sonic creation is often copied or emulated, we're proud to present to the world at large HZ's definitive take on his trailblazing approach to cinematic percussion production. Herein lies not an emulation or synthesis of his approach, but a recreation. The same studio, musicians, instruments, signal chain and talented engineers, sitting alongside a decade of experience, innovation and refinement overseen in every detail by Hans himself. The same excrutiating attention to detail, perfection but most importantly the endless choice for tweakability and customisation you'd expect of the greatest of sound-smiths.

FEATURES

HZ02 LOS ANGELES
The Los Angeles sessions feature the talents of Jason Bonham, renowned rock drummer. Son of John Bonham who stepped up to the mark to fill his father's shoes and hit it out of the park at the legendary reunion concert of Led Zepellin at London's O2 arena in 2012. Jason has taken on his father's legacy on and has created a name for himself as one of the heaviest hitters on the planet today. The recordings feature his unique, one-of-a-kind and exclusive DW Vistalite kit. Tirelessly sampled with numerous snares, beaters, sticks, dynamic layers, round robins and perspectives.
HZ02 IS RECORDED BY GRAMMY WINNER "ALAN MEYERSON" AT THREE LEGENDARY LOCATIONS:
• The "Newman Stage" at 20th Century Fox, one of the oldest and with a live space of some 700 sq meters, one of largest recording studios in the world. Host to recordings by Monroe, Presley, Williams, and films from the Matrix trilogy to the Simpsons. With rareified microphones, bespoke Air Monserrat pre-amps via a renowned Neve console.
• The "Sony Stage" this 600 square meter live room is also one of the largest recording spaces in the world and remains almost entirely in its original condition. Only a few details of the room itself have been altered through the years, but the technical equipment is up to the most modern of standards. The studio, which is still known as the MGM Stage by many industry professionals, is equipped with a cutting-edge Neve 88R. To date, the largest recording session at the Sony Stage has hosted well over 150 musicians and vocalists playing at the same time. And in view of its immense capacity, it is no surprise that many classic film soundtracks have also been recorded here: ET, Schindler's List, Pirates Of The Caribbean, Black Hawk Down
• "The Cathedral" - a large concrete space on Hans' "Remote Control Productions" lot. Truly an extraordinary, unique and exclusive location.
• The library also features some exclusive additional bonus content from Hans himself including some hand crafted modular synth drums programmed by hand from his legendary modular synth at Remote Control Productions.
• Oh and we also had some time spare to get Jason to bang the Fox stage's bass drum (commissioned by Alfred Newman for the infamous 20th Century Fox Theme) with a baby doll's rubber head?!
Fox Drum
The library consists of numerous microphone positions (as detailed below) mixed in stereo and 5.1 by Grammy and Oscar winning engineers: Steve Lipsom & Geoff Foster.
When you plug in and play this material you will be recordings from an historic series of sessions captured by the greatest talents on the planet today.

GUI

We like instruments that just open and play. So we have worked for many years to create a simple to use and uniform GUI so you learn one, you learn them all. With improvements being made constantly we frequently update the whole range to maintain uniformity in our interfaces across our entire range.

General Controls GUI Image
GENERAL CONTROLS PANEL
HZ02 is best explored by loading the different many instrument presets for deepest possible use. The library is big at 29,477 samples, 35.6 hours, 34.3 GB WAV format, 22.7 GB NCW compressed format (stereo only, with 5.1s coming soon!). The gorgeous GUI continues the HZ approach to dealing with multiple instances of drum types and placing the mic positions central stage for ultimate flexibility, versatility and we hope musical innovation from you guys!
Keyboard Menu
KEYBOARD MENU
This view toggles on the keyboard view that shows you exactly how many goodies you can find in each preset and where they are. This is an incredibly inventive and broad set of historical recordings so be sure to delve deep into it's treasure trove!

PRESETS

It's important to remember that this is a continuation of the ensembles range designed for a deeper more exploratory approach to drum programming. So whilst there is a GM kit designed for ease of use, the true wonders in this library can be found when loading multiple instances of different instrument groups and using them like you would an ensembles collection.

FOX, SONY & CATHEDRAL:
- GM Performance Kit (basic mapping of core kit parts)
- Snares (Variations of snares with varying sticks)
- Cymbals (Varations of cymbals with various sticks)
- Hihats
- Kicks
- Toms
- Rides

MICROPHONE MIXES

GEOFF FOSTER
- Close Mix
- Gated Mix
- Room Mix
- Overhead Mix
- 5.1 Mix*
ALAN MYERSON
- Close (LCR) & ST)
- Room (LCR & ST)
- LFE (for 5.1 use)
- Ambient (ST ideal for surrounds)
STEVE LIPSON
- Stereo Mix
- 5.1 Mix*
*These 5.1s will be distributed after the initial promo period ends to preserve server integrity!

20th CENTURY FOX KIT

CRASH
- Bell - Sticks
- Choke Hits - Stick
- Choke Hits - With Kick
- Crescendo - Stick
- Hits - Felt Mallet
- Hits - Stick
- Hits - With Kick BR1.nki
CRASH RIDE
- Bell Hits - Stick
- Choke - Stick
- Choke With Kick - Stick
- Hits - Felt Hits - Stick
- Hits - With Kick
- Swells - Felt Mallet BR1.nki
DUAL COMBO
- Crescendo
- Swells - Mallet
HI HAT
- Bell Hits
- Closed Hits
- Closed Side Hits - Bamboo
- Closed Side Hits
- Closed Top Hits - Bamboo
- Half Open Top Hits
- Open Bell Hits
- Open Hits
- Pedal Close Hits
- Pedal Crash Hits
- Stomp Kick Long
- Stomp Kick Short
RIDE
- Bell - Stick
- Hits - Felt Mallet
- Hits - Stick
- Swell - Sustained
- Swells - Felt Mallet
- Swells - Sticks
- With Kick - Choked
- With Kick - Ringing
KICK
- Flams - 2nd Beater
- Flams Snare Wall - 2nd Beater
- Hits - 1st Beater
- Hits - 2nd Beater
- Hits Snare Wall - 1st Beater
- Hits Snare Wall - 2nd Beater
- Hits Snares Off - 1st Beater
- Hits Snares Off - 2nd Beater
NEWMAN BASS DRUM
- Newman Bass Drum - Dolls Head Hits
SNARE - ALT
- Center Edge Flams - Snare Off
- Center Rim Hits - Snare On
- Crescendo - Snare On
- Edge Hits - Snare Off
- Flams - Snare Off
- Flams - Snare On
- Ghost - Snare Off
- Ghost - Snare On
- Hits - Snare Off
- Hits - Snare On
- Rim Edge Flams - Snare On
SNARE MAIN
- Angle Hits
- Center and Edge Hits
- Center Edge Hits
- Center Flams - Bamboo
- Center Flams - Bamboo Snares Off
- Center Flams - Felt Mallet
- Center Flams - Felt Mallet Snares Off
- Center Flams - Snares Off
- Center Flams
- Center Ghost - Bamboo
- Center Ghost - Bamboo Snares Off
- Center Ghost - Felt Mallet
- Center Ghost - Felt Mallet Snares Off
- Center Ghost - Snares Off
- Center Ghost
- Center Rim Hits - Bamboo
- Center Rim Hits - Bamboo Snares Off
- Center Rim Hits - Snares Off
- Center Rolls - Felt Mallet
- Edge Hits - Bamboo Snares Off
- Edge Hits - Snares Off
- Hits - Bamboo
- Hits - Bamboo Snares Off
- Hits - Felt Mallet
- Hits - Felt Mallet Snares Off
- Hits - Snares Off
- Hits
- Rim Flams
- Rim Shot
- Rolls - Felt Mallet Snares Off
- Rolls - Snares Off
- Rolls
- Side Hits
HIGH TOM
- Big Hits
- Flams - Bamboo
- Flams - Felt Mallet
- Flams
- Hits - Bamboo
- Hits - Felt Mallet
- Hits
- Rolls - Felt Mallet
LOW TOM
- Big Hits
- Flams - Bamboo
- Flams - Felt Mallet
- Flams
- Hits - Bamboo
- Hits - Felt Mallet
- Hits
- Rolls - Felt Mallet
MID TOM
- Big Hits
- Flams - Bamboo
- Flams - Felt Mallet
- Flams
- Hits - Bamboo
- Hits - Felt Mallet
- Hits
- Rolls - Bamboo

SONY STAGE

CRASH
- Crescendo
- Grab Hits
- Hits
CRASH CRASH RIDE
- Crash Crash Ride Hits
CRASH RIDE
- Crescendo
- Hits
HI HAT
- Clap
- Closed Hits - Side
- Closed Hits - Top
- Half Open Hits
- Open Close Hits
KICK
- Hits
PRACTICE KICK
- Hits
RIDE
- Bell Hits
- Hits
SNARE
- Center Rim Hits
- Chains Off
- Hits
TOM HITS
- Hi Tom
- Low Tom
- Mid Tom

RCP CATHEDRAL

CRASH
- Crescendo - Mallet
- Crescendo
- Grab
- Hits
- Stomp Grab
- Stomp Hits
CRASH RIDE
- Crescendo - Mallet
- Crescendo
- Hits - Bell
- Stomp Grab 2
- Stomp Grab
- Stomp Hits BR1.nki
DW SNARE
- Center Rim Hits - Bamboo
- Center Rim Hits - Bamboo Chain
- Center Rim Hits - Bamboo No Chain
- Center Rim Hits
- Flams - Rim
- Flams
- Ghost Notes
- Ghost Sticks
- Head Edge Hits - Bamboo
- Hits - Bamboo
- Hits - Bamboo Chain
- Hits - Bamboo No Chain
- Hits
- Rolls - Bamboo
- Side Stick Hits
- Side Stick Hits.nki
HI HATS
- Bell Hits
- Chuck Hits
- Half Open Hits
- Open and Close Hits
- Open Hits - Bamboo
- Open Hits
- Side Closed Hits - Bamboo
- Side Closed Hits
- Smash Hits
- Stomp Grab
- Top Closed Hits - Bamboo
- Top Closed Hits
HI TOM
- Flams - Bamboo
- Flams - Felt
- Flams
- Hits - Bamboo
- Hits - Felt
- Hits
- Rolls - Felt
KICK 1
- 1st Beater - Hits
- 2nd Beater - Hits
- Flams
KICK 2
- 1st Beater - Hits (Snares Off)
- 1st Beater - Hits
- 2nd Beater - Hits (Snares Off)
- 2nd Beater - Hits
- Flams (Snares Off)
- Flams
KICK 3
- 1st Beater - Hits
- 2nd Beater - Hits
- Flams
LA BRASS SNARE
- Center Hits - Bamboo
- Edge Hits - Bamboo
- Flams - Bamboo
- Flams - Rim
- Flams
- Ghost Notes - Bamboo
- Ghost Notes
- Hits - Rim - Angle
- Hits - Rim - Edge
- Hits - Rim - Flams
- Hits - Rim - Mid
- Hits - Rim
- Hits - Side
- Hits
- Rolls
LA BRASS SNARE TUNED
- Flams - Rim
- Flams
- Grace Notes
- Hits - RCE
- Hits - Side
- Hits
LOW TOM
- Flams - Bamboo
- Flams - Felt
- Flams
- Hits - Bamboo
- Hits - Felt
- Hits
- Rolls - Felt
MAPLE SNARE
- Center Rim Hits - Bamboo
- Center Rim Hits
- Flams - Bamboo
- Flams
- Ghost Notes - Bamboo
- Ghost Notes
- Hits - Bamboo
- Hits
MAPLE SNARE TUNED DOWN
- Center Rim Hits - Mallet
- Ghost Hits - Mallet
- Ghosts Short - Mallet
- Hits - Mallet
MID TOM
- Flams - Bamboo
- Flams
- Hits - Bamboo
- Hits
- Rolls - Felt
NO CHAIN SNARE
- Flams - Felt
- Hits - Felt
- Rolls - Felt.nki
RIDE
- Bell Hits
- Crescendo - Mallets
- Grab
- Hits - Mallet
- Hits
- Stomp Grab
- Stomp Hits

Specifications

This library is a free "Kontakt Player" Library and requires NO FURTHER PURCHASES to operate to its full potential.
MAC:
For new customers, OS X 10.8 and above is required to run Kontakt 5. For legacy customers, OS X 10.7 and above is required to run either Kontakt 4 or Kontakt 5. Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB RAM recommended.
PC:
Windows 7 (latest Service Pack, 32/64 Bit), Intel Core Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2, 4 GB RAM recommended.
FOOTPRINT:
22.7 GB in download product from 34.3 GB of WAV data from 29 samples.

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Review Quotes

"I give Hans Zimmer Percussion- Los Angeles featuring Jason Bonham a score of 10/10 because it now has an almost indispensable place in my sample library.To be honest I don’t think I will be even looking at other drum/percussion Libraries for a while."
The Economic Voice

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Customer feedback

"Havin a lot of fun with this library! Love the whole approach to capturing his kits and the environments are so diverse - sounds just as pristine as Vol 1 and you can really shake the walls with some of these patches. Awesome stuff once again Spitfire!"
"This is an inspiring library. Something very special happening here you just can't find in any other library. There is some "sexiness" that only very special/specific players can achieve, and Jason is definitely one of them!"
"Oh, oh, oh !
this one sounds really big, well no, HUGE !"

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Review Quotes

"Employing the very best players and recording engineers available (including himself), Hans Zimmer has created the first instalment of what looks destined to become the ultimate connoisseur's percussion library"
Music Tech
Hans Zimmer Percussion may turn out to be their greatest mission yet. If nothing else, it's good to know that we live in an era where a Spitfire and a German can be in the same vicinity without shots being exchanged.
Sound On Sound Magazine
There’s so much flexibility that HZ01 is ready to be, percussively, whatever you want it to be
Future Music
I’d say if your making music for TV, Games or Film this is a great weapon to have in your arsenal and will stand up against any other pro library in the genre.
Ask Audio
One of the easiest libraries to navigate and integrate into a project that I’ve come across.
Future Music

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Customer feedback

Oh dark mother, I once again suckle at your deeply sampled, percussive teat..
Hmmm, I'm really disappointed. I thought it wouldn't sound as good as this!!!!!
I'm shaking.. Is that natural?
This thing is amazing guys!! This was made by a musician for a musician. The flexibility is large.....come on in boys the water is fine!!!! Thank you HZ + SF!!!
Played it for an hour this morning. Fantastic work and joy to work with. Big thank you to all involved.
Just wanted to show my pronounced appreciation for this library - It is a monumental achievement! As advertised, the mic position shine an entirely new light on the whole concept from what I've seen since playing through it yesterday. The artist elements are brilliantly realized and I can't believe how much content is still yet to come! For everything(and everyone) that has gone into this library plus the seemingly endless array of content and options I can honestly say this is one of the best values on the market IMO.
My thanks to Hans, Spitfire and your illustrious teams for allowing us to share in these sounds that have been a part of many of our lives in tandem with the silver screen for years and years.
The sense of space is unbelievable. I haven't heard anything like this in a percussion library, until now.
I truly believe that this library can do both epic, and intimate. The close and overhead mice are so sweet sounding.
Ive bought a lot of libraries this year, this is the only one that has truly shocked me.
I think it doesnt just take percussion sampling to the next generation, but also in terms of sample libraries in general with all the mic options and engineers.

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"Great sounding scoring tools that are both intuitive and flexible to use."
Future Music
"Sure to become a staple even integral feature on the soundtracks of major Hollywood film and network television scores."
The Economic Voice

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