HZ01 - LONDON ENSEMBLES

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The definitive collection of Hybrid Cinematic Widescreen percussion ensembles, produced by the man who created the idiom; Hans Zimmer. Recorded by Geoff Foster at Air Studios and mixed by 4 Grammy winning composer/ producers.

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HZ01 FirstWave TU (0:00 / 1:54)

HZ01 DAWN Z CH (0:00 / 1:43)

HZ01 Fiery The Angels Rose - AA (0:00 / 1:49)

HZ01 Countdown PT (0:00 / 1:23)

HZ01 BattleOfTheBones AB (0:00 / 1:32)

HZ01 GodsOfWoar BR (0:00 / 1:10)

HZ01 COMECLOSER CH (0:00 / 1:50)

Flight At Dusk - Will Bedford (0:00 / 1:58)

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Overview

Four percussion legends and long term collaborators with Hans play the definitive anthology of percussion instruments and styles developed over ten years of blockbuster score making. Volume 1 includes his classic selection of drum ensembles and key solo instruments:

Low Booms, Low Boom Gallery, Taiko Ensemble, Tamtam Ensemble, Boobams Ensemble, Hi Taiko Solo, Low Taiko Solo, Large Taiko Solo, Bass Drum Gallery Solo, Gong Drum Gallery Solo, Surdu Ensemble, Dohl Ensemble, Tombek Ensemble, Bombo Ensemble, Buckets & Snares Ensemble, Buckets & Crushers Ensemble, Bucket Top & Darbuka, Paper Djun, Piatti, Anvils, Timpani Ensemble.

Background

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 excruciating attention to detail, perfection but most importantly the endless choice for tweakability and customisation you'd expect of the greatest of sound-smiths.

Features

Recorded at Air Studios via an impressive signal chain. 96 rarefied microphones, into Neve Montserrat pre-amps, the world's biggest Neve 88R desk (which was exhaustively re-gained at every dynamic layer for optimum signal quality), via a dual chain to HDX and Prism converters running at 192k. Well over 30 TB of raw material from these sessions alone.

The London Ensembles sessions feature the cream of Hans Zimmer's hand picked percussion corps playing a distillation of a decade's worth of musical experimentation and innovation. This is not an imitation of techniques explored in films including Gladiator, Black Hawk Down, The Dark Knight and Inception. It is a truthful recreation.

The library consists of microphone positions (as detailed below) mixed in stereo and 5.1 by Grammy and Oscar winning engineers: Alan Meyerson, Steve Lipsom, Junkie XL, Geoff Foster and Hans Zimmer himself.

GUIs

General Controls Panel

A deeper but still simple UI panel that allows you to tweak the general settings. How many round robins you would like and how you would like them to behave. How would you like memory to be organised alongside pitch options and how velocity works.

Presets / Articulations / Mics / Mixes

Presets / Articulations

We have recorded the following drums and articulations each with up to 9 round robins and 6 dynamics.

01 – Low Booms

  • Hard Beater Hits
  • Hard Beater Rolls
  • Rim Puilli Hits
  • Rim Puilli Rolls
  • Rim Stick Hits
  • Rim Stick Rolls
  • Soft Beater Hits
  • Soft Beater Rolls

02 – Low Boom Gallery

  • Hard Beater Hits
  • Hard Beater Rolls
  • Rim Puilli Hits
  • Rim Stick Hits
  • Soft Beater Hits
  • Soft Beater Rolls

03 – Taiko Ensemble

  • Hits
  • Rolls

04 – Tamtam Ensemble

  • Hits
  • Rolls
  • Scrapes
  • Spatial Rolls

05 – Boobams Ensemble

  • Beater “Cluster” Hits
  • Hand Hits
  • Hotrods Hits

06 – Hi Taiko Solo

  • Hits
  • Rolls
  • Rim Puilli Hits
  • Rim Stick Hits

07 – Low Taiko Solo

  • Hits
  • Rolls
  • Rim Puilli Hits
  • Rim Stick Hits

08 – Large Taiko Solo

  • Hits
  • Rolls
  • Rim Puilli Hits
  • Rim Stick Hits

09 – Bass Drum Gallery Solo

  • Hard Beater Hits
  • Hard Beater Rolls
  • Rim Puilli Hits
  • Rim Stick Hits
  • Soft Beater Hits
  • Soft Beater Rolls

10 – Gong Drum Gallery Solo

  • Hard Beater Hits

  • Hard Beater Rolls

  • Rim Puilli Hits

  • Rim Stick Hits

  • Soft Beater Hits

  • Soft Beater Rolls

11 – Surdu Ensemble

  • 
Hits

  • Rolls

12 – Dohl Ensemble


  • Sticks Hits

  • Hand Hits

13 – Tombek Ensemble

  • 
Hand Hits

  • Hand Taps

  • Hand Slaps

14 – Bombo Ensemble


  • Hard Beater Hits

  • Hard Beater Rolls

  • Soft Beater Hits

  • Soft Beater Rolls

  • Hand Hits
- Hand Rolls

  • Finger Rolls

  • Flam Hits

15 – Buckets & Snares Ensemble


  • Hits
  • Flams

  • Rolls

16 – Buckets & Crushers Ensemble


  • Hits

  • Rolls

17 – Bucket Top & Darbuka


  • Hits

18 – Paper Djun


  • Hits

  • Rolls

19 – Piatti


  • Hits

  • Choked Hits

20 – Anvils


  • Hits

21 – Timpani Ensemble


  • Hard Beater Hits

  • Hard Beater Rolls

  • Soft Beater Hits

  • Soft Beater Rolls

  • Hotrods Hits
  • Hotrods Rolls

  • Finger Rolls

Mics & Mixes

Artist Elements

  • HZ Close Mono Perspective
  • HZ Close Stereo Perspective
  • HZ Room Perspective
  • HZ Surround (Far) Perspective
  • AM Close Stereo Perspective
  • AM Room Perspective
  • AM Surround (Far) Perspective
  • GF Close Stereo Mics
  • GF Tree Mics
  • GF Outrigger (Wide) Mics
  • GF Surround (Far) Mics

Stereo Mixes

  • HZ Stereo Mix
  • AM Stereo Mix
  • GF Stereo Mix

Additional Mics 1

  • Bottle Mics Stereo
  • Mid Mics
  • Gallery Mics

Additional Mics 2

  • Overheads Cardioid
  • Mid PZM
  • Ambient Pair

MIC/MIX OPTIONS – SURROUND

Surround Mixes

  • HZ Surround 5.1 Mix
  • AM Surround 5.1 Mix
  • GF Surround 5.1 Mix
  • AM Surround 5.1 Mix 1
  • AM Surround 5.0 Mix 2
  • AM Surround 5.0 Mix 3