HZ02 - LOS ANGELES

AAA Epic Drum Kit

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.

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Raise The Alarm - Christian Henson HZ01/HZ02 (0:00 / 1:04)

Tristis Ascensorem - Jez Ashurst (0:00 / 2:00)

An Epic Tribe Of Jasons - Christian Henson (0:00 / 1:01)

Time - Jacques Mathias (0:00 / 5:41)

Clockwork Foundry - Ty Unwin (0:00 / 1:32)

Vanishing Point - Paul Thomson (0:00 / 1:42)

Raise The Alarm - Christian Henson HZ02 Only (0:00 / 1:05)

Time - Jacques Mathias Drums/Bass Only (0:00 / 5:41)

AN EPIC TRIBE OF JASONS - CHRISTIAN HENSON (0:00 / 1:01)

The Psychedelic Girl - Jacques Mathias (0:00 / 6:35)

Change Of Mind - Richard Henley Davis (0:00 / 3:27)

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Overview

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.

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 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.

Features

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.

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 a true innovator.

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.

Kickstart Engine

Kickstart is a Kontakt interface dedicated to percussive instruments and libraries. It allows Spitfire libraries to provide an organised collection of percussive instruments with a quick and easy way of accessing their various playing styles and techniques in a single patch.

Presets / Articulations / Mics / Mixes

Presets / Articulations

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

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

CRASH RIDE

  • Bell Hits - Stick
  • Choke - Stick
  • Choke With Kick - Stick
  • Hits - Felt Hits - Stick
  • Hits - With Kick
  • Swells - Felt Mallet BR1

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

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

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

RIDE

  • Bell Hits
  • Crescendo - Mallets
  • Grab
  • Hits - Mallet
  • Hits
  • Stomp Grab
  • Stomp Hits

Mics & 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*