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  • The ultimate piano library

    In his fourth collaboration with Spitfire Audio, legendary Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer presents the ultimate piano library. A personal favourite of Hans himself, this beautiful instrument bursting with life, depth, and character is the in-house grand piano at Lyndhurst Hall at AIR Studios, one of the best scoring stages in the world. Expertly recorded by Hans' renowned engineers and the award-winning Spitfire team, this library embodies what Hans described as a 'once-in-a-lifetime' opportunity to create a world-class piano writing tool for discerning composers the world over.

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    Includes Kontakt Player (free download)

    Compatible with NKS

    Steinway Model D

    60 mics

    Kontakt Player

    Listen to Hans Zimmer Piano

    Over the last two decades of producing Oscar-winning, world-renowned scores, Hans has stolen rare moments of downtime to play the Steinway Model D grand piano in the inspiring and luscious acoustics of Lyndhurst Hall at AIR Studios. It was those brief solitary sojourns at the piano that produced a spark of inspiration for his next Oscar-nominated blockbuster score, leading Hans to think, what if I could capture that degree of inspiring potential, box it, and take it anywhere? Over a series of impassioned phone calls with Spitfire Audio founder and composer Paul Thomson, it was agreed a no-holds-barred approach was required. This project would give him what he needed as a composer to inspire, to write, and to create masters from an expertly performed set of recordings.

    Recorded in the same space as our Symphonic and Chamber libraries, it has been designed to blend perfectly and enhance your orchestral compositions, as well as working perfectly as a solo or featured instrument. Hans Zimmer Piano features the combined signals of a staggering 60 microphones placed in and around the piano and the Hall, fed through the unique Air “Montserrat” pre-amps via a Neve 88R desk, into Prism AD converters. The piano, a world-class stretch concert grand, was played utilising a mixture of technical wizardry and performing talent to produce days of recordings, with a huge array of round robins and dynamic layers, from momentous power to deathly quiet tones for creating the most tender moments. It also boasts the widest range of techniques — from staccato and long notes, to detailed studies in the softest layers of the piano — and a vast collection of effects, from zither-like finger plucks to soft timpani-stick string hits, for extra inspiration.

    Hans Zimmer Portrait
    Close up of mics under lid of piano

    Whenever we finish a session at AIR, I come into The Hall and just sit down at the piano and start playing. ‘Time’ was written here for 'Inception'. This is one of the most beautiful pianos I know, in one of the most beautiful halls. That’s why we did it — because it always inspired me.

    Hans Zimmer

    Hans Zimmer Piano hall

    General controls panel

    Hans Zimmer Piano general controls panel
    This view allows further in-depth control of the instrument, showing all available signals and feature controllers, as well as the ability to purge techniques from memory to reduce system usage.

    What's included

    Instruments

    • Hans Zimmer Piano - Full and Bright (Percussive FX)
    • Hans Zimmer Piano - Full and Bright (Super Soft)
    • Hans Zimmer Piano - Full and Bright (Various FX)
    • Hans Zimmer Piano - Full and Bright

    Mic selections

    Light and bright
    • Hans Zimmer Piano - Light and Bright (Percussive FX)
    Hans Zimmer Piano - Light and Bright (Super Soft)
    • Hans Zimmer Piano - Light and Bright (Various FX)
    • Hans Zimmer Piano - Light and Bright
    Low and weighted
    • Hans Zimmer Piano - Low and Weighted (Percussive FX)
    • Hans Zimmer Piano - Low and Weighted (Super Soft)
    • Hans Zimmer Piano - Low and Weighted (Various FX)
    • Hans Zimmer Piano - Low and Weighted
    Warm and rounded
    • Hans Zimmer Piano - Warm and Rounded (Percussive FX)
    • Hans Zimmer Piano - Warm and Rounded (Super Soft)
    • Hans Zimmer Piano - Warm and Rounded (Various FX)
    • Hans Zimmer Piano - Warm and Rounded

    Mic sets

    Mid mics
    • Hans Zimmer Piano - Mids (Percussive FX)
    • Hans Zimmer Piano - Mids (Super Soft)
    • Hans Zimmer Piano - Mids (Various FX)
    • Hans Zimmer Piano - Mids
    Spot mics
    • Hans Zimmer Piano - Mids (Various FX)
    • Hans Zimmer Piano - Spots (Percussive FX)
    • Hans Zimmer Piano - Spots (Super Soft)
    • Hans Zimmer Piano - Spots

    Distance compensated signals

    • Hans Zimmer Piano (Alt room)
    • Hans Zimmer Piano (Bottle)
    • Hans Zimmer Piano (Far Gallery)
    • Hans Zimmer Piano (Mid A)
    • Hans Zimmer Piano (Mid B)
    • Hans Zimmer Piano (Mid C)
    • Hans Zimmer Piano (Mid D)
    • Hans Zimmer Piano (Near Gallery)
    • Hans Zimmer Piano (Outriggers)
    • Hans Zimmer Piano (Room)
    • Hans Zimmer Piano (Spot A)
    • Hans Zimmer Piano (Spot B)
    • Hans Zimmer Piano (Spot C)
    • Hans Zimmer Piano (Spot D)
    • Hans Zimmer Piano (Surround)
    • Hans Zimmer Piano (Tree)

    Individual signals

    • Hans Zimmer Piano (Alt room)
    • Hans Zimmer Piano (Bottle)
    • Hans Zimmer Piano (Far Gallery)
    • Hans Zimmer Piano (Mid A)
    • Hans Zimmer Piano (Mid B)
    • Hans Zimmer Piano (Mid C)
    • Hans Zimmer Piano (Mid D)
    • Hans Zimmer Piano (Near Gallery)
    • Hans Zimmer Piano (Outriggers)
    • Hans Zimmer Piano (Room)
    • Hans Zimmer Piano (Spot A)
    • Hans Zimmer Piano (Spot B)
    • Hans Zimmer Piano (Spot C)
    • Hans Zimmer Piano (Spot D)
    • Hans Zimmer Piano (Surround)
    • Hans Zimmer Piano (Tree)

    Mics & mixes

    Mics

    • Spot A
    • Spot B
    • Spot C
    • Spot D
    • Mid A
    • Mid B
    • Mid C
    • Mid D
    • Tree
    • Outriggers
    • Surrounds
    • Room
    • Room Alt
    • Gallery Near
    • Gallery Far
    • Bottle

    Testimonials

    This is an instrument for life, not just for Christmas.

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    Tech specs

    Mac system requirements

    Mac OS X 10.10 or later

    Intel i5


    PC system requirements

    Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit)

    Intel i5 or AMD Ryzen


    File size

    ~88352 samples

    452.7 GB uncompressed .wav

    11.2 GB download size

    422.40 GB disk space required during install

    Too large to download? Choose hard drive delivery at checkout


    Kontakt player

    Kontakt or Kontakt Player 5.6.8 or higher

    Hans Zimmer Piano sounds great with…