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  • Hans Zimmer Drums

    Your definitive epic drum kit

    Oscar-winning composer and producer Hans Zimmer presents the ultimate epic drum kit, played by rock aristocrat Jason Bonham. Bonham's exclusive DW Vistalite kits have been expertly sampled at three legendary Los Angeles locations — The Newman Stage at 20th Century Fox, The Sony Scoring Stage, and an enormous space on Hans' own lot dubbed 'The Cathedral' — alongside more exclusive Zimmer gems, in this historic series of sessions. Following on from our hugely popular Hans Zimmer Percussion, this timeless, versatile kit has been designed for both media composers and rock producers alike to add epic power and energy to your scores and tracks, fitting perfectly with your existing Spitfire libraries.
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    Includes Kontakt Player (free download)

    Compatible with NKS

    3 drum kits

    Kontakt Player

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    HZ Drums Newman Stage At 20th Century Fox
    HZ Drums Mgm Stage
    Hans Zimmer Studio
    Hans Zimmer Portrait

    General controls panel

    Hans Zimmer Drums GUI
    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.

    Kickstart engine

    Hans Zimmer Drums GUI
    This interface is built especially for our percussive libraries to make it easy to map sounds to any connected MIDI interface. It also includes the microphone mixer and available feature controllers.

    What's included

    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
    Alan Meyerson
    • Close
    • Room
    • Ambient
    Steve Lipson
    • Stereo Mix

    Tech specs

    Mac system requirements

    Mac OS X 10.10 or later

    Intel i5

    Machine must be connected to the internet during install


    PC system requirements

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

    Intel i5 or AMD Ryzen

    Machine must be connected to the internet during install


    File size

    ~34335 samples

    44.2 GB uncompressed .wav

    25.7 GB download size

    51.40 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 Drums sounds great with…