hans zimmer

  1. bfreepro

    POLL - the search for the best Hans Zimmer "Dark Knight" sounds

    Listening for the micro details here. I see a lot of string legato shootouts or shorts with more aggression. Which does the best detailed, feathery, realistic sound for the lower dynamics? This started as a personal experiment and my favorite is a combination of three which is demonstrated in...
  2. F

    James Bond Theme | Cover | John Barry & Hans Zimmer Inspired

    Hello All, New member here and this is my first post. It's good to be here! I'm posting my own take of the ever classic James Bond 007 Theme. I wanted to make this after being inspired by the brilliant 'No Time To Die' soundtrack by Hans Zimmer. Also including a bit of the 60s flair from the...
  3. johncdl

    What do you guys think of a JW composer toolkit?

    What if Spitfire will make a John Williams composer toolkit (imagine a Kontakt Abbey Road One), a Danny Elfman CT (with the BEST woods shorts in the club, huge choir, some synths that actually sound great and the greatest f-ing ostinatum engine for strings shorts) and a Hans Zimmer CT (organ...
  4. Leo Brennauer

    Interstellar Cover: Day One - Hans Zimmer

    Hey folks :-) Yesterday, while I'm sitting here in Santa Monica and don't really know what to do with my time (it's just too hot outside :D), I had the idea to cover one of my absolute favorite soundtracks: Interstellar, Day One by Hans Zimmer. This is my first orchestral cover, so please bear...
  5. Mr Greg G

    Hans Zimmer's influence: Extermination Sketchbook Part 2 [Under Assault]

    So this is Part 2 of my "Extermination" Sketchbook for this non existent war movie. It's more melody oriented with less FX and ambience than Part 1 but it's still heavily influenced by Hans Zimmer's action music. 1/ The war has started. The soldiers are now under assault and fight for their...
  6. Mr Greg G

    My telepathic skills into Hans Zimmer's mind: Extermination Sketchbook Part 1

    Here is Part 1 of a Sketchbook called "Extermination" I'm working on. It's heavily inspired by our one and only Hans Zimmer. An hommage of some sort. The idea here is to test my telepathic skills, and dive into Hans' mind to write a war movie soundtrack. At first I was thinking about a sci fi...
  7. ashtongleckman

    Behind the Score: Dune

    Hi everyone, I’m excited to share my new behind the score episode for Dune. I’ve been working on this video for the past couple months and have loved diving into this score. This video features a look into the techniques, instruments, the team, the suite I programmed, and more. I hope you...
  8. Paul Ameller

    WHY DO WE FALL | The Dark Knight Rises | Hans Zimmer (Orchestral Cover)

    Hello Fellows, This Remake was something else to make.. To be honest, I think I started it in 2019 and abandoned it a first time due to the fact that this track was more complexed than it seemed. I don't know how many times I had to start over and over.... But there was this little voice in...
  9. Leo Brennauer

    Hans Zimmer Live - Arrangements?!

    Hey folks! I saw Hans yesterday performing at the "Hallenstadion" in Zurich - it was an amazingly well done and diverse show. What got my attention (besides the amazing musician, tech, etc.) was the quality of the Arrangements. It varied through different parts of the different movies - not...
  10. R

    Creating sounds from the new DUNE movie

    Just watched the new dune movie and it was amazing! Wanted to know if there are any resources/presets or other threads talking about the synth sounds Mr Zimmer used on the movie. Not after anything in specific but just curious to hear whats out there. Cheers in advanced
  11. R

    Calling experts in reading sheet music & Hans Zimmer fans - what instruments are on this sheet music ??

    EQUIPMENT FL Studio Metropolis Ark One Jaeger Nucleus Hello all, Ok, so I am new to all things DAW, reading music and orchestra - six months in on all, and I have already learned a lot. One of the things I thought would help me learn arrangement was to actually do a complete cover of...
  12. Leo Brennauer

    And the Oscar goes to... Hans Zimmer?!

    Oscar Nominations 2022 - Filmscore Don't Look Up - Nicholas Britell Dune - Hans Zimmer / @Rctec Encanto - Germaine Franco Madres paralelas - Alberto Iglesias The Power of the Dog - Jonny Greenwood What's your take on the Oscars, and who are your picks? Happy to hear your opinions :-)
  13. ashtongleckman

    Hans Zimmer’s Dune / MIDI-Mock-up

    Hey guys, Here’s an arrangement/mock-up I put together of Hans’ dune score. Being a huge fan of the movie, this one was a blast to do. A free download for the MIDI file is available below if anyone is interested :) MIDI File: https://bit.ly/3fAgagC
  14. G

    When We Were Heroes! My new cinematic / trailer album

    Hello fellow composers! I just released my new album When We Were Heroes. Please have a listen if you feel like it. Bandcamp: Spotify: It’s also available on iTunes, Apple Music, and many other digital stores. It’s not a pure trailer album. I remixed, remastered, and reconstructed some...
  15. Leslie Fuller

    Not a Competition, but a scoring challenge from Spitfire Audio for Hans Zimmer Month!

    Spitfire Audio have just announced a Scoring Challenge for Hans Zimmer Month. Check out: https://www.spitfireaudio.com/, and scroll down to Dan Keen’s section where there are links to download the video, and for t&cs. #hanszimmermonth Also see Dan’s video on scoring to picture using Hans...
  16. C

    Sea Wall (BR2049) - Is it synths only?

    @Rctec Did you guys use any orchestral sounds (or even real orchestra) as layer on this track, or are the sound sources synths only? Cuz I can only hear beautiful synths and I'm wondering if there has been some organic sauce to sweeten things up, or if all the magic happens electronically...
  17. R. Naroth

    Hans Zimmer's Dune soundtrack -- only using U-he Dark Zebra

    DAW - Logic Pro X Every sound in this track was created within Dark Zebra. Used Logic EQ on some of the tracks and Izotope's Match EQ plugin on the master bus. If there is interest in the patches used in this track, please do let me know in this thread and I will try to collect them and make...
  18. lfu

    THAT Hans Zimmer Chord Progression

    If you've listened to any amount of Hans Zimmer, chances are you've heard this progression before: it's powerful, heroic and almost exclusively in D minor. It's most commonly a four part stepwise progression - i - iiø7 - ib - iv. Through extensive (and sometimes deafening) Zimmer listening...
  19. A

    "I Tried Composing Like Hans Zimmer For 7 Days" - My first ever attempt at cinematic-style music!

    I just uploaded my first proper video, and it's also my first ever bit of original music! I'd love to hear what you guys think of the video and music. In the video, I go through my process of making this bit of music, and talk about some of the struggles along the way. Give it a watch if you'd...
  20. Christoph Pawlowski

    Hans Zimmer Piano - How large is it really?

    Hi there! I'm thinking of purchasing the Spitfire Hans Zimmer Piano. The demos and the overall sound is more than just promising, but I have one question: The library is quite big, so I looked on the Spitfire page, where it says the library is 211gb. My friend who owns the Library claims that...
  21. Jetzer

    How I created my mockup of Hans Zimmer's The Rock: Main Title

    Hey all, A while ago I made this mockup of Hans Zimmer's main title for The Rock. I love that theme and it was fun to re-create it! Here I show how I did it. I have for a loooong time been thinking about making videos, but I am quite shy to talk on camera! Please let me know if this any good...
  22. Jetzer

    Hans Zimmer's The Rock: Main Title - Mockup

    I always loved this classic theme and thought it would be fun to re-create it! Here it is: Libraries used: - Spitfire Symphonic Orchestra - East West Hollywood Brass - East West Hollywood Percussion - U-He Zebra - Omnisphere I also made a walkthrough where I go over each section in detail...
  23. Daniel Go

    The science of soundtracks with Max Richter, Hans Zimmer, Hildur Guðnadóttir and Angélica Negrón

    A new episode of Music Life (BBC) about how this four composers started in the music business, the creative process, how to convey emotion through music and the difficulty of creating something simple. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/w3csz6t6
  24. nuyo

    Orchestrating Low End and Chords

    I'm talking about Cinematic and Trailer Music. Synthetic Basses work well in combination with Basses and Cello in Octaves. Low Brass Patches always mud up my mix. Do you have any tipps on how to orchestrate the low end of a track ? And how do you handle the following chords. I'm talking about...
  25. teddyblass

    Hello from NorCal! 👋

    Hi I'm Teddy from Northern California. I am a Creative for big tech by day, and a Media Composer by night. I've worked on a good variety of commercials, films, and even a few small games. Sometimes I work on pop records with friends in the industry, but my focus is on music to picture. Last...
  26. nuyo

    How to get that fat JXL, 2WEI sound

    The question might sound simple to you but I'm sure a lot of people face the same or a similiar problem. My own mix sounds always much thinner than my reference tracks. There is usually to much harshness in the highs, a lack of stereo depth and "lowiness". When I compare them to other tracks...
  27. fish_hoof

    For You - Hans Zimmer Strings and JXL Brass... a delicate, intimate, not rip your face off composition.

    Hi all, Here is a composition I did for a project featuring Hans Zimmer Strings and JXL Brass. The two work so well together its insane. Below is a video I did along with the music. Its not pretty as everything was done via zoom, but, it's a powerful video. Giving away almost $90,000 to...
  28. Kyle Preston

    Deconstructing a Hans Zimmer Synth Patch | Zebra Tutorial

    They say you should transcribe your heroes' music. Likewise, I think if you're fascinated with timbre and tone color, you should transcribe your heroes' sound textures. In this video, I build a patch similar to the Hans Forlorn Dark Zebra patch. Apologies for a few minor tech issues which led...
  29. Paul Ameller

    Batman The Dark Knight Orchestral Mock up

    Hi Guys, I've recently did a mock up of "A Watchful Guardian" from Batman The Dark Knight. Tell me what you think! I did it on Cubase 10.5 I've mainly used Spitfire for the short strings and CSS for the long strings. The Brass are a medley of Berlin Brass, JXL Brass and Trailer Brass (For the...
  30. M

    Spitfire UACC & KS Lemur Template, SCS, SSS and Hans Zimmer Strings

    A little project I’ve been working on... a new UACC and Keyswitch Template for Lemur. • Spitfire Chamber Strings (By Default set to UACC) • Symphonic String work by default as UACC. (By Default set to UACC) • Hans Zimmer Strings (By Default set to Keyswitch) There is also a page dedicated to...
  31. 360Loop

    Virtualized Surround Sound Scores on Headphones - On Loop

    Hello everyone, we're Loop. We're a streaming music service for virtualized surround sound music on headphones. Tonight we'll be showcasing scores in 5.1 from Howard Shore (LotR), Hans Zimmer (Inception), John Williams (Star Wars), and more tonight at 7 PM PST! You can listen to Loop on our...
  32. Celestial Aeon

    Rafiki's Fireflies cover (The Lion King)

    I love to do "simplistic" and "emotion focused" covers of soundtrack tunes and this time I went for Rafiki's Fireflies from The Lion King 2019 version, original tune by mr. Hans Zimmer <3 Hope you guys enjoy this version as well!
  33. A

    Gap (from Dark Phoenix) by Hans Zimmer - Cover

    I got addicted to this theme/cue the moment I heard it in one of the released clips. I immediately started worked on a cover/mockup. Not perfect and I'm certainly not happy with the mix - had some limitations with my DAW and PC. Let me know what you think :) EDIT: Since I wasn't quite happy...
  34. Celestial Aeon

    Coda (Dark Phoenix cover)

    Mr. Zimmer did a wonderful job on Dark Phoenix and I couldn't resist the urge to make a short and humble cover version of the tune called Coda. Hope you guys enjoy it!
  35. Arise

    Cinematic perc libraries that fit these requirements?

    Hey guys, currently I only have the perc in Ark 1, so I'm considering getting a good perc library. Here is what I would want from it: - Must be Kontakt Player compatible - Big sound, but not the super intense processed trailer sound of for example stuff like Damage and Heavyocity's stuff or...
  36. Epicomposer

    Cinematic synthesis course by evenant (review)

    Today we’re taking a look at Evenant’s online course Cinematic Synthesis – Digital Sound Creation. This course, hosted by producer and Ableton-certified trainer Big Jerr, is focusing on the creation of cinematic synth sounds heard in soundtracks of recent blockbusters and TV series like Dunkirk...
  37. Mr Greg G

    [Greg G. thread] Romantic power cello piano orchestral suite Hans Hisaishi or Joe Zimmer style

    Hey guys, I'm going to use this thread to regroup my personal orchestral creations, mockup exercises, transcriptions, but also for other genres of music and some previous projects. All in 1. _________________________________ I'd like to share my latest composition which is more of a suite with...
  38. Voytek Pavlik

    MariiLu - Awakening (Announcement)

    Welcome, I have decided to share with you here, an announcement of an art project AWAKENING, which starts with this music video. The music is a co-composition of mine and my close friend, who likes to call herself - MariiLu. It has been many years, since the last time she touched her voice...
  39. Tom Grosset

    I recomposed a scene from The Matrix using only drum set and MIDI pads

    Hey guys, I experimented with a new method to score a scene. For this particular piece, everything was done in real time using only a drum set and MIDI drum pads. I was inspired by the Birdman drummer Antonio Sanchez as well as Zimmer and Powell. I would love to hear your thoughts. I hope you...
  40. Tom Grosset

    I recomposed a scene from The Matrix in real time using nothing but a drum set and MIDI controllers

    Hey guys, I wanted to show you all my latest project where I create drum scores in real time. For this particular piece, I was inspired by the Birdman drummer Antonio Sanchez as well as composers Zimmer and Powell. I hope you all enjoy it. Thank you for watching - would love to hear your thoughts!
  41. ashtongleckman

    Behind the Curtain of HZ and JNH's 'The Dark Knight'

    Hi guys! I want to share my new video that I made discussing Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard's 'The Dark Knight' score. In the video, we discuss the various themes, creative elements, collaborators, and the project timeline. I also breakdown my suite featuring portions of 10 cues from the...
  42. Oliver

    Hans ZIMMER Symposium - Anyone in Vienna this Weekend?

    Hans Zimmer is giving a symposium and masterclass this weekend in Vienna. Anyone there, besides me?
  43. ashtongleckman

    The Result of my HZ Mockup Journey (So Far)

    Hi all, I just finished putting together a suite of music that over the past year I've arranged and programmed, from scores such as Interstellar, the Last Samurai, Inception, and more. It's been a huge passion project, and I've learned tons along the way. I'd love to know what you think. :)...
  44. ashtongleckman

    Gladiator - Score Analysis

    Hey all! Here's my new analysis of Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard's Gladiator score. It features a look at cues like The Battle, the Might of Rome, and Honor Him, as well as a look into the various themes, unique creative elements, and more. The cubase session, MIDI file, and stems are available...
  45. musictheorist

    Hans Zimmer Private Custom Library (Brian H. Kim) "HZ STR, BRS, CHOIR", and "SR ORCH FX"

    So I was kinda curious while looking at composer, Brian H. Kim's Tumblr We kinda see he has Cubase folders in his template that say "HZ STR", "SR ORCH FX", "HZ BRS", "HZ CHOIR" Now with image stitching, I was able to get most of Brian's current Cubase template which he showed in a Youtube...
  46. Dominic Stein

    Hello Everyone! :)

    Hi guys, my name is Dominic, 23 years old, from Dusseldorf Germany and play guitar, piano & drums. It is still my hobby but i would like to jump in to the industry in the near future. I am new in this forum and would like to connect with musician, composer, audio engineers, singer, producer etc...
  47. Stu Lloyd

    Ahoy from Melbourne

    Just saying hi, didn't even know this forum was a thing until I recently saw the whole Daniel James/Hans Zimmer controversy, LOVE IT! Life's boring without dramas ay?! Anyway, don't know what else to say, looking forward to reading through some threads and listening to people stuff. I work in...
  48. Erick - BVA

    My amatuer analysis of Hans Zimmer's "Time"

    Before watching Ashton's video on his analysis of the score for Inception, I probably would have omitted the word "Amateur" from the title. But alas, I'm not worthy! However, I think some people may still find this useful --coming from someone with less formal knowedge of music theory, and...
  49. amadeus1

    Hans Zimmer Strings - uncommon, rare, unique articulations

    Hi Guys, Here's a video emphasizing the uniqueness of HZS. Thanks, Bill
  50. ashtongleckman

    Hans Zimmer's Inception - Score Analysis

    Hey all! Here's my analysis for Hans Zimmer's Inception score. It includes a look at cues like Time, Dream is Collapsing, Mombasa, etc, the famous auditory illusion, some of the thematic elements, and more. The Cubase session, MIDI file, stems, etc are available in the pinned comment for free...
  51. amadeus1

    Hans Zimmer Strings vs Metropolis 2 Composite Strings

    Here's a comparison between HZS and Metro 2 Composite and Violins - Long Articulation
  52. EpicDude

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  53. Celestial Aeon

    Ambient remake of Time (Inception OST by Hans Zimmer)

    I did this remake some time ago, but revisited it and thought that it might be worth sharing. I really like the idea of making more ambient / atmospheric / dwelling minimalistic versions / mock-ups of classic tunes and Time is one of my all time favourites. One of my favourite combinations for...
  54. amadeus1

    Hans Zimmer Strings by Spitfire

    Hello everyone, I'm Bill McFadden, a composer. I went through the UCLA Film Scoring Program. I just did a video intro to Hans Zimmer's String library. It has character that none of my other 28 string libraries have. You can find my channel by searching for "William McFadden" on youtube...
  55. EpicDude

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  58. Kyle Preston

    Hans Zimmer Percussion Demo

    A quick demo testing out the new SF library. Other than a tidbit of compression, this is completely dry out of the box. The samples themselves are like, surgically-perfect. Might be my new favorite perc library!
  59. Pincel

    Media Ventures studios circa '99

    Hi! Long time lurker around here, first time posting. I saw a cool post recently with a photo from Hans Zimmer's Studio in the early '90s from an EQ magazine article, so I thought I might share some pages out of the April '99 issue of Keyboard Magazine, which featured an article about Media...
  60. EpicDude

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  61. A

    Catched Alan Meyerson's voice in a release sample :))

    Hey guys, while building a new template I catched Alan Meyerson's voice on a release sample. Found that in Spitfire Audio's Hans Zimmer L.A. Percussion II (Geoff Foster Mix ->Fox Drums -> Kicks ->Newman Bass Drum). Room Mic and Gated Mic were on. Just hit a few times on both keys and suddenly...
  62. ranaprathap

    Making of the Pirates of the Caribbean track from scratch

    Libraries used Strings: Metropolis Ark 1, Cinematic Strings 2 Brass: Metropolis Ark 1 Choir: Metropolis Ark 1 Percussion: Heavyocity Damage, Rhapsody Orchestral Percussion, 8Dio Epic Toms Ensemble, 8Dio Epic Dhol Ensemble DAW: FL Studio 12
  63. EpicDude

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  64. toddkedwards

    Is Michael Giacchino replacing Hans Zimmer?

    Are we starting to dawn a new era with film scores? We've been under the domination of Hans Zimmer film scores for at least the past 7-10 years. Could we say we are starting to see this slip and Giacchino will be taking that spot? What do you think this will do for film music, since Giacchino...
  65. Rick Horrocks

    Backdraft OST Remake - 'You Go, We Go' (Hans Zimmer)

    A follow on from the thread I posted yesterday in the 'Composition, Orchestration & Technique' forum where I posted a video showing what libraries I used to create this. Here's the track on Soundcloud. Let me know your thoughts :thumbsup: Cheers :)
  66. RRBE Sound

    Composition Analysis, Mountains by Hans Zimmer

    Dear all! I am writing a huge paper on my university, and though this have completely nothing to do with this thread, I have to say that the complete score/soundtrack of Interstellar is fantastic to work/write to!! So to the main point: I love the track ''Mountains'' by Hans Zimmer, and as I...
  67. Rick Horrocks

    Backdraft OST Remake (Hans Zimmer) Ft. 8Dio, Orchestral Tools & Spitfire Audio Products

    Hey all, So I've released a video showing how I achieved I relatively realistic mock-up of 'You Go, We Go' from one of Zimmer's lesser known scores, Backdraft. I love the score to this movie so thought I'd share it with you guys :) I talk a little about how I use VE Pro and what sample...
  68. R

    The Meaning in the Music: Hans Zimmer and Time

    Interesting in-depth video of Rctec's music. I never noticed that there was a secret morse code in the Interstellar track Coward.
  69. CACKLAND

    Hans Zimmer - Planet Earth II

    Hey all, Wanted to discuss Hans Zimmer's recent work for BBC's Planet Earth II. If you haven't heard it, be sure to indulge here. Personally, as a huge fan of Hans, I thought it was uplifting and inspiration. A fantastic piece. What are your thoughts? C
  70. AdamSold

    Waiting - Orchestral track

    Hi! Pls check out my new short track what I've written for a fictive movie scene. Hope U like. "
  71. D

    Demo for Metropolis Ark 1

  72. Pianistikboy

    Hans Zimmer - Spectres in the Fog (Mockup)

    Hi, I tried my hand at making a mockup of the Zimmer's 'Spectres in the Fog' from the Last Samurai. I know that the result is far from the original version but this is what I got. Critics are welcome. Thanks for listening.
  73. windyweekend

    Spitfire HZ01 RAM Performance & Workflow

    I'm about to fork out some hard earned cash on the Spitfire HZ Bundle, but before I do I have a dumb question for those infinitely wiser than I - having looked at the demos, I see that each patch loads about 4 or 5 instruments. The demo seems to show about ~75MB RAM used up per mic, so if you...
  74. Jetzer

    MIDI mockup of The Last Samurai by Hans Zimmer (cover)

    Did this about a year ago, don't think I ever shared it here. Fun to listen what my mockups sounded like a year ago, that solo cello though...ugh. Learned a lot from doing this + it was a lot of fun! Can recommend it to anyone. The piece is called "A Small Measure of Peace" from the original...
  75. bradfrey

    Film Score Reductions & Analysis! Post Requests, thoughts, etc. here!

    Hey everyone! I've been spending a lot of time lately reducing and analyzing film score cues, and I wanted to share the final products with all of you via my YouTube channel, "FilmScoreAnalysis," which you can find here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk_jzTmW2Fmfnm70c2kZHpQ So far, there's...
  76. Dudley

    Inception Soundtrack Essay Ideas

    Hey, been lurking for a while now. I'm writing an essay on the music of Inception for uni. I was wondering if anyone had any cool information about the film and its music, or sources on the topic. Thanks :)
  77. Simon Daum

    Upright - an epic attempt

    One of the main reasons I am on this forum is to improove my epic writing skills (: This was another attempt of me to go in that direction, and just wanted to share it with you. Feedback is welcome. The song was written for a friend of mine as entrance song for his mma fights...
  78. Simon Daum

    Piano & Emotional Soundtrackmusic

    www.simondaum.com or for some soundsamples also visit youtube. Thanks for the interest, and look foreward to make a difference
  79. darrenwonnacott

    Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 - Opening Titles Mockup

    Hey Everyone, Last year I did a track reproduction/mockup of the Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 - Opening Titles music (Composed by Hans Zimmer and Lorne Balfe) for the film division at Silva Screen. I had a lot of fun creating the mockup and how much you can learn, especially about orchestration...
  80. rottoy

    Inception - Mombasa Mockup

    I fiddled around with my template yesterday and decided to give this heart pounding piece a try. Short mockup of the first few bars of "Mombasa" from the Inception score by Hans Zimmer.
  81. rottoy

    Chevaliers De Sangreal - Hans Zimmer - Mockup

    A short little arrangement of that wonderful theme from the Ron Howard films, as composed by Hans Zimmer. Decided to take my solo strings libraries for a spin. Please don't be mad, Hans! :ninja:
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