hans zimmer

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. Jetzer

    I wrote a short blog about Ennio Morricone's influence on me

    Hi all, I wrote a blog post about Ennio Morricone and his personal influence on me. Not sure if this is the right section, feel free to move somewhere more appropriate. I am thinking about making a YouTube channel in the future, but feel more comfortable writing than talking, so I decided to...
  9. 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
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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!
  19. 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...
  20. 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!
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. Mr Pringles

    [Greg G. Megathread] 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. 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!
  27. 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...
  28. 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?
  29. 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. :)...
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
  32. 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...
  33. 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...
  34. 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...
  35. amadeus1

    Hans Zimmer Strings - uncommon, rare, unique articulations

    Hi Guys, Here's a video emphasizing the uniqueness of HZS. Thanks, Bill
  36. 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...
  37. amadeus1

    Hans Zimmer Strings vs Metropolis 2 Composite Strings

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

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  39. 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...
  40. 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...
  41. EpicDude

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  44. 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!
  45. 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...
  46. EpicDude

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  47. 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...
  48. 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
  49. EpicDude

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