Featuring Hans Zimmer Percussion with Albion One Strings/Woods and Hollywood Brass!
All of the perc minus the cello body perc at the end is from HZP.
This library is just amazing! i was blown away by the variety of sounds and articulations and the mic positions lend such a wonderful way to customize the sounds which are already top notch!
Every category was represented here in some way minus the timpani.
i added in some live acoustic for a little flare at the end and i also used an 8dio rhythmic Aura underneath the collegnos.
The Albion strings and woods blended perfectly with HZP with the magic that is AIR Studios
The HW Brass worked well but i only have the 1 mic position, i think having the diamond edition would have helped here and having the brass blend better to feel more like a complete orchestra - i did use Spaces but it didn't quite get there for me personally but turned out okay i guess.
I orchestrated everything first and wrote in the percussion last - this was of course influenced by the man himself in a post that can be found here:
these words are priceless and it's little things like this that go so far in my musical journey - not some elaborate library or thousands of dollars of gear, it's this stuff, and i love it!
The mix isn't the greatest and i know that - i'm trying to get better and this is the area i struggle in the most. i'm never fully satisfied with my work, maybe there are others that feel the same way? It just never seems quite good enough to me but i hope to see a progression in this area over time