Spitfire Audio has announced the release of Hans Zimmer Percussion, a cinematic percussion instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt and Kontakt Player.
Hans Zimmer Percussion is a consolidation of Hans Zimmer’s mixes from HZ01 and HZ03, plus additional features such as a brand new, intuitive GUI. The NKS-ready library features the ensembles and solo instruments used by Hans Zimmer in his blockbuster scores.
From tombeks to taikos, playing from whisper quiet to thunderously loud, Spitfire has worked alongside his GRAMMY Award-winning team (including engineer Geoff Foster) to capture the highest quality recordings in the same studio with the same players, all mixed and produced by the man himself.
Hans Zimmer Percussion combines the output from two extraordinary recording blocks. Material from the “London Ensembles” block features four of Hans’ go-to percussionists — Frank Ricotti, Gary Kettel, Stephen Henderson, and Paul Clarvis — performing a variety of instruments and styles, in what is essentially a distillation of over a decade’s worth of musical experimentation and innovation. This includes his classic selection of drum ensembles and key solo instruments:
Low Booms, Low Boom Gallery, Taiko Ensemble, Tamtam Ensemble, Boobams Ensemble, Hi Taiko Solo, Low Taiko Solo, Large Taiko Solo, Bass Drum Gallery Solo, Gong Drum Gallery Solo, Surdu Ensemble, Dohl Ensemble, Tombek Ensemble, Bombo Ensemble, Buckets & Snares Ensemble, Buckets & Crushers Ensemble, Bucket Top & Darbuka, Paper Djun, Piatti, Anvils, Timpani Ensemble.
The remainder of the library features long-term Hans collaborator and percussion legend, Paul Clarvis (Spectre, The Dark Knight, Harry Potter, Star Wars) who plays a beautiful selection of solo instruments that offer added bite, detail, focus, clarity and nuance to this epic series. Hans loves the quiet layers more than any other so as well as the bitey thunder you’d expect, lower layers offer up the potential for engaging delicate drum programming to give your cues momentum.
Hans Zimmer Percussion is available at the launch promotional price of 299 EUR/USD until October 26th 2017, 25% off RRP of 399 EUR/USD. Owners of HZ01 and HZ03 will receive Hans Zimmer Percussion completely free of charge.
A Professional edition with additional microphones and mixes from Hans Zimmer, Junkie XL, Alan Meyerson, Steve Lipson and Geoff Foster is coming soon.