Zimmer Professional

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Composer / Musician
Member Since: Feb 04, 2008

So I just bought Zimmer Professional from Spitfire Audio and WOW..what an amazing set. HZ Strings, HZ Percussion Pro, and HZ Piano. It took me 2 days to download and install it all (over 600GB) and it was way worth it. The sound quality is simply superb. It was all recorded at Air Studio's Lyndhurst Hall where Hans records many of his film scores. The piano they used for HZ Piano is the Steinway Model D that he used for "Time" from the Inception soundtrack. The string VSTs have an enormous library that they went in depth to record - one of the presets is 60 VIOLINS. I mean that's crazy right? Then you get 20 violins center, 20 violins left, 20 violins right, and they do this for the violas, cellos, and round it out with 24 basses. The percussion set has everything from kodos to timpani and the range of dynamics is stunning.

Highly recommended to anyone wanting to score film.

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bace135 in the house tonight!
Since: Jan 28, 2003

Mar 28, 2020 03:11 pm

I downloaded one of their free sample sets / VSTs, and it does sound great. But the file size is so large, unfortunately, my machine doesn't have space for more of their work. I'd definitely consider purchasing one of their libraries, but my machine would not be able to handle it.

Since: Apr 03, 2002

Mar 31, 2020 04:30 pm

Ya know, both my computers have gone SSD...which is great, love to speed and responsiveness...but yeah, the size of good samples could fill a drive up darn fast unless you spend insane money on as big of a drive as the old school drives could hold.

Composer / Musician
Since: Feb 04, 2008

Apr 02, 2020 06:37 pm

The speed is definitely better. So far everything I have fits onto my 1TB SSD which is the VSL Special Edition 1, Hans Zimmer Professional, CS-80V, and the Hauptwerk Pipe organ. I still have over 300GB free and shouldn't need to buy anything for awhile though I do plan on Spitfire Audio Symphonic Brass and Symphonic Woodwinds.

Since: Apr 03, 2002

Apr 03, 2020 04:53 pm

Rock On!

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