Hans Zim­mer Per­cus­sion

Computer Music - - Reviews - Web www.spit­fireau­dio.com For­mat Mac/PC, Kon­takt 5/Player

Bring­ing to­gether the Artist El­e­ments from Spit­fire’s ex­ist­ing HZ01 and HZ03 li­braries and run­ning in Spit­fire’s Kick­start scripted Kon­takt in­ter­face, HZP (20GB, or 48.5GB un­com­pressed) com­prises two main In­stru­ments: Per­cus­sion and Tim­pani. The Tim­pani of­fers a se­lec­tion of stick (Hard, Soft, Rods) and roll op­tions, while Per­cus­sion is a 16-part en­sem­ble – Taikos, Bom­bos, Sur­dos, Snare, Dar­buka, Tombeks, Dhols, etc. Each in­stru­ment maps a short keyrange to its most es­sen­tial ar­tic­u­la­tions, with an ex­cel­lent MIDI learn sys­tem mak­ing map­ping of nu­mer­ous fur­ther ar­tic­u­la­tions a one-click process.

With up to six lay­ers and nine round robins per ar­tic­u­la­tion, plus Close, Room and Sur­round mic chan­nels, the dy­namic sen­si­tiv­ity and sonic de­tail through­out is sim­ply stag­ger­ing. Hans Zim­mer Per­cus­sion is big, bom­bas­tic and beau­ti­ful, and a truly won­der­ful thing to play and pro­gram.

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