Hans Zimmer Percussion
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.