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Hans Zimmer-esque percussion/drums? What's best?
Last post Tue, Aug 27 2013 by pwned, 17 replies.
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Posted on Sat, Sep 27 2008 22:30
by requiem_aeternam7
Joined on Wed, May 14 2008, Posts 108

Hi guys what's the best out there that emulates those big timpani and other types of drums that are so typical of a Hans Zimmer, Jablonsky, Klaud Badelt type score? here's a perfect example of what I mean: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGNNTbNyJws the intro music Zimmer composed for The Contender show with those really heavy drums banging away under the epic strings. And what sort of drums are that anyway can anyone tell me? It sounds so metallic and heavy with echo/reverb that it's hard to determine.

Same for this Batman piece, those huge heavy drums, what are they??? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZst_2xJHAI

Is "STORM DRUMS" from EWQL my answer? Can this sort of drum work be duplicated with just VSL?

What are you guys using??

“He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.”
Samuel Johnson

Posted on Sat, Sep 27 2008 23:08
by Brian
Joined on Mon, Apr 23 2007, Posts 185

Hi,

Try ProjectSam...Klaus Badelt even stumps for the True Strike Percussion set from them.

www.projectsam.com

Brian

Posted on Sun, Sep 28 2008 00:04
by requiem_aeternam7
Joined on Wed, May 14 2008, Posts 108

Thank you sir! But where can I hear samples or demos they don't appear to have them on their website ...I looked around didn't seem to find any ;\

I tried to search youtube as well for videos of someone using them to no avail :(

“He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.”
Samuel Johnson

Posted on Sun, Sep 28 2008 13:27
by Brian
Joined on Mon, Apr 23 2007, Posts 185

Their demo player is hidden, but you can find it on the top right hand side of the screen.  It says, "Demo Player" in vertical letters.

Posted on Mon, Sep 29 2008 07:37
by hbuus
Joined on Thu, Oct 26 2006, Posts 74

Cinesamples Drums of War could also be an option perhaps.

Posted on Mon, Sep 29 2008 10:35
by dfhage
Joined on Thu, Nov 07 2002, London, UK, Posts 101
The drums are a mixture of snare drums and Taikos recorded at the hall at Air Lyndhurst

Hope this helps
Posted on Mon, Sep 29 2008 16:09
by clemenshaas
Joined on Sat, Dec 01 2007, Cologne, Germany, Posts 119
requiem_aeternam7 wrote:

Is "STORM DRUMS" from EWQL my answer? Can this sort of drum work be duplicated with just VSL?

What are you guys using??



I use both Storm Drum and Storm Drum 2 by EWQL, and the sounds, especially SD2, are really good. Right now You get two EWQL products at the prize of one, so do it. I bought too early. :(
Posted on Mon, Sep 29 2008 16:10
by clemenshaas
Joined on Sat, Dec 01 2007, Cologne, Germany, Posts 119
requiem_aeternam7 wrote:
Thank you sir! But where can I hear samples or demos they don't appear to have them on their website ...I looked around didn't seem to find any ;\


http://bestservice.de/de...ion/546795a217p66p32p101
Posted on Tue, Aug 13 2013 21:19
by jhonny.eriksson
Joined on Mon, Jun 21 2010, Sweden, Posts 70
Bringing this topic back to life.

How about the VSL Percussion...? Bass drums together with the timpani and snare/taiko drums should do pretty well on those Hollywood type of scores?
Posted on Thu, Aug 15 2013 23:29
by civilization 3
Joined on Sat, May 16 2009, SF Bay Area, Posts 1942
requiem_aeternam7 wrote:

Is "STORM DRUMS" from EWQL my answer? Can this sort of drum work be duplicated with just VSL?

you'll need some compression and exciting, etc. I'm using VSL Percussion, the bass drums sound huge, the taikos are ok, the timpani are excellent, I've found the concert toms very useful, but some other products may be 'produced', VSL are 'dry'.

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Posted on Fri, Aug 16 2013 00:31
by Errikos
Joined on Tue, Jun 12 2007, Posts 1110

A gunshot perhaps?... The right aim will yield even higher gains on top of loud sounds...

If you can't notate/MIDI it yourself, it's NOT your music!

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Posted on Fri, Aug 16 2013 05:36
by William
Joined on Sun, Nov 24 2002, USA, Posts 5724

o.k., never mind, I was going to post something about imitating Zimmer but I'll refrain.  I have finally realized there is no point.  

Posted on Fri, Aug 16 2013 07:28
by fiestared
Joined on Wed, Sep 01 2010, France, Posts 46
Hi all,

Have a look at "Damage" from NI http://www.native-instru...tic/damage/?content=1747

F.
Posted on Fri, Aug 16 2013 23:50
by civilization 3
Joined on Sat, May 16 2009, SF Bay Area, Posts 1942

there are some rilly big toms in Cinetoms by Cinesamples. I just pulled out 'Pearl 16B brushes', NICE.
Their Drums of War is made to directly compete with that EWQL product. This sort of gigantor sound really involves production strategies. I don't know to what extent EWQL builds it into the samples, which is something I do not want, myself... their reverberation might be just the thing for 'Hans Zimmer', whose music I don't really know.

MacBookPro 18,3
Apple M1 Pro: 2.3 GHz 8-core i9

Mac OS 12.3.1
VE Pro 7.1298, Nuendo 11.0.41
Posted on Sat, Aug 17 2013 00:11
by William
Joined on Sun, Nov 24 2002, USA, Posts 5724
Posted on Sat, Aug 17 2013 00:15
by William
Joined on Sun, Nov 24 2002, USA, Posts 5724

Sorry, I shouldn't comment.

Posted on Tue, Aug 27 2013 03:25
by pwned
Joined on Thu, Dec 27 2012, Posts 11
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