Hans Zimmer talks about Zebra2 (in English, 5 parts)

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KVRAF
4040 posts since 23 May, 2004 from Bad Vilbel, Germany

Post Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:37 am

www.musikmachen.de/Stories/Interview-mit-Hans-Zimmer
Bits about Urs / Zebra2 / Howie are in parts 2 and 3.

Note: Only the introductory remarks are in German,
the interview itself is in English.
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KVRian
1472 posts since 11 Nov, 2009 from Northern CA

Post Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:39 pm

Howard wrote:www.musikmachen.de/Stories/Interview-mit-Hans-Zimmer
Urs / Zebra2 / me mentioned in parts 2 and 3.
Parts 4 and 5 aren't available yet.
Howard,

This was fascinating. Thanks for the link. I'm looking forward to the final two parts.

For other potential viewers, don't be put off by the web site being German and the introduction to the interview likewise. The interviewer and Mr. Zimmer converse entirely in English.

This would have been worth watching if only for Mr. Zimmer's observation that "This Is Spinal Tap" was the most accurate documentary on the rock music business ever made. :wink:

KVRist
62 posts since 3 Oct, 2006 from Australia

Post Wed Apr 13, 2011 5:33 am

Delightful conversation (rather than your usual fan boy interview).

Love what he says about the importance of design (as a total system) in synths - makes all the difference, as we all know too well. (Just proves that bit of design training in the former DDR can go a long way.)

Some great points about collaboration and I like his honesty. Yes ... choosing a tempo - not that easy these days getting away from that grid.

His comment about how a simple and elegant approach to programming can create the right sound for the job is spot on. Kudos to you, Howard. ;)
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KVRian
600 posts since 27 Dec, 2006

Post Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:43 am

This interview has been done in his studio? I thought that his studio looks like a bit like a whorehouse. I mean, I actually know that it looks like that since I saw some more interviews with him in his studio.

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4040 posts since 23 May, 2004 from Bad Vilbel, Germany

Post Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:54 am

opus_diaboli wrote:This interview has been done in his studio? I thought that his studio looks like a bit like a whorehouse.
Control room of studio "B", I think.

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KVRAF
9944 posts since 2 Jan, 2005 from somewhere in the woods

Post Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:30 am

quite enjoyable, interesting and insightful interview (can't wait for the remaining parts):

thank you very much!

:)
"It dreamed itself along"

KVRer
17 posts since 2 May, 2005

Post Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:05 pm

wow, really enjoyed that - hans zimmer seems such a lovely down to earth person!

looking forward to parts 4 and 5..

howard - it must have been great fun designing for inception.. when i heard those crumpled, blown synth sounds in the cinema it totally captured me.. my favourite film of all time!

ben

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KVRist
327 posts since 16 Sep, 2005

Post Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:24 pm

Very enjoyable interview, thanks Howard. I liked his socks :party:

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KVRAF
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Post Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:52 pm

toitoi wrote:I liked his socks
+1 :-o
"It dreamed itself along"

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KVRAF
5554 posts since 13 Feb, 2006 from Wiesmoor, Germany

Post Wed Apr 13, 2011 2:12 pm

Interviews with HZ are always very nice :)
Thanks for the link!

Cheers
Dennis

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KVRAF

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4040 posts since 23 May, 2004 from Bad Vilbel, Germany

Post Thu Apr 14, 2011 3:39 am

toitoi wrote:Very enjoyable interview, thanks Howard. I liked his socks :party:
Google "Paul Smith" socks.
BTW: Part 4 is up.
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something special
8502 posts since 16 Mar, 2002 from Birmingham, Alabama

Post Thu Apr 14, 2011 3:54 am

fantismo wrote: howard - it must have been great fun designing for inception.. when i heard those crumpled, blown synth sounds in the cinema it totally captured me.. my favourite film of all time!

ben
I need to rent that again (or just buy, I loved it) now that I've got my Yamaha PA hooked up to the tv.
:scared:

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KVRist
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Post Mon Apr 18, 2011 12:28 pm

part 5 is online

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KVRian
894 posts since 26 May, 2008 from Colorado

Post Sun Apr 24, 2011 1:43 am

Thanks for the link Howard!
Hanz is probably thankful that he didn't clock Barry on the spot... :lol:

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KVRian
894 posts since 26 May, 2008 from Colorado

Post Sun Apr 24, 2011 2:08 am

I really like what he said about having to sit on his hands to stop himself from writing with muscle memory...

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