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Metal Man

Hans Zimmer's masterclass

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I'm back baby. Just scrolled few topics here at the community and i got to hand it to you lad, this topic was a necessity to check and even reply on.

I really love all the pieces composed by Hans Zimmer, i mean c'mon, he is a genius on composing extremely emotional and story focused orchestral music and he is the main composer on movies that are really cool like inception, pirates of caribbean and shit... I'm also a movie/tv-show binge watching freak so when it comes to good soundtracks on top of stories and creating emotion, i am extremely interested and touched by them if done correctly.

Personally, i'm familiar with composing in a DAW though, nothing else. If you were to demand to write a note sheet, i couldn't do, but if you were to demand composing an entire orchestra solo in a DAW with virtual instruments, that i can at least try to do, since i'm slightly familiar with it. I can make sheets too also personally, though first i would compose the actual music in a daw and then use a software (Sibelius) to create a sheet from the MID composition render of mine from within Fl Studio

I did notice how Hans is mainly sitting behind computers (which seem to have some sort of DAW open) on this video you linked, and i do not wonder since nowadays so many recordings are pieced, mastered and timed together within digital audio workstations and he actually says "one microphone, on a laptop", so still, they are often recordings of an actual orchestra playing the instruments and melodies as they are composed and then played all together by the said live orchestra, not produced via virtual instrument libraries. I have often thought about the possibilities of learning to literally write sheets of music, instead of producing and composing directly through a DAW with piano roll (FL Studio). And even though most of these virtual instrument libraries on kontakt for example are actual recordings (note by note playing so that the DAW composer can then choose to compose what he/she wants) of the wanted instruments, they still do not match real live people playing all the notes throughout the entire composition, in order, in the way the instruments are planned to be played, and also in bigger harmony when stacking up the same instruments.

I won't enroll though, as if i had the money to anyway. But i do still respect the beautiful pieces of Hans Zimmer and do get some motivation, maybe even inspiration from them when i listen to them through internet or hear 'em whilst watching movies. it's all cool mates

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Saw this some time back, looks really interesting, though I'm not sure if it's more of a thing where he just shows off or if it's actually helpful for learning, all depends on how much he talks about everything he does in detail and shows it. I'd be interested to see a review. I've considered enrolling, since I'm a fan of Hans Zimmer and would love to learn more about creating cinematic stuff.

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