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Re: King Zimmer
• Posted by: CS^TBL
• Date: Monday, July 26, 2004, at 3:28 a.m.
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• In Response to: Re: King Zimmer (ruzzov)

> You are mad.

no he's not !

Imagine some instrumentmaker making a new wooden instrument that's accepted in the typical symphony orchestra. I don't think anyone has a problem with that! Now imagine that new instrument being made using synthesizers, and I'm not talking about those old Kraftwerk-sounds, I'm talking about really expressive synthesizers that 'behave' like if all tonal aspects of the sound were really controlled by humans.. Don't you think a synthesizer deserves its role in modern 'conventional' music? It's simple.. there are a few sounds a typical orchestra can't produce.. a synthesizer can!

For that reason, I'm personally never bothered by any of those typical 'Zimmer' metallic noises, beeps and soundeffects... they're just part of the whole symphony.

So, for me (and I'm sure Goldsmith had and Zimmer has the same point of view), a typical modern orchestra (esp. a filmmusic orchestra) is made-up from these groups:

- strings (incl. harp)
- brass
- woodwinds
- percussion (tuned and untuned)
- man/woman/boys/girls/mixed choir
- ethnical instruments (celtic stuff, koto, the famous duduk etc.)
- (el./ac.)guitars
- piano/harpsichord
- synthesizer(s)

..anyone a problem with that?

I've no problem with Zimmer's synths, I'm more bothered by all the Zimmer-wannabees and Zimmer-clones at Mediaventures. If you want Zimmer, hire Zimmer, not someone else.


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  • King Zimmer  (3775 views)
       Neptune - Sunday, July 25, 2004, at 11:09 a.m.
    •    Re: King Zimmer  (3593 views)
         Danny2004 - Sunday, July 25, 2004, at 11:06 p.m.
      •    Re: King Zimmer  (3478 views)
           Neptune - Monday, July 26, 2004, at 12:01 p.m.
    •    Re: King Zimmer  (3803 views)
         ruzzov - Sunday, July 25, 2004, at 12:20 p.m.
      •    Don't write your stupid comments at this site!  (3856 views)
           Neptune - Monday, July 26, 2004, at 12:03 p.m.
        •    Funny insult  (4085 views)
             greg - Monday, July 26, 2004, at 2:09 p.m.
      •      Re: King Zimmer  (3683 views)    We're Here
           CS^TBL - Monday, July 26, 2004, at 3:28 a.m.
        •    Re: King Zimmer  (3617 views)
             Amuro - Monday, July 26, 2004, at 1:53 p.m.
          •    Your orchestra?  (3674 views)
               greg - Monday, July 26, 2004, at 2:07 p.m.

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