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Re: King Zimmer
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• Posted by: Amuro
• Date: Monday, July 26, 2004, at 1:53 p.m.
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• In Response to: Re: King Zimmer (CS^TBL)

> 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.

> -------

Hmmm, when I think film score orchestra, or when I compose for a friend's film... I think this...

-Saxes (when needed)
-double bass

nope, no electronics there... sometimes they're useful, but not that often... In my opinion that is, I'm not denouncing Zimmer, I loved KING ARTHUR in the film, and Goldsmith's synth work is genius, I just don't think its necessary all that often.


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           Neptune - Monday, July 26, 2004, at 12:03 p.m.
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             Amuro - Monday, July 26, 2004, at 1:53 p.m.
          •    Your orchestra?  (3675 views)
               greg - Monday, July 26, 2004, at 2:07 p.m.

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