Hans Zimmer's score to Days of Thunder setup?

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Hans Zimmer's score to Days of Thunder setup?

Post by philip » Sun Apr 04, 2010 12:05 pm




Drums,synth,fx-maby someone heard something? I know that now he does use some shity stuff,nothing that could posibly be compared with Days of Thunder or Rainman sound.

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Re: Hans Zimmer's score to Days of Thunder setup?

Post by Micke » Sun Apr 04, 2010 3:43 pm

Zimmer has owned pretty much everything you could think of as fas as synths are concerned, so it's hard
to tell what specific synths made it onto that score.
Anyways, I know that he was very into the Fairlight CMI III at the time so I'd say there's a fair chance
it was part of the setup.

Here's a list of some of the gear I know that he owned/used at the time (late '80s/early '90s):

Fairlight CMI III **
Roland system 700 modular (Zimmer: "It's pretty much on every movie that I ever did in England such as 'Thelma and Louise').
Roland system 100M (Zimmer: "I think it has over 170 modules!!! Roland were clearing out the warehouse at $25.00 a module - so how could I say no?!)
Roland MKS-80 **
Roland D-50
Yamaha DX-1 & TX-816 **
Yamaha CS-80 (Zimmer: "I've used it on anything from "Rainman", to period movies like "Gladiator" and "The Thin Red Line". On "Black Hawk Down"...)
Moog modular (heavily expanded) **
Polyfusion modular
Memorymoog
Oberheim Xpander **
E-mu modular **
Akai S1000 (he had a bunch of these)
Linn 9000
RSF kobol rack expanders (eg on The Last Emperor OST)
Roland JD-800 (early '90s onwards)
Yamaha GX-1 (Zimmer bought it from Keith Emerson)

and remember that this is just a partial list.


** these instruments are listed in the CD liner notes to the Paperhouse soundtrack (1989)
"The (Yamaha) CS-80 is a step ahead in keyboard control, and a generation behind in digital control" -- Dan Wyman, Jan 1979

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Re: Hans Zimmer's score to Days of Thunder setup?

Post by philip » Sun Apr 04, 2010 3:49 pm

Interesting, no FM..?? I thoght there would be some DX's..

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Re: Hans Zimmer's score to Days of Thunder setup?

Post by Micke » Sun Apr 04, 2010 3:58 pm

Well, he did have a DX-1 and TX-816 (which he used on the Paperhouse OST which was recorded the year before)
so he may have used those on Days Of Thunder as well.

I just listened to the score again and have to say it's pretty 'kew'l indeed, it's a lot more "synthy" than I remembered
it to be.
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Re: Hans Zimmer's score to Days of Thunder setup?

Post by Z » Sun Apr 04, 2010 5:05 pm

Micke wrote: Roland system 100M (Zimmer: "I think it has over 170 modules!!! Roland were clearing out the warehouse at $25.00 a module - so how could I say no?!)
$25 a module! Day-um!

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Re: Hans Zimmer's score to Days of Thunder setup?

Post by iProg » Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:44 am

Micke wrote:Well, he did have a DX-1 and TX-816 (which he used on the Paperhouse OST which was recorded the year before)
so he may have used those on Days Of Thunder as well.

I just listened to the score again and have to say it's pretty 'kew'l indeed, it's a lot more "synthy" than I remembered
it to be.
So he bought the GX-1 from Keith? That explains a lot...:D

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Re: Hans Zimmer's score to Days of Thunder setup?

Post by philip » Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:05 am

Who is Keith?

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Re: Hans Zimmer's score to Days of Thunder setup?

Post by iProg » Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:18 pm

philip wrote:Who is Keith?
Keith Emerson of The Nice and Emerson, Lake and Palmer. One of the keyboard virtousos of the 1970's.

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Re: Hans Zimmer's score to Days of Thunder setup?

Post by calyx93 » Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:58 pm

Z wrote:
Micke wrote: Roland system 100M (Zimmer: "I think it has over 170 modules!!! Roland were clearing out the warehouse at $25.00 a module - so how could I say no?!)
$25 a module! Day-um!
I just about fainted over that one!
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Re: Hans Zimmer's score to Days of Thunder setup?

Post by philip » Tue Apr 06, 2010 5:07 pm

iProg wrote:
philip wrote:Who is Keith?
Keith Emerson of The Nice and Emerson, Lake and Palmer. One of the keyboard virtousos of the 1970's.

clear!

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Re: Hans Zimmer's score to Days of Thunder setup?

Post by Micke » Wed Apr 07, 2010 11:45 am

iProg wrote:
Micke wrote:Well, he did have a DX-1 and TX-816 (which he used on the Paperhouse OST which was recorded the year before)
so he may have used those on Days Of Thunder as well.

I just listened to the score again and have to say it's pretty 'kew'l indeed, it's a lot more "synthy" than I remembered
it to be.
So he bought the GX-1 from Keith? That explains a lot...:D
Correct, and Keith in turn bought one of his GX-1's from John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin. I'm not sure
when Zimmer bought it from Keith but I'd guess sometime in the late '80s or early '90s. In any case, Keith
was still using his GX-1 by late '86 with Emerson, Lake and Powell.
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Re: Hans Zimmer's score to Days of Thunder setup?

Post by philip » Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:38 pm

Micke wrote:
iProg wrote:
Micke wrote: Correct, and Keith in turn bought one of his GX-1's from John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin.
So, is this the same GX that been used by Benny Andersson?

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Re: Hans Zimmer's score to Days of Thunder setup?

Post by Micke » Thu Apr 08, 2010 4:23 pm

Nope, Benny had his own GX-1.
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Re: Hans Zimmer's score to Days of Thunder setup?

Post by iProg » Thu Apr 08, 2010 4:28 pm

Micke wrote:Nope, Benny had his own GX-1.
It now belongs to Peter Grönwall if I'm not mistaken?

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Re: Hans Zimmer's score to Days of Thunder setup?

Post by LoboLives » Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:16 pm

Micke wrote:Zimmer has owned pretty much everything you could think of as fas as synths are concerned, so it's hard
to tell what specific synths made it onto that score.
Anyways, I know that he was very into the Fairlight CMI III at the time so I'd say there's a fair chance
it was part of the setup.

Here's a list of some of the gear I know that he owned/used at the time (late '80s/early '90s):

Fairlight CMI III **
Roland system 700 modular (Zimmer: "It's pretty much on every movie that I ever did in England such as 'Thelma and Louise').
Roland system 100M (Zimmer: "I think it has over 170 modules!!! Roland were clearing out the warehouse at $25.00 a module - so how could I say no?!)
Roland MKS-80 **
Roland D-50
Yamaha DX-1 & TX-816 **
Yamaha CS-80 (Zimmer: "I've used it on anything from "Rainman", to period movies like "Gladiator" and "The Thin Red Line". On "Black Hawk Down"...)
Moog modular (heavily expanded) **
Polyfusion modular
Memorymoog
Oberheim Xpander **
E-mu modular **
Akai S1000 (he had a bunch of these)
Linn 9000
RSF kobol rack expanders (eg on The Last Emperor OST)
Roland JD-800 (early '90s onwards)
Yamaha GX-1 (Zimmer bought it from Keith Emerson)

and remember that this is just a partial list.


** these instruments are listed in the CD liner notes to the Paperhouse soundtrack (1989)
Any idea what he used on Black Rain?

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