MATRIXSYNTH: New Hans Zimmer Studio Pics by Peter Gorges

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

New Hans Zimmer Studio Pics by Peter Gorges

flickr By Peter Gorges

Top: "Taken today - I got to spend some time here all by myself. Been here a hundred times but the place still has the same effect on me that Cathedrals had when I was a kid.

7-exposure HDR, mapped in Photomatix, treated in Niksoftware Color Effects."

Bottom: "Another shot of Oscar-awarded film composer Hans Zimmers out-of-this-world studio.
Hard to believe, but it takes HDR to capture this room - conventional camera sensors fail miserably. The whole room is just dark, light-absorbing surfaces (velvet, wood) and a few pointed light sources. There's no way to just 'take a photo of it'.

"This image is created from 6 exposures (0.7 bracketing), processed in Photomatix Pro, with tons of subtle manual color and light corrections in Niksoftware Viveza, and some Nik Sharpener Pro."

Synth spotting: Aside from the Moog and Roland library walls there's RSF in there, stacks of Roland MKS-80s, a Hartmann Neuron, Alesis Ion, Waldorf Q and XT racks, and... he has a Schmidt. On the right, there's a Roland MKS-80 with MPG-80 programmer under the XT and I'm not sure what that is with a blue LCD and red LEDs underneath. I thought it might be a Novation Nova or Supernova, but their screens have two rows, one with the name of the patch and one with the number of the patch.

You can find the original giantor size shots on flickr.

Also see:
Inside Hans Zimmer's Studio
Hans Zimmer on Moog
Han Zimmer's Polyfusion Modular


  1. HDR is so offensive. Completely ruins the image.

  2. +1 someday we'll all look back and laugh....

  3. Is that the Schmidt monster on the right? That's nice.

  4. Yep, it's a Schmidt. :)

  5. The guy from Schmidt mentioned that the NAMM's prototype was Zimmer's.
    Now that's surely an instrument I'd be curious to utt my hands on!

  6. Myst VI: Basically you’re trapped in Hans Zimmer's studio and forced to solve puzzles in order to escape.



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