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    Hans Zimmer invests in Wizoo...

    Hi everyone,

    I just read in the German "Keys" magazine, that Hans Zimmer has
    invested in the company "Wizoo" (the guys who developed The
    Grand etc.) to develop a new high-end sampling-system for
    orchestral samples which will surpass everything currently
    available. He either has already or will be producing the samples
    himself, the hard/software-system comes from Wizoo.

    First of all this seems to be custom-made for him, but it's use will
    also be licenced to a couple of other composers who have enough
    budget to do so...

    Tobias

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    Re: Hans Zimmer invests in Wizoo...

    For the majority of the people April Fools' day is over, Tobias!

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    Re: Hans Zimmer invests in Wizoo...

    In case you understand German, I'd like to direct you to
    a short abstract of the article in "Keys":

    http://www.keys.de/Aktuell/f_listen.htm

    As that issue is for "Mai", I doubt that this is their
    April Fools joke...

    Tobias

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    Re: Hans Zimmer invests in Wizoo...

    That sounds amazing ! Zimmer has some spare cash , he can invest in a good sample library

    Quote Originally Posted by Freetranslation.com
    The Briefing for the interview read shortly and tightly: Hans room threw a pile of dollar into the ring in order to become partner of the German Sound- and instruments smith Wizoo and to enable among other things therewith a project, that careless said like a Mixtur out of unfulfilled children dream and economic insanity anmutet: "we construct a Sampler-system of the luxury class, fully loaded with Samples of the Londoners Symphoniker as a raw material".
    Translation = ( but you get the idea )
    Theo Krueger - Composer

    www.TheoKrueger.com

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    Re: Hans Zimmer invests in Wizoo...

    This sounds like it could be IBM developing a huger mainframe in 1978. Raw sampling power is not the future; a lean mean blend of sampling and physical modeling is. I hope HZ and Wizzo (oops, that's chocolates ) Wizoo develop smart technology, not just new gigs and gigs of samples.

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    Re: Hans Zimmer invests in Wizoo...

    Quote Originally Posted by FredProgGH
    I hope HZ and Wizzo (oops, that's chocolates ) Wizoo develop smart technology, not just new gigs and gigs of samples.
    I agree so much ! After playing around with the Synful Orchestra demo which is only 32 mb and amazing ( fully functional i think 'tis ) i changed my idea on "Size matters" .

    Sampling is like programming a video game, once upon a time they made games that ran on every computer because they programmed very well and the games Rawked! Now they have 20 GIGS of ram , 128 bit graph cards , Direct X 23 , 4D Acceleration etc etc and you can't play the games cause they have been overkilled with bad programming and stuffed with bad code .

    Hans, do something cool mate !
    Theo Krueger - Composer

    www.TheoKrueger.com

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    Re: Hans Zimmer invests in Wizoo...

    Will the name "Hans Zimmer" make it cost more than the whole VSL package? Or, is Wizoo planning to compete with GPO?

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    Re: Hans Zimmer invests in Wizoo...

    Quote Originally Posted by Tobias Erichsen
    Hi everyone,

    I just read in the German "Keys" magazine, that Hans Zimmer has
    invested in the company "Wizoo" (the guys who developed The
    Grand etc.) to develop a new high-end sampling-system for
    orchestral samples which will surpass everything currently
    available. He either has already or will be producing the samples
    himself, the hard/software-system comes from Wizoo.

    First of all this seems to be custom-made for him, but it's use will
    also be licenced to a couple of other composers who have enough
    budget to do so...

    Tobias
    I think he should have invested in Garritan instead. The the potential of that new violin looks pretty damn good.
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    KILLER YEAR: Stories to Die For (Jan. 2008)
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    St. Martin's Press
    http://www.robertgregorybrowne.com

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    Re: Hans Zimmer invests in Wizoo...

    It's what happens when you base your whole life and career on a technology. Now he's feeling the heat. He ain't the only kid on the block with cool toys anymore. Now everybody has cool toys.

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    Re: Hans Zimmer invests in Wizoo...

    Wizoo? That's the stuff that turns up in my Google ad-bar every now and then...lol

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