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looks like a nice place for...
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I've seen this studio years ago in some other discussion and the general consensus was that this is more of a presentation room for clients rather than his working place.
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That's insanity.

Film producer walks in and says "You got the job. We're not going to hire John Williams." That's pretty much the intended purpose, right?

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Ugh. Not my cup of tea. Just like the new East/West room is not the vibe I dig.

Pretty over the top though.....
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It's an ostentatious aesthetic that seems to bespeak a "WEALTH IS GOOD!" value system I don't particularly share. (Although I do like some nice stuff, as is well known around here.)

But now I sound sour and I'm sure Mr. Zimmer's a cool guy and I don't want to diss a stranger.

On the positive side: The modular rig... is jawdropping!

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It's an ostentatious aesthetic that seems to bespeak a "WEALTH IS GOOD!" value system I don't particularly share. (Although I do like some nice stuff, as is well known around here.)

But now I sound sour and I'm sure Mr. Zimmer's a cool guy and I don't want to diss a stranger.

On the positive side: The modular rig... is jawdropping!

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Yeah I can see where you're coming from. But in this case (especially after watching the tour video I linked) in his case it seems like a way for him to have a spot to create. I'm not a fan of ostentatious displays of wealth but at least he made something unique and his own. Plus apparently he shares the house/space with something like 10 other composers. I much prefer it to the soulless mansions that many rich people build, which don't seem to have an individual's imprint on them at all, just a collection of the 'best of everything'
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wow, that´s awesome... I´m a great fan of his soundtracks... thanks Ronan!
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Plus apparently he shares the house/space with something like 10 other composers.
Except that the other composers spaces are much smaller and most are not nearly so over the top, his studio takes up probably 1/3 of the building it is in. Most of the other composers work spaces are in a separate building. I do have to give him credit though, as he does use the space for composing, and he is a very nice guy, at least the couple of times I have met him.
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It's truly amazing... but in a weird and bizarre way... The first time i saw the pictures they looked almost fake to me, like it was some sort of 3D rendering or something like that , or something out of a David Lynch movie...
Not my kind of place, but it's quite original.
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eh whatever works. kinda weird thought, but if it pays the bills....
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Looks like a French wh*re house circa 1904.
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It's truly amazing... but in a weird and bizarre way... The first time i saw the pictures they looked almost fake to me, like it was some sort of 3D rendering or something like that , or something out of a David Lynch movie...
Not my kind of place, but it's quite original.
Those photos reek of HDR which always looks a little bit unrealistic or magical.
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Found a pic of the other composers rooms
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I really like creative spaces that have a bit of fantasy to them, and I really like studios where the owner puts his stamp on the place. Even if things are not my taste, I love studios that have a strong character and personality.
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Looks like a French wh*re house circa 1904.
That's why I love it! Studio as boudoir!
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I really like creative spaces that have a bit of fantasy to them, and I really like studios where the owner puts his stamp on the place. Even if things are not my taste, I love studios that have a strong character and personality.
To me it looks like the inner interior of an old battleship captain cabin ....
like in that movie Captain Jack .... was not Mr. Zimmer doing the music for this ....

Interesting he is a german and has such a taste... crazy.
He is too long down in Hollywood....lost his German roots
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Tooo elegant. Doesn't have that studio feel to it. The gear seems to be hiding behind all the fancy furniture.
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Interesting he is a german and has such a taste... crazy.
He is too long down in Hollywood....lost his German roots
Well.his brief to the designer(s) was that he wanted the 18th century Vienna bordello vibe.
So I guess not very far from his German roots!
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Well.his brief to the designer(s) was that he wanted the 18th century Vienna bordello vibe.
So I guess not very far from his German roots!
So he loves italy Venedig....not far away but not typical for my people.....anyway I like it as well it has some style..... would love to work there....hah ha ha

You worked for him?
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This thread is starting to remind me of a thread about Vladislav Delay's studio... where people got all wound up about his interior design esthetic. Delay's studio was "too cold" for many posters, like this one is "too rich" looking... or something.

If I were in a position to design my studio from scratch (with unlimited budget ;-), this probably wouldn't be the esthetic direction for me, BUT I do appreciate people who care enough about their surroundings, and especially work space. A bold decision, plenty of character, super gear... what's not to like?

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This thread is starting to remind me of a thread about Vladislav Delay's studio... where people got all wound up about his interior design esthetic. Delay's studio was "too cold" for many posters, like this one is "too rich" looking... or something.

If I were in a position to design my studio from scratch (with unlimited budget ;-), this probably wouldn't be the esthetic direction for me, BUT I do appreciate people who care enough about their surroundings, and especially work space. A bold decision, plenty of character, super gear... what's not to like?

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When I read the posts nearly everybody said that it looks great.....and it is a very special looking place, I do not have to share his taste but this studio is something special...WOW
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The photo of the main room is now my desktop. I don't know what you guys are talking about but if I made the kind of music he makes that is EXACTLY how I would want to the room to look.
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Looks like a French wh*re house circa 1904.
HA HA HA! It sure does look interesting to say the leas.
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