The idea for Symphonic Elements STRIIIINGS was inevitable for UJAM for three reasons:
- It’s absolutely core to UJAMs mission to let people write and compose with instruments that they don’t play - by inventing instrument concepts that make them easy to use, without sacrificing the professional result.
- Since Hans Zimmer, one of the world’s greatest film composers, is a co-founder of UJAM, the team had exclusive access to Hans’ studio and his multi-million-dollar library of string recordings honed and expanded for over a decade.
In Boris Salchow, we found the perfect producer - a guy who both understands the “everyman” and - being an acclaimed film and game composer himself - is perfectly capable of taming a super-complex system like Hans’.
In Boris’ words: “Yes, it's been a herculean task of many years to take something as complex and precious as the Hans Zimmer string library and make it accessible in a workflow that does not require a multitude of computers as well as a studio environment like it is normally used in. That was the main thrill - to turn it into an instrument that allows everyone now to enjoy such musical superpowers”
STRIIIINGS – among the wide sonic palette of a Hans Zimmer – was a self-explanatory theme for a host of reasons:
- Unlike e.g. woodwinds or brass, strings are widely used in all musical genres and across the decades.