Interview: Mark Wherry, Man Behind Hollywood’s Digital Musical Instruments, Hans Zimmer Collabora 💾


Interview: Mark Wherry, Man Behind Hollywood’s Digital Musical Instruments, Hans Zimmer Collaborator

Mark Wherry is a music technology director, sound designer, and composer who has worked with some of the most renowned film composers in Hollywood, such as Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard, and Harry Gregson-Williams. He is also the creator of digital musical instruments that have been used in blockbuster movies like Inception, Dune, Blade Runner 2049, and The Lion King.

In this interview, we will learn more about Mark Wherry’s background, his role at Remote Control Productions, his collaboration with Hans Zimmer, and his approach to designing and playing digital musical instruments.

How did you get started in music technology?

Mark Wherry: I was always interested in music and technology since I was a kid. I started playing the piano when I was six years old, and I also had a Commodore 64 computer that I used to program and make music with. I was fascinated by how you could use technology to create sounds and music that you couldn’t make with traditional instruments.

When I was a teenager, I got into synthesizers and samplers, and I started making my own music using MIDI sequencers and software like Cubase and Logic. I also got into sound design and editing, and I learned how to use tools like Pro Tools and Sound Forge. I was always experimenting with different sounds and techniques, and trying to create something original and unique.

How did you join Remote Control Productions?

Mark Wherry: Remote Control Productions is a music production company founded by Hans Zimmer in Santa Monica, California. It’s home to many talented composers and musicians who work on film, TV, and video game scores. I joined Remote Control in 2003, after working as a freelance sound designer and composer for several years.

I met Hans Zimmer through a mutual friend who introduced me to him at a party. He invited me to his studio and asked me to show him some of my work. He liked what he heard and offered me a job as his music technology director. He said he needed someone who could help him with his technical setup and also create new sounds and instruments for his projects.

I was thrilled to work with Hans Zimmer, who is one of my musical heroes and inspirations. He is a visionary composer who always pushes the boundaries of music and technology. He is also very generous and supportive of his team, and he encourages us to explore our creativity and express ourselves through music.

What are some of the projects that you have worked on with Hans Zimmer?

Mark Wherry: I have worked on many projects with Hans Zimmer over the years, both as his music technology director and as a sound designer and composer. Some of the most notable ones are:

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