The composer behind the scenes of Dunkirk, Dune and Top Gun: Maverick uses Dynaudio LYD and Core 59 speakers to complete his surround studio.
(20th January 2023, Skanderborg, Denmark) Composer and musician Steve Mazzaro was spotted and hired by Hans Zimmer years ago. Since then, he has worked on scores for The Dark Knight, Man of Steel, Interstellar, Dunkirk, Dune, Top Gun: Maverick, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 to name a few.
For Mazzaro, optimized workflows in the studio make the difference between meeting his deadlines comfortably and delivering just in the nick of time. And since he holds multiple roles – including composer, producer, engineer and programmer – it is paramount that when inspiration hits, he needs to be able to immediately express these ideas, capture them and rely on the sounds he records to translate nicely for orchestra or other ensembles.
That’s why Mazzaro has a studio at his home in LA where he sketches out ideas and takes the initial steps in creating musical ideas that often end up in Hollywood blockbusters.
On the studio monitor side in the new, upgraded setup, Dynaudio Core 59 speakers now handle Mazzaro’s main Left and Right channels, while Dynaudio LYD speakers at the rear support surround productions.
“I would sum up the listening experience of Dynaudio speakers as clear and neutral, but not in a bad way. Any time I’m listening to stuff, I want to know what it sounds like. I don’t want a lot of hype, and I really want to know how it’s going to translate. And the Dynaudio speakers do translate very well,” he says.
We sat down with Mazzaro to chat about his productions, ideas and studio experience. Visit the Dynaudio YouTube channel to watch the interview… and see him compose a piece of music in real-time.
You can also read more from our interview in the latest issue of Dynaudio Magazine, and also on the Dynaudio website.
Dynaudio is world-famous for making hand-crafted high-end loudspeakers for living rooms, home cinemas, cars and professional recording studios. Since the beginning, in 1977, the company has made iconic products rooted in a love of music and film – reproducing exactly what the artist intended. Nothing more, nothing less.
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