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Remote Control Prods., Hans Zimmer’s post-production company, is located within a sprawling seven-building complex in a commercial area of Santa Monica. At its center is Zimmer’s personal studio, designed to look like “a 19th-century Viennese brothel,” as the composer says with a wink.

The oak walls and floors, vintage analog synthesizers and built-in library shelves offer a sharp contrast to the remaining 50,000 square feet of studio space: an ultra-modern maze of composer suites, state-of-the-art recording and mixing facilities, and related small businesses. About 85 people work there, according to Zimmer’s business partner Steven Kofsky.

Remote Control, Zimmer’s loanout company, is one of more than a dozen tenants on the property, all owned by another Zimmer-Kofsky company called 14th Street Grille (which started in the mid-1990s and has been expanding throughout the block ever since).

Fifteen other composers, all friends or former associates of Zimmer, rent space: »


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