Hans Zimmer isn’t the only composer that can make tech sounds, you know

Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images

Today I learned that Hans Zimmer, known for his brilliant scores for movies such as Inception, Pirates of the Caribbean, and The Lion King, has also composed driving sounds for BMW. And they’re actually pretty good!

You can hear one coming to the company’s M version of its electric BMW i4 cars in this video (and jump to 1:30 if you just want to hear the sound).

And you can hear the driving sound that Zimmer composed for the BMW Vision M NEXT concept car in 2019 in this video:

These are cool, but they got The Verge staff wondering — what other composers should create sounds for cars? So we compiled just a few of our favorite composers into one list, and some ideas about what their car noises might sound like:

  • John Williams (Star Wars,…

Continue reading…

Read more