Library Music
 Create passive income streams 
Enrolment opened until
 February 1st
We will be releasing one of these free bonuses each day until Friday.:

These bonuses are cumulative. In other words, if you buy today, you will also get Wednesday's, Thursday's and Friday's bonuses! If you buy tomorrow, you will still get some free bonuses, but you'll miss today's one.

All the bonuses are on top of the already 30% Black Friday discount. You will always get the 30% discount no matter when you buy.

Ends Friday.

To get today's bonus, just buy one of our main courses (SVO, Orchestration, or Library Music) or the "Complete Orchestral Mockup Production Bundle" and we will get back to you with the details on how to get your free bonus.
Enroll in any of our courses and get these 5 BONUSES:

- Analysis of John Williams' Jurassic Park passage (pdf + video with comments)
- Access to ALL the Live Video Chats that we've had in Cinematic Composing (over 30 hours of video.)
- One Mini Course of your choice for free
- Marc's Orchestral Template file
- The First Module of any of our courses

All the bonuses are available if you buy before Monday 7th January at midnight.

To get today's bonus, just buy one of our main courses (SVO, Orchestration, or Library Music) or the "Complete Orchestral Mockup Production Bundle" and we will get back to you with the details on how to get each bonus.
Save  $200 with the 15% discount pre-launch offer
Save  $200 with the 15% discount pre-launch offer
Due to popular demand, this promo is being extended until October 31st!
Buy now and save $148 from the original price.
Confidently navigate your way through the business of Library Music and Licensing.

Learn how to effectively structure a library track in order to make it as licensable as possible and manage your portfolio of pieces.

Explore the different types of Library publishers and the styles/uses they cater to. Learn how to find the right one for you.

Learn how to develop a strategy to build your income from music licensing, grow and improve productivity and constant inspiration.

Discover the common music elements that make a Library track successful in a variety of popular genres:
Emotional/Romantic, Action/Epic, Corporate, Comedy. 

Find out techniques which will give your tracks the edge over the competition by exploring different harmonic, melodic and orchestration traits.

Finally, learn the difference between exclusive and non exclusive licensing deals and the pros and cons of each. 
The course
Video and PDF lessons
100+ videos, 15+ hours
personally reviewed by your teacher
Lifetime access
to the course materials, private group & weekly chats
Lifetime updates
with new content added on a steady basis
Video and PDF lessons
100+ videos, 15+ hours
Weekly live video-chat
with your instructor and the rest of the class
personally reviewed by your teacher
Private Facebook Group
to give you support
Lifetime access
to the course materials, private group & weekly chats
Lifetime updates
with new content added on a steady basis
What's inside "Library Music: Create Passive Income Streams"
The course will guide you through the business of Library Music, helping you discover your style and your potential publishers. 

You’ll master technical requirements including how to create 30 & 60 sec cutdown versions and seamless loops. 

You’ll discover how to build a strong and varying portfolio of pieces which will generate income for years to come .
What/ Why
   What is library music?
   How does it differ from traditional Film/TV
   Types of Library Publishers. 
   Examples of stock music royalty free sites
   Example of sites geared towards music for film/tv e.g. universal, extreme music
   Trailer sites e.g. Really Slow Motion
   Why library music?
   Difference between Royalty free and non royalty free sites.
The Business of Library Music
   Definition and examples of Exclusive publishers
   Definition and example of non-exclusive publishers
   Pros/Cons of each
   Sources of Revenue
   How much can you make
   How to work out average financial return per track per library
   Assignments - research and choose 3 non exclusive and 3 exclusive publishers
Common Musical elements of stock music
   Common chords progressions
   Keep it simple - 4/4 time, generally one key
   Tempo considerations
   Establishing a strong introduction
   Composing variations on a theme
   Building to a climax
   Writing the Outro
   Assignment - write a 1 min piece, using one of the common chord progressions outlined. Make sure the piece includes an introduction, main section with climax and an outro
Action/Epic Style Tracks
   Examples of Action/Epic 
   Instrumentation/musical devices
   Use of ostinatos
   Style and Tempo
   Use of ‘Braams’
   Use of Booms
   Importance of good percussion
   Assignment - Write a one minute Action/Epic Style track
Comedy Style Tracks
   Examples of Comedy Tracks
   Instrumentation/musical devices 
   Style and Tempo
   Assignment - Write a one minute comedy style track
Corporate Style Tracks
   Examples of Corporate style tracks
   Instrumentation/musical devices
   Style and Tempo
   Assignment - Write a two minute corporate style track
Emotional Style Tracks
   Examples of Emotional Style Tracks 
   Instrumentation/musical devices
   Style and Tempo
   Assignment - Write a two minute emotional style track
Technical Considerations
   Importance of a clear and loud mix
   Use of reference tracks
   Typical delivery requirements e.g. stems, instrumental versions
   How to do 15, 30, 60 secs cutdown
   How to achieve seamless loops
   Importance of good titles and descriptions
   Assignment - Taking one of the tracks you composed for the last 4 modules, prepare stems, 15, 30, 60sec versions and 4 seamless loops
Steps to begin generating income
   Deciding about using real name or company name
   Researching library companies. Upload to various sites in your strongest genre and see which generate most sales for you
   Making contact with publishers - e.g. example of email
   Gaining inspiration
   Setting productivity goals, eliminating distractions
   How long to compose a track?
   Making a 5 year plan
   PRO membership
   List of music publishers
   Assignment - make a 5 year plan, based on how much free time you have to compose. Set realistic financial goals based on typical amount per track (outlined during the course)  

Weekly live video-chats
Every week, we’re hosting a live video-chat, where we gather to talk about orchestration, sample libraries, templates, composing techniques, etc.

This is a great tool that allows us to meet each other and makes the online experience more alive.  

All chats are recorded so you can watch them later if you can’t attend the session. 
And to make sure you’ve got continued support
The private Library Music group
A Facebook group of ambitious composers committed to building their mockup production skills. We are a tight-knit bunch who constantly encourage each other and help strategize our unique situations in a safe and positive environment.
The Facebook group is a great place to ask questions if you get stuck. It’s where you’ll get lots of extra help and encouragement, especially from other composers who can speak to your exact issues.

Use this private Facebook group to: 

#1 – Post your assignments: You’ll get video feedback from Marc 

#2 – Brainstorm with hundreds of other experienced musicians who are on the same journey 

#3 – Troubleshoot any problem, big or small, and get answers quickly 

#4 – Ask for feedback on your music, mixes, and projects 

#5 – Create lasting friendships (and collaborations?) with people just like you!
Some of the tracks we’ll be analyzing during the course
The Symphonic Virtual Orchestration Course
Join today and...
#1 – You’ll become an expert at the fundamentals of synthestration, and will learn how to make your mockups sound outstanding.

#2 – You’ll discover the power of effective templates. You’ll learn about big vs. modular templates and will build your own template, which will almost guarantee you the best results right from the start. 

#3 – You’ll discover the Go-To synthestration techniques (also referred to as arranging for samples), and how these techniques differ from traditional orchestration. You’ll save tons of time and boost your production abilities, making your orchestral music sound stellar. 

These techniques apply across the board, no matter what sample libraries you’re using. 

#4 – You’ll discover the mixing secrets that apply to orchestral music. These include secrets I’ve learned personally from top mixing engineers that I’ve had the privilege of meeting after years working in the industry. Now I’ll be sharing them with you, so you don’t have to spend hundreds of frustrating hours reading mixing books, visiting forums, or buying tutorials, and then trying to decide which techniques actually work with orchestral music. 

This module includes one section about the secrets of Mastering orchestral music so that your music sounds great no matter what system, speakers, or headphones are used for the playback. 

#5 – In the “Pro” version of this course, you’ll have access to 4 amazing case studies where you’ll see behind the scenes as I produce 4 tracks in totally different styles. 

The case studies include insights and tips for the following styles: 

– Trailer emotional orchestral 
– Action, high intensity 
– Romantic, love 
– Thriller, mystery 

#6 – In the “Expert” version of the course, you’ll even get a chance to sit down with me, live, one-on-one on Skype for 1 hour to walk through and review your template, so you end up with the most effective setup. If there’s time, I’ll also review one of your tracks so that you know for sure that you understood the course lessons and applied them the right way. 

As a bonus, you will get one extra one-on-one coaching call with a Class A film or video game composer based in Hollywood and actively working in the industry. 


Marc’s comments and feedback on your exercises and assignments 

Weekly live video-chats 

Access to the private group
Your strategic step-by-step action plan to help you
Compose, Arrange, Mix, and Master your orchestral music 
and produce professional-sounding midi mockups.
Meet The Course Developer
A Composer and Orchestrator, Simon's recent projects include scoring the Documentary 'The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin' and the Thriller 'Assassin’s Bullet' starring Christian Slater and Donald Sutherland.

Simon studied Composition at the Royal College of Music, London and Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television at University of Southern California. Whilst there he was selected to be mentored by Oscar nominated composer James Newton Howard.

Based in the UK Simon is actively writing for various library music publishers including Premiumbeat, Shutterstock Music, Really Slow Motion and Pond5. 
   Simon Stevens
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Enrolment opened until
 February 1st
1 payment of $975 (you save $213)
  • Module 01: What/ Why 
  • Module 02: The Business of Library Music
  • Module 03: Common Musical elements of stock music 
  • Module 04: Action/Epic Style Tracks
  • Module 05: Comedy Style Tracks
  • Module 06: Corporate Style Tracks
  • Module 07: Emotional Style Tracks
  • Module 08: Technical Considerations
  • Module 09: Steps to begin generating income
Enrolment is still opened until the end of the week - September 17th
The course is in English and Spanish
If you would like to talk to somebody about The Symphonic Virtual Orchestration just reach out to us.
If you're not satisfied with the courses, get in touch within 30 days and we'll give you a full refund.*
*Conditions apply. Read Terms and conditions.
What others have asked
before joining Symphonic Virtual Orchestration
   How long will it take me to get through the course?
Week one starts with module one. Every week opens a new module. The course takes 8 weeks if you’re doing one week per module.
   Can I get behind? Do I have to follow the course’s pace or can I go my own?
You can take as long as you want to complete the course. You can go at your own pace or follow the course’s schedule of approximately 8 weeks. Whatever you choose, the materials are always there and you can submit the assignments whenever you want. They will always get reviewed, no matter how late you submit them.

The course materials do not expire and you’ll have access to them for life, including future course updates and improvements!
   How long will I have access to the SVO course materials?
You’ll have access to the course materials for life, as well as to the Facebook group AND the weekly chats. You can join any weekly chat that you want, even if your course has finished. And the chat sessions are recorded, so you can watch them at any time.
   I have a busy life. Will I have the time to do this?
You can’t get behind in this course. Even though we go through a new module every week, it’s there for you whenever you’re ready, and is accessible on any mobile device.
   How much time per week is necessary if I want to follow your schedule?
It depends on the week. Some weeks you’ll be done in 50 minutes, some weeks you’ll have to spend some hours.

Also, if you decide to do the assignments (which we encourage since it’s the best way to learn), then it’s going to take a bit longer since you’ll be producing an orchestral cue that will be reviewed.

But if you’re late submitting an assignment, that’s ok. Marc will always review the assignments, no matter when you submit them, even if you’re done sometime after the course closes. This course is designed to accommodate your personal and professional life, allowing you to use the course materials and do the assignments when you can, while allowing you to keep the course materials forever.
   I cannot read music and have never taken orchestration classes or anything like that. I have learned everything by ear. Will I still be able to successfully complete the course?
Honestly, we have lots of fun and engaging conversations with students who don’t have formal training. Sometimes, when you’ve got a lot of training you can develop complexes or insecurities about what is right or wrong, what you should or shouldn’t do when composing, and so forth.

We’re recently getting more students who don’t read music and instead produce by ear. In this course we don’t approach music in a traditional way. We don’t talk about notes. Instead, we approach mockup production as a collection musical ideas, layers, orchestral families, and musical gestures.

In addition, this course puts emphasis on the production side: sound, mixing, plugins, libraries, mastering, and so forth.

If you’re one of those with little or no traditional formal training, you’ll still gain loads of practical, useful information and experience in this course. We’d love to have you on board!
   Will there be actual Orchestration lessons or will I just learn how to shape sound?
The first modules Synthestration lessons, which are all about “orchestrating and arranging for samples”. Then, the mixing and mastering modules will cover all aspects of “how to shape the sound.”

Also, the course covers the basics of real, traditional orchestration.

Finally, all students at Symphonic Virtual Orchestration get 50% off of any other course from The new Orchestration Course is now available, and more courses are being planned.
   Is this course geared to writing and orchestrating music or is it more focused on the mixing side of things?
This is an advanced course on orchestral/hybrid mockup production. Yes, it touches on some of the more basic concepts, but it will require you to already have some experience and basic orchestration and composing knowledge. The first part is about synthestration techniques (orchestrating for samples).

The second part is all about advanced orchestral mixing and mastering techniques. This part is about 70% of the course materials, and it is the core of the SVO course.

Most courses will cover the basics (expression, modulation, articulations, keyswitches, and similar topics). This course touches those concepts, but puts the emphasis on concepts like orchestral mixing depth, specific synthestration techniques, advanced mixing automation with orchestral stems, applying reverb properly to make our mockups sound bigger (while still keeping separation and avoiding muddiness), and many more advanced and practical topics.

On top of that, the PRO version includes the masterclass with score mixing engineer Bobby Fernandez. You’ll have a chance to directly ask him questions during the live video chat.
   I see you have different tiers of enrollment. What is the difference?
Yes, we’ve got three versions: Basic, PRO and EXPERT.

The Basic is the bare bones version of the course.

The PRO version is the one that 90% of our students take because it includes the Bobby Fernandez masterclass plus the 4 case studies.

About 5% of our students sign up for the EXPERT version. It’s designed for those who want this VIP sort of treatment 🙂  or more of a 1-to-1 experience. The main difference is a private class with Marc, plus another private class with a composer working in major projects in Hollywood, plus the exact list of Marc’s template with libraries, patches, and settings.

The weekly group chats are the same for all three versions.
   Do you have a refund policy?
Yes. We are giving you a full 60 DAYS to go through the training, do the assignments, implement what you learn, and watch your production skills begin to grow.

If you reach out within 60 days to show me that you’ve kept up with all the work (you have to show me proof!), and for some reason still haven’t seen any progress, then I’ll be happy to return the investment.

Please read our policy HERE for more information.
Enrolment is still opened until the end of the week - September 17th
The course is in English and Spanish
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