Symphonic Virtual Orchestration 
Make your orchestral mockups sound like the pros 
THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO PRODUCE ORCHESTRAL MOCKUPS
Confidently orchestrate, mix & master your music. Produce professional sounding orchestral mockups.

Become efficient at composing. Imagine musical ideas and produce them quickly with samples, without the overwhelming, paralyzing, “what-sample-should-I-load-for-this-to-sound-realistic?” feeling…  even if you’re starting from scratch.

Learn the synthestration techniques that will make your samples sound like the real orchestra. 

Set up your perfect orchestral template, that will make you stay in the creative flow and be efficient at producing orchestral mockups.

Learn the mixing techniques that apply to orchestral music and that will make your music sound clear and gain definition, especially for those trailer, epic arrangements, where you need a punchy, solid, cinematic sound.

Finally, discover the mastering tools that actually make a difference in orchestral arrangements. Set up an efficient go-to mastering chain so that your orchestral music traduces well in any playback system. 
 
The course
Video and PDF lessons
100+ videos, 15+ hours
Weekly live video-chat
with Marc and the rest of the class
Assignments
personally reviewed by Marc
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
MUSIC FROM OUR STUDENTS
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Matthew Fisher
Michigan
David Stevenson
Florida
William Hoshal
Oregon
Loris Venegoni
Italy
What's inside SVO
The system behind this course has been perfected over the last 9 years, ever since I started using orchestral samples.

You’ll learn specific steps and exact professional techniques, such as how to pick the right patches and mix samples. 

You’ll not only know what you’re doing, but you’ll also know exactly HOW to do it. This is your practical guide.
MODULE 01
Synthestration. Tactics for a good sound
   Balance
   Panning
   Layers: Distributing your Musical ideas
   Volume: 7, 11, Kontakt, Audio, Gain, etc
   Keyswitches
   Equalization
MODULE 02
Using Templates to Boost Productivity
   Routing
   Small & Big Templates. Pros & Cons
   Minimal set-up
   Modular Templates (Sonar & Cubase)
   Organization: Groups, Kontakt Instances, Buses, Stems
   Reverbs
   Computer Specs
MODULE 03
Arranging for Samples. Techniques Compilation 01
   Ready-to-go Tracks: Configured and pre-routed
   Getting a Tight & Powerful Orchestral Sound
   Orchestrating Percussion Beds: balance, panning, layers
   Sequencing a Percussion Bed: step by step
   Ensemble Patches: benefits and when to use them
   Strings Long Sequencing: big cinematic sound
   Sequencing Trumpets: the right way
   Horn Patches: for an epic cinematic sound
   Tremolo strings: very good sounding articulation usually underused
   Low Staccato Strings: for an epic cinematic sound
   Horn Patches: for an epic cinematic sound
MODULE 03
Arranging for Samples. Techniques Compilation 02
   Timpani as a Main Orchestral Percussion Instrument
   Blending Percussion and Orchestral Parts
   Blending Choir and Orchestra
   Compressing Velocities
   Importing MIDI data from Score Editor. A good idea?
   Sketching Within your Sequencer
MODULE 04
Mixing (1) Secrets of the Pros
   Introduction: Mixing (1) Secrets of the Pros
   Exporting Stems
   Analog Saturation
   Reverb
   E.Q.
   Compression
   Automation: where the Magic Happens
MODULE 04
Mixing (2)
   Mixing Strings Stems
   Mixing Brass/WW Stems
   Mixing Percussion
   Mixing other instruments and sections
MODULE 04
Expanding Mixing Depth
   Expanding Mixing Depth
   Expanding Mixing Depth - Reverbs
   Expanding Mixing Depth - Delays
   Expanding Mixing Depth - FX
   Expanding Mixing Depth - MaxxBass
   Stems - Learning from the pros
MODULE 05
Mastering
   Overview
   E.Q.
   Analog saturation
   Dynamics
   Exciter
   Imaging
   Maximizer
   Automation
MODULE 06
Composing Workflow for Consistent Good Results
   Introduction: Composing Workflow for Consistent Good Results
   Efficiency. Workflow overview
   1 min. Track under 1h: Introduction
   1 min. Track under 1h: Composing
   1 min. Track under 1h: Mixing
   1 min. Track under 1h: Mastering
BONUS
Masterclass with Bobby Fernandez*
3 Grammys
Clint Eastwood, Tim Burton, Brian Tyler, etc.
The course includes a masterclass with Bobby Fernandez. You’ll have a chance to speak directly with him and ask mixing questions.
* Included in the PRO and EXPERT versions of the course
Masterclass with Christopher Young
Spider-Man, Drag Me to Hell, The Exorcism of Emily Rose
Ok, now you know how to produce professional sounding orchestral mockups. Now what?

Connect with Chris in a 1-hour live video-chat where he’ll answer your questions and give you advice on how to get started in the industry as a film composer.
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 Symphonic Virtual Orchestration 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!
 
Manuele Carli
New York
Tuomas Nikkinen
Finland
Jesus Luengo
Spain
Davide Tammaro
New York
Some of the tracks we’ll be analyzing during the course
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The Symphonic Virtual Orchestration Course
Your strategic step-by-step action plan to help you
Compose, Arrange, Mix, and Master your orchestral music 
and produce professional-sounding midi mockups.
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. 

PLUS 

Marc’s comments and feedback on your exercises and assignments 

Weekly live video-chats 

Access to the private group
 
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Meet your instructor
Coming from Spain and classically trained in piano and composition, Marc finished his film scoring studies in the University of Southern California.

Composer, teacher and entrepreneur, he's been actively working in the film industry in Los Angeles where he's worked in major projects for films, TV movies and video games. He has worked for leading production studios and has composed music for tv shows and movies distributed on leading, nationally broadcasted television channels.

He has also taught music production and orchestration at Berklee online for more than 7 years and he is the founder of INUNYI.com (2014) and Cinematic Composing (2016). 
   Marc Jovani
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12 PAYMENTS OF
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49
or
1 payment of $543 (you save $108)
  • Module 01: Synthestration. Tactics for a good sound
  • Module 02: Using Templates to Boost Productivity
  • Module 03: Arranging for Samples, Techniques Compilation
  • Module 04: Mixing (1). Secrets of the Pros 
  • Module 05: Mixing (2) and Mastering
  • Module 06: Composing Workflow for Consistent Good Results
  • Masterclass with Chris Young
  • BONUS: Class A Composer’s Systems, Explained
pro
12 PAYMENTS OF
$
67
or
1 payment of $697 (you save $107)
  • Module 01: Synthestration. Tactics for a good sound
  • Module 02: Using Templates to Boost Productivity
  • Module 03: Arranging for Samples, Techniques Comp
  • Module 04: Mixing (1). Secrets of the Pros 
  • Module 05: Mixing (2) and Mastering
  • Module 06: Composing Workflow for Consistent Good Results
  • Masterclass with Chris Young
  • BONUS #1: Class A Composer’s Systems, Explained
  • >> BONUS #2: 4 Case Studies – The Synthestration Shortcut <<
  • >> BONUS #3: Studio Ergonomics <<
  • >> BONUS #4: MIXING MASTERCLASS with BOBBY FERNANDEZ <<
expert
18 PAYMENTS OF
$
94
or
1 payment of $1,477 (you save $227)
  • Module 01: Synthestration. Tactics for a good sound
  • Module 02: Using Templates to Boost Productivity
  • Module 03: Arranging for Samples, Techniques Compilation
  • Module 04: Mixing (1). Secrets of the Pros
  • Module 05: Mixing (2) and Mastering
  • Module 06: Composing Workflow for Consistent Good Results
  • Masterclass with Chris Young
  • BONUS #1: Class A Composer’s Systems, Explained
  • BONUS #2: 4 Case Studies – The Synthestration Shortcut
  • BONUS #3: Studio Ergonomics
  • BONUS #4: MIXING MASTERCLASS with BOBBY FERNANDEZ
  • >> BONUS #5: Sample Libraries List – Orchestral Palette Shortcut <<
  • >> BONUS #6: 1 hour One-On-One Coaching Call With Me <<
  • >> BONUS #7: 1 hour One-On-One Coaching Call With an Active Film or Video Game Composer Based in Los Angeles <<
Enrolment is still opened until the end of the week - September 17th
The course is in English and Spanish
NEED HELP ENROLLING OR HAVE QUESTIONS?
If you would like to talk to somebody about The Symphonic Virtual Orchestration just reach out to us.
30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE
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.
More student testimonials
If you’ve been looking for real world, workable answers and solutions on how to setup and structure an effective film composition recording and production environment this is the course for you. The modern composer has to fill many roles beyond just coming up with the music. You’re also expected to provide score mockups, be the arranger, music editor, sound designer and pretty much anything else that involves the music side of a movie or TV show. Marc Jovani cuts to the chase on setting up workable templating, the pros and cons of many popular sound libraries, best practices for mixing and mastering along with tips on how to handle the variety and complexity of requests you will encounter this business. Marc’s passion for film scoring is only surpassed by his desire to educate both aspiring and established composers to be the best and most competitive music professionals they can be.
Alan Lorden, Creative Director at Rusted Gate Music in Raleigh, North Carolina.

I am only into day 2, I am so impressed! The chat/interactive video chat, the assignments, and the customer service is WAY more than I thought this experience was going to be.
Thomas Rhea - VI Control user: Maestro1972
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 CinematicComposing.com. 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.
Regular price
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Basic
12 PAYMENTS OF
$
49
or
1 payment of $542 (you save $107)
  • Module 01: Synthestration. Tactics for a good sound
  • Module 02: Using Templates to Boost Productivity
  • Module 03: Arranging for Samples, Techniques Compilation
  • Module 04: Mixing (1). Secrets of the Pros 
  • Module 05: Mixing (2) and Mastering
  • Module 06: Composing Workflow for Consistent Good Results
  • Masterclass with Chris Young
  • BONUS: Class A Composer’s Systems, Explained
pro
12 PAYMENTS OF
$
67
or
1 payment of $697 (you save $107)
  • Module 01: Synthestration. Tactics for a good sound
  • Module 02: Using Templates to Boost Productivity
  • Module 03: Arranging for Samples, Techniques Comp
  • Module 04: Mixing (1). Secrets of the Pros 
  • Module 05: Mixing (2) and Mastering
  • Module 06: Composing Workflow for Consistent Good Results
  • Masterclass with Chris Young
  • BONUS #1: Class A Composer’s Systems, Explained
  • >> BONUS #2: 4 Case Studies – The Synthestration Shortcut <<
  • >> BONUS #3: Studio Ergonomics <<
  • >> BONUS #4: MIXING MASTERCLASS with BOBBY FERNANDEZ <<
expert
18 PAYMENTS OF
$
94
or
1 payment of $1,477 (you save $227)
  • Module 01: Synthestration. Tactics for a good sound
  • Module 02: Using Templates to Boost Productivity
  • Module 03: Arranging for Samples, Techniques Compilation
  • Module 04: Mixing (1). Secrets of the Pros
  • Module 05: Mixing (2) and Mastering
  • Module 06: Composing Workflow for Consistent Good Results
  • Masterclass with Chris Young
  • BONUS #1: Class A Composer’s Systems, Explained
  • BONUS #2: 4 Case Studies – The Synthestration Shortcut
  • BONUS #3: Studio Ergonomics
  • BONUS #4: MIXING MASTERCLASS with BOBBY FERNANDEZ
  • >> BONUS #5: Sample Libraries List – Orchestral Palette Shortcut <<
  • >> BONUS #6: 1 hour One-On-One Coaching Call With Me <<
  • >> BONUS #7: 1 hour One-On-One Coaching Call With an Active Film or Video Game Composer Based in Los Angeles <<
Enrolment is still opened until the end of the week - September 17th
The course is in English and Spanish
NEED HELP ENROLLING OR HAVE QUESTIONS?
If you would like to talk to somebody about The Symphonic Virtual Orchestration just reach out to us.
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