Before you go... Get the Basic Mockup Production FREE Course

You will receive 12 emails over the span of 2 weeks. They will be relatively short, easily digestible emails that can be read in one sitting. The emails introduce the basic concepts of Orchestral Mockup Production. At the end of the course, we will have covered the basic concepts that you need to know to be able to produce professional sounding orchestral and hybrid mockups.

“The Symphonic Virtual Orchestration Course”

Make your orchestra mockups sound like the pros

Listen to our students:

*Videos in English and Spanish

  • Video and PDF lessons
  • A weekly live video-chat with Marc and the rest of the class
  • Assignments that are personally reviewed by Marc
  • A private Facebook group to give you support
  • A live orchestral mixing masterclass with 3-time Grammy winner mixing engineer Bobby Fernandez
  • Another live composing masterclass with Spiderman composer Christopher Young: Tips on how to get you started in in the industry, now that you know how to produce professional sounding mockups
  • Lifetime access to the course and its improvements, as well as the Facebook group and the weekly chats
Enroll Now!

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.

Music from our students

What they say about Symphonic Virtual Orchestration

Matthew Fisher
Michigan

Tuomas Nikkinen
Finland

Jesús Luengo
Spain

Manuele Carli
New York

Symphonic Virtual Orchestration

Your strategic step-by-step action plan to help you
Compose, Arrange, Mix, and Master your orchestral music
and produce professional-sounding midi mockups.

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.

What you’ll find inside the course

MODULE 03: Arranging for Samples. Techniques Compilation 01

MODULE 03: Arranging for Samples. Techniques Compilation 02

MODULE 04: Mixing (1) Secrets of the Pros

MODULE 04: Mixing (2)

MODULE 04: Expanding Mixing Depth

MODULE 05: Mastering

MODULE 06: Composing Workflow for Consistent Good Results

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

Bobby Fernandez Mixing Engineer

Masterclass with Christopher Young

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.

Symphonic Virtual Orchestration Live Video Chat

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!

These are some of the tracks we’ll be analyzing during the course…

What they say about Symphonic Virtual Orchestration

Join the Symphonic Virtual Orchestration course 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

Choose a payment option below

AND START PRODUCING PROFESSIONAL SOUNDING ORCHESTRAL MOCKUPS TODAY!

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BASIC

$7712 monthly payments
  • or 1 payment of $775 (you save $98)
  • 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

$9912 monthly payments
  • or 1 payment of $975 (you save $213)
  • 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

EXPERT

$11718 monthly payments
  • or 1 payment of $1.847 (you save $259)
  • 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 a Class A Film or Video Game Composer Based in Los Angeles

60 days money back guarantee

You have a full 60 days to use the Symphonic Virtual Orchestration. During that time if you decide it’s not right for you, just let me know and I’ll issue you a full refund. No questions asked! Read more in the terms and conditions.

What The Symphonic Virtual Orchestration students are saying…

If you’ve been looking for real world, workable answers and solutions on how to set up 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 television show. Film composer 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 The 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 Synchestration 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 synchestration 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.

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Need other payment options? Contact us

BASIC

$7712 monthly payments
  • or 1 payment of $775 (you save $98)
  • 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

$9912 monthly payments
  • or 1 payment of $975 (you save $213)
  • 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

EXPERT

$11718 monthly payments
  • or 1 payment of $1.847 (you save $259)
  • 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 a Class A Film or Video Game Composer Based in Los Angeles

60 days money back guarantee

You have a full 60 days to use the Symphonic Virtual Orchestration course. During that time, if you decide it’s not right for you, just let me know and I’ll issue you a full refund. No questions asked! Read more in the terms and conditions.