Beyond the Storm

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Designed to show how you can achieve a professional sounding production on a limited budget, this project file uses nothing but EastWest’s Composer Cloud Plus for virtual instruments, and stock Cubase plugins.

BONUS: includes project file for “Aunt Marge’s Waltz” for FREE (see bottom of page)

Made for Cubase Pro and the OPUS engine (a legacy version is included for the PLAY engine)
Tested with: Cubase Pro   v12.0.07  |  OPUS   v1.3.9  |  EW Spaces II   v2.5

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Project File

BEYOND THE STORM

A cinematic orchestral piece with a generous dose of epic! This project puts the whole ensemble through its paces with a traditional approach to writing that explores a wide range of dynamics, colors, and orchestration techniques.

Explore the project file to study how these virtual instruments were programmed, performed, produced, mixed, and finalized as a polished production. Optionally, use it as a template for your own productions, with the mix and plugin settings in tact.

Note: This video shows the PLAY version of the project, before the OPUS update

The Project File

Explore the project file to study how these virtual instruments were programmed, performed, produced, mixed, and finalized as a polished production. Optionally, use it as a template for your own productions, with the routing, track layout, mix and plugin settings ready to go!

The project contains:

  • All of the MIDI and CC data used to sculpt the final performance
  • Pre-loaded Instrument tracks for the Hollywood Orchestra series + Hollywood Choirs, including the composer’s preferred microphone settings
  • Printed audio STEMS for each section of the orchestra, so you can still hear the project even without owning the sample libraries used.
  • Expression Maps for convenient articulation management and custom keyswitches (where applicable)
  • Track layout, signal flow, and routing optimized for flexibility and easy STEM printing

Notated Score

Included is the full orchestral score in PDF format, PLUS separated parts for each orchestral section for easier reading.

Read along with the project and solo individual instruments for detailed study of how written score can translate into a virtual performance.

Parts include: Woodwinds, Brass, Strings, Percussion, Harp and Choir. (includes “easy clef” versions )

Plugins & Production

See how the final mix was shaped using only stock plugins, and Spaces II (included in East West’s Composer Cloud) – no need for paid plugins!

Bypass plugins to hear the before and after to get a better understanding of the difference each plugin makes.

See how reverb was used and tweaked to enhance the depth and dimension of the orchestra, as well as gluing it all together.

Use the settings as presets for your own productions!

 

BONUS PROJECT

Every purchase of Beyond The Storm now includes the Cubase project file for Jayden’s MIDI mockup of “Aunt Marge’s Waltz” by John Williams, for FREE

Made by

Jayden Lawrence

Composer for Film & TV

WHAT YOU GET

  • A complete Cubase project file including all MIDI & Audio to the piece “Beyond The Storm” by film and TV composer Jayden Lawrence.
  • Disabled Project” Cubase file with all instrument tracks disabled and samples unloaded, for a minimal resource footprint.
    • Audio STEMS are included so you can still playback the project and hear it just as if all tracks were enabled.
  • A Legacy project for users of the PLAY engine
  • Fully notated score including parts (PDF)
  • Documentation to help you get started and navigate the project
  • BONUS: The Cubase project file for Jayden’s mockup of “Aunt Marge’s Waltz” by John Williams

Latest update: April 04 2024

Instant download available after purchase

SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Steinberg Cubase Pro 11 or higher
  • Eastwest Hollywood Orchestra, Hollywood Choirs, Hollywood Harp (all OPUS edition)
  • East West Spaces II
  • OPUS Engine (VST3)

Tested with:   Cubase Pro 12.0.07   |   OPUS v1.3.9   |   EW Spaces II v2.5

HARDWARE RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • 22GB RAM for the Full Project / 4GB RAM for the Disabled Project
  • Intel i7 3.4GHz quad-core or equivalent
  • Samples streaming from SSD
 
(Original project was created with an i7 5820k CPU and 32GB of RAM)

F.A.Q

Does this work with OPUS?

Yes! The long-awaited OPUS update has finally arrived!

Does this work with PLAY?

A Legacy version of the project is included for PLAY compatibility. Note that the legacy version is no longer supported or updated, and might rely on outdated or unsupported versions of plugins, depending on when you download it.

I don't have the sample libraries listed. Can I still use the project file?

Yes. You can load the “Disabled” project and work with the audio stems that cover all of the used sample libraries, or you can replace the sample libraries used with your own. Note that it will not sound the same as the full mix provided.

I don't use Cubase. Can I still use this project?

Unfortunately, the files included will only work with Cubase. This project is made very specifically for Cubase’s features and the plugins that come with it.

My reverb plugin didn't load properly... are the settings or presets available somewhere?

EW Spaces II is known to give a license error on occasion, which means it won’t load the impulse response or work unless you re-load a preset. If you experience this with Beyond The Storm, you can find the reverb settings at the end of the included manual

Additional information

DAW

Cubase

Sample Libraries

Hollywood Brass, Hollywood Choirs, Hollywood Harp, Hollywood Orchestral Percussion, Hollywood Orchestral Woodwinds, Hollywood Strings

Plugins

EW Spaces II

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  1. Question

    Viktor

    I´m very interested in this template, liked very much the sound. All my libraries are diamond, will it work correctly? I don´t have Hollywood Choir but have EWQL Choir – will it work? Can I change one library to another? What I´d have to do to change the library? Thanks!

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    • Jayden

      Jayden

      Hi Viktor,
      Yes this project file will work with Diamond versions of the sample libraries. If you do not own Hollywood Choirs, you can use the Choir audio file instead that is included in the project to hear how it is meant to sound.
      You may swap the samples on an instrument track to be from a different library (such as EWQL Symphonic Choirs) but it will not sound the same as the original, and the expression maps will no longer work correctly, so you will need to configure these yourself. I hope this helps!

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  2. One person found this helpful
    dhodiagusta

    A brave new world!

    dhodiagusta (verified owner)

    This is such a fantastic track! loving this instantly, i will wait for the hoopus version

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    • One person found this helpful
      Jayden

      Jayden

      Thank you! The HOOPUS version is now released!

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  3. andre cubilo

    Amazingly educational, great work

    andre cubilo (verified owner)

    as an educational purpose, it really teaches how to build orchestral music, the work involved is pretty impressive really, amazing work … but one thing : about the BONUS: includes project file for “Aunt Marge’s Waltz” for FREE … how do i get the bonus mockup ?

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