Beyond the Storm



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 OPUS (not compatible with PLAY)
Tested with: Cubase Pro   v12.0.07  |  OPUS   v1.3.9  |  EW Spaces II   v2.5

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Project File


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

All of the MIDI and CC data used to sculpt the final performance

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

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 fully understand the importance of production.

See how reverb was used and tweaked to enhance the depth and dimension of the orchestra.

Use the settings as presets for your own productions.


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


  • 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.
  • 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: September 16 2023

Instant download available after purchase


  • 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


  • 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)


Does this work with OPUS?

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

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



Sample Libraries

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


EW Spaces II

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