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Sample Library Buyer's Guide

We'll cover all of our favorite libraries during this 60 minute additional training.

We've spend over a decade and 10's of thousands of dollars on software libraries, and we'll show you exactly the ones we use, which settings to look for, and dive deep into helping you build out your collection.

During this Additional Workshop, Fred and I cover in depth our favorite libraries and how you can get the most out of each one...whether you're just starting out or looking to build your arsenal.

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Mockup Magic

Are you looking to improve the quality of your marching arts mockups?

Do you want to learn how to use EQ's, Compression, Reverb, Panning, and Mastering to take your composition to the next level?

Let us help you get the most out of your software and hardware investments by helping you navigate creating a much more polished mockup.

We'll take you step by step through the mixing and mastering process.

You don't need to spend a ton of money to have a more compelling mockup. You just need to improve your craft and working knowledge of how all the different elements fit together.

Work through all the modules at your own pace, and use our examples and assignments to gain more confidence on all aspects of the process.

What you'll get:

  • Access to the 7 Part Workshop
  • Course materials including example audio and video as well as our project stems and files to work on.
  • All training materials will be made available on to your personal PRM Workshops Portal.
  • Access to the PRM Workshops Private Community of 275 (and growing) members where you can discuss, troubleshoot, network, and share about all things related to the Marching Arts.

Module Breakdowns:

Part 1: Preparing your Stems + Organizing your DAW

Part 2: General Balance

Part 3: Panning

Part 4: EQ

Part 5: Compression 

Part 6: Reverb

Part 7: Mastering

Here are examples of some of the amazing insights workshop members shared with us:

  • It was somewhat of a lightbulb/"oh duh" to realize you don't (or sometimes shouldn't) apply all of the techniques to all of the tracks, all the time. Becoming more light-handed and careful with how I used effects or strategies was great. Learning how panning impacts the elements of the mix (and even deeper depending on if the instruments are acoustic or not) was a big takeaway. Seeing the "sweet spots" for EQs, compressors, reverbs, etc., on each family of instruments was also great info.
  • I was already extremely comfortable with most aspects except mastering. I feel like I got a bit better with compression and makeup gain specifically for pre recorded tracks/stems. And really breaking down what the essentials of a mastering chain for me was huge!
  • Automation - I never saw this as something I could use to manage some micro-phrasing that I would normally tell my students to do beyond what's on the page Panning - I used to just use this for the spread effect, but I never spent a lot of time carving out specific spaces for things before. EQ - I've always lacked confidence about my subtractive only method of EQ, but now after seeing that's EXACTLY what you recommend, I have a lot more confidence about it!
  • Compression - I didn't really know what to listen for when adjusting attack, release, and knee, but now it makes a lot more sense! Reverb - I knew nothing, lol. I've only ever created a reverb send with 100% wet, and balance my bus faders based on distance. I never knew I could tailor the EQ, the tail, the types of rooms/halls/plates, and I had NEVER thought to solo the reverb track to listen to what kind of space I was creating! Mastering - I didn't know anything about LUFS, or what to look for when analyzing mastering EQ presets, but now I feel way better about all of that!
  • The insights I received from the workshop really consisted of learning from peers of a like-minded status and visualizing/hearing their approach. It made me contemplate the way I do things, and I learned things that I wasn’t even expecting to (such as the Panning video Eric did). I probably learned more from being a part of this group than I have in the last 10 years that I’ve been doing this.

Meet your Instructors:

Fred Emory Smith was trained at Berklee College of Music ‘08, where he received the Doug Timm Award for Outstanding Musicianship in Film Scoring. Fred currently arranges for the Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets and Vessel Drum and Bugle Corps and serves as the sound designer for the the Blue Devils. 

Outside of the marching arts, Fred is an award-winning composer working in various media genres.  Projects include Transformers 3, Need for Speed: The Run, Disney’s Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero, Star Wars: Forces of Destiny, Marvel’s Agents of Shield, and CW’s Supergirl.

Fred served as a music arranger for the 87th Academy Awards and more recently, he won Best Film Music at the 2019 Burbank Film Festival for his feature film, Rock ‘n’ Roll Eddie.

His current projects include working on a Netflix animated series (Go! Go! Cory Carson), a new thriller feature film (The Book of Judah), and additional composer for Starz’s Outlanders.

Kevin Shah is a designer and educator in the the world of the marching arts. His ensembles include WGI Independent World Champion: Broken City Percussion, WGI Scholastic World Champion, Arcadia High School, and Vista Murrieta High School. Drum corps projects have included Blue Knights (2014-2019 - Music Designer and 2019 Creative Director) and Bluecoats (2010-2013 - Electronics Designer). Kevin holds a B.M. in percussion performance from UCLA and an M.M. in percussion performance from the Juilliard School of Music.

Kevin owns and operates, showcasing works for Marching Band and Indoor Percussion as well as, furthering his mission to create world class educational content for designers of the marching arts.

Still Not sure?

  • We've got your back. If you purchase the course and are not satisfied for any reason, we'll refund your purchase within 48 hours of purchase.
  • No questions - no hard feelings.

What People Are Saying:

As an educator, and I know how rad it is for the kids to be able to listen to a great audio file of their music, so I'm excited to learn how to improve the sound of my mockups.

Andrew M.

I’ve always been eager to learn more about mixing/mastering but I’m most excited about these classes since they’re aimed towards the marching arts. I’m hoping to learn about expediting/increasing workflow within Logic, along with gaining a better understanding of how to make everything just sound better!

Mitchell B.

I’ve only gotten some of the basics under my belt and taking it to the next level will be new for me. I do some arranging now, but I am still in the very early stages of actually getting work for my writing. I want to be able to make some killer mock-ups for my portfolio and be able to show off my writing!

Noah G.

For years, I just used Sibelius with Garritan Concert and Marching Band 2 and VDL. Here in the past six months, I have started doing more with Logic and acquiring sound libraries here or there to take mock-ups to the next level. This workshop is exactly what I need! I guess I would just say that I have a lot to learn and just want to learn more about all the different effects, plug-ins, libraries, etc. that are involved. Thank you for doing this!

Jeffrey M.

I'm interested in improving my workflow for importing and getting stems ready to mix, and any mixing/mastering nuggets specific to marching band mockups that have proven useful.

Andrew Z.