The Smools Session

Want to know how to mix progressive metal in the box? Get our new The Smools Session and dive into the real-mixed project session. You’ll see all processing from raw to final and mastered sound. Includes fully-mixed sessions in all major DAW formats, custom drums samples, kontakt bass instrument, IR’s. No secrets, all that you need to get better in mixing.



  • How to use mix-ready drum samples
  • How to create realistic sounding bass from MIDI or DI to final tone
  • How to get powerful guitar sound 
  • How to use Impulse Responses for bass and guitars
  • How to use arrangement FX
  • Mixing few types of vocals
  • Master bus processing techniques
  • Automation tricks


  • Don’t need any outboard gear, any additional samples or instuments! Just download all included files, install required plugins if you need, open project file for your DAW and dive into real-mixed project session.
  • Open all audio processing from raw to final and mastered sound.
  • Use project as template and for practice. Drag your recorded files to the relevant channels in the project file.
  • Create your own mix faster! Get better result!


  • Fully-mixed session for Cubase (.cpr)
  • Fully-mixed session for Pro Tools (.ptx)
  • Fully-mixed session for Reaper (.rpp)
  • Fully-mixed session for Logic (.logicx)
  • Fully-mixed session for Studio One (.song)
  • Panda Sound – The Smools Kit
  • Panda Sound – Panda Bass (comes with full version only)
  • The Smools IR’s
  • Raw .wav and .midi files
  • User Manual 

Session Requirements

A computer with Intel or AMD compatible processor, Windows or Mac OSX operating system. The following digital audio workstation:

Virtual Instruments:

  • NI Kontakt ver. 5.6.8. or higher(Please note that the free Kontakt Player only offers support in Demo Mode with 15 minutes time limit)

5 GB free hard disc space.

Used Plugins

  • Invisible Limiter (If you don’t have this plugin you can download trial versions from A.O.M.’s site.)
  • C4
  • CLA-76
  • CLA Bass
  • Doubler
  • Center
  • H-Delay
  • H-Revebr
  • L1
  • OneKnob Louder
  • Renaissance Axx
  • RDeEsser
  • SSL Comp
Blue Cat Audio
  • Blue Cat’s PatchWork (for Pro Tools Users only!)
Fab Filter
  • Pro-Q ver.2 (If you don’t have FabFilter plugins you can download trial versions from FabFilter’s site)
  • TSC 1.1 (Freeware)
TSE Audio
  • BOD Ver.3 (Freeware)
Tokyo Dawn Records
  • TDR Nova (Freeware)
  • Saturation Knob (Freeware)
STL Tones
  • Emissary (Freeware)
  • NadIR (Freeware)
Ignite Amps
  • Anvil (Freeware)
  • TSB-1 (Freeware)
LePou Plugins
  • Le456 (Freeware)
  • Valhalla Room (If you don’t have this plugin you can download trial versions from ValhallaDSP’s site.)
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  • Pod Farm 2.5 Demo (Freeware)