The Smools Session

Completely customized mixing template designed for use with Cubase, Pro Tools, Reaper, Studio One, and Logic X. Get the sound inspired by famous bands like Between the Buried and Me and Haken. Dive into the real-mixed progressive project in your DAW. Learn how to make quality processing from raw to final mastered sound. The session comes with mix-ready drum samples library, virtual bass instrument, and guitar IR’s pack. Unlock your skills and start saving time on mixing right now.

FROM: $89.00 USD



  • How to get progressive metal sound
  • How to process mix-ready drum samples
  • How to manage session
  • How to create realistic-sounding bass from MIDI or DI to the final tone
  • How to get metal guitar tone
  • Heavy lead guitars processing
  • Mastering in the box settings
  • Extreme and clean vocals mixing chains
  • How to use arrangement FX


Sessions v2 features

  • The new Panda Sound approach is improving the mixing process using templates.
  • No matter what DAW you use. We have investigated the specifics of all supported DAW’s in order to get the same sound of mixes for each DAW.
  • More free plugins. Now you don’t need to spend a lot of extra money on buying expensive plugins to use our templates.
  • No cheating. Templates allow you to get the professional, high-quality sound of your mixes. Exactly the same sound as you hear from audio examples on the site.
  • Easy installation. Each session comes with detailed installation instructions on how to run the session in your DAW.


  • The perfect starting point of your mixes
  • You don’t need any outboard gear, any additional samples, or instruments!
  • Just download all included files, install required plugins, run the session in your DAW and dive into a real-mixed project session.
  • Explore all audio processing from raw to final and mastered sound.
  • Mixing templates save you a lot of time that you can invest in any other type of audio production like editing or programming drums.
  • We saved for you perfect mixing chains, tones, and clever routing setup. Just get your new session to speed up your workflow and create great mixes.


standard Version Features:
  • Cubase mixing template (.cpr)
  • Logic Pro mixing template (.logicx)
  • Pro Tools mixing template (.ptx)
  • Reaper mixing template (.rpp)
  • Studio One mixing template (.song)
  • Drum library – The Smools Kit
  • The Smools IR’s Pack
  • Raw .wav and .midi files
  • User Manual
extended Version Features:

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

Blue Cat Audio
  • Blue Cat’s PatchWork (for Pro Tools users only!)
Boz Digital Labs
  • Bark Of Dog 2 (Free)
  • Diablo Lite (Free)
Fab Filter
  • Pro-Q 2
    Trial version is available for download from the FabFilter site.
Ignite Amps
  • The Anvil (Free)
  • TSB-1 (Free)
  • Vocal Doubler (Free)
LePou Plugins
  • Le456 (Free)
  • LeGion (Free)
Line 6
  • PodFarm 2.5 Demo (Free)
  • Limited-Z (Free)
  • Chorus WS1 (Free)
  • TSC 1.1 (Free)
  • Saturation Knob (Free)
STL Tones
  • Ignite – Emissary (Free)
  • Ignite – NadIR (Free)
Tokyo Dawn Records
  • TDR Kotelnikov (Free)
  • TDR Molotok (Free)
  • TDR Nova (Free)
TSE Audio
  • BOD v3.0.0 (Free)
  • Valhalla Room
  • MSED (Free)
Waves Audio
  • CLA-76
  • H-Delay
  • L1 Limiter
  • RDeEsser
  • Renaissance Axx
    Demo versions are available for download from the Waves Audio site.

Note: Cubase is registered trademark of Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH. Pro Tools is a trademark of Avid Technology, Inc. Reaper is registered trademark of Cockos Incorporated. Studio One is a trademark of PreSonus Software Limited. Logic Pro is registered trademark of Apple Inc. Kontakt is registered trademark of Native Instruments GmbH.