Produce breathtaking orchestral music. Garritan Personal Orchestra is award-winning software that places an entire symphony orchestra at your fingertips.
Garritan Personal Orchestra democratized the creation of orchestral music by making a comprehensive collection of virtual orchestral instruments both accessible and affordable. GPO 5 continues in this tradition by vastly expanding the number of included instruments and offering new techniques, performance spaces and reverbs, and instrument body resonances. The result empowers you to produce truly inspiring symphonic sounds with a much higher level of realism.
SUMMARY OF FEATURES
Highest quality collection of orchestral instruments ever sampled.
Includes: strings, brass, woodwinds, percussion, and keyboards.
Create solos, duos, trios, quartets, chamber groups, ensembles, sections or a full symphony orchestra.
Play divisi and separate lines for each instrument.
Experience each instrument’s own individual character and nuance.
Select from a collection of pre-configured instrumental combinations for your convenience.
GPO 5 is the most significant update to Garritan Personal Orchestra since its introduction in 2004. In fact, GPO 5 includes over 70% more patches compared to GPO4. The largest single addition is the Garritan Orchestral Strings, which includes section, small section, and solo patches in a wide variety of bowing techniques and effects, along with new sampled body resonances in many of the solo strings.
GPO 5 also incorporates Sonic Morphing, an innovative technology that produces seamless dynamics ranging from the very quietest pianissimo to the loudest, most audacious forte sounds – with a continuous variety of timbre changes along the way.
TRUMPETS Solo piccolo trumpet, Three first trumpet players, First trumpet solo, Three second trumpet players, Second trumpet solo, Solo and three trumpet players with straight mute, Two trumpet overlays, Three SAM trumpet players, SAM trumpet section, SAM trumpet solo, SAM solo piccolo trumpet
TROMBONES First bass trombone solo, Second bass trombone solo, SAM bass trombone solo, Three SAM trombone players, SAM trombone section, SAM trombone solo, Two trombone overlays, Three trombone players, Trombone solo, Solo and three trombone players with mute
FRENCH HORNS Three first French horn players, First French horn solo, Three second French horn players, Second French horn solo, Three French horn overlays, Solo and three French horn players with mute, Three SAM French horn players, SAM French horn section, SAM French horn solo
TUBAS Contratuba solo, SAM tuba solo, First tuba solo, Second tuba solo, Two tuba overlays
KEYBOARDS, HARPS & CHOIRS
KEYBOARDS Celesta, Two Concert D grand pianos, Two Studio B grand pianos, Two glass armonicas, Harpsichord, Five pipe organ mixes and combinations, Nine individual pipe organ stops, Custom pipe organ console with 74 individual stops
HARPS Two chromatic harps, Concert grand harp, Two glissando harps, Two harp harmonics, Two pedal mode glissando harps
CHOIRS Two soprano articulations, Soprano solo with and without vibrato, Two alto articulations, Two tenor articulations, Two bass articulations, Three boys choir articulations, Three children’s choir articulations, Full choir
Crotales, Glockenspiel, Handbells, Two marimbas, Three timpani, Tubular bells, Two vibraphones, Xylophone.
Nine violin solo techniques, Five viola solo techniques, Six cello solo techniques, Four bass solo techniques
Solo Stradivari Violin, Solo Gagliano Violin, Solo Guarneri Violin, 9 Violins for Ensembles, 1st Violin Section (12 Players), 2nd Violin Section (10 Players)
Solo Viola, 3 Violas for Ensembles, Viola Section (10 Players)
Solo Gofriller Cello, Solo Montagnana Cello, Solo Pierray Cello, 9 Cellos for Ensembles, Cello Section (8 Players)
Solo Double Bass, 3 Double Basses for Sections, Double Bass Section (7 Players)
SMALL SECTIONS Six first 3-violin group techniques, Five second 3-violin group techniques, Seven 6-violin group techniques, Three 4-viola group techniques, Three 3-cello group techniques, Three 2-bass group techniques
SECTION STRINGS Two violin sections sustaining bow strokes (10 violins and 22 violins), Eight first violin section short bow strokes, Eight second violin section short bow strokes, Eleven first violin section additional techniques (col legno, harmonics, pizzicato), Nine second violin section additional techniques (col legno, harmonics, pizzicato), Viola section sustaining bow strokes, Five viola section short bow strokes, Eight viola section additional techniques (col legno, harmonics, pizzicato), Cello section sustaining bow strokes, Seven cello section short bow strokes, Ten cello section additional techniques (col legno, harmonics, pizzicato), Bass section sustaining bow strokes, Three bass section short bow strokes, Four bass section additional techniques (col legno, pizzicato), Five full strings, Six strings section effects.
Solo Flute, 3 Flutes for Ensembles, Piccolo, Alto Flute, Bass Flute
Solo Bb Clarinet, 3 Clarinets for Ensembles, Eb Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, 3 Bass Clarinets for Ensembles, Contrabass Clarinet
Solo Oboe (Two Soloists), 3 Oboes for Ensembles, English Horn (Two Soloists), Solo Bassoon (Two Soloists), 3 Bassoons for Ensembles), Contrabassoon (Two Soloists)
PERSONAL ORCHESTRA´S ENSEMBLE PRESETS
Not listed above are the dozens of powerful ensemble presets that offer additional options and flexibility.
POWERED BY THE ARIA ADVANCED INSTRUMENT ENGINE
The Garritan libraries are proudly powered by the ARIA Player. No need to purchase a separate sampler.
Use as a standalone to record and playback live – turn your computer into a virtual instrument! The standalone ARIA Player allows you to load and playback MIDI files.
Use as a plug-in (Audio Unit, VST, RTAS) with sequencers or notation programs such as Finale.
Features Conexant’s Endless Wave technology for hard disc streaming of multiple stops and ranks.
There are many uses for Garritan Personal Orchestra 5:
Music composition and arrangement
Home and project recording studios to provide symphonic orchestral sounds
A tool with which to learn orchestration in schools, music colleges and conservatories
Working on scores and parts before committing to a real orchestra
When accompaniment is needed for practice
Rehearsal before a performance
A portable instrument for playing with friends or on stage
“A press release simply cannot convey the magnitude of GPO 5,” said Gary Garritan, MakeMusic’s director of instrumental sciences. “The original Personal Orchestra revolutionized virtual orchestration and became the industry standard. I’m excited that this new GPO 5 is a huge leap forward and will continue this revolution in a major way.”
"GPO5 is a solid, if not earth-shattering update. It´s a superb option for the thrifty producer looking for quality orchestral sounds in a flexible, easy-to-use package."- Computer Music click here to read full review)
"Garritan´s Personal Orchestra has always been a great value-for-money, highly efficient orchestra library with a fast workflow and respectable sampled instruments. Version 5 is even better, with improved sounds and a helluva lot more of them. -9/10 Music Tech - read full review
"GPO 5 builds on the legacy: it´s a versatile, musically solid collection with something to offer both budding orchestrators and experienced preofessionals, and, as ever, it´s very reasonably priced." - Sound on Sound
“It is impossible not to be impressed by this package, and it is sure to be a valuable tool for the educator and student alike.” - Music Education Resources, read the full review
"This is a great orchestral collection for the price." - AskAudio, read full review
"a compact and budget-friendly orchestral library, but a lot more complete and flexible than many much larger and more expensive libraries. It’s an excellent orchestra for the bedroom producer who doesn’t want to spend a lot of money and disk space on orchestra samples. It’s also perfect for academic use, and a powerful tool for the serious orchestral music producer who already owns multiple virtual orchestras and always wants more." - Bedroom Producers Blog
"Remains a fine all-round choice and is capable of really expressive and musical results. If you need a complete orchestra collection for your DAW or notation program then GPO5 is a good choice and if you own the earlier version then the upgrade is a complete no-brainer as far as I can see.” - Tony Cliff, T+S blog
"GPO5 is the ultimate orchestral solution for any budding producer or academic on a budget, without compromising on sound quality or flexibility." - MI-Pro
Windows 7 or later
Audio interface compatible with ASIO or DirectSound
Multi-core processor recommended
4GB RAM or higher
For optimum performance, install on dedicated drive with speed of 7200RPM or SSD
Internet connection require for content download, updates and online registration