Garritan Instant Orchestra is about instantly producing orchestral music very quickly and easily. Our goal is to provide an instantly playable orchestral library with many pre-packaged orchestral sounds.
This library was designed to be an effective shortcut to reach your musical goals. Consider it as a Swiss army knife for musicians - a clean, simple, multi-purpose orchestral tool that will allow you to do many things in an instant. Moreover, it is affordable and fulfills our mission of simplifying and democratizing making music and orchestrating.
SUMMARY OF FEATURES
Make orchestrating easier, with minimal effort and without the complex hassle of sequencing and setups
Various sections of a symphony orchestra playing in unison, in octaves, and tutti
Focus is on consonance, harmony, and euphony – where instruments play together and in concert
Includes many orchestral special effects in strings, brass, woodwinds, and percussion
Includes a collection of useful, pre-configured instrumental combinations tailored for certain moods
Features in Instant Orchestra
Orchestration has never been so easy! Garritan Instant Orchestra is a must-have library that offers an easy way to make super-quick orchestrations in minutes--from start to finish. Includes amazing orchestral instrument combinations and effects, bombastic brass, ultra-lush strings, low-octave rumblings, spooky wind textures, mega-hits, wild overlays, silvery choirs, light glissy harps, cathedral orchestra, delicate ensembles, ethereal textures, chaotic whirls, rises, glissandi, chord clusters, and much more...
Intuitive and Easy to Use
The goal of Instant Orchestra is to make orchestrating easier, with minimal effort and without the complex hassle of sequencing and setups. Everything is pretty much orchestrated for you and ready to go - just load your sounds and play! The library does not assume any prior knowledge of scoring music or orchestrating. This collection is a perfect supplement to Garritan Personal Orchestra and other Garritan libraries..
The new Instant Orchestra is affordable, eco-friendly, and available on demand. Simply download and play. The entire Instant Orchestra sample collection is less than 900 megabytes (compressed) can now be downloaded with a fast internet connection. There’s no shipping, no waiting, and no box to discard. Downloadable instruments are a small step to a better earth,and a giant step for creativity.
ARIA Advanced Instrument Player - No Sampler Required
Instant Orchestra includes the advanced ARIA engine, our highly-optimized sample player featuring efficient performance, fast sample loading, and low CPU demand. Garritan Instant Orchestra also features the Conexant® Endless Wave™ technology for hard disc streaming of multiple combinations for large orchestrations.
Mood-based Ensemble Presets
Garritan Instant Orchestra contains a collection of useful, pre-configured instrumental combinations. Presets can give you a quick and easy “head start” to setting up a group of instruments. These useful presets are ready to go and can range from intimate to massive, spooky to sublime, natural to other-worldly - so you navigate based on the feel you want.
Orchestral Special Effects
Garritan Instant Orchestra includes many special orchestral effects in strings, brass, woodwinds, and percussion that you often hear in movies. These effects consist of glissandos, rips, clusters, harmonics, instruments playing in non-traditional ways, and techniques that cannot be created with individual samples. These types of effects are vital to film and game composers.
Full Strings (Violins, Violas, Cellos, & Basses) Sustains, Marcato, Martele, Lush Sordino, Alternating Short Bows, Tremolo, Col Legno, Pizzicato Full, Snap Pizz, Double Octave Strings, Trills Half-Step & Whole-Step, Easy Sustaining Strings, Easy Pizzicato, Easy Short Bows, Easy Tremolos, Sordino Soft Strings, Full Strings Sus-Alt Short, Harmonic Octaves, Harmonic Double, Octave Strings Largo, Pizzicato Loose, Portato Strings, Solo Strings Overlays, Strings Harmonics, Solo Strings Octave & Sordino Overlays, Tuning & FX Looped, Vibrato Expressivo, Vibrato Extreme, & more...
Celesta, Piano Light, Harpsichord, Full Organ, Scary Piano FX, Spacey Piano & Orchestra, Harp Plucks, Various Harp Glisses Up and Various Glisses Down, Harp Sweeps Up & Down, Strummed Harp Chords, Full Choir, Cathedral Choir & Orchestras, Ethereal Choir, Horrid Choir, Silvery Choir, & more...
Chaos Orchestra, Full Strings Short Chaos, Orchestral Clusters, Orchestral Chaos Effects, Orchestral Effects, Many Orchestral Glisses Up & Down, Weirdness! & more...
Delicate Orchestra to Ethereal, Strings to Brass to Winds, Tremolo Strings to Brass to Winds, Evolving Orchestra, Full Strings to Full Choir, Full Strings to Soft Winds & Brass, Full Strings Vibrato Control, Full Strings to Winds, Sordino Strings to Choir, Strings to Choir to Winds/ Brass, Tremolo Strings to Winds & Brass, Vibrato Strings to Winds, & more...
Baroquestra, Delicate Orchestra and Harmonics, Easy Orch Chords, Easy Orch Sustains, Easy Orchestra Tremolos, Evolving Orchestra, Full Orchestra, Organ Orchestra, Lush Full Orchestra Octaves, Lush Orchestra Double Octave Winds, Orchestra Power Hits, Natural Brass & Winds, Overlayer Orchestra, Soft Winds & Brass, Supernatural Orchestra, The Big Chord, Wagner Orchestra, & more..
INSTANT ORCHESTRA VS. PERSONAL ORCHESTRA?
Instant Orchestra is for those who do not want to spend time building orchestrations with one instrument or section at a time. It provides pre- packaged groups of instruments, combined sections, orchestral effects, and mood-based presets. Instant Orchestra is designed for those who know little about orchestration or do not have the time to build them. The idea is to provide a large variety of lush, playable orchestrations with the least time and effort.
Garritan Personal Orchestra’s focus is on individual solo instruments and some sections of instruments in order to build orchestrations. Usually knowledge of orchestration is required.
Instant Orchestra can be a perfect complement to Garritan Personal Orchestra.
Supports all popular formats, Mac and PC, as a standalone program or as a plug-in (VST, RTAS, and OSX Audio Units), works with supported notation programs and works in 64-bit operating systems (Windows only).
Garritan Instant Orchestra provides a practical shortcut towards orchestrating, so that anyone can create extraordinary orchestrations quickly and inexpensively. Busy professional composers who are short on time can use this collection to sketch creative ideas and concepts at a moment’s notice.
Beginners, hobbyists, and those with little knowledge of orchestration can make impressive professional-sounding orchestrations in minutes.
Whether you are a professional Hollywood composer or a beginner who cannot read music, you now have at your fingertips an amazing and inspiring orchestral tool. Instant Orchestra provides a worry-free, time-saving approach to maximize your creative output.
"It´s easy to use, flexible, delivers results quickly and in the right hands can sound absolutely huge. [...] an excellent value for money cinematic-style library that punches well above its weight." – Music Tech
"They say you get what you pay for, but I think in the case of Garritan Instant Orchestra you get rather a lot more." Sound on Sound
"Instant Orchestra is absurdly easy to use and sounds a lot more expensive than it is." Computer Music magazine
"Just because we’re dealing with an orchestra doesn’t mean we can’t get weird. Instant Orchestra includes some delightfully sci-fi and otherworldly effects where simply holding down one or two notes creates moods that range from hypnotic to anxious to sinister. As bizarre as the sounds can get here, they retain an acoustically organic sound. There are power hits, portamento effects, and textures that evolve over time. Playing through the patches is a journey in inspiration."- emusician.com
"An excellent, affordable and efficient way to get great orchestral sounds quickly and easily." - AskAudio
Microsoft Windows 7, Vista or XP (SP3 required)
Core 2 Duo CPU or later recommended
2 GB RAM recommended. There is a direct correlation between the amount of available RAM and the number of sounds that can be loaded.