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Instant Orchestra



Instant Orchestra

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.

Instant Orchestra Demos

Angels or Demons?

Chaos Abounds

IO Sequenced Demo - Robert Davis

Massive FX Demo

IO Demo - Randy Bowser

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.

Features in Instant Orchestra

  • Your Own - Instant Orchestra - Just add imagination!
    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..
  • 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.
  • Universal Format
    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).
  • Easy to Use and Suited for Every Musician
    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.
  • Instant Orchestra is Addicting and Fun!

System Requirements

Running Instant Orchestra is dependent on the speed of your computer. The faster the processor the better.

  • PC: Core 2 Duo CPU or better recommended.
  • Mac: MacIntel required; OS X 10.5 (32Bit),- OS X 10.6 and 10.7 (32Bit & 64Bit).
  • 2 GB RAM Recommended.
  • 3 GB of free hard drive space.
  • Hard drive speed of at least 7200 RPM
  • Internet connection for download version, DVD ROM drive required for boxed version installation.
  • Monitor with 1,024 x 768 resolution or better
  • A sound card compatible with ASIO 2 or Direct Sound (PC) or Core Audio (Mac)
  • MIDI: A MIDI interface may be required if you are using a MIDI keyboard. Many keyboards now use USB.
  • The ability to assign controllers within your keyboard, music program, or sequencer are recommended.
  • High quality speakers and amplifier, or high quality headphones.
  • Internet connection for updates and online registration.