Garritan Instant Orchestra Plug-in (download)

Orchestral Software Instrument with Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Keyboards, Harps, Choir, and Orchestral Effects - Mac/PC Standalone, RTAS, VST, AU
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Fast and Easy Orchestration Instrument

You'll be creating compositions quickly with Garritan Instant Orchestra. You'll find that every aspect of Instant Orchestra was designed with intuitiveness and simplicity as a priority. Even if you're new to composing, Instant Orchestra makes it easy for you - instruments are pre-grouped, so all you have to do is sit down and select lush string sections, haunting woodwind sections, or even orchestral effects. So if you want a great-sounding orchestra that's also a no-brainer to work with, get Garritan Instant Orchestra from Sweetwater today.

Garritan Instant Orchestra Virtual Instrument Plug-in at a Glance:

  • Easy composing, even for beginners

  • Pre-grouped instruments for fast composing
  • Orchestral effects for those special moments
Easy composing, even for beginners

Whether you're an accomplished composer or an eager beginner, you'll find it incredibly easy to sit down and start creating with Garritan Instant Orchestra. You won't have to create instrument groups from scratch, and there aren't lots of parameters to get lost in. Just select a preset, play your keyboard controller or write a score, and enjoy how great Instant Orchestra sounds.

Pre-grouped instruments for fast composing

When you have a musical idea, the last thing you want is to spend time creating an instrument section from scratch in order to express it. Instant Orchestra gives you a wide variety of pre-grouped instruments, ready to play. That means when you come up with the perfect theme for your film score, you can capture it as quickly as you can get your hands on your keyboard and play it.

Orchestral effects for those special moments

You'll find a wide assortment of string chaos, orchestral glisses, and all-out strangeness among Instant Orchestra's orchestral effects. Perfect for adding tension or excitement to your film scores, Instant Orchestra makes it easy to access these vital effects.

Garritan Instant Orchestra Virtual Instrument Plug-in Features:

  • Easy-to-use orchestral virtual instrument

  • Pre-grouped instrument sections including Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Keyboards, Harps, Choir, and more
  • Orchestral effects are perfect for film scoring purposes
  • Mac/PC
  • RTAS, VST, AU, and standalone
Composing is easy with Garritan Instant Orchestra!

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Tech Specs

Software Type Orchestra virtual instrument
Platform Mac, PC
Upgrade/Full Full
Download/Boxed Download
Format Standalone, RTAS, VST, AU
Hardware Requirements - Mac Intel CPU, 2GB RAM
Hardware Requirements - PC Core 2 Duo CPU or faster, 2GB RAM
OS Requirements - Mac OS X 10.6-10.11
OS Requirements - PC Windows XP or later
Manufacturer Part Number 13-GIODCO

Customer Reviews

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Great "Little" Orchestra

For the money, Instant Orchestra is unbeatable. The sound quality is good to excellent depending on the sounds used, and the operational approach, playing sections and even "full" orchestra with as little as one key, is a very useful feature. Although I primarily compose and record Blues, Jazz, and styles of Rock, it will be a fascinating addition for creating different sonic soundscapes.
Music background: Live Sound long ago, live & studio recording, mixing, composing & arranging

Garritan does it again...

Garritan produces a great collection of virtual instruments. Instant Orchestra is another fine addition. A great tool for adding orchestral sounds to your songs without being an orchestrator. Nothing touches it for the price.
Music background: Hobbyist


i have a MD=992 keyboard midi RadioShack will work the Garritan orchestra with it

Sounds great for the price!

First off, I'm not sure what the one reviewer meant by "maybe it's good enough for game composers". Game composers use top of the line libraries and live orchestras! But this is a great tool for mockups and even productions.
Music background: Composer and sound designer for games and other media.

Garritan Instant Orchestra

we had been researching orchestra software for a few months , wanting to get into film/t.v.scoring ...after trying some demo's we found the Garritan Instant Orchestra was right for our studio. the quality of the instrument sounds were outstanding! as most of the folks here have no backgroung arranging orchestra's we loved the way this software has patches with sounds "grouped" that worked well for us...all of the personal working here were able to "get around" and lay great sounding tracks within twenty minutes of sitting down . the first material tracked to video sounded great ,,,,and we like being able to try the software demo before spending any hard earned cash!!!
Music background: live/studio engineer, studio owner ,producer
See also: Orchestral Software, Garritan, Garritan Virtual Instruments: Orchestra