The Lowdown on Updated Installers and Downloads

The Lowdown on Updated Installers and Downloads

New Installers

Earlier this year I reported that we were in the process of updating all Garritan installers, primarily to support current Macintosh operating systems. That work has been completed, for every library, for some time.

Since then, however, we have updated all the installers again, this time to improve compatibility with Finale version 26, which was released on October 10, 2018. This work has been completed as well. 

What Libraries Have Been Updated?

The installer for every non-CFX Garritan library has been updated: Personal Orchestra 5, Instant Orchestra, Jazz and Big Band 3, World Instruments,  Concert and Marching Band 2, Classic Pipe Organs, and Harps.

Now Downloadable: CFX Concert Grand

Previously, the Garritan Abbey Road Studios CFX Concert Grand virtual piano has never been available for download. This was due in part to its size and to the fact that it was first released when fast internet connections were less commonplace. Now, starting this week, the CFX is downloadable.

So whether you’re buying the full CFX for the first time, or are simply reinstalling it, you can download the installer from your Garritan account. To do so, go to, click on MY ACCOUNT, and login. This will bring you the My Account page with the My Software tab selected. From here you can choose to download any Garritan library you’ve purchased.

While at just over 13 GB it’s still a sizable download, we think you’ll appreciate having another option, especially if you find yourself 1000 miles from home and unsure of where you left your CFX flash drive.

Jon Tschiggfrie’s title is product manager, audio/notation at MakeMusic. As such he helps guide daily development work on products ranging from Garritan libraries to Finale. 

He hails from the exotic paradise that is eastern Iowa and thus understandably finds the Front Range of the Rockies (visible from the MakeMusic offices) to be “okay, I guess, if you’re into that kind of thing.”


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