Features and Benefits

Your own “Instant Orchestra” – just add imagination!

Garritan Instant Orchestra is a must-have library that offers an easy way to make super-quick orchestrations in minutes from start to finish. Achieve the larger-than-life orchestral sounds associated with film, games, TV scoring and music productions! The Instant Orchestra sound library integrates the uniquely powerful and high-performance ARIA Player.

Intuitive and easy to use

  • The premise of Instant Orchestra is to make orchestrating easier, with minimal effort and without the complex hassle of sequencing and setups.
  • The collection provides a practical shortcut towards orchestrating; anyone can create extraordinary orchestrations quickly and inexpensively. Sketch creative ideas and concepts at a moment’s notice.
  • Go from small to massive orchestrations very easily, with little loading and instant results.
  • This library does not assume any prior knowledge of scoring music or orchestrating.

Orchestral Combinations and Groups

  • Consists of various sections of a symphony orchestra playing in unison, in octaves, and tutti.
  • These instruments can be homogeneous or combined with various instrument families to achieve a desired sound.
  • Focus is on consonance, harmony, and euphony – where instruments play together and in concert.

Orchestral Special Effects

  • Includes many orchestral special effects in strings, brass, woodwinds, and percussion. Effects consist of glissandi, rips, weird clusters, harmonics, textures, aleatoric sounds, instruments playing in non-traditional ways, and techniques that cannot be created with individual samples.
  • The focus is on dissonance and atonality. These inharmonious textures are performed by different sections of the orchestra, and are valuable sounds for film, television, and game composers.

Mood-based Ensemble Presets

  • Includes a collection of useful, pre-configured instrumental combinations tailored for certain moods.
  • Ensemble presets give you a quick and easy “head start” to setting up a group of instruments.
  • These useful presets are ready to go and range from intimate to monstrous, spooky to sublime, and can evoke many emotions.
  • Ensemble Manager makes it easy to load pre-configured and user-created templates.
Instruments and Combinations

Big Brass Aggressive, Big Brass Aggressive Octave, Bones Attack, Easy Brass Chords Sustain, Easy Brass Short, Easy Brass Soft Sustain, Full Brass Octaves, Full Brass Octaves Aggressive, Full Brass Octaves Soft Attack, Full Brass Unison, Full Brass Unison Aggressive,  Horn Clusters and Rips, Low Brass, Organic Brass, Snappy Brass, Trumpets Attack, Tuba Clusters, Various Brass Clusters, Wagner Brass, Wagner Brass Soft Attack

Cathedral Orchestra 1, Cathedral Orchestra 2, Ethereal Orchestra 1, Ethereal Orchestra 2, Full Choir, Full Choir Octaves, Full Choir Show, Horrid Choir, Silvery Choir, Silvery Choir Octaves

Chaos Orchestra 1, Chaos Orchestra 2, Full Brass Chaos, Full Strings Short Chaos, Full Strings Sustain Chaos, Full Winds Short Chaos, Full Winds Sustain Chaos, Orchestra Chaos Effects 1, Orchestra Chaos Effects 2, Orchestra Chaos Effect 3, Orchestra Cluster – Unison, Orchestra Cluster – Unison Fast, Orchestra Effects 1, Orchestra Effects 2, Orchestra Gliss Down Major Third, Orchestra Gliss Down Minor Third, Orchestra Gliss Down Octave, Orchestra Gliss Down Octave Rapid, Orchestra Gliss Down Rapid, Orchestra Gliss Octave Fall, Orchestra Gliss Race to Unison, Orchestra Gliss Up Down Minor Third, Orchestra Glis Up Down Rapid, Orchestra Gliss Up Major Third, Orchestra Gliss Up Minor Third, Orchestra Gliss Up Octave, Orchestra Gliss Up Octave Rapid, Orchestra Gliss Up Rapid, Weirdness

Harp Glisses Augmented Sweeps, Harp Glisses Diminished Sweeps, Harp Glisses-Major-Minor-Diminished-Augmented Sweeps, Harps Glisses Sweeps Major-Minor, Harp Glisses Down Augmented, Harp Glisses Down Diminished, Harp Glisses Down Fast, Harp Glisses Down Major-Minor, Harp Glisses Down Medium, Harp Glisses Down Rapid, Harp Glisses Down Whole Tone, Harp Glisses Up Whole Tone, Harp Glisses Up Diminished Whole Tone, Harp Glisses Up Diminished, Harp Glisses Up Fast, Harp Glisses Up Medium, Harp Glisses Up Rapid, Harp Glisses Up Whole Tone, Harp Glisses Whole Tone Sweeps, Harp Plucks, Strummed Harp Chords

Celesta, Full Organ, Harpsichord, Piano Super Light, Scary Piano FX, Spacey Piano and Orchestra

Baroquestra, Baroquestra 2, Delicate Orchestra,  Delicate Orchestra and Harmonics, Easy Orchestra Chords Short Full, Easy Orchestra Chords Short Hit, Easy Orchestra Sustains (2 versions), Easy Orchestra Tremolos (2 versions), Easy Strings and Winds Sustains, Evolving Orchestra (2 versions), Full Orchestra, Full Orchestra Portato, Full Organ Orchestra (2 versions), Lush Full Orchestra Octaves (2 versions), Lush Orchestra Double Octave Winds, Lush Orchestra Octaves and Choir, Natural Brass and Winds, Orchestra Power Hits, Overlayer Orchestra, Slow Orchestra (4 versions), Soft Winds and Brass, Soft Winds and Brass Slow, Strings Winds Double Octaves, Supernatural Orchestra, The Big Chord, Wagner Orchestra

Cymbals, Cymbals Extras and FX, Deep Space Percussion, Earth Cavern Percussion, Earth Drums (3 versions), Earth Metal Percussion, Orchestra Percussion Set (2 versions), Percussion Extras, Percussion Toys, Snare and Rolls, Timpani, Timpani 2 and Rolls, Timpani FX, Timpani Rolls

Bowed Crotales, Bowed Crotales Rapid, Bowed Vibes, Bowed Vibes Rapid, Bowed Vibes and Crotales, Glockenspiel, Glockenspiel Alternating Strikes, Marimba, Marimba Alternating Hits, Marimba Rolls, Vintage Sci-Fi Bowed Percussion, Vintage Sci-Fi Bowed Percussion Rapid, Xylophone, Xylophone Alternating Hits, Xylophone Rolls

Full Strings (Violins, Violas, Cellos, & Basses) Alternating Bows Short Attack, Full Strings Alternating Bows Short Attack Release, Col Legno Full Strings, Double Octave Full Strings, Easy Pizzicato Strings, Easy Short Bow Strings, Easy Sustaining Strings, Easy Tremolo Strings, Full Strings Lush Sordino, Full Strings Sordino (2 versions), Full Strings Sustain (3 versions), Full Strings Sustain-Alternating Short, Full Strings Tremolo, Harmonics Double Full Strings, Harmonics Octave Full Strings, Marcato Sharp Attack (2 versions), Marcato Sharp Attack and Martele, Marcato Strings Alternating Bows, Martele Full Strings, Martele Octave Full Strings, Octave Strings, Octave Strings Largo, Pizzicato Full Strings, Pizzicato Loose Full Strings, Portato Strings, Portato Attack Strings, Portato Octave Strings, Portato Octave Attack Strings, Snap Pizzicato Full Strings, Solo Strings Octave Overlays, Solo Strings Sordino Overlays, Sordino Soft Full Strings, Strings Harmonics, Strings Harmonics Octaves, Strings Harmonics Slow, Strings Tuning and FX Looped, Trills Half-Step Full Strings, Trills Whole-Step Full Strings, Vibrato Espressive Full Strings, Vibrato Extreme Full Strings

Clarinet Clusters, Clarinet Winds, Clarinet Winds and Attack, Easy Winds Short, Easy Sustaining Winds, Flute Clusters, Flutes & Clarinets Clusters, Full Winds, Full Winds Octaves (2 versions), Full Winds Soft Attack, Full Winds Soft Attack Octaves, Full Winds Unison, Oboe & English Horn Clusters, Octave Winds Mix (2 versions), Reedy Winds, Reedy Winds Attack (2 versions), Silvery Winds,  Silvery Winds Attach (2 versions), Various Wind Clusters

Blending Textures

Baroquestra – Harp Orchestra

Big Brass Octave – Full Winds

Brass Chaos – Brass Unison

Choir – Wind Brass

Clarinets – Silvery Winds

Complete Orchestration

Delicate Orchestra – Ethereal

Easy Strings – Brass – Winds (2 versions)

Easy Tremelo Strings – Brass – Winds (2 versions)

Evolving Orchestra

Full Strings – Full Choir

Full Strings – Soft Winds Brass

Full Strings Vibrato Control

Full Strings – Winds (2 versions)

Horrid Choir – Unison Choir

Lush Octave Orchestra – Orchestral Overlays

Full Octave Strings – Harmonics

Full Octave Winds – Organic Brass

Organic Brass – Wagner Brass

Reedy Winds – Clarinet Winds

Silvery Choir – Octave Choir

Silvery Winds – Clarinets

Silvery Winds – Reedy Winds

Sordino Strings – Cathedral Choir

Sordino Strings Soft – Lush

Sordino Strings Soft – Lush Octave Orchestra

Strings Chaos – Strings Unison

Strings – Choir – Winds – Brass

Strings Soft – Expressivo

Strings Soft – Strings Vibrant

Tremolo Strings – Winds

Tremolo Strings – Winds – Brass

Full Brass Unison – Octave Brass

Vibrato Strings – Winds

Winds Unison – Sordino Strings Overlay

Ensemble Presets: Combos and FX

Becoming Grand, Big

Control Your Chaos (4 versions)

Drunk Orchestra, Super Drunk Orchestra

Easiest Chord on the Planet

Eerie Choir, Eerie Moves to Tonal

Evolution (2 versions)

Expressive Silk Strings

Gentle Orchestration (3 versions)

Ghost Ship

Gigantic Metal Environment

Grand Cathedral, Grandness or Darkness

Horrid Finds Its Way (2 versions)

Huge Orchestra and Choir

Infinity MW

Instant Attack, Instant Gratification, Instant Octave Hugeness

Like A Pad

Lots of Snares

Many Timpani

Mixing Winds

Moving Full Strings, Movings Strings and Choir

Multi Grand, Octave Orchestra Thick

Pad Is All You Need

Panning and MW Wowsers

Percussion Fun (2 versions), Percussion Wow (2 versions), Pitched Percussives

Phasing Winds Sord Blend

Reedy Cathedral

Short Orchestra, Short Power Orchestra Octaves, Short Power, Slow Rise Slow Fall, Soft to Loud Orchestra

Soothing Plucks and Hammers

Spaced Out Piano

Super Vibrant Strings

Traveling Cathedral Choir, Traveling Ethereal

Tremolo Strings to Vastness

Trill Exchange

Unison Orchestra Soft, Unison Orchestra, Vaughan Williams, Vibrato to Full, Wonders of Blending

Wow Lots of Noise

Wowsers Piano Effect

Ensemble Presets: Moods

Angels or Demons (2 versions)

Approaching Warrior

Baroque Court

Big Chord Score

Chaos Abounds

Deep Space Exploration

Discovering Avalon

Discovering Vastness



Evolution (2 versions)

Falling Power

Full Score (2 versions)

Ghost Ship

Grand Cathedral

Grand Melody and Chords

Grandness or Darkness

Heavenly, I Am Dreaming

Infinity and Beyond


Instant Cartoon

Journey Out To Sea

Little Ones With Wings

Lots of Noise

Magic of a Child


Otherworldly Blending

Pitched Percussives Alternating String Bows

Playful Sinister


Red Planet

Scary Moments

Something Is About To Happen

Splatty Ostinatos

Sweeping Melodies

The Jungle

Unrealistic Reality

Wonderful Evening

Instant Orchestra vs Personal Orchestra?GPOvsIO

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 is a perfect complement to Garritan Personal Orchestra and other Garritan libraries.


Proudly powered by the ARIA Player Advanced Instrument Engine

The Garritan Instant Orchestra sound library is proudly powered by the ARIA Player. No need to purchase a separate sampler. Learn More


Download today for only $179.95!

add to cart

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. By viewing or browsing our site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Read our Privacy Policy for more information.