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GARRITAN Personal Orchestra 3rd Edition

GARRITAN Personal Orchestra 3rd Edition
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GARRITAN Personal Orchestra Third Edition - An Entire Symphony Orchestra For Your Computer - For Mac and PC

Garritan Personal Orchestra combines a comprehensive orchestral sample library with Native Instruments' state-of-the-art KONTAKT player plug-in.

Following the award-winning Garritan Orchestral Strings, Gary Garritan has created a complete 'Orchestra for Every Musician' that is elegant, easy-to-use and such great value.

Personal Orchestra will run on Mac OS and Windows platforms, either as a standalone program or as a plug-in (supporting VST, DXi, RTAS, and OS X AudioUnits). Personal Orchestra instruments will also load into KONTAKT, Native Instruments' flagship sampler. The entire orchestra can be loaded on a single PC or laptop and is designed to run completely in RAM.

Personal Orchestra contains samples of all the major instruments in a symphony orchestra-strings, brass, woodwinds, and percussion-as well as instruments not found in other orchestral libraries-a Steinway(r) concert grand piano, a Stradivarius violin, Wurlitzer and Venus concert harps, Haynes flutes, Heckel bassoons, a Mustel celeste, a Rudolf von Beckerath concert pipe organ, a harpsichord, and many other exquisite instruments. It even includes multiple solo instruments. Everything one needs to create orchestrations of any size!

Unique Feature: Ensemble Maker
Personal Orchestra lets you construct ensembles and sections of different sizes from specially designed solo instruments, each comprising a unique set of samples. This feature allows you to build duos, trios, quartets and larger ensembles and sections as you see fit.

Easy to Use:
Personal Orchestra allows you to create realistic sounding orchestral music quickly and easily, right "out of the box." No confusing list of articulations, no complicated set of controls, and no steep learning curve. Just load an instrument and play. Personal Orchestra makes it easy to express your musical ideas in record time. And it's compact enough to run on a laptop computer for the musician on the go.

Intuitive Controls:
The controls in Personal Orchestra are streamlined and standardized, so you can become familiar with the library quickly. This optimized system allows you to master all the instruments with relative ease and confidence. Advanced functions, such as alternating bow strokes and automatic variability, help you produce more realistic sounding performances with minimal effort. Personal Orchestra allows you to express your musical ideas quickly and easily.

Personal Orchestra will offer new feature sets and will expand as your needs grow. Add-on instruments, features and enhancements will be offered so your investment is protected as technology progresses.

An Orchestra for Every Musician:
Whether you're a professional film composer who needs to produce orchestral mockups at a moment's notice, a hobbyist who wants to create great sounding orchestral music, or a student who is studying the art and craft of orchestration, Personal Orchestra will simplify creative work at a price that won't break the bank. In the studio, at home or on the road, Personal Orchestra is for every musician.

"There is so much great content in GPO that we just don't have the room here to detail it all, but we feel sure it will be a huge hit with budding composers who want truly authentic sounds. With Personal Orchestra, Gary Garritan has not only triumphed in providing a pro-sounding sample library that covers an entire orchestra, he has also succeeded in adding performance elements that give it an extra dimension. Given GPO's price, these are pretty impressive feats." - Computer Music

"While GPO has an obvious market for beginners, it also offers a degree of professional appeal for anyone looking to sketch out orchestral arrangements with a single computer. For composers and arrangers chasing deadlines, and musicians who like to get fast results, GPO could be the perfect solution." - Sound on Sound

Recommended System Requirements (for Kontakt Player & Sound Library):

  • 2 GB of free hard disk space.
  • DVD Drive
  • Windows XP, Pentium 4 /Athlon 1.8 GHz or better is recommended.
  • Mac OS X or higher, G4 733MHz or better is recommended..
  • The Kontakt Player needs a soundcard for playing the sounds of Personal Orchestra. Standard DirectSound, MME or ASIO drivers required; Windows-compatible MIDI hardware if required.
  • A MIDI interface is required if you are using a MIDI keyboard, another MIDI controller or an external sequencer. The MIDI interface integrated in many sound cards can also be used.
  • To play the entire orchestra, we recommend 1 GB of RAM. There is a direct correlation between the number of instruments that can be loaded and the amount of available RAM. Loading the entire orchestra requires 1 GB of RAM. The more RAM available the better.
  • Note: The Kontakt audio engine is designed to make use of the processing power of your computer's CPU. The powerful and complex algorithms of the Kontakt Player work best on modern and fast CPUs. Please also observe the systems requirements of your host application.

Instrument List
All of the major instruments of an entire Symphony Orchestra are included in PERSONAL ORCHESTRA. Some of the very finest instruments were sampled in Garritan Personal Orchestra: Stradivarius, Guarneri, Gagliano, Montagnana, Haynes, Steinway: these are instruments of extraordinary tone and beauty.


  • Solo Stradivari Violin
  • Solo Gagliano Violin
  • Solo Guarneri Violin
  • 9 Violins for Ensembles
  • 1st Violin Section (12 Players)
  • 2nd Violin Section (10 Players)
  • Solo Viola
  • 3 Violas for Ensembles
  • Viola Section (10 Players)
  • Solo Gofriller Cello
  • Solo Montagnana Cello
  • Solo Pierray Cello
  • 9 Cellos for Ensembles
  • Cello Section (8 Players)
  • Solo Double Bass
  • 3 Double Basses for Sections
  • Double Bass Section (7 Players)
  • + String Sections


  • Piccolo
  • Solo Flute
  • 3 Flutes for Ensembles
  • Alto Flute
  • Bass Flute
  • Oboe (Two Soloists)
  • 3 Oboes for Ensembles
  • English Horn (Two Soloists)
  • Solo Bb Clarinet
  • 3 Clarinets for Ensembles
  • Eb Clarinet
  • Bass Clarinet
  • 3 Bass Clarinets for Ensembles
  • Contrabass Clarinet
  • Solo Bassoon (Two Soloists)
  • 3 Bassoons for Ensembles
  • Contrabassoon (Two Soloists)


  • Solo Trumpet (Two Soloists)
  • 6 Trumpets for Ensembles
  • Trumpet f Overlay
  • Piccolo Trumpet
  • French Horns (Two Solo Horns)
  • 6 Horns for Ensembles
  • Horn f & ff Overlays
  • Solo Tenor Trombone
  • 3 Trombones for Ensembles
  • Trombone f Overlay
  • Bass Trombones (Two Soloists)
  • Tubas (Two Soloists)
  • Tuba Overlay
  • Solo Contrabass Tuba


  • Timpani
  • Wind Machine
  • Grand Symphonic Marimba
  • Vibraphone
  • Glockenspiel
  • Xylophone
  • Tubular Bells
  • Bass Drum (adjustable fundamental)
  • Snare Drum
  • Orchestral Cymbals
  • Gong & Tam-Tam
  • Crotales
  • Triangles
  • Mark Tree
  • Cowbells
  • Hand Bells
  • Assorted Percussion Toys


  • Steinway Concert Grand Piano
  • Duo 1 & Duo 2 Pianos
  • Concert Pipe Organ (11 Stops / Pedals)
  • Harpsichord (3 Stops)
  • Celeste
  • Harp 1 (Venus)
  • Harp 2 (Wurlitzer)
  • Glissando Harp Package

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