Garritan Instant Orchestra
Garritan Instant Orchestra can run as a plug-in or a standalone. The software’s main goal is to provide a trouble-free option by rendering an entire orchestra and its different sections (instead of subsections and solo instruments), in addition to sorting out the combo patches as one of the many moods. So we are delighted to have Instant Cartoon, Ghost Ship and Discovering Avalon sounding like they do as their names could have suggested.
Every patch of the software has 16 layers that are mixable and triggered by different MIDI channels. You can likewise look into an existing library of layers and come up with your own set of patches.
In addition, there’s also patches based on mood and special effects (clusters, glissandi, harmonics etc.) alongside an extensive range of Blending Textures—two to three sets of layers that can be crossfaded and balanced using MIDI CC.
All the nitty-gritty of production work has already been laid out for you and Garritan Instant Orchestra sounds as fascinating as the real deal—very much like Hollywood and Garritan. The Aria playback engine is editable (filters, reverb, EQ and ADSR envelope) with sounds you are allowed to transform according to your liking.
Most restrictions of MIDI are relatively controllable and the GPO Expression makes MIDI velocity maneuver vigorous starts of sustained sounds, more than the volume itself (regulated by the modwheel). This option is more centred on performance rather than the typical GM operation.
Garritan Instant Orchestra is a lot more user-friendly and sounds more expensive that the actual price tag. If you’re new to using this, you would surely need to understand the manner in which sections of the orchestra correspond to each other. But besides the ready-made recordings on track for layering, nothing could get easier than Garritan Instant Orchestra.
Overall, there are little to no cons of using the software and it makes for dealing with an orchestra more fun and easy. You’re definitely getting more than what you pay for.