A Complete Guide to

Garritan Personal Orchestra
Notation Edition

A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra

A Complete Guide to

Garritan Personal Orchestra®
Copyright © 2005 by Garritan Corp. All rights reserved
This guide written by: Gary Garritan, Tom Hopkins and Joseph Burrell
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Gary Garritan
Tom Hopkins
Jeff Hurchalla
Pat Shove, Joseph Burrell
James Mireau, Nadia Easterling, Joseph Burrell

The information in this document is subject to change without notice and does not represent a commitment on
the part of Garritan Corporation or on the part of Native Instruments GmBH. No part of this publication may be
copied, reproduced or otherwise transmitted or recorded, for any purpose, without prior written permission by
Garritan Corporation.
Garritan Personal Orchestra® is a registered trademark of Garritan Corp. Use of the Garritan Personal
Orchestra® library and the contents herein are subject to the terms and conditions of the license agreement
distributed with the library. You should carefully read the license agreement before using this product. The
sounds presented in Garritan Personal Orchestra® are protected by copyright and cannot be distributed or
copied, whether modified or unmodified. This Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra and instrument
lists contained herein are also covered by copyright. KONTAKT™ is a trademark of Native Instruments GmbH.
FINALE® is a registered trademark of MakeMusic!, BIDULE™ is a trademark of Plogue Art et Technologie
Inc, Steinway™ is a trademark of Steinway & Sons and is used by permission. VST™ is a trademark of
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A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra

Welcome to Personal Orchestra
We have all cherished the sound of a symphony orchestra. Orchestral music is everywhere around us - in
the movies, on television, in interactive games, live performances, radio and in public venues. It is hard to
escape the power and influence that orchestral music has. What makes orchestral music so expressive and
vibrant is its wide variety of instruments. Each and every instrument has a unique sound capable of
expressing the entire range of human emotion. When played together, the instruments blend into a
wonderful symphony of sound.
Sometimes we might even wonder how it feels to conduct an orchestra or how our music would sound in
the hands of a capable orchestra. New computing and sampling technology now makes this possible.
Already, award-winning composers use sampled orchestras in their film, television and interactive game
scores. Up until now the prohibitive cost of these technologies has ensured that such innovations remained
largely in the domain of the serious professional. Now the grandeur of a symphony is at your command.
We have put together a very special package that will allow you to realize your creative potential. The
following presents some of the outstanding features of Personal Orchestra:
• A Complete Orchestra at your Fingertips - Garritan Personal Orchestra is an affordable, easy-to-use and
thoroughly comprehensive orchestral library. It includes all the major instruments of the orchestra - strings,
brass, woodwinds, percussion and keyboards.
• Highest Quality Orchestral Instruments - includes the highest quality collection of orchestral
instruments ever sampled. Quality instruments such as a Steinway® piano, a Stradivari violin, Guarneri and
Gagliano Violins, Wurlitzer harp, Haynes flutes, Heckel bassoons and many other exquisite instruments.
• No Sampler Required– The entire orchestral library is integrated with the Native Instrument Kontakt™
Player and works as a virtual instrument. No need to purchase a separate sampler.
• Ensemble Maker - Garritan Personal Orchestra allows you to build sections and combinations, the way
you want, from individual instruments.
• Notation Integration to Play from the Score –Finale 2006 can automatically realize great-sounding orchestral
sounds directly from the score. Autoload feature will automatically load the instrument on the Finale score into the
Native Instruments Kontakt Player.

• Universal Format - Works on all popular formats, both PC and MAC OSX,either as a standalone
program, or as a plug-in (supporting VST, DXi, RTAS, and AudioUnits), or with popular notation programs.
An entire orchestra can be loaded on a single PC or laptop with sufficient RAM.
• Suited for Everybody - Professional film composers can use this collection for quick orchestral sketches
and capturing creative ideas. Hobbyists can use it for adding orchestrations to their tracks. Educators
andstudents can use it for scoring projects or studying orchestration.

Garritan Personal Orchestra is a dynamic library that is evolving and growing. Please check our website at
www.garritan.com for the latest up-to-date information downloads, updates, FAQs, troubleshooting,
helpful hints and tutorials.
My goal is to bring the power and majesty of the orchestra to every musician: to place everything from the
might of a full symphony orchestra to the intimacy of a chamber ensemble into the hands of anyone who
ever wanted to work with an orchestra. It is my hope that Personal Orchestra will enable you to make great
music and that it will enrich your life.

License Agreement

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An important thing to understand is that YOU ARE OBTAINING A LICENSE FOR YOUR USE ONLY – THEY DO NOT BELONG TO YOU. Licensor will not be responsible if the content of this disc does not fit the particular purpose of the Licensee. we ask that in any written materials or credits accompanying your music that utilizes material from Garritan Personal Orchestra (CD booklet. upload or download.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra License Agreement Please read the terms of the following software licensing agreement before using this sample collection. etc). The sounds of Personal Orchestra will only work with Native Instruments Kontakt and the bundled Kontakt Player and will not work with any other sampler. Windows XP (Pentium 4 /Athlon 1. samples and programming in the Garritan Personal Orchestra™ library remain the sole property of Garritan Corporation and are licensed (not sold) to you. If you do not have a Mod Wheel. whether oral or in writing. Garritan Corporation. nor any agent or distributor can be held responsible for any direct or indirect or consequential loss arising from the use of this product in whatever form. Garritan Corporation is not responsible if the Kontakt Player or any of the third-party programs do not fit a particular purpose of the Licensee. nor binaries groups. What You Can Do: You can use these sounds in music productions. transfer. nor newsgroup.S. This is the complete agreement between you and Garritan Corporation that supersedes any other representations or prior agreements. or consequential losses arising from the use of them. indirect. The Garritan Personal Orchestra library may not be returned for any reason other than manufacturing defects. understand the agreement and agree to its terms and conditions. The sounds and samples contained herein cannot be edited. nor if there are any direct. U. nor any type of removable media nor through a network. copy. The terms of this license shall be construed in accordance with the substantive laws of the United States of America and/or the State of New York. that you include the following courtesy credits: "Orchestral samples used in this recording are from Garritan Personal Orchestra™. distribute. Your system must meet or exceeds these requirements. Ambience™ Reverb. we recommend a minimum of 1 GB of RAM. nor a collection. re-synthesized or manipulated without direct written consent of Garritan Corporation. public performances. You are absolutely forbidden to duplicate. trade. and other reasonable musical purposes within musical compositions. and other third-party programs are provided as a convenience and are offered as an extra "bonus" and there are no warranties of any kind.8 GHz or better is recommended). nor through the Internet. If you do not agree to these terms. You cannot redistribute them through an archive. -3- . The RECOMMENDED REQUIREMENTS for Kontakt Player & Sound Library is 2 GB of free hard disk space. You can use these sounds in your own musical compositions as much as you like without any need to pay Garritan Corporation or obtain further permission. loan. We do not offer support and are not responsible for supporting these products. By installing and loading this product you acknowledge that you have read this license agreement. All support with respect to the Kontakt Player must be directed to Native Instruments. Please also observe the system requirements of your host applications. digitally altered. A right to use Garritan Personal Orchestra is granted to the original end-user only. The sounds are licensed "as is" without warranties of any kind. Our support is limited to the samples themselves. Please make sure before ordering this item that it meets your needs. All product and company names are ™ or ® trademarks of their respective owners. Steinberg Cubase™ LE. DVD Drive.A.33MHz or better is required and a G5 is recommended). reissue or resell this library or any of the contents in any way to anyone. and this license is not transferable unless there is written consent of Native Instruments GmB and Garritan Corporation and payment of an additional fee. Information contained herein is subject to change without notice and does not represent a commitment on the part of Garritan Corporation. What You Cannot Do: The enclosed sounds cannot be re-used in any other commercial sample library or any competitive product. We recommend you purchase the full version of these third-party products to receive the benefits of more features and full technical support. modified. do not install or use the sounds contained herein. then the ability to assign the controller within your notation program or sequencer or to an external controller is required. film credits. The sounds. Mac OS X or higher (G4 1. or a similar credit where practicable. A Mod Wheel control The Mod Wheel on your keyboard controls volume so make sure to move it up to an audible level. To play the entire orchestra. The user agrees to read the manual before seeking tech support. If you do use these sounds.

-4- .A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra Browsing the On-Screen Contents with Bookmarks: This Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra is being presented as a digital document in Portable Document Format (PDF). similar to a table of contents. You may find that there are sections of this manual that use smaller type and you can can zoom in to make the text appear larger.0+ GHz or better is recommended. Mod Wheel: The Mod Wheel on your keyboard controls volume so make sure to move it up to an audible level. Processor & Operating System: On a PC. Some keyboard use USB DFD: Direct from Disk streaming (DFD) is not required to run the library and if you use it. This bookmark pane displays an index of all the sections of a document. For Mac: Core Audio or ASIO. You can turn the pages. To view subtopics. The powerful and complex algorithms of the Kontakt Player work best on modern CPUs. Important Note: The Kontakt audio engine is designed to make use of the processing power of your computer’s CPU. RAM: A minimum of 1 GB of RAM is required to play the entire orchestra.200 RPM. On a Mac. MIDI: A MIDI interface may be required if you are using a MIDI keyboard. If you do not have a Mod Wheel. Simply double-click on a bookmark to jump to that part of the manual and the contents will be displayed in the document pane. G5 1. print them. then have the ability to assign the controller within your notation program or sequencer or to an external controller.8 or higher. notation program and/or sequencing program if applicable. Each bookmark is a hyperlink to the associated section of manual System Requirements: • • • • • • • • Hard Drive Space: 2 GB of free hard disk space. Additional Drives: DVD Drive required to install.2.33 GHz or better. MME or ASIO drivers required (ASIO recommended for use with GPO Studio). click the plus sign next to a topic and it will be expanded to show the subtopics it contains. Please also observe the systems requirements of your host application. and view multiple pages at once. search. To view the bookmarks click on the bookmarks tab or select Window -> Show Bookmarks. The more RAM available the better. Pentium 4 /Athlon 2. Sound Card: A sound card is required for playing the sounds of Personal Orchestra. There is a direct correlation between the number of instruments that can be loaded and the amount of available RAM. G4 1. For Windows. There are different chapters and sections in this guide represented as items in the bookmark pane to the left. zoom. A digital document displays information on your computer screen like a printed version would appear. a format commonly used. another MIDI controller or an external sequencer that requires it. Windows XP.8 GHz or faster is recommended. we recommend using a hard drive with a speed of at least 7. OS 10. DirectSound.

Install the Notation Set if you are running Finale 2006 and higher. Quit all applications. Audio Units. Start the Installation Program by double clicking Setup. Follow the instructions on the screen to guide through the installation procedure. you can select which components you would like to install: In Mac OS X. you can choose the components which to install In Windows. Check that your computer meets the minimum requirements to run Kontakt Player. 3. The VST plug-in will be required if you will use the GPO Studio application.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra Installation Instructions To install the Garritan Personal Orchestra and Kontakt Player: 1. 2. Insert the DVD into the drive. Quit all applications.exe (Windows) or the Kontakt Player OSX Install icon (Mac). An important part of the Garritan Personal Orchestra Kontakt Player installation is the Product Authorization. Use the Windows Explorer (PC) or Apple Finder (Mac) to open the installation CD or DVD if does not open automatically. 4. if asked for a destination location. Install the VST. When you run the GPO Kontakt Player installer. which has to be completed in order to make permanent use of the software. DXi and RTAS options if you use those particular plugin formats. Make sure you always install the Garritan Personal Orchestra Standalone Application and the Garritan Personal Orchestra Library. 1. you can use the default location provided. -5- . the Choose Components will customize your installation It may be easiest to install all listed components.

In this case the Registration Tool will reflect the change by displaying a new System ID. MIDI interface or external gear will not require a new Authorization. which serves as a request code for receiving an Authorization Key. and participate in the Personal Orchestra and Kontakt forums and more. access tutorials. -6- . Using it unauthorized. But replacing computer hardware components or installing a new operating system might require a new Product Authorization. This Registration Tool generates a System ID based on some hardware and OS components of your computer system. Note: Merely changing an audio card. obtain technical support. or on two separate computers. a reminder message will let you know the authorization has not been completed yet and indicates the remaining days the software can run without an authorization. and you’ll have to repeat the Product Authorization. you can get the latest updates to the Player and library. Once you install Personal Orchestra you can run it for 30 days unauthorized without any limitations. or you can authorize/register the Garritan Personal Orchestra Kontakt Player by mail or by fax. The Registration Tool will automatically register you over the internet. get special upgrade pricing. On the Personal Orchestra and Kontakt websites. The Product Authorization is done with a small application called the Registration Tool.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra Product Authorization The Product Authorization provides a full registration and entitles you to make full use of Garritan Personal Orchestra and all related services. You get two installations with each Garritan Personal Orchestra. Therefore you can use Garritan Personal Orchestra on both a laptop and a desktop.

Please follow the instructions to complete the registration. which you got from an earlier product registration. MacOS: Start the Registration Tool from the Personal Orchestra Kontakt Player installation folder (default path: Applications\Kontakt Player\). the next page will ask you for the password. Note: Product Authorization is done via a secure connection using 128 bit encryption. No data will be passed to a third party. click on the Save Registration File button which opens a Save dialog for saving an HTML file. Your System ID will be transmitted automatically to the registration form. click the Register Now button to open the Native Instruments registration site. Your standard Internet Browser will open and an internet connection will be established according to your system settings. CD-R etc. the Kontakt Player will stop launching after 30 days if it is not authorized by then. a new registration process will begin. Then transfer the HTML file to another computer where you have Internet access (via floppy disk. like email and postal addresses in confidence. • If your Internet connection is on another computer. Open the HTML file in your internet browser and then click on the link for the registration page on the Native Instruments website. When you click on this link an Internet connection will be established according to your system settings. -7- . After the 30 days it is possible to complete the Product Authorization and after this is done the software will launch again.). If the email address you enter is already known by the registration system. Native Instruments keeps your personal data. Since the Product Authorization is part of the license agreement.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra A System ID has to be sent to Native Instruments in order to receive an Authorization Key. the first registration page asks for a valid email address. Conducting the Product Authorization Step 1: Start the Registration Tool and Send the Registration File to Native Instruments Windows: Start the Registration Tool from the Start menu (Native Instruments Kontakt Player Registration Tool) or from the Personal Orchestra Kontakt Player installation folder (default path: C:\ProgramFiles\Native Instruments\KONTAKT PLAYER\). To Register Via the Internet (recommended): • If your Internet connection is on the same computer you are installing Personal Orchestra. If the email address is new to the system. Save the HTML file to any storage medium. Once connected to the internet.

The fastest and easiest way to get support is to go the Support pages on the www. If you run into problems during the Product Authorization. or use the Open File button in the Registration Tool to open the email attachment. Germany Fax: +49 30 61103535 Native Instruments USA 5631A Hollywood Blvd Los Angeles. The HTML registration file contains all information Native Instruments requires for completing the Product Authorization and registration. This email also contains a password. postal mail or fax. or write a letter containing the data. If your internet connection is on another computer. You can also write an email to register@native-instruments. Native Instruments has good registration support and usually a return time of one day or less during business days. After installation is complete. Send the form to Native Instruments using one of the following: Native Instruments GmbH s Registration Schlesische Straße 28 10997 Berlin. Please note that Native Instruments handles ALL registration and authorization matters. After sending the required information. Click on the Complete button.native-instruments. which opens a local HTML registration file in the operating system’s standard browser or another program that you have defined as a standard application for opening HTML files.com website.com and describe the problem as accurately as possible. the Authorization ion key is available in the email body and also as a text attachment. CA 90028 USA Fax: +1-323-372-3676 Step 2: Receive your Authorization Key from Native Instruments and Complete Registration: 1. which you previously have saved to hard disk. Please provide the registration support team with the necessary details to solve the problem. There are telephone numbers for Native Instruments support on the NI and on the Garritan websites. which is required for using the online services. email or mail. 3. transfer the text attachment to the computer where you have installed Personal Orchestra. you will soon receive an Authorization Key from Native Instruments.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra To register by email. If you write a letter please use legible handwriting to avoid errors. the Native Instruments registration support team will be happy to help you. Please fill in the required data and print it out. you have full use of Garritan Personal Orchestra. 2. If you registered by email. Once you receive your Authorization Key. If you registered by fax. start the Registration Tool again. -8- . Illegible email or postal addresses can cause problems with Authorization. you will receive an Authorization Key either by email (recommended). fax or mail Click on the Fill Out Form button. Copy the Authorization Key from the email and press the “Paste from Clip” button in the Registration Tool.

• Output Latency: This box displays the output latency. similar to an electronic keyboard or synthesizer with MIDI ports and analog inputs and outputs. it’s time to get started with Personal Orchestra. . Output Device: Here you can define which of the installed audio interfaces should be used for the audio outputs based on the driver selected under Interface. Soundcard Tab • • • • Interface: All of the supported (and installed) audio interfaces are available in this drop-down list. Select the desired audio driver (MME. Note: With some interface types (e. please refer to the readme files with the Kontakt Player. Input Device: Here you can define which of the installed audio interfaces should be used for the audio inputs based on the driver selected under Interface. Basic Setup Information for Stand-alone Mode: To use the Standalone version you have to configure the Audio and MIDI settings in the Kontakt Player Setup dialog box (found in the File menu). SoundManager. In order to use the Kontakt Player as a standalone.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra Using Personal Orchestra Once installed and authorized. For more information on Audio and MIDI setup instructions. various sample rates are available. the Input Device setting is not available. you must configure the Audio and MIDI Settings in the File menu of Kontakt Player. independent of other programs. There are three ways to use Garritan Personal Orchestra: as a plug-in within a sequencer. In this case.Sound. -9- . With some drivers you also get a latency slider for setting an individual latency for KONTAKT PLAYER. Core Audio) from the list Sample Rate: Depending on the sound card and driver you are using. Direct. Set the desired sample rate here. ASIO or Core Audio). your computer acts as a stand-alone instrument. Using Personal Orchestra as a Standalone Application The stand-alone version of Personal Orchestra Kontakt Player can be played live via MIDI keyboard. ASIO.g. with a notation program (via your notation program’s hosting or with GPO Studio). or you can run the stand-alone Garritan Personal Orchestra application. Instead you can set the inputs for the chosen driver on the Routing tab.

Magix Samplitude. FL Studio.10 - x x x . You can also load multiple instances and many instruments can be loaded at once in a sequencer. the makers of the Cubase family of audio programs. Audio Units is becoming the preferred plug-in format on Mac OSX and is used by Emagic Logic Audio under OS X. RTAS plug-ins (Real Time Audio Suite) are designed to work in the Digidesign Pro Tools environment. It is currently used by Cakewalk Sonar. ME. the two boxes (MIDI inputs and MIDI outputs) display all of the MIDI inputs and outputs that are correctly installed on your system. Personal Orchestra becomes a virtual instrument that can be seamlessly integrated into your favorite sequencer or “host” computer program. 2000. and Sony Vegas x The Audio Units (AU) plug-in standard was developed by Apple Inc. Using Personal Orchestra as a Plug-In Within a Sequencer When used as a plug-in. A major advantage to using a sequencer is that all settings are saved together with the song files and are totally retained and recalled upon reload. . Pro Tools hardware and software are used extensively in the pro audio and post production communities. for Core Audio under Mac OS X. if you are using a multi-channel sound card. There are four major plug-in standards: Plug-in Standard VST Description DirectX Audio Units RTAS Windows Mac The VST plug-in stands for Virtual Studio and was developed by Steinberg. It is also used by Digital Performer 4.11+ and Garage Band. 98. NT and XP. Nuendo. FL Studio and other sequencers. It is also used by Cakewalk Sonar. Click in the right column to “on” or “off” to activate or deactivate the corresponding MIDI input or output. KONTAKT PLAYER also allows you to freely select which channels to use for the output signals.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra Routing tab Audio & MIDI tab In the Routing tab. In the MIDI tab. DirectX plug-ins work only with Windows on a PC. KONTAKT PLAYER sends and receives MIDI on these activated inputs and outputs. From this point on. x x DirectX (DX) is Microsoft's multimedia plug-in standard for Windows 95.

demos. Sonar plugins. troubleshooting and resources.\ Tutorial: Using Garritan Personal Orchestra in SONAR Resource Page for Logic GPO Users . troubleshooting and resources. informative links and resources to help others to make music.\ Tutorial: Using Garritan Personal Orchestra in Cubase. Logic. Sonar. – SONAR song files.GPO.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra Using Garritan Personal Orchestra in a Specific Sequencer: Garritan Personal Orchestra works as a plug-in with many popular sequencers including Cubase.\ Tutorial: Using Garritan Personal Orchestra in Digital Performer Resource Page for SONAR GPO Users. tips. Tracktion. Setting Up GPO in Logic7 Resource Page for ProTools GPO Users . Samplitude. troubleshooting and resources. tutorials. – Digital Performer Project files. demos.Tutorials. tips. in Cubasis Resource Page for Digital Performer GPO Users. plug-ins.11 - . Nuendo. Digital Performer. There are many resources and tutorials on how to use Garritan Personal Orchestra with the various popular sequencers. Logic Environments. tutorials. Orion and others. demos. Resource Page for Cubase GPO Users – Cubase song files. troubleshooting advice. special programming. demos. sequencer song files. tips.\ Tutorial: Using Garritan Personal Orchestra in ProTools Tutorial: Using Garritan Personal Orchestra in GarageBannd 2 Tutorial: Using Garritan Personal Orchestra in FL Studio Tutorial: Using Garritan Personal Orchestra in Tracktion Tutorial: Using Garritan Personal Orchestra in Orion . Many GPO Users have contributed tutorials. MFX plugins. tips. troubleshooting and resources. techniques.\ Tutorials: Quick Start Logic . ProTools. tips. troubleshooting and resources. tutorials.Logic song files. tips. tips. tutorials. demos. GPO-Logic Tutorial #2. FL Studio. GarageBand.

tips. special programming. GenieSoft Overture® and MidiNotate have developed specific soundsets for GPO. You can use nearly any notation program that supports MIDI including Finale (versions prior to Finale 2006). The Notation version of GPO is very similar to the Standard version but there are important differences which make it more compatible with the way most notation programs handle MIDI data. There are two ways to use Garritan Personal Orchestra with notation programs. There are many resources on how to use Garritan Personal Orchestra with various notation programs on the www. This Notation version is included on the disc along with the Standard Garritan Personal Orchestra version. GPO Studio is a VST Host application designed to allow you to play Personal Orchestra from a notation program. Finale song files. Notation users are using Garritan Personal Orchestra with excellent results and can now play the sounds of GPO orchestral instruments directly from the score. . MidiNotate. There is a special Notation version of the Garritan Personal Orchestra library developed just for notation program users. tips. Recent advances in notation technology will allow you to play Garritan Personal Orchestra sounds directly from within certain notation programs. Encore and other notation programs. plug-ins. informative links and the latest version of GPO Studio. Programs such as MakeMusic FINALE 2006® will now allow you to host and integrate Garritan Personal Orchestra directly in the application. Resource Page for Finale GPO Users – Tutorials. troubleshooting advice. Tutorial: Finale Human Playback & GPO Note: Please read the Finale Manual for more information on usong GPO with Finale 2006 and the integrated Native Instruments Kontakt Player.12 - . The other is to use the GPO Studio host application. MakeMusic Finale® and Human Playback have special integration with GPO.\ Tutorial: Playing GPO Instruments with Finale. Finale/GPO plugins. demos. You can also play from the score of your notation program using GPO Studio. There are also specific Finale and Sibelius plug-ins designed to optimize use with Garritan Personal Orchestra. techniques. tips. troubleshooting and resources.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra Using Personal Orchestra with a Notation Program Notation is a fundamental part of music creation. Overture. Garritan Personal Orchestra was developed specifically with notation in mind and was the first orchestral sample library to make a commitment to notation users.garritan. notation files. Notation programs allow you to easily create and print high quality sheet music with your computer but until recently it was not possible to play realistic sounds from notation programs. One is to use it directly from within a notation program that can host GPO.com website including tutorials. GPO Studio files. Sibelius.

The controls are streamlined so you can quickly get comfortable with your sounds and focus on making great music. and the sustain pedal to connect the notes and make the music flow. Mono Mode and Portamento controls. Personal Orchestra offers an easy. Basic Controls: 1 Mod Wheel Controls Volume & Expression 2 Note Velocity Controls Attacks and Accentuation 4 Key Switching Change Articulations In Real-Time IMPORTANT! Make sure you always move the Mod Wheel up in order to hear volume. The controls for one family of instruments generally carry over to other sections so that you feel at home with the entire library.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra Playing Personal Orchestra Instruments Garritan Personal Orchestra provides stellar tools to transform high-quality orchestral sounds into stunningly realistic performances. intuitive and standardized control system to enable you to play and shape many articulations in real time. Mod Wheel to control dynamics and expression. you can perform several tasks simultaneously. 3 Sustain Pedal For Smooth Playing The Basic Real-Time Control System: Use your right hand to control which notes to play to and accent them. so you can hear the musical results in real time. Record a nudge of the Mod Wheel at the beginning of every MIDI sequence in order to start with the correct initial volume.13 - . This chapter introduces you to the performance controllers that offer you a wide range of possibilities for musical expression. as a real orchestral musician does. Personal Orchestra has Automatic Variability. With little practice. It couldn’t be simpler! With this approach you play your articulations in real time in much the same manner as a real player does. . In addition to these four basic controls.

as you play the melody. making them all the more believable. Every phrase and the notes themselves have unwritten dynamics that the player interprets. louder levels produce a brighter sound. attempt those crescendos or decrescendos with the Mod Wheel. Without dynamics. It doesn't sing as it should. It is intended to be used as an expressive controller s in nearly constant motion shaping the dynamics of a passage. music will lack nuance and depth of expression. instead of going suddenly from soft to loud or loud to soft. If you don’t hear any sound when you load Personal Orchestra instruments. The Mod Wheel controls dynamics and volume and by default the volume is set down.14 - . In the case of a sequencer. The Mod Wheel is a controller normally mounted at the left side of the keyboard and played with the left hand. the Mod Wheel simultaneously controls both Volume (ppp to fff) and Timbre (brightness or EQ) for all non-percussive instruments. Try experimenting with the Mod Wheel to develop control over the dynamics. Especially with the brass instruments. Listen to the effect as you make gradual changes. In GPO the Mod Wheel is NOT a “set and forget” controller. You need to use the Mod Wheel to get the most out of Garritan Personal Orchestra. don’t worry. Note: The Mod Wheel is controlled with CC#1 and can be reassigned in your sequencer to a wind or other controller. Now imagine how you would sing the tune. As shown above. The Mod Wheel controls volume and provides dynamic and expressive control. With Personal Orchestra. Get to Know Your Mod Wheel! Make sure you always move the Mod Wheel up in order to hear volume. You must move it up for the instruments to be audible. adjusting the dynamics to suit your musical sensibilities. . Where is the peak of the phrase? Where would you make a crescendo and a diminuendo? Now. You will discover that using the Mod Wheel Control adds a new dimension of feeling and expression to your performances. make sure to record a nudge of the Mod Wheel at the beginning of every MIDI track so that GPO instruments will start with the correct initial volume upon playback. As you play a melody.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra 1. attempt a gradual crescendo or decrescendo. Mod Wheel Control Shaping Dynamics & Playing Expressively One of the things that make an orchestra sound great is the wide range of dynamic contrasts. Mod Wheel Control allows you to simulate a surging crescendo/diminuendo Exercise: Play a melody with your right hand only and notice how there is little variation at all.

accents are made by “tonguing” to emphasize certain notes. in addition to attacks.15 - . do it by striking the key harder. There are many types of accents: strong accents. It can also shape the rhythm and flow of a piece of music. The degree of force you apply to the keys will vary depending on the instrument selected and the musical context. or the result may be a heavily accented note that you did not intend. Whenever you feel that a note should be accented. staccato accents. . the softer you hit the key. the gentler the attack. With strings notes are emphasized by how hard the player digs the bow into the string. The harder you press down a key. woodwinds and most strings) have volume controlled by the Mod Wheel. It is important to note that this control relates to attack strength (for the most part) independent of volume. With brass and woodwinds. to name a few. don’t always try to play notes louder by banging on the keyboard. normal accents. Note Velocity Attack and Accentuation Virtually all keyboards made today support a feature called "Note Velocity” which refers to how fast (or hard) you press a given key. Applying proper accentuation brings clarity and emphasis to the notes being played. Percussive instruments (including the piano and pizzicato strings) do use note velocity for volume and volume-related timbre changes. and the Mod Wheel won’t do anything for those instruments. the harder and sharper the attack. So. Hitting a note even harder will give the tone that extra punch. Most instruments in Garritan Personal Orchestra (brass.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra 2.

“Normal Sustain/Sostenuto Operation” must be selected under Options/General (under the Load button).Playing Smoothly and Evenly We have focused on aspects of performance that are controlled with your fingers. An important part of your performance will come from your foot.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra 3. using the legato feature will make notes blend into an unbroken and seamless musical phrase. Note: The Kontakt Player defaults automatically to legato mode in the Kontakt Player. such as the piano. Sustain Pedal Legato . All Kontakt Player instances must be set to the same configuration. To get an idea of what the legato sustain function does. the Sustain/Sostenuto Pedal Mode has to be set to the second choice on the list which is “No Sustain/Sostenuto Operation. In the case of brass and woodwind instruments. as the sustain pedal typically does with a real piano. tongued notes are accomplished with the sustain pedal up and slurred notes with the pedal depressed. Some instruments (e. The result is a phrase that sounds like a real legato phrase. Instruments that create sustain notes (string sustains. such as the piano.garritan. Whenever the sustain pedal is depressed. To return to legato mode. Using the Sustain Pedal removes the attack portion of the sample and connects the notes for smoother sounding effect. This is how waveforms of a musical phrase look like when played on a typical sampler: Notice how disconnected the notes are.16 - . Whereas the note velocity feature will accent notes and make them sound detached and accented. but MIDI controller. the attack portion of the sample is removed to create much smoother transitions between notes. Most keyboards include a sustain pedal. woodwinds and brass) use the sustain pedal to activate the legato. Legato is achieved by holding the sustain pedal down for the desired group of notes. harp and triangle) use the sustain pedal to switch between the standard full decay of notes and damped notes. You cannot assign piano to one instance with normal pedaling while simultaneously assigning other instances to separate legato functioning. You can also depress the sustain pedal to emulate same-string note changes which are used in rapid scale passages. consider the following illustration. With certain instruments. To play sustain instruments. “Legato” literally means connected and directs the performer to play smoother transitions between notes instead of accenting each one. . détaché notes are accomplished with the sustain pedal up and legato notes with the pedal down. For section strings. This is a limitation of the present version of the Kontakt Player and some workarounds are posted in the support section of the www. the sustain pedal will cause the note to sustain after you release the key.com website. Using Mono mode makes sure there are no overlaps.g.

The keyswitch instruments are denoted by KS next to their name. The keyswitched notes are displayed on the player keyboard in yellow (white keys) and brown (black keys). it automatically switches to the corresponding articulation. . Here’s an example using section strings: Keyswitch Tips • • • Always put the keyswitching note for the particular instrument *before* the first note of the articulation you want to play. you can rapidly switch between different articulation patches on the fly without having to load multiple instruments. GPO will remember the last keyswitch used. When the appropriate key on the GPO Kontakt Player is pressed.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra 4. If you transpose your score. All patches load using the first keyswitch as the default and a keyswitch remains active until another keyswitch message is received. Keyswitching Change Articulations In Real-Time Key Switching allows you to easily change articulations quickly in real time. not on the same time! Remember that when you hit "play" on the sequencer. Many of the instruments have keyswitchable instruments. When you press a key in the Key Switch area. With a simple touch of a key located on the keyboard below normal range of the instruments.17 - . you must be sure NOT to transpose the KS notes!! Any transposition to these notes will change (or eliminate) their function. the Kontakt Player will load the desired articulation into the playing area of the keyboard.

slides between smaller intervals require greater values than slides between larger intervals. Its default setting is “off. As you adjust controller cc#21. In real life. This also makes trills and other effects easier to perform. With strings this can help simulate bow strokes from light “sautille” to strong “marcato. Portamento Control: This control will allow you to slide from note to note. If you wish to play a solo instrument polyphonically. It is best to draw the data manually (for any specific notes that require slides) in your sequencer or to assign this feature to a separate hardware controller (CC#20) for real-time control. you can disable this feature by setting the polyphony assignment higher in the instrument header next to the channel assignment box. Automatic Variability Control: These controls automatically introduce variability from note to note. such as the trombone and the strings. In other words. In Personal Orchestra. One knob controls changes in intonation and the other controls changes in timbre. With solo instruments accented notes (tongued or detache) are accomplished with the sustain pedal up and connected notes (slurred or legato) with the pedal depressed. Limiting the polyphony to a single voice makes the creation of convincing solo parts much easier.” In general. the length of the sample can be varied over a useful range.18 - . The knob can make it unnoticeable to very noticeable.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra Other Controls Pitch Bend Wheel: This control can be used to bend the pitch of a note at its start or while it is sustaining. The other knob for VAR 2 (cc#23) introduces random variations in timbre (EQ). mono mode is activated by default and automatically limits the polyphony to one note at a time. It is especially useful for strings and trombone. most solo wind instruments are physically incapable of playing more than one note at a time. This can be used along with MIDI note length data and velocity strength to give a wider variety of articulation types ranging from very short and light to accented and forceful. There is a knob that adjusts the portamento for instruments that use this function. The combination of both these variables randomly varying notes will provide a more human and less mechanical result. This is particularly helpful with some instruments. each time a note is played it will be slightly detuned. The VAR 1 knob that controls intonation (cc#22) will introduce random tuning variations from note to note.” It can also give control of note releases in legato situations by lengthening “releases” for smoother overlaps. Length Control: The default length is the natural length of the sample. See the chapter on Kontakt Player Operation for additional information on this feature. MIDI controller #20 (portamento) can be assigned to an external MIDI fader or drawn as graphic data in the user’s sequencer of choice. Mono Mode for Solo Instruments: Many solo orchestral instruments by their nature are monophonic instruments. There are two knobs in the Player for instruments that use this feature. With pizzicato very short values . You can also add varying amounts of portamento for smooth portamento effects (play two notes in a row and one will glide into the other). as it eliminates the possibility of accidental note overlaps.

Then create ensembles and orchestras of your choosing with individual instruments. Some keyboards. play a melody with the right hand. There are two vibrato controllers: aftertouch (controls vibrato intensity) and Controller cc#17 (that controls vibrato speed). Natural vibrato instruments such as string instruments use the naturally recorded vibrato. and intensity. you can play almost anything that comes to your musical imagination. Then add the sustain pedal for legato phrasing.19 - . .A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra can give the impression of a damped pizzicato. very short staccato notes can help create the illusion of double and triple tonguing Vibrato Control: Solo woodwind and brass instruments have “hidden” vibrato control where appropriate. Learn the fingerings for the notes and apply the accents. speed variations. and by combining the different controls in real-time you’ll have an unlimited amount of expressive capabilities. and then gradually ride the Mod Wheel for expression. Please note that this feature has been added where non-vibrato solo instruments were available and only apply to those instruments. Putting It All Together for a Real-Time Performance The basic system is to use your right hand to control the attack of each notes. It couldn’t be easier! With the more advanced controls you can fine tune your performance. and then gradually add the other controllers. when you put it all together the result will be extraordinary. By using the realtime performance controls to expressively play each instrument. where appropriate. vibrato can be added to a solo part with natural variations in entrance timing. Once you are acquainted with the notes and the accentuation. Using both hands and feet to perform the different tasks simultaneously requires some coordination. For example. and the sustain pedal to connect the notes. like those from M-Audio. Using these controls. Soon you’ll develop coordination. The best way to learn is to practice playing just the notes with one hand. The key is to start simple and to realize that you do not have to do it perfectly the first time. Mod Wheel. in the left hand. Once you get the hang of it. to control dynamics. let the user assign cc#131 to an assignable slider to control aftertouch data when aftertouch is not available from the keyboard. With wind instruments. With this approach you play your articulations in real time in much the same manner as a true player does.

20 - . The "overlays" can also be used to make the section sound even bigger. When you add this ability and flexibility to all brass. a quartet. one instrument at a time. the instrumentation possibilities seem endless. trio. nevertheless. multiple solo Plr string instruments will also allow you to create string sections of various sizes. Example: if you want a Horn section. You can assign instruments of a section to different MIDI channels of staves so that you can have individual or divisi parts for each player. you will notice that composers write separate parts for the instruments (First. Second. you can build instrumental sections. or greater. sometimes they play in unison or play divisi parts and at times an instrument may rest. playing separate parts or playing divisi. These are solo instruments designed for building ensemble sections. you can create a large section playing in unison. exactly the way you do it in your notation program. you can achieve a very realistic performance. When you create a section from separate instruments performed individually.. woodwinds and solo strings) have derivative ensemble player (Plr) instruments. do divisi lines. Third. with greater control over brightness at loud levels. second and third ensemble player (Plr) horns to get your section. Most instruments (brass. Ensemble instruments are panned to slightly different seating positions but can be changed according to the wishes of the user. and so forth). etc. with variations in timing and expression. With Personal Orchestra. This is a unique and intuitive approach to MIDI orchestration. A second set of Plr horns will provide the fourth fifth and sixth players. a horn duo. The ensemble (Plr) instruments do not share samples with each other and can therefore be played together without phasing problems. With Garritan Personal Orchestra. . Individual instruments play individual parts with a great deal of variation. The Plr instruments can be used to create custom-sized ensembles while keeping resource demands to a minimum. you can have a six horn section. woodwinds and stringed instruments. Or. all playing separately lines or in unison. load in the first. Thus. you can add more horns progressively for a climax.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra Building Sections from Individual Instruments In orchestral scores. you can assign multiple instruments all to a single MIDI channel to create automatic ensemble unisons. Personal Orchestra’s large string section patches can often be convenient to use rather than building a string section of your own.

it will sound incredibly realistic. this is not so when mixing solo and ensemble instruments. a chamber orchestra. Technical Note: Although the ensemble instruments do not share samples with each other. and 4th parts. The brass instruments also have “Overlay” instruments. or perhaps a concerto layout. The Plr instruments derived from a particular solo instrument should not be used with that solo instrument. For example. When you start building sections from separate instruments. or create your own unique seating arrangements. and the derived Plr instruments could be used for the 2nd. with Bassoon 2 Solo but NOT with Bassoon 1 Solo. Solo and ensemble instruments vary in character and should be auditioned in different combinations to see what works best in a particular context. Building your own sections with Garritan Personal Orchestra also allows you to position the players in almost any arrangement you like. sampled at the f or ff level (or both in the case of French horns) that can be layered with the solo and ensemble instruments to help achieve a fuller. Bassoon 1 Plr 2. more massive section sound with more control over brightness in loud passages. See also: GPO Ensemble Building Tutorial . The only exception to this rule is if the writing has no unison passages. 3rd. and Bassoon 1 Plr 3.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra Eight separate GPO player “slots” are used for French to make a large French horn section You can assign each horn to separate MIDI channels or all of them to one MIDI channel. Some instrument types have more than one solo instrument and can be used with the alternate solo instrument. To Learn More: See the tutorials on the Garritan website.21 - . You can change the layout for a baroque orchestra. In this case the solo instrument could be used for the first part. with all the instruments playing individually. you can use Bassoon 1 Plr 1.

the Controls and the Virtual Keyboard. The number of Kontakt Players you can load depends on your host application or sequencer and the power of your computer. the Instrument Header.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra How the Kontakt Player Works What it does: The Kontakt Player allows you to load and customize Garritan Personal Orchestra sounds to be used for playback. . It can get a little technical but stay with it. Each Kontakt Player can load up to eight instruments or individual Multis at one time. This section will familiarize you with the Kontakt Player interface.22 - . The Basic Interface The Kontakt Player consists of several main parts: the Virtual Rack. 1. Virtual Rack When you first start the Kontakt Player your will see a strip across the top where Instruments 1 through 8 are represented. Each of these eight boxes in the virtual rack can be selected in order to load an instrument or “Multi” (several instruments).

The up and down buttons that appear above the “Load” button allow the user to quickly scroll through the available instruments within an instrument group (i. Here you can select system instrument information and adjust the instrument parameters.) without loading them through the menu. brass. To load new Instruments.e. . strings. • Options: Clicking on this button opens the “General Options” dialog window where you can adjust additional settings. no instruments are loaded and “Empty Instrument” will appear in the header. Instrument Header The Instrument Header is where most of what you will be doing with Kontakt Player will take place. woodwinds. an There are various parameters in the Instrument Header: • Load: Drop-down menu of all available instruments to load.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra 2. etc. The loaded instrument’s name will appear in Instrument Header and in the instrument strip above. • Name: Shows the name of the instrument currently loaded.23 - . Then press the large button labeled “Load. When you first start Kontakt Player. select empty box in the virtual rack so that it becomes highlighted. Clicking on the desired instrument from the list loads it into the selected slot. The “load” button has up and down arrows for choosing “next” and “previous” instruments from the list for rapid sequential loading.” A drop-down menu appears with all available instruments.

was specifically designed to run in RAM (Random Access Memory) and was not intended to stream from a hard drive. This option allows you to play your computer keyboard as if it were a midi keyboard. CC#7/CC#10 Volume & Pan: Sets Kontakt Player to recognize the standard MIDI assignments for volume and pan controllers. o Use Std. o Display Mapping on Keyboard: Enable this to show the keymapping of each Instrument via colored keys. To play sustain instruments. but MIDI controller. Some GPO users do not have sufficient RAM.” to engage the legato sustain feature for strings. This is set by default to “No Sustain/Sostenuto Operation. but this library does not and is designed as a RAM based library. All Kontakt Player instances must be set to the same configuration o Master Tune: Adjust the overall tuning of Kontakt in cents. disabling this will allow for quicker loading. Garritan Personal Orchestra is a small footprint library. .A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra o Sustain/Sostenuto Pedal Mode: Use this to set the behavior of any foot pedals. This will ensure that all of your saved performances load and play back correctly. o Use Computer Keyboard for Playback: This is meant for auditioning purposes only. o DFD (Direct From Disk Streaming): This DFD (Direct From Disk) extension for the NI KONTAKT Player enables it to stream samples from hard disk. Large sample libraries may require disc streaming. such as a piano. The vast majority of GPO Users meet the recommended requirements. it is meant to audition the sounds of GPO through the Kontakt Player only. either due to the limitations of their computers or other reasons. o Auto-Convert Samples to 32-bit: Enable this to convert all loaded samples to high resolution 32-bit format. Our recommended requirements as stated in the GPO license agreement call for a minimum of 1 (one) gigabyte of RAM in order to be able to load a complete orchestra. the first option “Normal Sustain/Sostenuto Operation” must be selected. DFD is not recommended to run the library and you probably do not need it if you have sufficient RAM. o Lock Memory (No Swap): If you have sufficient RAM. For these few cases DFD may help. This is useful if you need to move the library to another location due to hard drive storage issues. and have requested the ability to load more samples with less RAM.24 - . woodwinds and brass instruments. o Library Directory: Clicking on this button allows the user to point the Kontakt Player to the default location of the GPO library on the user’s computer in the event that they are installed in a location different than the default. Your notation/sequencing software will not respond to this.

o o o o o o o • • • • • Active/Inactive Button: Toggles the DFD function on or off Presets: A list of commonly used DFD settings presets for your convenience. Voice Buffer Size: This is the amount of RAM that each instance of the Kontakt Player will take up with no instruments loaded. Total: The total memory loaded into RAM for this Kontakt Player instance. Depending on hard drive speed. Samples are instantly available and there are no bottlenecks in the HD pipeline with running from RAM. CPU Usage: Shows the amount of your processor being used in percent. Key Range: This represents the keyboard range covered by the instrument. Preload Buffer Size (Per Sample): This controls the amount of data is preloaded into your computers RAM. This process is retroactive and will still the earliest played notes. DFD may actually slow performance rather than speed it. Total Memory: This is the total amount of memory used by all samples for all slots. the small MIDI icon will flash. The presets are: Normal (medium polyphony/ medium memory). Large Instruments (low polyphony/high memory). When the Instrument receives MIDI data. Reserved Voices: This controls the amount of voices the player will attempt to play at once without ‘stealing’ voices. Mem. This can give you a performance increase when using a large preload buffer. MIDI IN: Here you can choose a MIDI channel on which the Instrument receives MIDI data. and Small Instruments (high polyphony/medium memory). this can be set to a higher value for better performance while loading more data into RAM.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra As a general rule. this will bypass the disk cache when streaming the samples with DFD. There may be latency problems and DFD is more taxing on the hard drive. Most users will need to tweak the DFD settings to get the best performance on their computers. Not so with disc streaming. Bypass the Disk Cache: Only used when using a large preload buffer. The range can be restricted by scrolling the numbers. Polyphony: The left digit indicates the number of notes being played at any given time. The user can select a MIDI channel (or OMNI) by clicking on this field and selecting the desired MIDI channel from the list. In fact. High Performance (medium polyphony/high memory). By default. the more sample data preloaded into RAM. Click on the right field and drag up to increase the maximum number of notes the . If you do choose to use it here are the settings. there are certain performance-related drawbacks to using streaming because the library was specifically designed to run in RAM. The higher the value. instruments load in consecutive MIDI channels.25 - . running from RAM is more efficient that streaming from disc.

These options are as follows: Velocity. If you have a MIDI keyboard connected.com. CC4 Foot Controller. or drag down to decrease the number. and choose another type from the drop-down list that appears. or drag down to move it counter-clockwise. Controls Most of the controls are operated with knobs.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra instrument can play. etc. This is not an editable parameter. in the player will not be recorded to your sequencer. The number of outputs you can choose depends on the hardware you are using. Ctrl + Click (Mac: Cmd + Click) resets a knob to its default value. Note: Clicking on the graphic keys. Pan. and Tuning) for all instruments as well as additional controls that affect specific instruments.garritan. To transpose. CC2 Breath. It is recommended that you use a midi controller or midi sequencer to control the . Solo Wind Instruments are automatically set to “1” for mono mode operation. For more information about the X-Custom instruments and how they function visit the Garritan Personal Orchestra web site at www. There are standard knob controls (Volume. and CC64 Pedal. Instrument Output Channel: Kontakt Player offers multiple outputs with flexible routing possibilities. click on the unit. Pitch Bend. This must be done from your sequencer tracks or an external keyboard controller. This allows the user to assign the X-Custom instruments to respond to other midi controller data from their external keyboard/controller in the absence of a modulation wheel.26 - . • • • RAM Usage Indicator: Displays the size of all samples loaded into RAM for the current instrument. CC1 Mod Wheel. To the left of the keyboard are standard pitch and modulation wheels. moving the mod wheel. Some knobs can be fine-tuned if you hold down your computer keyboard’s Shift key as you move the knob. Some parameters allow changing the type of units displayed. The Output selector chooses an output for the instrument. use the arrows below the Mod Wheel to transpose the keyboard up or down one octave. you may play the samples using your keyboard as well. click on it and drag up to move the knob clockwise. PolyAftertouch. 3. CC11 Expression. 4. To change a knob value. The Virtual Keyboard & Pitch Wheel/Modulation Wheels The Kontakt Player virtual keyboard will allow you to audition the sound of each instrument in the score by simply clicking on the keys on the screen with your mouse. External Controller: This slider is used only when using the X-Custom patches in GPO which is a separate download and for specific uses only.

Use this control with caution. Note: For more advanced programming and customization. Initial values have been supplied by us but the user is free to modify these settings. VAR2. Specific Controls for Personal Orchestra In addition to the standard controls.This controller lets the user introduce random variability in intonation.(MIDI controller #22) . It can also be useful with other wind instruments to simulate the way movement by larger intervals “settles into” the destination pitch. Length . Pan and Tuning) • • • Tune: This changes the Instrument's master tuning. hold down the shift key while dragging the mouse.(MIDI controller #21) – This controller lets the user control the length of the samples. The two variability controllers can go a long way toward eliminating the dreaded “machine gun” effect of rapid repeated notes. This will enable you to create your own custom programming.This controller lets the user introduce random variability in timbre. This controller is useful for creating marctto attacks on string instruments or simulating double/triple tonguing on the brass and woodwind instruments. This can make a big difference. To fine tune in cents (1/100th of a semitone). These specific parameters are visible upon opening each Instrument and enable you to control the amount of each effect. This is especially useful for instruments like the trombone and the strings where slides are a normal characteristic. hold down the shift key while dragging the mouse.All wind. . especially in fast passages where real players almost never achieve accurate intonation from note-to-note. BD Fund . The full version is capable of reading and editing the programming of the Garritan Personal Orchestra instruments. Proper application of the VAR controls can also help the user create convincing double and triple tongued passages in the brass.27 - . brass. It can supply very strong low frequencies. For fine adjustments. Volume: The instrument's master level control. Pan: This control determines the instrument's location in the stereo field. • • • • • Portamento (Port) . it is recommended to upgrade to the full version of Kontakt. The text files are located in the same folders as the instrument files.This knob controls the strength of the fundamental of the bass drum.) Most users will never need to modify these values but they are available for advanced users who wish to make custom modifications. . Holding the shift key while dragging provides fine adjustments. up to +/-12 semitones (one octave). Standard Controls (Volume. In the text file the knob names are listed (in order) followed by the values for the knobs (in order. VAR1 . Each instrument has an identically named text file. These standard controls can also be automated through a sequencer or midi controller if needed.(MIDI controller #23) .A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra instrument specific controls. The five knobs in GPO can be given default load values in the accompanying instrument text files. and string instruments have this graduating slide function (CC#20) for the legato function. there are up to five controllers that can control predefined parameters set for specific instruments in Personal Orchestra.

People traveled for miles to see and hear an orchestra. the brass. Today. As cities grew. The strings are played with a bow or are plucked. more complex works for larger and more varied groups of instruments. To learn more about the Orchestra: Take the Interactive Tour of the GPO Orchestra: “The Audition” More information about orchestration can be found at the: Garritan Personal Orchestra Tutorials Page. as well as the concert hall. and the percussion. They were often just an ad hoc group of musicians getting together and playing whatever instruments they had at hand. the brass and woodwinds are blown. The golden age of the orchestra was born. woodwind and percussion sections is a relatively recent development in the evolution of the orchestra. The word "orchestra" itself derives from the Greek and refers to the semi-circular space in the front of the theater where performers stood. Improving Orchestral Simulation through Musical Knowledge . and percussion. There are four main families of musical instrument in the modern orchestra: the strings. Concert halls were built throughout Europe and North America to showcase the orchestra. Contemporary composers write orchestral music for television. and the orchestra finally emerged from its supporting role into prominence. In a modern orchestra. The term is commonly used to describe a large ensemble composed of strings. which has become a symbol of cultural pride. the demand for musical performances increased. the variety and number of musical instruments led to the need for a conductor. musicians have organized themselves into groups.28 - . Early orchestras first emerged over 400 years ago. Also see: Artistic Orchestration. and the percussion instruments are struck. With a wider array of instrumentation and a growing body of musical works.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra An Overview of the Orchestra The orchestra as we know it today took centuries to evolve. An orchestra is a group of instrumentalists who play music together. and interactive media. Instruments within each family share common attributes and produce their sounds in a similar fashion. the evolution of instruments accelerated and by the nineteenth century. film. the players are seated in a semi-circle facing the audience and the conductor. In the 1600s and 1700s. woodwinds. the woodwinds. the orchestra continued to flourish. most of the world’s major cities have their own symphony orchestra. By the twentieth century some orchestras comprised more than 100 full-time professional musicians. Composers began writing longer. Since the first cavemen learned how to produce sound. The combining of instrumentalists into string. The finest orchestras tour foreign countries and serve as musical "ambassadors" for their respective countries. brass. Small orchestras later accompanied operatic and theatrical performances and also played for royalty and the noble classes. brass.

It is a complete collection of actual high-quality recordings (or samples) of nearly every note. The conductor is not simply the player.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra The Role of the Conductor The conductor is the sole interpreter. each gesture revealing and describing a feature of the sonic topography. . what you hear sounds remarkably like the real thing. your musicians. It used to be that orchestral samples cost many thousands of dollars and were available only to the elite few. he or she is the intelligence. of an entire orchestra. When Personal Orchestra is loaded and you play a note on your keyboard. the suite of programs accompanying the library is your baton. but whatever music you perform with the Garritan Personal Orchestra. because it is an actual recording of an instrument. you can sculpt each and every note to build a performance as roughly hewn or refined as you wish. molding the orchestra to his will. prime-time television shows and interactive games use sampling technology. The instrumental library included in the Garritan Personal Orchestra defines your performers. Developed in the early eighties. you are given control over each section and each instrument. Sampling is now everywhere. the performer. of each musical instrument. the link between the ambitions of the composer and the expectations of the listener. the sample player is integrated with the sounds effectively turning a computer into a symphony of virtual instruments. the emotional currency. The conductor establishes tempo and pulse. Personal Orchestra allows you to do just that. Many movies. to all intents and purposes the conductor is the ruler of the performance. the driving force. Now just about anyone can have an orchestra in their computer. The Garritan Personal Orchestra makes YOU the conductor.29 - . You may also be the composer. sampling technology has grown substantially. The conductor is more than a leader of a team. The next best thing is to record each note of every instrument in an orchestra and play them back on a keyboard. The World of Sampling and Virtual Instruments Orchestras are wonderful but not very practical to bring to your sessions. Each member of the orchestra must offer his or her own creative urge into the hands of the conductor for the betterment of the music. the heart and the mind of the orchestra. timbre and dynamics and temperament. With this baton you can paint a performance in sound. With Garritan Personal Orchestra.

The stringed instruments all have four strings and produce sound the same way.  Where in the Orchestra? Strings are the backbone of a symphony orchestra and hold a position of prominence in the orchestra. basses have the lowest voices and darkest tones. The stringed instruments look very similar. viola. by drawing a bow across the strings or by plucking with the fingers.and are grouped into sections bearing the names of the instruments. The String Family The four individual strings of each stringed instrument are each tuned as follows: Note: Basses sound an octave lower than written. The string sections are placed at the front of an orchestra across its entire width. The great sound of a symphony orchestra is based upon a strong foundation of strings. the violas in the middle.30 - . Typically. Violins have the highest voices and the brightest tone. . The violins account for the largest number of players in the string section. more than half of the members of a symphony orchestra are string players. cello and double bass . but differ in size and tone. The first and second violins are to the left of the conductor (some orchestras seat them stage left and stage right). the cellos and double basses to the right. and the cellos and violas fall in-between. The importance of this instrument is evident by the requirement of two different violin sections.violin.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra The String Instruments The strings consist of four instruments .

two Montagnana cellos. Pictured above: A few of the actual Stringed Instruments Sampled in the Garritan Personal Orchestra Library.31 - . a Vaillant. a Klotz. several Gaglianos. Stradivarius.com for a complete list of the stringed instruments in this collection. Visit www. a Guarneri.garritan. two Pierrays. Some Double Basses have an extension that allows for lower notes to be played (scordatura). Amazingly. a Pallota viola. The ranges displayed below are not absolute and virtuoso players can often play beyond the typical upper range of the instrument. Each stringed instrument has a particular pitch range. The stringed instruments in the Garritan Personal Orchestra library are collectively worth millions of dollars. The chart below shows the typical ranges of the individual stringed instruments as they correspond to a piano keyboard. . a Calcanius. although the true value of any fine stringed instrument is in its sound. a Testore. which is priceless.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra The Exquisite Strings in Garritan Personal Orchestra The stringed instruments in Garritan Personal Orchestra includes a pair of Stradivaris. The sounds of these exquisite stringed instruments are now at your command. Pitch Ranges – Stringed Instruments It is important to be aware of the range (the highest and lowest notes available) of each instrument. and a Betts. Pallotta and Montagnan. all of which were made circa 1700’s. these stringed instruments have lasted hundreds of years and still have such a powerful and beautiful sound. Guarneri. Gagliano.

Aggressive patches for the short bow and sustained string patches are included for when a more aggressive sound is needed. These section samples include sustained/legato. Can also be drawn in your sequencer by hand. with the articulations activated by a key outside the playable range of the instrument. muted. Listed here is the programming included in GPO’s solo and ensemble string samples and how it is activated with common midi controllers. Aside from the standard solo patches and keyswitch patches. Garritan Personal Orchestra includes multiple ensemble string patches. These ensemble patches are useful in creating unison and divisi lines where control over each instrument in the section is desired. Playable with your keyboards mod wheel or external controller surface. tremolo. The solo patches of each member of the string family are included in the library as well as keyswitch patches. Legato Controller CC# 64 – Legato This controller is used to create legato lines. While the samples are certainly playable without understanding the programming behind them. section and full string patches. This attack equates into how hard the bow strikes the string. There are buildable ensembles for each member of the string family. pedal down (CC64 64-127) for legato. . ensemble. Modulation Controller CC# 1 – Volume (sustain only): This controller is used to the control volume and timbre characteristics of all sustained/legato solo. You can use and external sustain pedal to control the legato function or it can be entered in your sequencer by hand. trills. Velocity is also used to control attack and volume on pizzicato patches. it is only when the programming is understood and utilized that your string solo and ensemble passages will truly come alive. The articulations in the keyswitch patches are activated by a key outside the normal range of these instruments. Pedal up (CC64 0-63) is detache. pizzicato. Garritan Personal Orchestra also includes prebuilt string sections for every member of the strings family. see the previous section on “Building Sections from Individual Instruments” in this manual. The keyswitch patches incorporate the most commonly used string articulations into one patch. Also included in GPO are full section patches that include all stringed family instruments grouped together as a way to audition sounds without loading each instrument section separately. For more information on ensemble building. These patches should be used when a brighter or harder articulation is desired as the sound of the attack is greater with these instruments.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra Playing Personal Orchestra Strings: Aside from being sampled from some of the world’s finest instruments. In order to obtain the best results when using Garritan Personal Orchestra it is imperative to use the built-in programming for the samples. each programmed in a way that allows you to build custom string sections. Basic Programming: Velocity – Attack/Volume (non-sustain only): Velocity is used to control the initial ‘note on’ attack strength on all sustained/legato solo and ensemble string patches. and short bow articulations. the string patches in Garritan Personal Orchestra are programmed in a way that allows for playability and customization. There are also keyswitch instruments that combine these articulations into one patch.32 - .

This controller switches to a layer that does not respond to pitchbend data. Most instruments load with this controller set to a moderate level by default. The cc#16 controller extends switching to intervals from a half-step to as wide as a major third using the following values: 0 . Hidden Playable Trills/Bow Noise Controller CC# 16: This controller has two functions that are patch specific.33 - . Length Controller CC# 21: This controller is used to shorten or lengthen the playback of the samples. CC# 23 controls variations in timbre/volume for the solo and ensemble patches and is useful in repeated note phrases to reduce the appearance of the ‘machine-gun’ effect.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra Portamento Controller CC# 20: This controller is used to create portamento during legato passages based on note intervals and CC value. When used with the short bow patches this controller is useful for creating the effect of marcato articulations or can inversely give the effect of lighter bowstrokes in a sautille fashion. The closer the notes the higher the portamento value used. the lower the portamento value used. This controller can be used only in conjunction with legato playing when the sustain pedal controller is active. . This control should be used in moderation. but only having an effect on the second note of the pair when carefully placed cc#19 data has been added to the track. The standard keyswitches (G# thru B) give the user control over half-step and whole-step trills plus their muted counterparts. Advanced Programming: Hidden Portamento Controller CC# 19: This controller is used on all sustained string samples to aid the creation of portamento when going from detached (non legato) playing to legato playing. When using this controller with sustained strings higher values of cc#21 can useful for getting smoother legato lines by increasing note overlap due to sample release times being increased.64 65 . This gives the user the flexibility to draw pitchbend data between two notes. the larger the interval between notes.96 97 -127 = half step = whole step = minor third = major third . When used with the AG (aggressive) short bow patches this controller controls bow noise and can be used to add 'grit' to the sound of the patch.32 33 . Variability Controllers CC#’s 22 & 23: CC# 22 controls the intonation of the notes and is useful during repeated note phrases. Notes further than an octave apart typically do not use portamento. The Solo keyswitch strings use cc#16 to control an alternative switching system for trills on keyswitch notes G# and A. This solves certain kinds of portamento problems. Inversely.

A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra Keyswitch Assignments for the Solo String Keyswitch patches: B (8ve) = Playable whole step trills A# (8ve) = Playable whole step muted trills A (8ve) = Playable trills with ½ step as default (intervals selectable with cc16) G# (8ve) = Playable ½ step muted trills as default (intervals selectable with cc16) G (8ve) = Playable tremolo F# (8ve) = Playable tremolo mute F (8ve) = Pizzicato E (8ve) = Downbows D# (8ve) = Upbows D (8ve) = Automatically alternating up and downbows C# (8ve) = Sustain mute (legato with sustain pedal) C (8ve) = Sustain (legato with sustain pedal) Keyswitch Assignments for Solo and Section String Keyswitch patches: NOTE: When using the short bow patches in Garritan Personal Orchestra. The mapping for this function is as follows: E (8ve) = bow stroke 2 D#(8ve) = bow stroke 1 D (8ve) = automatically alternating bow strokes Keyswitch assignments for the Section and Full String keyswitch patches: B (8ve) = Whole step trills (legato with sustain pedal) A# (8ve) = Whole step trills mutes (legato with sustain pedal) A (8ve) = Half step trills (legato with sustain pedal) G# (8ve) = Half step trills mutes (legato with sustain pedal) G (8ve) = Tremolo (legato with sustain pedal) F# (8ve) = Tremolo mutes (legato with sustain pedal) F (8ve) = Pizzicato E (8ve) = Downbows D# (8ve) = Upbows D (8ve) = Automatically alternating up and downbows C# (8ve) = Sus+short mutes (legato with sustain pedal) C (8ve) = Sus+short (legato with sustain pedal) .34 - . this is attainable with these keyswitches. If control over bow direction is needed or desired. there are hidden keyswitches that allow the user to use the precise bow direction needed.

Also see the Strings Section of the Interactive Tour of the GPO Orchestra: “The Audition” . Can also be used in conjunction with the other portamento controllers (CC# 20 & 19). To learn more about Performance with the GPO Strings: Master Class GPO STRINGS Tutorial.35 - . fast runs. There are also tutorials for performing double stops.garritan. glissandos and other techniques at the Tutorial Pages at the www. Especially useful for fiddling. Pitch Bend: This controller can be used to add ‘scoops’ or ‘drops’ to the solo violin at the beginning or ending of notes or passages. More information about the stringed instruments in Personal Orchestra can be found at the Garritan Personal Orchestra website. with the exception of the tremolos and trills which are “playable” and do not contain the extra cc#16 controller for larger intervals: B (8ve) = “Playable” whole step trills (legato with sustain pedal) A# (8ve) = “Playable” whole step trills mutes (legato with sustain pedal) A (8ve) = “Playable” half step trills (legato with sustain pedal) G# (8ve) = “Playable” half step trills mutes (legato with sustain pedal) G (8ve) = “Playable” tremolo (legato with sustain pedal) F# (8ve) = “Playable” tremolo mutes (legato with sustain pedal) F (8ve) = Pizzicato E (8ve) = Downbows D# (8ve) = Upbows D (8ve) = Automatically alternating up and downbows C# (8ve) = Sus+short mutes (legato with sustain pedal) C (8ve) = Sus+short (legato with sustain pedal) *(8ve) represents the octave (always below the range of the instrument). arpeggios.com website.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra Note: The keyswitch assignments will vary depending on instrument Solo string keyswitch assignments are similar. .

The Woodwind Family The woodwind instruments in Garritan Personal Orchestra:  Pictured left to right: Piccolo. and bassoons. Contrabassoon.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra The Woodwind Instruments The Woodwind family consists of a wide variety of instruments. Most of the woodwind instruments really are made of wood and some are made of metal (the flutes. Bass Clarinet. Quality woodwind instruments sampled for this library include Haynes flutes. Alto Flute. . woodwinds produce their sound differently from one another. Holes along the length of the body are opened or closed using the fingers (or small pads that are part of a keyworks mechanism). Bass Flute. Contrabass Clarinet. each with its own unique sound. were made of wood but are now made with metal). oboes. English Horn. clarinets. With the exception of the flute family. Selmer clarinets and Heckel bassoons. Bb Clarinet. As a result. Oboe. Concert Flute. Where in the Orchestra? The Woodwind players are typically seated in the middle of the orchestra behind the strings. Woodwind instruments produce their sound by having air blown through a hollow tube. Bassoon. historically. Whereas the four members of the string family produce sounds in a similar fashion. producing varying pitches. woodwind instruments require reeds to produce their sound. These instruments include varieties of flutes.36 - . Eb Clarinet. the bassoon has a very different tone than a flute and neither resembles the sound of a clarinet.

37 - . they are built to suit your every need quickly and painlessly. Included in the library are solo and ensemble versions of all the major instruments in the wind instrument family with some surprises that you would expect from larger. or in vast orchestral pieces. Playable with your keyboard’s mod wheel or external controller surface. . or can also be drawn in your sequencer by hand. in small intimate ensembles. Modulation Controller CC# 1 – Volume/Timbre: This controller is used to the control volume and timbre characteristics of all sustained/legato solo and ensemble woodwind patches. The pedal ‘down’ layer has no attack on the note start. Note: Velocity is only active on the pedal ‘up’ layer of the instrument. While the samples are certainly playable without understanding the programming behind them.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra Pitch Ranges – Woodwind Instruments The chart below shows some of the typical ranges of the individual woodwind instruments as they correspond to a piano keyboard. For playability there are keyswitch versions of the flute and piccolo flute. Basic Programming: Velocity – Attack: Velocity is used to control the initial ‘note on’ attack on all sustained/legato solo and ensemble woodwind patches. Listed here is the programming included in GPO’s solo and ensemble woodwind samples and how it is activated with common midi controllers. This attack equates into how forceful the instrument is played. more expensive libraries. In order to obtain the best results when using Garritan Personal Orchestra it is imperative to use the built in programming for the samples. it is only when the programming is understood and utilized that your woodwind passages will truly come alive. Playing Personal Orchestra Woodwind Instruments: The wind instruments samples in Garritan Personal Orchestra are expressive and beautiful. Whether you choose to use them in a solo context. These ranges are not absolute and virtuoso players can often play beyond the typical upper range of the instrument.

Variability Controllers CC#’s 22 & 23: CC# 22 controls the random variability of intonation of the notes and is useful during repeated note phrases.) To be used along with the Vibrato Intensity Controller CC# 131 (aftertouch). CC# 23 controls random variations in timbre for the solo and ensemble patches and is useful in repeated note phrases to reduce the appearance of the ‘machine-gun’ effect. Hidden Vibrato Speed Controller CC# 17: This controller when used in conjunction with the vibrato intensity controller will vary the vibrato speed of those instruments that normally contain no vibrato.38 - . . Most instruments load with this controller set to a moderate level by default. the higher the portamento value used. Advanced Programming: Hidden Vibrato Intensity Controller CC# 131 (Aftertouch): Many of the non-vibrato solo woodwinds have a hidden vibrato intensity controller to allow the user to apply the level of vibrato to the instrument. Pedal up (CC64 0-64) is tongued. Inversely.) To be used along with the Vibrato Speed controller CC# 17. The intensity controller controls the level of vibrato. This controller can be drawn in by hand or can be activated with a keyboard that has aftertouch sensitivity. The closer the notes. Notes further than an octave apart typically do not use portamento.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra Slurred/Legato Controller CC# 64: This controller is used to create properly articulated tongued and slurred lines. You can use an external sustain pedal to control the slur (legato) function or it can be entered in your sequencer by hand. this would not affect instruments that have natural vibrato and will apply only to non-vibrato patches (shown NV. Portamento Controller CC# 20: This controller is used to create portamento during legato passages based on note intervals and CC value. the lower the portamento value used.) This controller has also been added to some instruments that do not normally have vibrato (the clarinet or French horn. This controller can be used only in conjunction with legato playing when the sustain pedal controller is active. This controller does not apply to the instruments that contain natural vibrato and only applies to instruments that have a non-vibrato choice (shown NV. This controller can be used to improve emulation of double and triple tonguing in the woodwinds. Length Controller CC# 21: This controller is used to shorten or lengthen the playback of the samples. the larger the interval between notes. This control should be used in moderation. pedal down (CC64 65-127) for slurred (legato). As before.

To learn more about Scoring for Woodwinds: GPO Scoring for Woodwind Tutorial.garritan.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra Keyswitch Assignments for the Woodwinds Keyswitch patches: There are only two keyswitch patches in the woodwind library. the flute and piccolo flute. More information about the brass instruments in Personal Orchestra can be found at the Garritan Personal Orchestra website. There is also more information in the Tutorial Pages at the www. . These keyswitches are as follows: E (8ve) = Flutter D (8ve) = Non-vibrato C (8ve) = Vibrato (8ve) represents the octave (always below the range of the instrument). Also see the Woodwinds Section of the Interactive Tour of the GPO Orchestra: “The Audition”. Note: The keyswitch assignments will vary depending on instrument.com website.39 - . This allows the user to switch between the natural vibrato and non-vibrato choices of these instruments on the fly.

A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra The Brass Instruments The brass instruments in a modern orchestra include variations of the French horn. Tuba. from the bright piercing sound of the trumpet to the deep. Bb Trumpets. dark tones of the tuba. Where in the Orchestra? The Brass players are typically seated toward the back of the orchestra behind the woodwinds. Similar to the woodwind instruments.40 - . French Horn. . which produce changes in pitch. The brass section is typically seated between the woodwind and percussion sections. and Contratuba. The vibrating lips of the player have the same function as the reeds in the woodwind instruments. the trumpet. Tenor Trombone. the trombone. sounds are produced by air being blown into a funnel-shaped mouthpiece connected to a hollow metal tubing that terminates in a bell. Holes in the tubes are opened and closed by valves or a slide. and the tuba. Each possesses a unique color and range. Bass Trombone. The Brass Family The brass instruments in Garritan Personal Orchestra:  Pictured left to right: Piccolo Trumpet. Alto Trombone.

41 - . Basic Programming: Velocity – Attack: Velocity is used to control the initial ‘note on’ attack strength on all sustained/legato solo and ensemble brass patches. The overlays are used to create a larger brass sound while the aggressive patches are useful in adding a punch to the brass section by increasing the hardness of the attack. In addition to the standard solo patches included in GPO. it is only when the programming is understood and utilized that your brass passages will truly come alive. Good brass players can also play pedal tones. In order to obtain the best results when using Garritan Personal Orchestra it is imperative to use the built-in programming for the samples. Playing Personal Orchestra Brass Instruments: The brass in Garritan Personal Orchestra has been exquisitely captured and allows for a very dynamic brass section in your MIDI orchestration. see the section on “Building Sections from Individual Instruments” in this manual. Pedal tones are notes that lie below the natural range of an instrument and take a great deal of control to produce. mutes. In addition to these ensemble instruments there are brass overlays. While the samples are certainly playable without understanding the programming behind them. there are also ensemble patches that allow the midi orchestrator to custom size his brass section to meet the need of the composition. Listed here is the programming included in GPO’s solo and ensemble brass samples and how it is activated with common MIDI controllers. For more information about the ensemble building feature of Garritan Personal Orchestra. as well as aggressive patches.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra Pitch Ranges – Brass Instruments The chart below shows the typical ranges of the individual brass instruments as they correspond to a piano keyboard. These ranges are not absolute and virtuoso players can often play beyond the typical upper range of the instrument. This attack equates into how forcefully the player releases the air column to begin the note .

Advanced Programming: Hidden Vibrato Intensity Controller (Aftertouch): Many of the non-vibrato solo brass instruments have a hidden vibrato intensity controller to allow the user to apply the level of vibrato to the instrument. pedal down (CC64 64-127) for legato. or can also be drawn in your sequencer by hand. Variability Controllers CC#’s 22 & 23: CC# 22 controls the intonation of the notes and is useful during repeated note phrases.) . Portamento Controller CC# 20: This controller is used to create portamento during legato passages based on note intervals and CC value. As before.) To be used along with the Vibrato Speed controller CC# 17. Length Controller CC# 21: This controller is used to shorten or lengthen the playback of the samples. Hidden Vibrato Speed Controller CC# 17: This controller when used in conjunction with the vibrato intensity controller will vary the vibrato speed of those instruments that normally contain no vibrato. the higher the portamento value used.42 - . Notes further than an octave apart typically do not use portamento. The intensity controller controls the level of vibrato. Pedal up (CC64 0-63) is tongued. Legato Controller CC# 64: This controller is used to create properly articulated tongued and slurred lines. this would not affect instruments that have natural vibrato and will apply only to non-vibrato patches.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra Modulation Controller CC# 1 – Volume/Timbre: This controller is used to the control volume and timbre characteristics of all sustained/legato solo and ensemble brass patches. Playable with the mod wheel or external controller surface. To be used along with the Vibrato Intensity Controller (Aftertouch. the larger the interval between notes. This control should be used in moderation. the lower the portamento value used. CC# 23 controls variations in timbre/volume for the solo and ensemble patches and is useful in repeated note phrases to reduce the appearance of the ‘machinegun’ effect. This controller can be drawn in by hand or can be activated with a keyboard that has aftertouch sensitivity. The closer the notes. This controller can be used only in conjunction with legato playing when the sustain pedal controller is active. This controller does not apply to the instruments that contain natural vibrato and only applies to instruments that have a non-vibrato choice. It can also be valuable in helping to create convincing double and triple tonguing passages. You can use and external sustain pedal to control the legato function or it can be entered in your sequencer by hand. Inversely. This controller is useful for creating Sforzando articulations when using the aggressive brass patches or for getting a staccato sound. This controller has also been added to some instruments that do not normally have vibrato (French horn.

Give greater control over strong articulations. Pitch Bend: This controller can be effectively used with the solo trombone patches to create ‘scoops’ or ‘drops’ at the beginning of notes or passages. for the French Horn: GPO French Horn Tutorial. Keyswitch Assignments for the Brass Keyswitch patches: Keyswitches in the brass give the user the ability to switch between open and muted versions of the instruments. The combination of Solo and Player (Plr) instruments with either or both Overlays can create a large variety of characteristics. This gives the user the flexibility to draw pitchbend data between two notes. The trumpets. the Overlay instruments can be used to: • • • • Add "body" and resonance to the sound of a brass section. consuming fewer instrument slots within a GPO instance. more massive section sound.garritan. Give the impression of a larger section size while using fewer resources. Can be used in conjunction with the other portamento controllers (CC# 20 & 19). Hidden Saturation Controller CC# 16: This controller is used in conjunction with the aggressive brass patches (denoted AG) to add more forcefulness and ‘grit’ to the sound of these patches. This can affect the apparent size of the section . and tubas each have one Overlay instrument and the French horns have two.making it sound larger.com website. . There is also more information in the Tutorial Pages at the www. The Overlays: The brass instruments have “Overlay” instruments. In general. sampled at the f or ff level that can be layered with the solo and ensemble instruments to achieve a fuller. These keyswitches are as follows: C (8ve) = Open D (8ve) = Muted (8ve) represents the octave (always below the range of the instrument). the loud end becomes brighter and brassier. The contrast increases as you add more Overlay. To learn more about performing with GPO Brass: Master Class GPO Brass Tutorial. This controller switches to a layer that does not respond to pitchbend data.43 - . More information about the brass instruments in Personal Orchestra can be found at the Garritan Personal Orchestra website. This solves certain kinds of portamento problems. but only having an effect on the second note of the pair when carefully placed cc#19 data has been added to the track. Also see the Brass Section of the Interactive Tour of the GPO Orchestra: “The Audition”. Increase the contrast in timbre from soft to loud. The French horns have two Overlay instruments (f and ff) because the horns often require a large range of timbre variation in typical orchestral writing.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra Hidden Portamento Controller CC# 19: This controller is used on the solo trombone samples to aid the creation of portamento when going from detached (non legato) playing to legato playing. Trombones have a wider pitchbend range than most instruments – 6 half steps. The soft end of the spectrum becomes mellower. trombones. Note: The keyswitch assignments will vary depending on instrument.

Snare Drum.44 -  . Triangle. Maracas. Castanets . Glockenspiel. Vibraphone. Orchestral Cymbals. Tambourine. Toms. Handbells. Percussion literally means "hitting of one body against another.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra The Percussion Instruments The Percussion instruments are often the loudest members of the orchestra and are seated at the back of the orchestra. Tubular Bells. Mark Tree. Grand Concert Marimba. shaken or scraped. Some of the unpitched percussion in Personal Orchestra: Pictured left to right: Bass Drum. and since there are many different percussion instruments. The instruments of the percussion family are played by being hit. Gong." The percussion section provides a variety of rhythms and tonal textures in an orchestra. It is also the most varied section. players often master a variety of instruments. Xylophone. The Percussion Family The pitched percussion instruments in Personal Orchestra: Pictured left to right: Timpani.

timpani. marimba.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra Where in the Orchestra? The Percussion players are typically seated in the back of the orchestra behind all the other players. such as the xylophone.45 - . tubular bells. to name but a few. Pitch Ranges – Pitched Percussion Instruments Percussion instruments are divided into two groups: pitched and unpitched instruments.like a hand clap or thud .such as the bass drum. Pitched instruments. Unlike the other instruments of the orchestra. and players cannot usually play beyond the range of the instrument. . cymbals or gong. these ranges are absolute. The chart below shows the ranges of the individual pitched percussion instruments as they correspond to a piano keyboard. maracas. snare drum. and others play specific pitches. Unpitched instruments have an indefinite tone .

Almost all of GPO’s percussion instrument patches are keyswitch instruments with the exception of the cymbals. Controller CC# 64 – Dampening: In most other instruments in GPO this controller is used either for legato or note sustaining. . This controller is not available for all percussion instruments. Modulation Controller CC# 1 – Percussion Roll Volume (for actual recorded rolls): The modulation control for the percussion instruments that use it works in a similar manner as the sustained instruments. The wind machine also uses mod wheel control of volume.46 - . and bass drum. Percussive instruments use the sustain pedal for standard sustain while in “Pedal mode 2. Variability Controllers CC#’s 22 & 23: CC# 22 controls the intonation of the notes and is useful during repeated note phrases. This control can add a great deal of energy to extremely low frequencies. Length Controller CC# 21 – Sample Length: This continuous controller allows the user to manually adjust sample length. Instrument Specific Programming: Bass Drum: Controller CC#20 – Bass Drum Fundamental: Although the bass drum is an instrument of indefinite pitch. The bass drum in Personal Orchestra has an adjustable fundamental that is controlled by a knob designated “BDFund” in the controller section of the Kontakt Player. Some of these controllers are universal across all percussion instruments while some pertain to select instruments or types of instruments. These are the cymbals. The programming in GPO’s percussion is not as involved as that as of the sustained instruments due to the nature of these instruments. wind machine.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra Playing Personal Orchestra Percussion Instruments: Garritan Personal Orchestra has a varied collection of percussion instruments at your disposal. Note: Not all percussion instruments use these controllers. There are four percussion instruments in GPO that use the mod wheel for rolled crescendos/decresendos when the proper note is played. CC# 23 controls variations in timbre/volume for the affected percussion patches and is useful in repeated note phrases to reduce the appearance of the ‘machine gun’ effect. so use it with care. snare drum. The more mod wheel data applied to these instruments the louder the ‘roll’. its tone is very deep and booming and capable of being adjusted. Basic Programming: Velocity – Attack Volume: All percussion instruments included in Garritan Personal Orchestra use velocity for attack and volume control. The combo patch combines the commonly used orchestral percussion into one patch.” The vibraphone adds a second instrument choice that can function in standard “Pedal mode 1. and the basic orchestral percussion combo patch. This control should be used in moderation.” at the expense of keyswitching.

These rolls can be played in realtime and timing and speed can be varied according to need. . This controller will be labeled as ATTACK on the Kontakt Player interface. There is also more information in the Tutorial Pages at the www. tremolo speed. This controller will be labeled as TRMLEV on the Kontakt Player interface.garritan. Exceptions to this are instruments that normally do not play rolls. but when the “D” keyswitch is activated the notes play followed by a release trigger of the same note making it possible to play single note ‘rolls’. This allows continuous control of the vibraphone’s attack speed from hard to ‘bowed’ attacks. Also see the Percussion Section of the Interactive Tour of the GPO Orchestra: “The Audition”.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra Controller cc#16 – Aggressive Brightness Advancing this controller can give the impression of harder mallets being played aggressively. Controller CC#22 – Tremolo Level: For the vibraphone this controller controls the level of tremolo.47 - . These keyswitch patches are activated as follows: D (+8ve) = playable release trigger rolls C (+8ve) = standard single hits as before In addition to this. The Keyswitch Percussion Instruments: As discussed earlier. This controller is to be used in tandem with CC# 22. but an octave apart. tremolo level. the timpani patch in GPO has left and right hand samples that allow the user to play in rolls. The instruments load defaulted to single hits. Vibraphone: Controller CC#20 – Attack: For the vibraphone this controller controls the vibraphone’s attack speed. More information about the percussion instruments in Personal Orchestra can be found at the Garritan Personal Orchestra website. Controller CC#23 – Tremolo Speed: For the vibraphone this controller controls the speed of the tremolo. This controller is to be used in tandem with CC# 23. It is recommended that when using this function that the variability controllers are used as well to reduce the ‘machine gun’ effect. almost all of GPO’s percussion patches are keyswitch instruments. To learn more about performing with tuned percussion instruments: GPO Tuned Percussion Tutorial. This controller will be labeled as TRMSPD on the Kontakt Player interface. This allows continuous control of the vibraphone’s tremolo level. The left and right hand samples are the same pitches.com website. This allows continuous control of the vibraphone’s tremolo speed.

The harp is played by plucking the strings with the fingertips. The harpsichord is a double manual French harpsichord. The Concert Pipe Organ is a German Baroque pipe organ built by Rudolf von Beckerath. The concert harp has seven pedals. where pipes and reeds are used.48 - . Celeste. There are two families of keyboard instrument: organs. Harps are known for rapid arpeggiated runs and glissandi. each one representing a note of the scale. and the celesta was manufactured by Mustel. Steinway® Concert Grand Piano. which create distinctive color. Many keyboard instruments evolved from the harp. Various keyboard instruments are often included in orchestras. The two harps that are included in the Garritan Personal Orchestra collection are a Venus Grand Concert harp and a Wurlitzer Concert harp. The pedals adjust the length of the strings. and instruments where an object (like a string) is plucked or hammered. The harp consists of a series of strings stretched over a triangular frame. built by Hubbard. circa 1920s. The harp can have a range of up to seven octaves. A Steinway® 9’ Concert Grand Piano was sampled at two dynamic levels (Steinway® name used by permission from Steinway and Sons). The Keyboards and Harp Keyboards and Harps in Garritan Personal Orchestra:  Pictured left to right: Concert Grand Harp. In Garritan Personal Orchestra. harpsichord and piano. either a semitone up or down. high-quality keyboard instruments were sampled. containing 11 individual stops. Harpsichord. with all its octaves. Keyboards have been with us for over 600 years after first appearing in organs and later the clavichord.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra The Keyboard Instruments and the Harp The harp is an ancient instrument that dates back to antiquity. Rudolf von Beckerath Concert Pipe Organ . It has three manuals and pedals. Keyboards have a standard chromatic key arrangement of black and white keys playing notes a semitone apart.

The Steinway Concert Grand Piano: This is perhaps the easiest instrument to play of Garritan Personal Orchestra. Basic Programming: Velocity – Note Attack and Volume: The pianos note attack and volume is controlled by velocity.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra Where in the Orchestra? Since all keyboards are not standard in orchestras. there is no precise location. Included in Garritan Personal Orchestra is a full Steinway Concert Grand patch as well as two piano duo instruments that are meant for duo piano pieces.49 - . Harps are typically placed behind the second violins but their location may vary. You have the full spectrum of dynamics attainable through this controller from ppp to fff. The programming is the easiest to grasp and allows for a fully functional concert piano experience. the composition itself. Positioning depends upon whether it is featured as a solo instrument. as well as a lite version of the full piano patch when instrument auditioning is needed. It is true that these instruments are among the finest quality and complete this libraries vision of offering an orchestra for every musician. the nature of the space and the type of keyboard used. Range The keyboards can have the widest range in an orchestra. Playing the Personal Orchestra Keyboard & Harp Instruments: It has been said that the keyboard and harp instruments included in Garritan Personal Orchestra could stand alone in libraries of their own. The chart below shows the ranges of the keyboard instruments of Personal Orchestra as they correspond to a piano keyboard. .

There are workarounds which are set forth on the www. The harp keyswitch assignments are as follows: . The Harps: Because of the way a harp is played Garritan Personal Orchestra offers different types of harp patches.garritan. Sustain Pedal Controller CC# 64 – Dampening: When this controller is used in legato mode this controller acts to dampen the notes played on the celeste and glass armonica. The Celeste (and Glass Armonica): These two instruments share similar programming but give entirely different sounds. and the harp harmonics into one convenient instrument. the glissando harp. the keyswitches are above the range of the instrument. This controller will only work when the proper options are enabled within Garritan Personal Orchestra. just like a real piano. You have the full spectrum of dynamics attainable through this controller from ppp to fff. The Harp Keyswitch Assignments: The harp keyswitch patches combine the chromatic harp.50 - . Unlike the other keyswitch instruments. you cannot have both sustained or legato functions at the same time and that these functions must be used separately and selected according to need and instrument. Be aware that due to the limitations of the Kontakt Player.com website. and the harp keyswitch instruments so that the user has access to all these types of patches in one convenient instrument. The celeste is a beautiful bell sounding instrument while the rare glass armonica is a sound unique unto itself.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra Sustain Pedal Controller CC# 64: When GPO is placed in Sustain/Sostenuto mode in the options panel you are then able to play the piano with sustains. Sustain Pedal Controller CC# 64 – Damping: When using the sustain pedal controller in legato mode you can dampen the plucked notes of the chromatic harp by inserting pedal down data into your sequencer or when playing live. There are the standard chromatic harp instruments for single plucked notes. the glissando harps to emulate harp glissandos. the harp harmonics patches for harp effects to add realism. Basic Programming: Velocity – Note Attack: Velocity only controls the note attack on the celeste and glass armonica. Basic Programming: Velocity – Note Attack and Volume: The harp note attack and volume is controlled by velocity.

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E (8ve) = Harmonics
D (8ve) = Glissando harp
C (8ve) = Chromatic harp

Glissando Harp - MIDI Data Packets:
The Glissando Harp instrument maps notes to the white keys of the keyboard and uses MIDI
data packets to emulate the pedal positions of a harp. The white keys of the keyboard can be
“strummed” to achieve realistic glissandi. The Glissando MIDI data files contain a wide range
of harp scales and chord types in all keys that will allow you to play runs and glissandi. They
are easy to use: just copy a packet to a secondary track with the same MIDI channel as the
harp. Place each packet slightly in advance of the position of the desired scale or chord
change. Glissandi played from the keyboard will change automatically at the packet position.

The Concert Pipe Organ
The organ is the only keyboard instrument that does not use velocity to control the volume/timbre
characteristics of the instrument. Since the pipe organ is controlled by wind pressure from the
bellows, this works quite well and lends to a more satisfying experience when playing live. There
are 13 organ patches in Garritan Personal Orchestra all with a unique and particular sound. Extra
controls have been added to the pipe organ instruments to increase the tonal possibilities. Using
the programming listed below you should be able to create convincing organ pieces quickly and
efficiently.

Basic Programming:
Velocity – Note Attack:
Velocity only controls the note attack on the organ.
Modulation Controller CC# 1 – Volume/Timbre:
The modulation controller (MW) controls the volume and timbre dynamics of the organ. This
affords greater dynamic control of the organ. This controller can be played in live or drawn in a
sequencing program.
Organ Fundamental Controller CC# 20:
This controller controls the fundamental strength of the organ patches. This controller is
especially useful in the pedal instruments. This controller works similarly to the Bass
Fundamental controller for the Bass Drum. This controller will be labeled FUND on the Kontakt
Player interface.
Organ Filter Strength Controller CC# 22:
This controller when used in conjunction with CC# 23 (filter frequency) allows the user to boost
certain frequencies of the organ. This controller will be labeled FILTLV on the Kontatk Player
interface.

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Organ Filter Frequency Controller CC# 23:
This controller when used in conjunction with CC# 22 (filter strength) allows the user to boost
certain frequencies of the organ. This controller will be labeled FILTFQ on the Kontakt Player
interface.

The Harpsichord:
The harpsichord’s programming is also simple yet effective. On top of the simple programming all
the ‘stops’ are available on one patch through a keyswitch.

Basic Programming:
Velocity – Note Attack and Volume:
The harpsichord note attack and volume is controlled by velocity. You have the full spectrum
of dynamics attainable through this controller from ppp to fff.
The Harpsichord Keyswitch Assignments:
The harpsichord uses a keyswitch to select between its different stops. Unlike the other
keyswitch instruments, the keyswitches are above the range of the instrument. The
instrument loads defaulted to the 8’ Stop. Below are the keyswitch assignments and what
stops they represent:
A (+8ve) = 8’ Stop
B (+8ve) = 8’ + 4’ Stop
C (+8ve) = Buff Stop

More information about the keyboard instruments and the harps in Personal Orchestra can be found at
the Garritan Personal Orchestra website. To Learn More about performing with GPO Harp &
Keyboards: GPO Harp Tutorial; GPO Concert Organ Tutorial; Using the GPO Organ Tutorial; GPO
Harpsichord Tutorial. There is also more information in the Tutorial Pages at the www.garritan.com
website. Also see the Keyboards Section of the Interactive Tour of the GPO Orchestra: “The
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Directory of Instruments in Personal Orchestra
The following directory gives the name and a brief description of the orchestral instrument sounds contained in
Garritan Personal Orchestra. There is also a chart of the available controllers available for each instrument.
SusLeg = Sustain Pedal legato control, Sus (sus) = Sustain Pedal for normal sustain control, SusDp = Sustain
Pedal with damping control, MW = Mod Wheel Expression Control, Vel = Note Velocity for Accents and
Attack, Vel (vol) = Note Velocity for Volume control, VAR 1 is automatic variability of intonation, VAR 2 is
automatic variability of timbre, ALT = Up and down bowstrokes, BDFund is to control the fundamental of the
bass drum. KS represents Keyswitching. Length represents sample length. For detailed information about the
controllers, please refer to the chapter entitled “Playing Personal Orchestra Instruments”, as well as the individual
instrument sections in this guide.

THE BRASS INSTRUMENTS
nki name:
Bass Trombone 1 Solo

Bass Trombone 2 Solo
Bass Trombone 2 Solo ag
Contratuba Solo
French horn 1 Solo
French horn 1 Solo KS
French horn 1 Solo ag
French horn 1 Plr1*
French horn 1 Plr1 KS*
French horn 1 Plr2*
French horn 1 Plr2 KS*
French horn 1 Plr3*
French horn 1 Plr3 KS*
French horn 2 Solo
French horn 2 Solo ag
French horn 2 Plr1*
French horn 2 Plr2*

Description:
Principal Bass Trombone. Plays one octave lower than a
conventional trombone. Made by Bach
2nd Bass Trombone. A different bass trombone with a brighter tone

Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles, 1st player
in an ensemble derived from the Principal French Horn Instrument
A keyswitch version of French horn 1 Plr1
o C0 = Regular Sustains
o D0 = Mutes
Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles, 2nd player
in an ensemble derived from the Principal French Horn Instrument
A keyswitch version of French horn 1 Plr2
o C0 = Regular Sustains
o D0 = Mutes
Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles, 3rd player
in an ensemble derived from the Principal French Horn Instrument
A keyswitch version of French horn 1 Plr3
o C0 = Regular Sustains
o D0 = Mutes
nd
2 French Horn. A different French horn with a different tone
quality
The same as French Horn 2 Solo but programmed for a more
aggressive sound
Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles, 1st player
in an ensemble derived from the 2nd French Horn Instrument

Controls:
SusLeg, MW, Vel, Port,
VAR 1, VAR 2, Length
SusLeg, MW, Vel, Port,
VAR 1, VAR 2, Length
SusLeg, MW, Vel, Port,
VAR 1, VAR 2, Length
SusLeg, MW, Vel, Port,
VAR 1, VAR 2, Length
SusLeg, MW, Vel, Port,
VAR 1, VAR 2, Length
SusLeg, MW, Vel, Port,
VAR 1, VAR 2, KS,
Length
SusLeg, MW, Vel, Port,
VAR 1, VAR 2, Length
SusLeg, MW, Vel, Port,
VAR 1, VAR 2, Length
SusLeg, MW, Vel, Port,
VAR 1, VAR 2, KS,
Length
SusLeg, MW, Vel, Port,
VAR 1, VAR 2, Length
SusLeg, MW, Vel, Port,
VAR 1, VAR 2, KS,
Length
SusLeg, MW, Vel, Port,
VAR 1, VAR 2, Length
SusLeg, MW, Vel, Port,
VAR 1, VAR 2, KS,
Length
SusLeg, MW, Vel, Port,
VAR 1, VAR 2, Length
SusLeg, MW, Vel, Port,
VAR 1, VAR 2, Length
SusLeg, MW, Vel, Port,
VAR 1, VAR 2, Length

Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles, 2nd player
in an ensemble derived from the 2nd French Horn Instrument

SusLeg, MW, Vel, Port,
VAR 1, VAR 2, Length

Same as Bass Trombone 2 Solo, but programmed for a more
aggressive sound
Principal Contratuba. Plays lower than a conventional tuba.
Specially made by Melton
Principal Solo French Horn
A keyswitch version of the French Horn 1 Solo instrument
o C0 = Regular Sustains
o D0 = Mutes
The same as French Horn 1 Solo but with a more aggressive sound

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Port. VAR 1. Vel. Port. Vel. Length SusLeg. Length SusLeg. VAR 1. VAR 2. Vel. VAR 1. VAR 1. VAR 2. Length SusLeg. MW. VAR 1. Port. VAR 1. Vel. Length SusLeg. KS. Port. MW. VAR 2. Vel. MW. Port. VAR 1. Make: Conn A keyswitch version of the Tenor Tbone Solo instrument o C1 = Regular Sustains o D1 = Mutes The same as the Tenor Tbone Solo but programmed for a more aggressive sound Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. MW. Port. MW. VAR 1. MW. Length SusLeg. Length SusLeg. MW. Vel. KS. VAR 2. MW. Length SusLeg. Length SusLeg. Port. Length . 1st player in an ensemble derived from Tenor Trombone Muted Instrument Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. VAR 1. Port. VAR 2. Length SusLeg. VAR 2. MW. 3rd player in an ensemble derived from the French Horn Muted Instrument A different Solo French Horn played forte and intended to be layered with other horns to create a fuller section sound The same as FHorn f Overlay but programmed for a more aggressive sound A different Solo French Horn played fortissimo and intended to be layered with other horns to create a brassier section sound Principal Solo Tenor Trombone. 2nd player in an ensemble derived from the Principal Trombone Instrument A keyswitch version of Tenor Tbone Plr2 o C1 = Regular Sustains o D1 = Mutes Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. Length SusLeg. Length SusLeg. Length SusLeg. MW. 1st player in an ensemble derived from the Principal Trombone Instrument A keyswitch version of Tenor Tbone Plr1 o C1 = Regular Sustains o D1 = Mutes Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. Vel. VAR 2. Port. VAR 1. Port. VAR 2. VAR 1. VAR 1. Port. Vel. VAR 1. VAR 2. VAR 2. VAR 1. Vel. VAR 2. Length SusLeg. Length SusLeg. MW. Vel. Port. VAR 1. Port. VAR 2. MW. Vel. VAR 2. Vel. VAR 1. Port. MW. MW.54 - SusLeg. 3rd player in an ensemble derived from the 2nd French Horn Instrument Principal French Horn played with a Straight Mute (Sordino) Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. Length SusLeg. MW. Vel. Length SusLeg. MW. Vel. MW. VAR 2. Length SusLeg. VAR 1. MW. Vel. Port. Vel. MW. VAR 1. Port. Port. VAR 1. VAR 2. VAR 2. VAR 2. VAR 2. Length SusLeg. Vel. KS. Length SusLeg. VAR 1. Length SusLeg. VAR 1. VAR 2. VAR 2. Port. MW. KS. VAR 2. 2nd player in an ensemble derived from Tenor Trombone Muted Instrument Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. Port. Port. MW. 2nd player in an ensemble derived from the French Horn Muted Instrument Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. Port. 1st player in an ensemble derived from the French Horn Muted Instrument Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. Vel. MW. Port. VAR 2. Length SusLeg. Vel. VAR 1. Vel. Port. VAR 1. Length SusLeg. Vel. Vel. MW. Vel. Length SusLeg.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra French horn 2 Plr3* French Horn Solo Mute French Horn Mute Plr1* French Horn Mute Plr2* French Horn Mute Plr3* FHorn f Overlay FHorn f Overlay ag FHorn ff Overlay Tenor Tbone Solo Tenor Tbone Solo KS Tenor Tbone Solo ag Tenor Tbone Plr1* Tenor Tbone Plr1 KS* Tenor Tbone Plr2* Tenor Tbone Plr2 KS* Tenor Tbone Plr3* Tenor Tbone Plr3 KS* Tenor Tbone Solo Mute Tenor Tbone Mute Plr1* Tenor Tbone Mute Plr2* Tenor Tbone Mute Plr3* Tbone Overlay Tbone Overlay ag Tpt 1 Solo Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. Vel. 3rd player in an ensemble derived from the Principal Trombone Instrument A keyswitch version of Tenor Tbone Plr3 o C1 = Regular Sustains o D1 = Mutes Principal Tenor Trombone played with a Straight Mute (Sordino) Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. VAR 1. VAR 2. VAR 2. Port. MW. 3rd player in an ensemble derived from the Tenor Trombone Muted Instrument A different Solo Trombone played forte and intended to be layered with other trombones to create a fuller section sound The same as Tbone Overlay but programmed for a more aggressive sound Principal Solo C Trumpet .

VAR 1. KS. MW. VAR 1.55 - SusLeg. Port. Length SusLeg. VAR 1. Length SusLeg. Length SusLeg. VAR 2. VAR 2. MW. Port. 1st player in an ensemble derived from the Muted Trumpet Instrument Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. MW. 3rd player in an ensemble derived from the 2nd Trumpet Instrument Piccolo Trumpet played with no vibrato. Port. Vel. Vel. Port. VAR 2. Length SusLeg. VAR 2. MW. MW. MW. VAR 2. VAR 1. Length SusLeg. Port. VAR 2. KS. Port. 2nd player in an ensemble derived from the 2nd Trumpet Instrument Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. VAR 1. Vel. Length SusLeg. Vel. Length SusLeg. VAR 1. Length SusLeg. Port. KS. VAR 1. VAR 2. Port. 3rd player in an ensemble derived from the Muted Trumpet Instrument A different Solo Trumpet played forte and intended to be layered with other trumpets to create a fuller section sound. MW. MW. VAR 1. VAR 2. VAR 1. Vel. VAR 2. Port. Port. Length SusLeg. Port. Port. Vel. Length SusLeg. Vel. MW. Vel. Port. VAR 2. MW. Port. Vel. MW. Length SusLeg. Port. Vel. Vel. Vel. Port. VAR 1. Port. VAR 2. Vel. Vel. VAR 2. MW. VAR 1. VAR 2. MW. MW. VAR 2. VAR 1. VAR 1. 2nd player in an ensemble derived from the Principal Trumpet Instrument A keyswitch version of Tpt 1 Plr2 o C2 = Regular Sustains o D2 = Mutes Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. Port. Length SusLeg. VAR 1. VAR 2. Vel. Vel. Vel. Port. VAR 2. Length SusLeg. 2nd player in an ensemble derived from the Muted Trumpet Instrument Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. MW. VAR 2. VAR 1. VAR 1. Made by Bach Stradivarius Tpt Piccolo V Solo Piccolo Trumpet played with vibrato Tpt Solo Straight Mute Principal Trumpet played with a Straight Mute (Sordino) Tpt Straight Mute Plr1* Tuba 1 Solo Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. Vel. Vel. Vel. Length SusLeg. VAR 2. Port. VAR 1. VAR 2. Made by Bohland Fuchs Tuba 2 Solo 2nd Solo Bass Tuba with a different tone Tuba 2 Solo ag The same as Tuba 2 Solo but programmed for a more aggressive sound A different Solo Tuba played forte and intended to be layered or played solo for a fuller sound The same as Tuba Overlay but programmed for a more aggressive sound Tpt 1 Solo ag Tpt 1 Plr1* Tpt 1 Plr1 KS* Tpt 1 Plr2* Tpt 1 Plr2 KS* Tpt 1 Plr3* Tpt 1 Plr3 KS* Tpt 2 Solo Tpt 2 Plr1* Tpt 2 Plr2* Tpt 2 Plr3* Tpt Straight Mute Plr2* Tpt Straight Mute Plr3* Tpt Overlay Tpt Overlay ag Tuba Overlay Tuba Overlay ag . MW. Vel. Length SusLeg. Length SusLeg. VAR 1. Length SusLeg. Length SusLeg. Length SusLeg.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra Tpt 1 Solo KS Tpt Piccolo NV Solo A keyswitch version of the Tpt 1 Solo instrument o C2 = Regular Sustains o D2 = Mutes The same as Tpt 1 Solo but programmed for a more aggressive sound Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. KS. Length SusLeg. 1st player in an ensemble derived from the Principal Trumpet Instrument A keyswitch version of Tpt 1 Plr1 o C2 = Regular Sustains o D2 = Mutes Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. Port. VAR 1. Port. A different trumpet with a brighter sound than Tpt 1 Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. MW. 3rd player in an ensemble derived from the Principal Trumpet Instrument A keyswitch version of Tpt 1 Plr3 o C2 = Regular Sustains o D2 = Mutes nd 2 Solo Trumpet. Port. VAR 1. MW. VAR 2. MW. Port. Port. Length SusLeg. 1st player in an ensemble derived from the 2nd Trumpet Instrument Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. VAR 2. MW. VAR 2. Vel. The same as Tpt Overlay but programmed for a more aggressive sound Principal Solo Bass Tuba. Length SusLeg. VAR 1. MW. VAR 1. VAR 1. Length SusLeg. VAR 1. VAR 2. VAR 2. Length SusLeg. MW. Length . MW. Vel. VAR 2. Vel. MW. Vel. VAR 1. MW.

It has 3 manuals.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra THE HARP INSTRUMENTS nki name Chromatic Harp 1 Chromatic Harp 1 Lite Chromatic Harp 2 Chromatic Harp 2 Lite Glissando Harp 1 Glissando Harp 2 Harp 1 KS Combo Harp 2 KS Combo Harp Harmonics 1 Harp Harmonics 2 Description Venus Harp with a mellow sound. A lite version of the Chromatic Harp 2 instrument. Sus (sus) Vel (vol).56 - Controls: Vel (vol). SusDp Vel (vol). SusDp Vel (vol). Maps Harp 1 samples to the white notes of the keyboard. SusDp. SusDp MIDI maps are used to emulate the pedals. Wurlitzer Harp with a clearer sound. Made by Mustel Emulation of a glass armonica The harpsichord is a double manual French harpsichord made by Hubbard. SusDp Vel (vol). Simulate harp glissandos in real time by running your finger up and down the white notes. Chromatic with 2 dynamics Steinway Piano Lite Steinway Concert Grand Piano. Muted Sound Steinway Concert Grand Piano. They can be used in piano duos The pipe organ is a German Baroque organ built by Rudolf von Beckerath.C6) Steinway Piano Description: The celesta is a keyboard percussion instrument which produces very soft. Sus (sus) Vel (vol) Keyswitch. MIDI maps are used to emulate the pedals. Mellow Sound o C6 – Buff Stop. Stops include: o Baroque Plen Reed o Flutes o Full Organ Ped o Baroque Plen Reeds o Haupt Mix o Baroque Plenum o Hauptwerk All Stops o Prinzipal Ped o Baroque Plenum o Scharf IV o Brustwerk All stops o Symphonic Plenum o Cornet . and pedals. 2 dynamics – fewer samples Steinway Piano Duo 1 & Duo2 Pipe Organ The Keyboard is mapped so two keyboards do not have samples in common. Same as above but uses the Wurlitzer harp samples. Sus (sus) MW (vol) Fund. A lite version of the Chromatic Harp 1 instrument. Sus (sus) Vel (vol). SusDp SusDp SusDp THE KEYBOARDS INSTRUMENTS nki name: Celesta Glass Armonica Harpsichord KS (A5. Brighter Sound o B5 – 8 ’& 4’ Stop. Sus (sus) Vel (vol). Vel (vol). FiltLV. The stops are selected by keyswitches as follows: o A5 – 8’ Stop. Vel (vol). FiltFQ . Maps Harp 2 samples to the white notes of the keyboard. crystalline bell-like tones. SusDp Vel (vol). each containing from 7 to 11 individual stops.B5. A keyswitch instrument containing all the Harp 1 instruments: o C1 = Chromatic Harp o D1 = Glissando Harp o G1 = Harp Harmonics A keyswitch instrument containing all the Harp 2 instruments: o C1 = Chromatic Harp o D1 = Glissando Harp o G1 = Harp Harmonics Venus Harp playing harmonics Wurlitzer Harp playing harmonics Controls Vel (vol).

cymbal roll (mod wheel) with release hit A#5 .large gong A4 . VAR 2 aggressive control Vel (vol).bass drum hit C#1 . each tuned to a particular note of the scale Playable rolls keyswitch: o C2 = Standard single hits o D2 = Playable release trigger rolls Vel (vol).piatti cymbal 1 C#5 -piatti cymbal 2 D5 . KS.snare drum hit left hand C3 . VAR 2 Vel (vol).cymbal roll crescendo Controls: Vel (vol).medium gong 1 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • A#4 . C#1 is a bass drum roll.snare drum roll (mod wheel) D3 thru G4 .tam tam B4 .cymbal hit (ping) right hand G5 . VAR 2 Glockenspiel KS The Glockenspiel is another name for orchestral bells and consists of tuned metal bars that are struck with a hard beater Playable rolls keyswitch: o C4 = Standard single hits o D4 = Playable release trigger rolls Vel (vol).cymbal hit (ping) choke G#5 .piatti cymbal 3 D#5 .cymbal hit (ping) left hand F#5 . VAR 1.cymbal roll (mod wheel) A5 . The Bass Drum has a tunable fundamental (controllable by CC# 20). VAR 2 BDFund. VAR 1.timpani hit left hand G#2 .crash cymbal • • • • • • E5 .large gong A4 . Made by Ludwig Playable rolls keyswitch: o C0 = Standard single hits o D0 = Playable release trigger rolls Crotales resemble small cymbals and produce a definite pitch Playable rolls keyswitch: o C2 = Standard single hits o D2 = Playable release trigger rolls Cymbals are large thin metal discs that are played by being struck together: • • • • • • • • G#4 .side drum roll (mod wheel) B2 .medium gong 2 C5 .timpani hit right hand G#4 . KS.side drum hit left hand A2 . VAR 1. VAR 1.cymbal roll crescendo B5 – triangle long C6 – triangle short The bass drum is the largest drum in the orchestra. VAR 1.crash cymbal E5 . Vel (vol).medium gong 1 A#4 . VAR 2 Grand Symphonic Marimba KS & Marimba KS The Orchestral Marimba has two rows of wooden bars that are played with beaters (mallets) Playable rolls keyswitch: o C0 = Standard single hits o D0 = Playable release trigger rolls Handbells are sets of brass bells.cymbal roll (mod wheel) A5 .A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra THE PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS nki name: Basic Orch Percussion Description: • • • • • • • • • • • • Bass Drum KS Crotales KS Cymbals (includes Gong & Tam-Tam) C1 .cymbal hit (ping) left hand F#5 .bass drum roll (mod wheel) D1 thru G2 . VAR 1.choke cymbal F5 . KS. VAR 2 Handbells KS . KS.cymbal hit (ping) right hand G5 . C1 is a bass drum hit.side drum hit right hand A#2 .cymbal hit (ping) choke G#5 .snare drum hit right hand C#3 . BDFund. KS. VAR 2 .medium gong 2 C5 . BD Aggressive control VAR 1.tam tam B4 .57 - Vel (vol).piatti cymbal 1 C#5 -piatti cymbal 2 D5 . SusDp.piatti cymbal 3 D#5 .cymbal roll (mod wheel) with release hit A#5 .choke cymbal F5 .

tambourine pop • A#4 . Uses Standard sustain pedal (mode 1) Does not include KS playable rolls. VAR 1.snare drum hit played with the right hand • C#3 . VAR 2 Vel (vol). The Xylophone has two rows of graduated wooden bars.castanet roll • B2 .gourd 2 • G4 . SusDp.triangle short .sustain pedal • C#4 .gourd 1 • F#4 .marktree • E3 . A wind machine is an effects instrument that emulates the sound of wind.shaker 2 • A4 . VAR 2 Vel (vol) Sus KS.triangle long .side drum hit played with the left hand • A2 . KS. Playable rolls keyswitch: o C1 = Standard single hits o D1 = Playable release trigger rolls The Vibraphone has two rows of metal bars with electric resonators producing distinctive vibrato or throbbing effects. TrmSpd Vel (vol) Sus. KS.ratchet • D3 .timpani hits played with the right hand Playable rolls keyswitch (playable with right hand hits only): o C0 = Standard single hits o D0 = Playable release trigger rolls Tubular Bells are also known as Orchestral Chimes and consist of a series of lightweight metal tubes of varying length that are hung vertically in a frame and struck with a mallet Playable rolls keyswitch: o C2 = Standard single hits o D2 = Playable release trigger rolls The Vibraphone has two rows of metal bars with electric resonators that produce a distinctive vibrato or throbbing effect.58 - Vel (vol).cowbell 3 • F4 . that are played with beaters (mallets) Playable rolls keyswitch: o C3 = Standard single hits o D3 = Playable release trigger rolls . TrmLev. Length. KS .cowbell 1 • D#4 .side drum hit played with the right hand • A#2 .A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra Percussion Toys KS Snares KS Timpani KS Tubular Bells KS Vibraphone KS Vibraphone (ped mode 1) Wind Machine Xylophone KS Assorted percussion instruments family commonly known as "toys" • A#2 .shaker 1 • G#4 . KS. VAR 1.snare drum hit played with the left hand • C3 . VAR 2 Vel (vol). SusDp. TrmLev.clave 1 • C3 .clave 2 • C#3 .side drum roll (mod wheel) • B2 . VAR 2 Vel (vol).sleigh bells • D#3 .castanet hit Playable rolls keyswitch: o C2 = Standard single hits o D2 = Playable release trigger rolls Orchestral snare drum with & without snares engaged.sustain pedal down for damped • C4 . Attack. KS. The sustain pedal activates sustain but uses pedal mode 2. VAR 1. VAR 1. mounted in a frame. Attack.cowbell 2 • E4 .timpani hits played with the left hand • D3 thru G4 . including snare rolls • G#2 .tambourine shake down for damped • D4 . TrmSpd MW (vol) Vel (vol).snare drum roll (mod wheel) Playable rolls keyswitch: o C2 = Standard single hits o D2 = Playable release trigger rolls Also known as the "Kettledrums" being shaped like huge copper kettles and are easily noticeable onstage • D1 thru G2 . Length.

VAR 1. VAR 1. KS. VAR 1. VAR 2 SusLeg. VAR 1. Port. VAR 2. Length. VAR 2 SusLeg. Vel. KS. Vel. Vlns 1 Sustain + Short with more aggressive sound. Length. VAR 2 SusLeg. Velocity controls volume level and timbre changes (brighter at higher velocities) 2nd Violin section played short bow style Keyswitch for bow direction control: o D1 = automatically alternating bow strokes o D#1 = bow stroke 1 o E1 = bow stroke 2 Vlns 1 Short Bows with more aggressive sound. MW. MW. Vel. VAR 1. Vel. MW. Port. VAR 1. controlled by . Port. MW. controlled by the mod wheel controller or CC#1 Same as above played Sordino (with the mutes) 1st Violin section played tremolo Vlns 1 Trills Half 1st Violin section played half-step trills Vlns 1 Trills Whole 1st Violin section played whole-step trills Vlns 1 KS A keyswitch instrument containing all 1st Violins instruments o C1 = Sus+short (legato with sustain pedal) o C#1 = Sus+short mutes (legato with sustain pedal) o D1 = Automatically alternating up and downbows o D#1 = Upbows o E1 = Downbows o F1 = Pizzicato o F#1 = Tremolo mutes (legato with sustain pedal) o G1 = Tremolo (legato with sustain pedal) o G#1 = Half step trills mutes (legato with sustain pedal) o A1 = Half step trills (legato with sustain pedal) o A#1 = Whole step trills mutes (legato with sustain pedal) o B1 = Whole step trills (legato with sustain pedal) A lush sustain with strong vibrato played by a ten-player 2nd violin section Same as above played Sordino (with the mutes) Vln 2 Lush Vln 2 Lush Mutes Vlns 2 Pizzicato Vlns 2 Short Bows KS Vlns 2 Short Bows KS ag 2nd Violin section played pizzicato. VAR 1. MW. Port. Length. VAR 2 Vel (vol). VAR 1. MW. Length. Port. VAR 2. Length SusLeg. VAR 2 SusLeg. MW. VAR 2 SusLeg. Length. Port. VAR 2 SusLeg. .59 - Controls: SusLeg. VAR 2 SusLeg. VAR 1. Velocity controls volume level and timbre changes (brighter at higher velocities) 1st Violin section played short bow style Keyswitch for bow direction control: o D1 = automatically alternating bow strokes o D#1 = bow stroke 1 o E1 = bow stroke 2 Vlns 1 Short Bows with more aggressive sound. VAR 2 Vel (vol). VAR 1. VAR 1. VAR 2 Vel (vol). VAR 1. Port SusLeg. Vel. Length. Alt. Length. Vel. MW. Vel. VAR 2 Vel (vol). VAR 1. Port. Length. MW. controlled by velocity. Length. MW. Length. Vel.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra THE STRING SECTION INSTRUMENTS nki name: Vln 1 Lush Vln 1 Lush Mutes Vlns 1 Pizzicato Vlns 1 Short Bows KS Vlns 1 Short Bows KS ag Vlns 1 Sustain+Short Vlns 1 Sustain+Short ag Vlns 1 Sustain+Short Mutes Vlns 1 Tremolo Description: A lush sustain with strong vibrato played by a twelve-player 1st violin section Same as above played Sordino (with the mutes) 1st Violin section played pizzicato. KS. Length Vel (vol). VAR 2 Vel (vol). Length. VAR 2 SusLeg. VAR 1. KS. Port. Port. Vel. Vel. MW. Port. VAR 1. Length. Vel. Length. Keyswitch for bow direction control: o D1 = automatically alternating bow strokes o D#1 = bow stroke 1 o E1 = bow stroke 2 1st Violin section strings that combine characteristics of both long and short bows into single instruments. KS.

KS. Vel. MW. VAR 1. VAR 2 SusLeg.60 - VAR 1. MW. SusLeg. VAR 2 SusLeg. VAR 1. VAR 1. MW. Port. Length. VAR 2. Length. Length. MW. VAR 2 SusLeg. VAR 2 SusLeg. Length SusLeg. Port. Alt. Port. controlled by velocity. Velocity controls volume level and timbre changes (brighter at higher velocities) Viola section played short bow style Keyswitch for bow direction control: o D1 = automatically alternating bow strokes o D#1 = bow stroke 1 o E1 = bow stroke 2 Violas Short Bows instrument with more aggressive sound. Length. Vel. Vel. Vel. VAR 1. VAR 1. VAR 2 SusLeg. MW. MW. Port. controlled by the mod wheel controller or CC#1 Same as above played Sordino (with the mutes) 2nd Violin section played tremolo Vlns 2 Trills Half 2nd Violin section played half-step trills Vlns 2 Trills Whole 2nd Violin section played whole-step trills Vlns 2 KS A keyswitch instrument containing all 2nd Violins instruments o C1 = Sus+short (legato with sustain pedal) o C#1 = Sus+short mutes (legato with sustain pedal) o D1 = Automatically alternating up and downbows o D#1 = Upbows o E1 = Downbows o F1 = Pizzicato o F#1 = Tremolo mutes (legato with sustain pedal) o G1 = Tremolo (legato with sustain pedal) o G#1 = Half step trills mutes (legato with sustain pedal) o A1 = Half step trills (legato with sustain pedal) o A#1 = Whole step trills mutes (legato with sustain pedal) o B1 = Whole step trills (legato with sustain pedal) A lush sustain with strong vibrato played by a ten-player viola section. VAR 1. VAR 1. MW. Vel. Vel. Vel. MW. VAR 1. Length Vel (vol). VAR 2 . VAR 2 SusLeg. VAR 2 SusLeg. Keyswitch for bow direction control: o D1 = automatically alternating bow strokes o D#1 = bow stroke 1 o E1 = bow stroke 2 2nd Violin section strings that combine characteristics of both long and short bows into single instruments Vlns 2 Sustain + Short with more aggressive sound. VAR 1.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra Vlns 2 Sustain+Short Vlns 2 Sustain+Short ag Vlns 2 Sustain+Short Mutes Vlns 2 Tremolo velocity. VAR 1. MW. Port. VAR 2 Vel (vol). Length. Port. Vel. Length. VAR 1. Length. KS. Vel. MW. Vel. MW. VAR 1. MW. Length. VAR 2. MW. Length. VAR 2 Vel (vol). VAR 1. VAR 1. VAR 2 SusLeg. MW. Vel. Port. Vel. Length. Vel. Length. Keyswitch for bow direction control: o D1 = automatically alternating bow strokes o D#1 = bow stroke 1 o E1 = bow stroke 2 Viola section strings that combine characteristics of both long and short bows into single instruments Violas Sustain + Short with more aggressive sound. VAR 2 SusLeg. Vel. Port. Length. VAR 2 SusLeg. VAR 1. VAR 2 SusLeg. Port. Port. Port. VAR 1. KS. Port. controlled by the mod wheel controller or CC#1 Same as above played Sordino (with the mutes) Viola section played tremolo Violas Trills Half Viola section played half-step trills Violas Short Bows KS Violas Short Bows KS ag Violas Sustain+Short Violas Sustain+Short ag . Same as above played Sordino (with the mutes) Violas Lush Violas Lush Mutes Violas Pizzicato Violas Sustain+Short Mute Violas Tremolo Viola section played pizzicato. Port. VAR 2 SusLeg. Length. Port. Length.

VAR 1. VAR 1.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra Violas Trills Whole Viola section played whole-step trills Violas KS A keyswitch instrument containing all Viola instruments o C1 = Sus+short (legato with sustain pedal) o C#1 = Sus+short mutes (legato with sustain pedal) o D1 = Automatically alternating up and downbows o D#1 = Upbows o E1 = Downbows o F1 = Pizzicato o F#1 = Tremolo mutes (legato with sustain pedal) o G1 = Tremolo (legato with sustain pedal) o G#1 = Half step trills mutes (legato with sustain pedal) o A1 = Half step trills (legato with sustain pedal) o A#1 = Whole step trills mutes (legato with sustain pedal) o B1 = Whole step trills (legato with sustain pedal) A lush sustain with strong vibrato played by an eight-player cello section. VAR 2. KS. Velocity controls volume level and timbre changes (brighter at higher velocities) Cello section played short bow style Keyswitch for bow direction control: o D0 = automatically alternating bow strokes o D#0 = bow stroke 1 o E0 = bow stroke 2 Cellos Short Bows instrument with a more aggressive sound. VAR 2 SusLeg. Port. MW. Same as above played Sordino (with the mutes) Cellos Lush Cellos Lush Mutes Cellos Pizzicato Cellos Short Bows KS Cellos Short Bows KS ag Cellos Sustain+Short Cellos Sustain+Short ag Cello section played pizzicato. controlled by the mod wheel controller CC#1 Cellos Sustain+Short Mutes Cellos Tremolo Same as above played Sordino (with the mutes) Cellos Trills Half Cello section played half-step trills Cellos Trills Whole Cello section played whole-step trills Cellos KS A keyswitch instrument containing all Cello instruments o C0 = Sus+short (legato with sustain pedal) o C#0 = Sus+short mutes (legato with sustain pedal) o D0 = Automatically alternating up and downbows o D#0 = Upbows o E0 = Downbows o F0 = Pizzicato o F#0 = Tremolo mutes (legato with sustain pedal) o G0 = Tremolo (legato with sustain pedal) o G#0 = Half step trills mutes (legato with sustain pedal) o A0 = Half step trills (legato with sustain pedal) o A#0 = Whole step trills mutes (legato with sustain pedal) Cello section played tremolo . VAR 2. VAR 1. Vel. Port. KS. VAR 2 Vel (vol). Length. Length. Port. Vel. Port. VAR 2 SusLeg. KS. Vel. Port. VAR 1. Length. Length . VAR 2 Vel (vol). Alt. VAR 1. KS. VAR 1. Vel. MW. Alt. Length. Vel. MW. VAR 2 SusLeg. Port. Vel. VAR 2 SusLeg. VAR 1. VAR 1. Port. Keyswitch for bow direction control: o D0 = automatically alternating bow strokes o D#0 = bow stroke 1 o E0 = bow stroke 2 Cello section strings that combine characteristics of both long and short bows into single instruments The Cellos Sustain+Short instrument with a more aggressive sound.61 - SusLeg. Vel. VAR 2 SusLeg. controlled by velocity. MW. Vel. MW. Port. Port. MW. Length. VAR 1. Length. Vel. VAR 1. Port. Length. Length Vel (vol). Length. VAR 1. MW. VAR 2 SusLeg. MW. VAR 1. Length SusLeg. Vel. Vel. VAR 2 SusLeg. Length. VAR 1. VAR 2. Port. Length. MW. VAR 2 SusLeg. Length. VAR 1. MW. VAR 2 SusLeg. MW.

Length. VAR 2 SusLeg. MW. Vel. KS. MW. Vel. MW. Length. Vel.62 - SusLeg. Port. Port. Vel. Vel. VAR 2 Vel (vol). Length SusLeg. VAR 2 SusLeg. VAR 1. VAR 1. Length. VAR 2. VAR 2 SusLeg. VAR 1. MW. Length. Vel. Port. Vel. VAR 1. VAR 2 SusLeg. Port. Vel. Port. VAR 2 SusLeg. VAR 2. Length Vel (vol). VAR 2 SusLeg. MW. VAR 2 SusLeg. Alt. KS. VAR 1. MW. VAR 2 Vel (vol). VAR 1. KS. VAR 2 SusLeg. VAR 1. MW. VAR 1. Keyswitch for bow direction control: o D-1 = automatically alternating bow strokes o D#-1 = bow stroke 1 o E-1 = bow stroke 2 Bass section strings that combine characteristics of both long and short bows into single instruments Basses Sustain+Short instrument with more aggressive sound. VAR 1. controlled by the mod wheel controller CC#1 Same as above played Sordino (with the mutes) A keyswitch instrument containing all Bass instruments o C-1 = Sustain o C#-1 = Sustain mute o D-1 = Automatically alternating o D#-1 = Upbows o E-1 = Downbows o F-1 = Pizzicato o F#-1 = Playable tremolo mute o G-1 = Playable tremolo Basses Tremolo Double Bass section played tremolo Full Strgs Pizz Full String section played pizzicato. Length. Length Vel (vol). KS. MW. VAR 1. Alt. Length. Vel. Length .A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra o Basses Lush Basses Lush Mutes Basses Pizzicato Basses Short Bows KS Basses Short Bows KS ag Basses Sustain+Short Basses Sustain+Short ag Basses Sustain+Short Mutes Basses KS B0 = Whole step trills (legato with sustain pedal) A lush sustain with strong vibrato played by a seven-player double bass section. Length. VAR 1. Velocity controls volume level and timbre changes (brighter at higher velocities) Double Bass section played short bow style Keyswitch for bow direction control: o D-1 = automatically alternating bow strokes o D#-1 = bow stroke 1 o E-1 = bow stroke 2 Basses Short Bows instrument with more aggressive sound. Port. VAR 2. VAR 1. Vel. Port. controlled by the mod wheel controller CC#1 Same as above played Sordino (with the mutes) Full Strgs Short Bows KS Full Strgs Sustain+Short Full Strgs Sustain+Short ag Full Strgs Sustain+Short Mutes Full Strgs KS A keyswitch instrument containing all Full Strings instruments o C-1 = Sus+short (legato with sustain pedal) o C#-1 = Sus+short mutes (legato with sustain pedal) o D-1 = Automatically alternating up and downbows o D#-1 = Upbows . VAR 1. Vel. Port. Port. MW. Length. Length. VAR 1. MW. VAR 2 SusLeg. Port. MW. Same as above played Sordino (with the mutes) Double Bass section played pizzicato. Length. KS. controlled by velocity. VAR 2. Length. VAR 1. VAR 2 Vel (vol). Length. VAR 1. Port. Velocity controls volume level and timbre changes (brighter at higher velocities) Full String section played short bow style Hidden keyswitch for bow direction control: o D-1 = automatically alternating bow strokes o D#-1 = bow stroke 1 o E-1 = bow stroke 2 Full String section that combine characteristics of both long and short bows into single instruments Full Strgs Sustain+Short instrument with more aggressive sound.

Vel. Combines characteristics of both long and short bows A keyswitch version of the Violin Gagli Solo instrument o C1 = Sustain o C#1 = Sustain mute o D1 = Automatically alternating up and downbows o D#1 = Upbows o E1 = Downbows o F1 = Pizzicato o F#1 = Playable tremolo mute o G1 = Playable tremolo o G#1 = Playable muted trills (extended intervals can be chosen with cc16) o A1 = Playable trills (extended intervals can be chosen with cc16) o A#1 = Playable whole step muted trills o B1 = Playable whole step trills Controls: SusLeg. Length SusLeg. Port. Vel. Alt. VAR 2 THE SOLO STRINGS INSTRUMENTS nki name: Violin 1 Gagli Solo Description: Gagliano Solo Violin. VAR 1. Combines characteristics of both long and short bows. VAR 2. Length SusLeg. Vel. VAR 2. Length SusLeg. Port. VAR 2 SusLeg. VAR 2. VAR 1. MW. Length SusLeg. KS.63 - . Port. MW. VAR 2. Vel. MW. VAR 1. Port. VAR 1.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra Full Strgs Tremolo o E-1 = Downbows o F-1 = Pizzicato o F#-1 = Tremolo mutes (legato with sustain pedal) o G-1 = Tremolo (legato with sustain pedal) o G#-1 = Half step trills mutes (legato with sustain pedal) o A-1 = Half step trills (legato with sustain pedal) o A#-1 = Whole step trills mutes (legato with sustain pedal) o B-1 = Whole step trills (legato with sustain pedal) Full Strings section played tremolo Full Strgs Trills Half Full Strings section played half-step trills Full Strgs Trills Whole Full Strings section played whole-step trills SusLeg. A keyswitch version of the Violin 2 Strad Solo instrument o C1 = Sustain o C#1 = Sustain mute o D1 = Automatically alternating up and downbows o D#1 = Upbows o E1 = Downbows o F1 = Pizzicato SusLeg. Vel. VAR 1. Alt. Vel. VAR 2. Port. Length. Port. VAR 1. VAR 1. MW. MW. MW. MW. VAR 1. VAR 2. Port. Length. MW. Port. VAR 2. Port. Length Violin 1 Gagli Plr1* 1st player in an ensemble derived from the Principal Violin Violin 1 Gagli Plr2* 2nd player in an ensemble derived from the Principal Violin Violin 1 Gagli Plr3* 3rd player in an ensemble derived from the Principal Violin Violin 1 Gagli Pizz Solo Solo Gagliano Violin played pizzicato. Port. Length Vel (vol). VAR 1. MW. VAR 2 SusLeg. Length Violin 1 Gagli KS Solo Violin 2 Strad Solo Violin 2 Strad Solo KS . Vel. VAR 1. Length SusLeg. Principal Violin. Vel. VAR 1. Velocity controls volume level and timbre changes (brighter at higher velocities) Stradivari Solo Violin. Vel. VAR 2. Vel. KS. MW. Concertmaster. Length.

Vel. VAR 1.64 - SusLeg. Principal Viola. MW. Vel. Vel. MW. Vel. VAR 1. Port. VAR 1. MW. Alt. VAR 1. Velocity controls volume level and timbre changes (brighter at higher velocities) Guarneri Solo Violin. MW. Port. Port. Velocity controls volume level and timbre changes (brighter at higher velocities) 18th Century Solo Viola. Length Vel (vol). Port. Port. Length SusLeg. VAR 1. Port. Length SusLeg. Length SusLeg. VAR 1. MW. VAR 2. Associate Principal. VAR 2. MW. VAR 2. Length SusLeg. Length SusLeg. VAR 2. A keyswitch version of the Viola Solo instrument o C1 = Sustain o C#1 = Sustain mute o D1 = Automatically alternating up and downbows o D#1 = Upbows o E1 = Downbows o F1 = Pizzicato o F#1 = Playable tremolo mute o G1 = Playable tremolo o G#1 = Playable muted trills (extended intervals selectable with cc16) o A1 = Playable trills (extended intervals slectable with cc16) o A#1 = Playable whole step muted trills o B1 = Playable whole step trills . VAR 1. Port. Length SusLeg. VAR 1. VAR 2. Port. KS. KS. VAR 2. VAR 2. MW. Port. VAR 1. Length SusLeg. VAR 2. Vel. VAR 2. Vel. Vel. Length . Vel. VAR 1. VAR 2. Vel. Port. VAR 1. Length Vel (vol). VAR 2. MW. MW. VAR 2. Alt. MW. Combines characteristics of both long and short bows A keyswitch version of the Violin 3 Guarn Solo instrument o C1 = Sustain o C#1 = Sustain mute o D1 = Automatically alternating up and downbows o D#1 = Upbows o E1 = Downbows o F1 = Pizzicato o F#1 = Playable tremolo mute o G1 = Playable tremolo o G#1 = Playable muted trills (extended intervals can be chosen with cc16) o A1 = Playable trills (extended intervals can be chosen with cc16) o A#1 = Playable whole step muted trills o B1 = Playable whole step trills 1st player in an ensemble derived from the Associate Principal Violin o o o Violin 3 Guarn Solo Violin 3 Guarn Solo KS Violin 3 Guarn Plr1* Violin 3 Guarn Plr2* Violin 3 Guarn Plr3* Violin 3 Guarn Pizz Solo Viola Solo Viola Solo KS 2nd player in an ensemble derived from the Associate Principal Violin 3rd player in an ensemble derived from the Associate Principal Violin Solo Guarneri Violin played pizzicato. VAR 1.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra Violin 2 Strad Plr1* F#1 = Playable tremolo mute G1 = Playable tremolo G#1 = Playable muted trills (extended intervals can be chosen with cc16) o A1 = Playable trills (extended intervals can be chosen with cc16) o A#1 = Playable whole step muted trills o B1 = Playable whole step trills 1st player in an ensemble derived from the Concertmaster Violin Violin 2 Strad Plr2* 2nd player in an ensemble derived from the Concertmaster Violin Violin 2 Strad Plr3* 3rd player in an ensemble derived from the Concertmaster Violin Violin 2 Strad Pizz Solo Solo Stradivari played pizzicato. Vel. Length SusLeg. Combines characteristics of both long and short bows. Length SusLeg.

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Viola Plr1*

1st player in an ensemble derived from the Principal Viola

Viola Plr2*

2nd player in an ensemble derived from the Principal Viola

Viola Plr3*

3rd player in an ensemble derived from the Principal Viola

Viola Pizz Solo

Cello 1 Plr1*

Solo Viola played pizzicato. Velocity controls volume level and
timbre changes (brighter at higher velocities)
Vuillaume Solo Cello, Principal Cello. Combines characteristics of
both long and short bows.
A keyswitch version of the Cello 1 Solo instrument
o C0 = Sustain
o C#0 = Sustain mute
o D0 = Automatically alternating up and downbows
o D#0 = Upbows
o E0 = Downbows
o F0 = Pizzicato
o F#0 = Playable tremolo mute
o G0 = Playable tremolo
o G#0 = Playable muted trills (extended intervals can be chosen
with cc16)
o A0 = Playable trills (extended intervals can be chosen with
cc16)
o A#0 = Playable whole step muted trills
o B0 = Playable whole step trills
1st player in an ensemble derived from the Principal Cello

Cello 1 Plr2*

2nd player in an ensemble derived from the Principal Cello

Cello 1 Plr3*

3rd player in an ensemble derived from the Principal Cello

Cello 2 Solo

Cello 2 Plr1*

Montagnana Solo Cello, Assistant Principal. Combines
characteristics of both long and short bows
A keyswitch version of the Cello 2 Solo instrument
o C0 = Sustain
o C#0 = Sustain mute
o D0 = Automatically alternating up and downbows
o D#0 = Upbows
o E0 = Downbows
o F0 = Pizzicato
o F#0 = Playable tremolo mute
o G0 = Playable tremolo
o G#0 = Playable muted trills (extended intervals can be chosen
with cc16)
o A0 = Playable trills (extended intervals can be chosen with
cc16)
o A#0 = Playable whole step muted trills
o B0 = Playable whole step trills
1st player in an ensemble derived from the Assistant Principal Cello

Cello 2 Plr2*

2nd player in an ensemble derived from the Assistant Principal Cello

SusLeg, MW, Vel, Port,
VAR 1, VAR 2, Length

Cello 2 Plr3*

3rd player in an ensemble derived from the Assistant Principal Cello

Cello 3 Solo

Gofriller Solo Cello, Associate Principal. Combines characteristics of

SusLeg, MW, Vel, Port,
VAR 1, VAR 2, Length
SusLeg, MW, Vel, Port,

Cello 1 Solo
Cello 1 Solo KS

Cello 2 Solo KS

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Cello 3 Plr1*

both long and short bows
A keyswitch version of the Cello 3 Solo instrument
o C0 = Sustain
o C#0 = Sustain mute
o D0 = Automatically alternating up and downbows
o D#0 = Upbows
o E0 = Downbows
o F0 = Pizzicato
o F#0 = Playable tremolo mute
o G0 = Playable tremolo
o G#0 = Playable muted trills (extended intervals can be chosen
with cc16)
o A0 = Playable trills (extended intervals can be chosen with
cc16)
o A#0 = Playable whole step muted trills
o B0 = Playable whole step trills
1st player in an ensemble derived from the Assistant Principal Cello

Cello 3 Plr2*

2nd player in an ensemble derived from the Assistant Principal Cello

Cello 3 Plr3*

3rd player in an ensemble derived from the Assistant Principal Cello

SusLeg, MW, Vel, Port,
VAR 1, VAR 2, Length

Cello Pizz Solo

Solo Cello played pizzicato. Velocity controls volume level and
timbre changes (brighter at higher velocities)

Vel (vol), VAR 1, VAR
2, Length

Dbl Bass Solo

18th Century Solo Double Bass. Principal. Combines characteristics
of both long and short bows

SusLeg, MW, Vel, Port,
VAR 1, VAR 2, Length

Dbl Bass Solo KS

SusLeg, MW, Vel, Port,
VAR 1, VAR 2, KS, Alt,
Length

Dbl Bass Plr1*

A keyswitch version of the Dbl Bass Solo instrument
o C-1 = Sustain
o C#-1 = Sustain mute
o D-1 = Automatically alternating up and downbows
o D#-1 = Upbows
o E-1 = Downbows
o F-1 = Pizzicato
o F#-1 = Playable tremolo mute
o G-1 = Playable tremolo
o G#-1 = Playable muted trills (extended intervals can be
chosen with cc16)
o A-1 = Playable trills (extended intervals can be chosen with
cc16)
o A#-1 = Playable whole step muted trills
o B-1 = Playable whole step trills
1st player in an ensemble derived from the Principal Double Bass

Dbl Bass Plr2*

2nd player in an ensemble derived from the Principal Double Bass

Dbl Bass Plr3*

3rd player in an ensemble derived from the Principal Double Bass

Dbl Bass Pizz Solo

Solo Double Bass played pizzicato. Velocity controls volume level
and timbre changes (brighter at higher velocities)

Cello 3 Solo KS

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VAR 1, VAR 2, Length
SusLeg, MW, Vel, Port,
VAR 1, VAR 2, KS, Alt,
Length

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VAR 1, VAR 2, Length
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nki name:
Description:
Alto Flute Solo
Principal Alto Flute. The Alto flute plays four notes lower than a
conventional flute. Made by Mönnig
Alto Flute Plr1*
Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles, 1st player in
an ensemble derived from the Principal Alto Flute Instrument
Alto Flute Plr2*
Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles, 2nd player
in an ensemble derived from the Principal Alto Flute Instrument
Alto Flute Plr3*
Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles, 3rd player
in an ensemble derived from the Principal Alto Flute Instrument
Bass Clarinet Solo
Principal Bass clarinet. Plays one octave lower than a conventional
clarinet. The 3rd clarinetist often will play the bass clarinet when
needed
Bass Clarinet Plr1*
Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles, 1st player in
an ensemble derived from the Principal Bass Clarinet Instrument
Bass Clarinet Plr2*
Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles, 2nd player
in an ensemble derived from the Principal Bass Clarinet Instrument
Bass Clarinet Plr3*
Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles, 3rd player
in an ensemble derived from the Principal Bass Clarinet Instrument
Bass Flute Solo Vib
Principal Bass Flute played with vibrato. Plays one octave lower
than a conventional flute
Bass Flute Solo NV
Principal Bass Flute played without vibrato. Plays one octave lower
than a conventional flute
Bass Flute Plr1*
Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles, 1st player in
an ensemble derived from the Principal Bass Flute Instrument
Bass Flute Plr2*
Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles, 2nd player
in an ensemble derived from the Principal Bass Flute Instrument
Bass Flute Plr3*
Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles, 3rd player
in an ensemble derived from the Principal Bass Flute Instrument
Bassoon 1 Solo
Principal Solo Bassoon. Made by Heckel
Bassoon 2 Solo

2nd Bassoon. A different bassoon with a different tone

Bassoon 1 Plr1*

Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles, 1st player in
an ensemble derived from the Principal Bassoon Instrument.
Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles, 2nd player
in an ensemble derived from the Principal Bassoon Instrument
Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles, 3rd player
in an ensemble derived from the Principal Bassoon Instrument
Principal Solo Bb Clarinet. Made by Buffet

Bassoon 1 Plr2*
Bassoon 1 Plr3*
Bb Clarinet Solo
Bb Clarinet Plr1*
Bb Clarinet Plr2*
Bb Clarinet Plr3*
Contrabass
Clarinet Solo
Contrabassoon 1 Solo
Contrabassoon 2 Solo
Eb Clarinet Solo

Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles, 1st player in
an ensemble derived from the Principal Bb Clarinet Instrument
Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles, 2nd player
in an ensemble derived from the Principal Bb Clarinet Instrument
Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles, 3rd player
in an ensemble derived from the Principal Bb Clarinet Instrument
Principal Contrabass Clarinet. Plays an octave lower than the bass
clarinet
Principal Contrabassoon. Plays an octave lower than a conventional
bassoon and lower than any instrument in the orchestra
2ns Contrabassoon. Has a wider note range and a different tone
quality. Made by Schreiber
Principal Eb Solo Clarinet. Plays four notes higher than the Bb

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Controls:
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VAR 1. Length SusLeg. KS. Port. MW. Vel. . Vel. Plr2*. VAR 1. Length SusLeg. Port. Vel. VAR 2. Port. MW. VAR 1. Vel. 1st player in an ensemble derived from the Principal Flute Instrument Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. VAR 1. Length SusLeg. VAR 2. MW. Length SusLeg. VAR 1. Port. e.68 - . Principal English horn. 2nd English horn (cor anglais) with a different tone and more pronounced vibrato. Length SusLeg. Length SusLeg. VAR 2. Length SusLeg. Plays a fifth below an oboe and sometimes played by the third oboist. Length SusLeg. VAR 2. Port. VAR 2. VAR 2. VAR 1. VAR 2. MW. VAR 2. MW. Length SusLeg. MW. VAR 1. Port. VAR 1. Port. VAR 2. Vel. Vel. MW. 3rd player in an ensemble derived from the Principal Flute Instrument Principal Solo Oboe Oboe 2 Modern Solo 2nd Solo Oboe with a little more vibrato. Port. MW. Vel. MW. MW. Port. Plays one octave higher than a conventional flute Made by Hammig Principal Piccolo played without vibrato Flute Plr2* Flute Plr3* Oboe 1 Modern Plr1* Oboe 1 Modern Plr2* Oboe 1 Modern Plr3* Piccolo NV Solo Piccolo Solo KS Piccolo Flutter A keyswitch version of the Piccolo Solo instrument o C3 = Vibrato o D3 = Non-vibrato o E3 = Flutter Principal piccolo played flutter tongue VAR 1. Length SusLeg. Length SusLeg. 2nd player in an ensemble derived from the Principal Oboe Instrument Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. MW. 2nd player in an ensemble derived from the Principal Flute Instrument Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. Length SusLeg. MW. VAR 2 SusLeg. Port. VAR 1. Port. Older vintage instrument with a different tone quality Oboe D'Amore Solo Oboe D’Amore Piccolo Vib Solo Principal Piccolo played with vibrato. VAR 1. 1st player in an ensemble derived from the Principal English Horn Instrument Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. Port. 2nd player in an ensemble derived from the Principal English Horn Instrument Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. VAR 2. MW. VAR 2. Vel. Vel. Made by Püchner Oboe 3 Modern Solo Oboe Classical Solo 3rd Solo Oboe with a slightly different tone and more pronounced vibrato Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. Port. MW. VAR 2. Vel. MW. Also called a cor anglais or alto oboe. 1st player in an ensemble derived from the Principal Oboe Instrument Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. Vel. VAR 2. don’t use French horn 1 Plr1*. VAR 2. VAR 2. Port. Length SusLeg. Played Vibrato. Length SusLeg. Vel. Played Non Vibrato Flute Solo KS A keyswitch version of the Flute Solo instrument o C2 = Vibrato o D2 = Non-vibrato o E2 = Flutter Principal Solo Flute. VAR 2. VAR 2. VAR 2. VAR 1. Length SusLeg. KS. Vel. or Plr3* with French horn 1 (solo). VAR 1. Port. Vel. Length SusLeg. Port. MW. Vel. VAR 2. Vel. Port. 3rd player in an ensemble derived from the Principal English Horn Instrument. Length SusLeg. Port. VAR 1. VAR 1. Port. VAR 2. VAR 2. VAR 1. VAR 1. VAR 1. Port. VAR 1. MW. MW.g. VAR 1. Port. VAR 1. Port. Length * Plr instruments do not share samples with each other but must not be used with the solo instruments from which they are derived to avoid phasing problems. Port. Made by Haynes Flute Solo NV Principal Solo Flute. Vel. MW. Length SusLeg. 3rd player in an ensemble derived from the Principal Oboe Instrument 4th solo oboe. Length SusLeg. MW. VAR 1. Made by Loree Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. VAR 1. MW. Length SusLeg. Length SusLeg. VAR 2. Vel. Vel. VAR 1. Vel. Vel. Port. Vel. Length SusLeg. MW. VAR 2. Principal Solo Flute.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra Flute Solo Vib Clarinet. MW. Vel. VAR 2. Length SusLeg. VAR 1. Played flutter tongue English Horn 1 Solo English Horn 2 Solo English Horn 1 Plr1* English Horn 1 Plr2* English Horn 1 Plr3* Flute Solo Flutter Flute Plr1* Oboe 1 Modern Solo Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. Vel. MW.

Loading a Multi can give you a quick "head start" to setting up a group of instruments. French Horn 2 Plr1. Steinway Piano Duo 2 Violin 1 Gagliano Solo. French Horn Overlay f. French Horn 1 Solo. Flute Solo Nonvibrato. Trombone Overlay Vlns 1 Lush. Cellos Sus+Short ag. Tuba 2 Solo Cellos SUS+Short. Double Bass Solo Cello 1 Solo. Steinway Piano Duo 2 French Horn 1 Plr1. Viola KS Solo. Violin 3 Guarneri Plr1. Vlns 2 Sus+Short ag. Basses SUS+Short. Harp Harmonics 1.garritan. Trumpet Overlay. Xylophone. Basic Orch Percussion. Percussion Toys. Cello 3 Solo. Baroque Plenum Pedal. Cello 1 Pizz Solo. Cello 3 Solo. Trombone Overlay ag. MULTIS Multi name: Aggressive Brass Aggressive Short Bow Strings Aggressive Sus Strings All String Sections + Solos Brass Section Cellos. Cellos Short Bows ag. Viola Pizz Solo. Vlns 2 KS Combo. Flute Solo Vibrato. French Horn 2 Solo Violin 1 Gagliano Solo.69 - . and Perc. Cornet. Flute Solo Flutter Steinway Piano. Brustwerk All Stops. Steinway Piano Baroque Plenum Reed Pedal. There are corresponding templates for the multis for GPO Studio. Double Bass Pizz Solo Viola Plr1. Trombone Overlay. French Horn 2 Plr3. Timpani. French FHorn Overlay ff Trumpet 1 Plr1. Trumpet 1 Plr3. Violin 2 Strad Pizz Solo. Cellos KS Combo. Vlns 2 Sus+Short Mutes. Trumpet Overlay. Vlns 2 Lush. Basses Sus+Short ag Vlns 1 KS Combo. Violin 1 Gagliano Pizz Solo. Tuba 2 Solo ag. Cellos Lush. Percussion Toys. Basses KS Combo. Double Bass Plr2. Flute Solo Nonvibrato. Basses Lush Mutes Vlns 1 Sus+Short Mutes. and various sequencer and notation programs at the http://www. Flute Solo Flutter Chromatic Harp 1. Basses. Tenor Trombone Solo ag. Cello 3 Solo. Viola Plr2. Violas Short Bows ag. Violin 3 Guarn Pizz Solo Chromatic Harp 2. Harp Harmonics 2. Snares. Violin 3 Guarn Plr3. Trumpet Overlay ag. Flutes . Celesta Steinway Piano Duo 1. Violin 1 Gagli Pizz Solo. Viola Plr3. Tuba Overlay ag Vlns 1 Short Bows ag. Basses Lush Vlns 1 Lush Mutes. Violas Sus+Short Mutes. Vlns 2 Lush Mutes. Baroque Plenum. Glissando Harp 1. Cellos Sus+Short Mutes. Chamber Str Cell Basses Chamber Str VL + 2 Horns Chamber Strings Violins Flute and Harp Flute and Piano Harp Duo Honky Tonk Piano Large French Horn Section Large Trumpet + Tromb Sect Lush Strings Lush Muted Strings Muted Strings Percussion Section Piano Duo Piano Trio Pipe Organ A Instruments Included: French Horn 1 Solo ag. Glockenspiel. Baroque Plenum Reeds. Glissando Harp 2. French Horn Overlay f. Violas Lush Mutes. Violin 3 Guarn Plr2. Cellos KS Combo. Trumpet 1 Solo. Cello 1 KS Solo French Horn 1 Solo. Bass Trombone 2. French Horn 1 Plr3.com website. Violas Lush. Basses Short Bows ag Vlns 1 Sus+Short ag. Trumpet 1 Solo ag. Tenor Trombone Plr3. Tenor Trombone Solo. Cello 2 Solo. Cello 1 Pizz Solo. Various setups of sections and instrument groupings are provided (see table below for a complete list). Basses KS Combo. Harp Harmonics 2 Steinway Piano Duo 1. Cymbals. Glissando Harp 1. Violas KS Combo. Flute Solo Vibrato. Violas Sus+Short ag. Tenor Trombone Plr1. French Horn 2 Plr2. Chromatic Harp 2. French Horn Overlay f ag. French Horn 1 Plr2.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra Multis and Templates The "Multis" folder contains preset combinations of instruments for the user's convenience. Cellos Lush Mutes. Vlns 2 Short Bows ag. Violin 2 Stradivari Solo. Basses Sus+Short Mutes Bass Drum. Violin 1 Gagli KS Solo. Tenor Trombone Plr2. Trumpet 1 Plr2.

Bassoon 1 Solo. Haupt Mix. Bb Clarinet Plr2. Basses KS Combo Vlns 1 SUS+Short. Symphonic Plenum Cellos SUS+Short. Viola Pizz Solo. Cellos KS Combo. Oboe 1 Modern Solo. Vlns 2 SUS+Short. Vlns 1 KS Combo. Vlns 2 KS Combo. Bass Clarinet Solo Flute Solo Vibrato. Hauptwerk All Stops. Viola Solo Flute Solo Vibrato. Violin 2 Stradivari Solo. Oboe 3 Modern Solo. Violas KS Combo Violin 1 Gagliano Solo. English Horn 1 Solo. Flute Solo Vibrato. Bb Clarinet Solo. Vlns 2 KS Combo. Violas SUS+Short. Oboe 2 Modern Solo. Violin 1 Gagli Solo. Bb Clarinet Solo. Violin 2 Stradivari Pizz Solo. Bassoon 1 Solo. Bassoon 1 Solo. Oboe 1 Modern Solo. Vlns 2 SUS+Short. Viola Solo. Violas KS Combo. Bassoon 2 Solo. Bb Clarinet Ens1. French Horn 1 Solo Flute Solo Vibrato. Vlns 1 KS Combo.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra Pipe Organ B Section Cellos & Basses Section Violins and Violas String Quartet Violins and Violas Woodwind Quintet Woodwind Section One Woodwind Section Two Full Organ. Cello 3 Solo. Violin 1 Gagli Pizz Solo. Cello 1 Pizz Solo Vlns 1 SUS+Short. Prinzipal. Violas SUS+Short. Flute Solo Nonvibrato.70 - . Basses SUS+Short. Scharg IV. Bass Clarinet Solo .

Frequency Filtering Controls filter strength. Adds low frequency strength to the Bass Drum as well as most Organ patches. Adjustable from hard to ‘bowed’ attacks. On most wind. Controls the length/release time of most instruments in GPO. can be used to simulate damped playing. If you wish GPO to respond to automated panning adjustments sent by your controller or sequencer you must turn this option on in the Kontakt player options panel. Used to add ‘grit’ to the sound. 10 Pan Turned off by default. For the vibraphone. Adds portamento to notes depending on interval and controller data added. This only affects Non-Vibrato (NV) patches.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra Quick MIDI Controller Reference Guide for GPO CC # 1 Description Modulation Use Controls the volume/timbre of “Expressive” instruments 7 Volume Turned off by default. Hidden Saturation Controller (aggressive strings/brass as well as bass drum) Controls bow noise on aggressive string instrument patches as well adding a more forceful sound to the aggressive brass and bass drum patches. All Solo String KS patches. Can be used to add more forcefulness and ‘grit’ to these patches’ sound. Used during legato/slurred passages which require portamento. even ones. Variability 1 (VAR 1) Sets random variations in tuning from note to note. For all Organ patches this is used for filter strength. Used during passages that move from detache to slurred/legato phrasing. Can be applied to double and triple tonguing in the brass. Used during repeated note passages to help prevent the ‘machinegun’ effect. This is also useful for legato string section passages to smooth transitions. Continually adjustable attack speed controller. this is turned off by default.. All “Expressive” sustained instruments. string.) Values as they relate to trill intervals: 0-32 = half step 33-64 = whole step 65=96 = minor third 97-127 = major third This controller also adjusts bow noise in the aggressive string patches as well as a more forceful sound to the aggressive brass and bass drum patches. . or pizzicato string instruments. Used to control vibrato speed with certain solo woodwinds and brass instruments. Especially useful with the Short Bow instruments to give shorter bow strokes. and some percussion instruments. Volume controller CC# 7 used for static volume changes (in contrast to modulation control CC #1 which is used for dynamic volume/timbre changes). 16 Hidden Trills Interval Controller (KS solo strings) Controls the interval of the trills when using the Solo String KS patches. . Only affects sustain pedal up playing on the vibraphone. This controller gives an alternate way of choosing the interval with an extended range (beyond the keyswitches. 17 Hidden Vibrato Speed Controller (solo woodwinds and brass) 19 Hidden Portamento Aid – pitchbend disabled layer 20 Portamento 21 Bass Drum Fundamental Shown: BDFUND Attack Speed Shown: ATTACK (vibraphone only) Length 22 Controls portamento between legato/slurred notes and detache notes. Damping (vibraphone) Simulates damped playing on the vibraphone. Used to control vibrato speed on affected solo woodwind and brass instruments. Does not affect most percussion. Controls the strength of the lowest frequencies. You must activate it in the Kontakt player options panel.71 - Instruments Affected All “Expressive” sustained instruments. like French horn and clarinet. Controls the length/release time of the sample. short bow. as well as the trombone. Since all the instruments in GPO are pre-panned based on their place in the orchestra. This controller does not affect true vibrato instruments. Adjustable attack speed controller on the vibraphone KS patch. All stringed instruments. this is used to introduce note-to-note variations in intonation. which do not normally use vibrato in standard practice. keyed. harp.

This controller does not affect true vibrato instruments. When used with GPO’s vibraphone. For all “Percussive” (keyed. and woodwind instruments. percussion. For vibraphone. Only affects Non-Vibrato (NV) patches. Will also damping on those percussion instruments that use this function. To be used with CC# 23. To be used with CC# 22 to control tremolo levels and speed. Controls the initial attack strength of all “Expressive” mod wheel controlled instruments in GPO. even ones. useful for repeated note passages to prevent the ‘machinegun’ effect. . This is the default position. woodwinds. and some percussion instruments.72 - When mode is set to “Normal Sustain/Sostenuto” it functions with standard sustain pedal behavior on the piano. When set to “No Sustain/Sostenuto. Continuously variable tremolo speed control. and damping on some percussion instruments. M-Audio) allow the user to assign cc#131 to the function of aftertouch. brass. string. . Can be used along with cc#19 to solve difficult portamento situations.g. Allows a note’s pitch to be shifted in a controlled manner (usually to a maximum of two semitones up or down). or non sustained patches) this controls volume/timbre. Used to control vibrato intensity with certain solo woodwinds and brass instruments. this controller is used to control the tremolo speed. controls the tremolo level. Controls legato on strings. Again. This controller is useful for instruments like strings and trombone where note slides are common. The keyboard will output Aftertouch data when a slider assigned to cc#131 is moved. For all Organ patches this is used to control the center frequency of the filter. which do not normally use vibrato in standard practice. this is used for timbre variations. like French horn and clarinet. Sets random variations in instrument timbre from note to note. Used along with CC# 22. Also can be set to control standard sustain on piano. This controller is used to create ‘scoops’ or ‘drops’ at the beginning or end of a note or passage. On most wind. but MIDI Controller” will activate legato mode on all sustained string. Some controller keyboards (e. Also used to control the center frequency for filtering. Controls “note on” velocity for all instruments in GPO.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra 23 Shown: FILTLV (organ) Tremolo Level Shown: TRMLEV (vibraphone) Variability 2 (VAR 2) 64 Filter Center Frequency Shown: FILTFQ Filtering (organ) Tremolo Speed Shown: TRMSPD (vibraphone) Sustain/Legato Damping (percussion) Aftertouch Velocity Hidden Vibrato Intensity Controller Velocity Pitch Bend Pitch Bend this control is to be used along with CC# 23. brass. Continuously variable tremolo control. Can be used with trombone to simulate slide movements during sustained notes. Controls vibrato intensity for affected woodwind and brass solo patches.

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garritan. Human Playback imparts feeling. future Garritan products will also be seamlessly integrated into Finale 2006!" In Finale 2006 and higher versions.even if notes were entered with a mouse.74 - . This program is available for download from the www. Human Playback has been enhanced further in Finale 2006 and later versions to provide optimization and special techniques for GPO (including legato and techniques for the various instruments). It will also able to run upcoming Garritan libraries. Thousands of notation users are amazed when they hear their orchestral scores brought to life for the first time. Finale Human Playback is an important part of this integrated package (Finale users may have already noticed GPO-specific menu items within Finale 2005's Human Playback menus). .com website. the autoload feature will automatically load the instrument on the Finale score into the Native Instruments/GPO Kontakt Player (direct access and no MIDI routing or GPO Studio required). Furthermore. combined with 'scalable' ensemble building and linear staff-friendly programming. bridged the gap between notation programs and sample libraries. The revolutionary GPO Studio.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra GPO and Finale Having a computer notation program automatically realize great-sounding orchestral sounds has long been a dream of many musicians. Working with Finale technicians. phrasing and nuance to a notation performance . "We are excited about including with Finale 2006 the high-quality sounds from Gary Garritan" says John Paulson. MakeMusic! has recognized Garritan's advances in notation/sampler technology and the choice was obvious. GPO was the first sample library to make a commitment to notation users and was specifically designed to work with notation programs. For early versions of Finale it is still possible to enjoy the sounds of Garritan Personal Orchestra with the GPO Studio Host. the Garritan Personal Orchestra library was reprogrammed so that it could be optimized for Finale 2006 and higher versions. President of MakeMusic! "Garritan's pioneering work in notation-based sampling and seamless integration with Finale's Human Playback technology and Setup Wizard provide an exciting expansion of Finale. Native Instruments and Human Playback.

75 - .” Most of the differences in programming are a consequence of this fundamental difference in pedal modes.) continue to use cc#64 for the sustain function.” Please read the information on “Using GPO with Finale Human Playback” set forth below for further information. and these keyswitches choose between full-decay and damped versions of the two instruments (bass drum and timpani. vibraphone. Pitchbend range – extended to +/-12 semitones for all instruments. “Standard Sustain.) This difference applies to all strings. Keyswitches – All notation version keyswitches consistently reside in the bottom octave of the MIDI spec (between C-2 and B-2) for all instruments. The keyswitched “playable rolls” in the percussion have been omitted from the notation version to make it compatible with the Kontakt Player’s Pedal Mode 1. . That leaves only two percussion instruments that contain keyswitches. piano. woodwinds. The GP Notation Set must be installed when you install Garritan Personal Orchestra for it to work with Finale 2006 and higher versions. harpsichord. The programming differences are: Legato mode – controlled by cc#68 (instead of cc#64. and brass instruments.) not “playable rolls. The cc#7 and cc#10 Option in the Kontakt player is active to allow notation programs to control relative MIDI volume and panning. etc. The Notation Set is optimized for use with Finale Human Playback and allows Finale to provide much realistic performances. celesta. Please note that instruments which normally use standard sustain pedal (e.g.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra The Notation Set for Use in Finale The Notation Set is a special version of GPO that is very similar to the Standard version but there are important differences which make it more compatible with the way most notation programs handle MIDI data. Below are the main differences between the GPO Notation Set for Finale and the GPO Standard Version: The biggest general difference between the Notation Set and the Standard version is that all instruments in the notation version use the Kontakt Player’s Pedal Mode 1. The standard version is intended primarily for sequencers.

Each incarnation of the player can house 8 different instruments. Of course. Click the Edit button to the right. Note that in the future you can choose Finale GPO for all of these slots. do the following. In the upper left corner. you can also assign GPO instruments to existing staves. from the File Menu. From the drop-down menu to the right of 1-16. Check Play Finale File Through Native Instruments VST/Audio Units. or assigned to existing instrument staves. Add these instruments and complete the wizard as you would normally. When doing so. or. Enter some notes and click the Play button in the Playback Controls to audition these instrument sounds. To specify you want to use GPO instruments while beginning a new score. When the score appears. You have extensive of control over broad-scale playback effects. The Kontakt Player can be used to make adjustments to tuning. please refer to the Finale manual. you also need to assign the stave’s corresponding channel in the Kontakt Player. click the drop-down menu and choose “Garritan Personal Orchestra.” A new set of instruments appear in the lists below. and of course. • • • • • Make sure you have installed the Notation Set for Finale when you installed Garritan Personal Orchestra. and Copyright and click Next to move to page 2. choose Finale GPO. Finale 2006 integrates the Native Instruments Kontakt Player and includes select sounds of Personal Orchestra. The Native Instruments VST/AU Setup dialog box appears. if a section doesn’t sound exactly as you like. Launch the Setup Wizard.: • • • • • From the Window Menu in Finale. indicate your piece is to be performed in a certain style with Human Playback. This installs a special version of GPO that has been programmed and optimized for Finale. The Kontakt Player for Finale with Garritan Personal Orchestra appears. The standard version expands upon those sounds significantly and provides a complete symphony orchestra at your fingertips. For our purposes. Enter a Title. Then. choose a file such as the tutorial file or a file you were working with earlier. Composer. Windows users choose Native Instruments VST Setup. Either click Setup Wizard in the Launch Window. Mac users choose Native Instruments AU Setup. One of Finale’s strengths is its versatile playback and MIDI editing capabilities. From the MIDI Menu. the most minute details. key . This section will guide you through the basics of using Garritan Personal Orchestra with Finale 2006. use the MIDI Tool to rework the fine details. after Instrument Set.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra Using GPO with Finale 2006 (and higher versions). For example. consider “Audio Units” the Mac equivalent of “VST” in Finale.76 - . GPO instruments can be selected while starting a new score with the Setup Wizard. all staves are setup to use GPO instruments automatically. you can choose to playback using professional GPO instrument sounds. and then adjust the volume and panning in real time with Finale’s mixer controls. For additional information on working with the advanced details of Finale 2006. so you can use up to 64 total in a document simultaneously. choose New > Document with Setup Wizard.

add a “Steinway Piano” and set it to channel 1. If the Playback Controls are not visible. . Then. Note: You can use a MIDI hardware device. for example. you will need to add an additional instance of Personal Orchestra for additional channels in the Native Instruments VST/AU Setup dialog box. a fresh Kontakt player is ready for you to assign the next 8 channels. Notice this choice now occupies the first of eight slots at the top of the player interface. Click the second slot at the top. then click Load > Harp > 1KS Combo. close out of the Kontakt Player. In this case. Finale plays your score using the GPO instruments you selected. Remember that each incarnation of the Kontakt Player only accommodates 8 instruments. Now that all instruments have been set.77 - . the channel 17-32 option. or the Native Instruments Kontakt player for playback. Click the Load button and select Section Strings > Violins1 > Violins1 KS Combo. by far the most common usage of this player for Finale’s purpose will be assigning GPO instruments to channels equivalent to those specified for that instrument’s staff in the Instrument List. but only one of these methods for any given document. channel 1 in the Kontakt Player is equivalent to channel 17 in Finale’s Instrument List. choose Playback Controls. “Harp 1 KS Combo” appears in the second slot. when you click the Edit button next to. if you would like to use separate GPO instruments for 9 or more staves. Click the Play button to review playback. However. from the Window Menu. Next. Click the Channel region and choose channel 3. then a “Basses KS Combo” and set it to channel 2. Remember we set the strings staff to channel 3 in the Instrument List earlier. the SmartMusic SoftSynt. Therefore.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra • • • • • • velocity and other instrument attributes. You might want to open the Instrument List and move it to the top of the screen as a reference while assigning channels with the Kontakt Player. Set the channel to 4.

Human Playback will play the sounds of Garritan Personal Orchestra in a much more realistic way and allow you to fine tune your performance.78 - . The Garritan Personal Orchestra Notation Set for Finale is specially programmed and optimized for Human Playback which enables tight integration with Finale. HP Preferences: User MIDI Data/Continuous Data Various kinds of continuous data (CC#-x type data) can function with Human Playback. especially those that are specifically designed for it .A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra Using GPO with Finale Human Playback An important part of using Garritan Personal Orchestra with Finale is the exclusive Human Playback.

Default is Auto Detect. with no need to get to HP prefs. In particular. as in the general MIDI standard. By default.79 - . this feature is set to on.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra If set properly. CC# 7. A mathematical function is used for calibrating General MIDI-dynamics (Velocities) and GPO dynamics (CC#1). such as winds. This works well for percussive sounds but not optimal for sustain instruments that have continuous dynamic and timbre changes. CC# 68 can be incorporated in Human Playback without conflict. CC#7 (Volume) data can be used for balancing a staff at some point in the score in a particular fashion. Human Playback solves this by readjusting every note’s velocity depending on the current dynamic. A sfz receives a max velocity accent value of 127. Dynamics in Finale are velocity-based which might interfere with the proper attack. but some further adjustments are brought for accentuated or staccato notes. and an fp of 115. In that context. Sforzando (sfz) like accents are given both a velocity peak and a CC#1-based peak (using a convex quadratic descending curve). this is done uniformly. On sustaining GPO instruments. #1 Continuous Dynamic (formerly “Use Modulation Control instead of Volume” in previous versions) For percussive instruments and plucked strings Velocity is used for dynamics. Velocity is used for the initial attack only (average attack value is 80 (See HP Prefs/GPO/Optimize Attacks). . of course. Once Velocities have been optimized. with highly realistic timbre and dynamic changes. Accents (velocity peak in articulation) are adjustable in Human Playback. Always means always. data for CC# 1. Use Contr. At first stage. Pizzicato passages are processed as Velocity. as CC#1. minimum values are checked and adjusted. while GPO CC#1=1 is audible. as Vel=10 in General MIDI is generally inaudible. CC# 64. either using an Expression or plain MIDI data with the MIDI Tool – that’s a great feature that too few users take advantage of! Activate GPO Support popup menu Auto Detect means that GPO will be activated if is used in the document. dynamic is controlled by CC#1 entirely. And. and arco. Human Playback processes hairpins (or flat dynamics if any) using CC#1 throughout sustaining instruments. Human Playback takes advantage of GPO’s unique dynamic approach using CC#1. to match the Attack Base Value. brass and strings. allowing a crescendo from the finest pp up to a fff on the same sustained note. and Don’t means General MIDI. For sustaining instruments.

controller 64 or 68 is used (see specific HP Prefs). Thus. this conflict is avoided and one can fully take advantage of HP Automatic Pedaling and standard pedal symbol interpretation. Harp and Brass Techniques If set special technique patch changes are used in real time. etc). Best Legato Using Controller: [#64. and the base value default is 80. Advanced Instrument Techniques Support for Strings. Default is on. but there is a documented conflict in Kontakt Player with the piano pedal (not dependent on Finale). although legato effect. Non-unified keyswitches can be used as well for compatibility with the Standard GPO version (uncheck HP pref . Use Unified Keyswitches The GPO Notation Set for Finale uses new unified keyswitches assuring that keyswitch assignments are consistent. Default is on. does work if polyphony > 1. brass. Note: For non-sustaining instruments (piano. MIDI note 6=tremolo mute. velocity must be also adjusted. normal overlap is applied. An overlap between notes (of 1 EDU) is required to alter the attack. Default is 68. using CC#68. Tremolo/Mutes and Sons Étouffés/Harp Harmonics The GPO Notation Set for Finale uses unified string keyswitches (HP Pref Use Unified KS is set by default) available for either section or solo strings: MIDI note 0 = arco/ordinario. CC# 68 is used in the GPO Notation Set for Finale GPO and future Garritan libraries.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra Optimize Attacks. Value 0 is applied back just before the end of the last passage note. See Below for details on Instrument Techniques. By default it is checked. For sustaining instruments (winds. MIDI note 5= pizz. Value 127 is applied just after the start of the first slurred note. a little differently. CC# 64 is available for compatibility purpose with the Standard GPO set. MIDI note 1=mute. It’s better to have a polyphony of 1 for winds and brass. The GPO Notation Set uses CC#68 rather than CC#64 as in the Standard GPO edition. strings). MIDI note 7=tremolo. Base Value When CC#1 is used for dynamic changes. Uncheck this if you want to take advantage of Human Playback’s Instrument Techniques with the Standard version of GPO. #68] This option allows Human Playback to use GPO’s unique Legato feature on sustaining instruments.80 - . See above for further info.

in order to use the right keyswitching. For Side Drum (MIDI note 57/58). Fluttertongue for Solo Flute and Solo Piccolo is automatically enabled by KS if a special diddle articulation is used: diddle (1. Snare and side drums. Rolls for these 3 instruments do not use GPO roll notes in this version of Human Playback (MIDI note 37. Can be used in combination with mute. Harp harmonic KS is MIDI note = 4. Human Playback automatically uses keyswitching for the best effect. 61). Bass drum (Basic Orchestral Perc. GPO Full only (no Fluttertongue in Finale GPO). CC#22 is 23 and CC#23 is 28. but note that string tremolo KS are not available in GPO 1/2 – possible inconsistency). from Contrabass to Violin. but GPO 1/2 Full String KS are not. MIDI note 35/36): CC#22 is set to 45. and Use Main Symbol for both Below and Above. . standard is MIDI note = 0. and “tr” (#217) as flipped symbol. and CC#23 to 24.81 - . Harp Harmonics. Winds and Brass trills or alternate tremolos: CC#21 (length) is increased to 110 (default=64) to get a better “blend”. for instance. and CC#23 (timbre) is set to 20 (default=10). non-unified pizzicato is MIDI note 41 (any string non-unified KS is supported. Strings. Standard value of 10 for CC#22 and 23 are written back after a roll. Bass drum.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra Use Unified KS for this). harmonic is MIDI note = 16 and standard = 12. too. Timpani rolls: CC#22 (Intonation) is increased to 105 (default=10). For GPO 1 and 2 KS. French horn and tenor trombone. For Timpani. Brass Mutes. alternate notes are separate by 2 “octaves”). 2 or 3 slashes) as main symbol. String Tremolos: Keywitching is used rather than diddle (repeated note). For Snare Drum (MIDI note 59/60). 58. GPO Finale Full String KS are supported. Human Playback examines whether the passage is pizzicato or tremolando. Humanize Drum Rolls and Trills Tremolos and Ornaments are applied for special GPO controller effect (Pref Humanize Rolls and Trills must be set). For trumpet. but rather are created from individual notes. String Mutes. CC#22 is 15 and CC#23 is 18. No CC# 22/23 or alternate note changes are given to other percussive instruments. For Unified KS. String Pizzicato: pizzicato passages are processed using Velocity. alternate strokes are used (for Timpani. Can be used in combination with mutes (con sordino). Anticipate Continuous Data Data such as pitch bend or CC#1 can be anticipated using this value. Default value for GPO must be 15 ms. Human Playback carefully blends CC#1 and Velocity passages altogether.

Default is 12. a possible inconsistency). but generally not more than one whole tone). MIDI note 5= pizz. Pitch Bend Range [1…24] semi-tones. Non-unified keyswitches can be used as well for compatibility with the Standard version of GPO (uncheck HP pref Use Unified KS for this). unlike the Standard version (variable. non-unified pizzicato is MIDI note 41 (any string non-unified KS is supported. Harp and Brass Techniques is enabled. For Standard version users. The Pitch Bend Range in the GPO Notation set for Finale is 12 semi-tones. but note that string tremolo KS are not available in the Standard version of GPO.82 - . flute=1 half-tone). . MIDI note 6=tremolo mute. too. The GPO Notation set for Finale’s Full String keyswitches are supported. and “tr” (#217) as flipped symbol. The effect is uncertain because instruments have different actual pitch bend ranges (ex: violin=1 whole tone. MIDI note 1=mute. from Contrabass to Violin. pitch bend range is adjustable in Human Playback (meaning what HP should expect as far as the device’s range – it doesn’t actually change it). The GPO Notation set for Finale can fully take advantage of Human Playback’s bends and glissandi. but the Full String keyswitches in the Standard version are not. and Use Main Symbol for both Below and Above. 2 or 3 slashes) as main symbol. MIDI note 7=tremolo. The GPO Notation set for Finale uses unified string keyswitches (HP pref Use Unified KS is set by default) available for either section or solo strings: MIDI note 0 = arco/ordinario.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra String Tremolos: if Support for String. keyswitches are used. “Undocumented” feature: Fluttertongue for Solo Flute and Solo Piccolo is automatically enabled by keyswitching if a special diddle articulation is used: diddle (1. For example.

which imparts a concert hall quality to all instruments you play. MidiNotate and other notation programs. you should select a Core Audio output device if possible. If you have not installed the Personal Orchestra VST. it is required by the GPO Studio. including Finale (versions prior to Finale 2006). Sibelius. and select the Personal Orchestra VST plug-in option. save. and change any configuration of instruments that you load into it. DirectSound and MME outputs on . begin the installer.garritan.exe" (Windows) or "GPOStudio. GPO Studio hosts eight instances of Garritan Personal Orchestra.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra The GPO Studio Host Application for Notation Programs GPO Studio Described GPO Studio is a VST Host application designed to allow you to play Personal Orchestra from a notation program. it is best to use an ASIO output.dmg" (Macintosh) and go through the installation routine. choose the menu item of "Settings | Audio Driver". On Windows. please download the program from www. Overture (versions prior to Overture 4). To install double click on "GPOStudio Setup. GPO Studio automatically provides Ambience reverb as well. Installing the GPO Studio First ensure that you have installed the VST plug-in version of Garritan Personal Orchestra. To install GPO Studio.com and installit. On Macintosh.83 - . then please insert the installation DVD for Personal Orchestra. You can use nearly any notation program that supports MIDI. which lets you simultaneously play up to 64 instruments at a time from your notation. GPO Studio lets you open. and select the audio output that you would like GPO Studio to use. Please reboot after installing! Configuring GPO Studio To configure the GPO Studio.

you may be able to raise the buffer size to solve the playback problems.de/asio4all/. and select a low buffer size.tippach. A low buffer size will provide a low delay (latency) in the time it takes for a note to play. a freeware program created by Michael Tippach. click on the Ambience Reverb icon in the GPO Studio user interface. It is also possible to disable the Ambience Reverb by clicking on the Bypass button in the Ambience Reverb interface. You should usually set the sample rate at 44100 Hz.i.e. When you lower the Quality/CPU dial. due to the high buffer sizes those output types require.bei.but not as essential if you are using GPO Studio only for playing back previously recorded or manually entered sessions with a notation program. you can use the "Load" button to load a GPO instrument. listening directly as you play from your keyboard . make sure that you set your audio card buffer size at the same value as what you just set in the GPO Studio Preferences.tonline.84 - . A more common solution to these unwanted audio noises would be to open the Ambience reverb (by clicking on it) within GPO Studio and adjusting the CPU/quality knob to a minimal level. IMPORTANT!! If you are using an ASIO audio output. Ambience uses less of your computer's CPU. You can automatically load a preconfigured template of instruments designed for typical Orchestral needs by choosing the menu item of "File | New". A buffer size of 512 corresponds to a 12 millisecond latency. Very low buffer sizes can be demanding of your computer's CPU. choose the menu item of "Settings | Preferences". As After you havenonetheless chosen your driver.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra Windows can have slight latency (delays) and timing problems. A low buffer size/latency is most important when you are using GPO Studio in real time . You can click the "ASIO Control Panel" button in the GPO Studio Preferences dialog to access your audio card. Loading Instruments and Setting Reverb Click on a Player icon in the GPO Studio user interface to display the user interface for that Personal Orchestra Player. . When you see the player interface. Windows tip: If your soundcard does not have ASIO outputs. you may be able to get ASIO functionality by audio using ASIO4ALL. To set reverb levels or change any reverb parameter. It can be very important to adjust the Quality/CPU dial in Ambience if you are having trouble playing GPO Studio without audio errors. this helps to prevent your audio tasks from overloading. so if you are having trouble playing many instruments at once or if you are hearing crackles or interrupted audio. ASIO4ALL is available at the ASIO4ALL website: http://michael. of this writing.

Start Playing After you have loaded a Personal Orchestra instrument (or instruments). such as Finale. you can play it by using a notation program on your computer." and choose the location on your computer where you wish to save your session.wav’ file. go to the Resource pages for each of the respective notation programs to find out more.wav’ audio file format is universal to audio programs and can be imported into most sequencing programs for additional mastering and/or editing and then exported into a number of compressed formats such as the MP3 format.wav’ files bit depth. Saving and Loading GPO Studio Sessions Once you have loaded instruments on the Players in GPO Studio. You can load any previously saved session with the GPO Studio by choosing the menu item of "File | Open" and selecting the previously saved session file. you can save your session. From here the user needs to assign a destination and a file name for the resulting ‘... Choose the menu item of "File | Save" or "File | Save As.85 - . * The ‘. When you have finished simply click on the Record button and start playback via your notation/sequencing program. . By clicking on the “Record” button on the GPO Studio interface it will bring up the Record to File menu. You can also change the ‘. and the name you wish to use for your session file.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra Recording to File This option allows the user to record the sounds coming out of GPO Studio easily. To Find out how GPO Studio works with various notation programs. Sibelius. MidiNotate and other notation programs. Overture.

MW = Mod Wheel Expression Control. MW. VAR 1. Port. Length Leg. 2nd player in an ensemble derived from the Principal French Horn Instrument A keyswitch version of French horn 1 Plr2 o C-2 = Regular Sustains o D-2 = Mutes Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. MW. Vel. Length Leg. Vel. VAR 1 is automatic variability of intonation. KS. Port. Length Leg. VAR 2. Vel. BDFund is to control the fundamental of the bass drum. MW. VAR 2 is automatic variability of timbre. Length Leg. VAR 2. MW. Port. Length Leg. please refer to the chapter entitled “Playing Personal Orchestra Instruments”. MW. Port. Vel. VAR 1. Port. Vel. VAR 1. MW. VAR 1. MW. VAR 2. THE BRASS INSTRUMENTS – NOTATION VERSION nki name: Bass Trombone 1 Solo Bass Trombone 2 Solo Bass Trombone 2 Solo ag Contratuba Solo French horn 1 Solo French horn 1 Solo KS French horn 1 Solo ag French horn 1 Plr1* French horn 1 Plr1 KS* French horn 1 Plr2* French horn 1 Plr2 KS* French horn 1 Plr3* French horn 1 Plr3 KS* French horn 2 Solo French horn 2 Solo Ag French horn 2 Plr1* Description: Principal Bass Trombone. Port. Leg = cc#68 legato control. SusDp = Sustain Pedal with damping control. KS. A different bass trombone with a brighter tone Same as Bass Trombone 2 Solo. KS. Port. Port. Length represents sample length. 1st player in an ensemble derived from the Principal French Horn Instrument A keyswitch version of French horn 1 Plr1 o C-2 = Regular Sustains o D-2 = Mutes Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. ALT = up and down bowstrokes. VAR 1. VAR 2. Length Leg. VAR 2. For detailed information about the controllers. Port. MW. VAR 2. 3rd player in an ensemble derived from the Principal French Horn Instrument A keyswitch version of French horn 1 Plr3 o C-2 = Regular Sustains o D-2 = Mutes nd 2 French Horn. VAR 1. Length Leg. A different French horn with a different tone quality The same as French Horn 2 Solo but programmed for a more aggressive sound Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. VAR 1. Vel (vol) = Note Velocity for Volume control. MW. Vel. Port. but programmed for a more aggressive sound Principal Contratuba. Length Leg. Vel. MW. VAR 1. Length Leg. Port. Made by Bach 2nd Bass Trombone. MW. VAR 2. Length Leg. Length Leg. MW. Vel. Length . Length Leg. Vel. Plays one octave lower than a conventional trombone. Port. VAR 1. Vel. Vel. Vel. VAR 1. Sus (sus) = Sustain Pedal for normal sustain control. MW. Vel. Port. Vel. Length Leg. VAR 1. VAR 2. VAR 1. MW. VAR 2. Port. VAR 2. Port. VAR 2. VAR 2. VAR 1. VAR 1.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra Directory of Instruments in Notation version of Personal Orchestra The following directory gives the name and a brief description of the orchestral instrument sounds contained in Garritan Personal Orchestra. There is also a chart of the available controllers available for each instrument. MW. Vel. as well as the individual instrument sections in this guide. VAR 2. Vel = Note Velocity for Accents and Attack. Plays lower than a conventional tuba. Port. VAR 1. MW. Length Leg. KS represents Keyswitching.86 - Controls: Leg. VAR 2. Length Leg. VAR 2. Vel. Specially made by Melton Principal Solo French Horn A keyswitch version of the French Horn 1 Solo instrument o C-2 = Regular Sustains o D-2 = Mutes The same as French Horn 1 Solo but with a more aggressive sound Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. VAR 2. KS. VAR 1. 1st player in an ensemble derived from the 2nd French Horn Instrument .

Port. KS.87 - Leg. VAR 1. MW. MW. KS. VAR 1. VAR 1. MW. MW. MW. 2nd player in an ensemble derived from the Tenor Trombone Muted Instrument Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. Length Leg. Length Leg. MW. VAR 1. MW. 3rd player in an ensemble derived from the Principal Trombone Instrument A keyswitch version of Tenor Tbone Plr3 o C-2 = Regular Sustains o D-2 = Mutes Principal Tenor Trombone played with a Straight Mute (Sordino) Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. Port. Vel. Vel. Port. VAR 2. Vel. Vel. VAR 1. VAR 2. Vel. Vel. Length Leg. 3rd player in an ensemble derived from the French Horn Muted Instrument A different Solo French Horn played forte and intended to be layered with other horns to create a fuller section sound The same as FHorn f Overlay but programmed for a more aggressive sound A different Solo French Horn played fortissimo and intended to be layered with other horns to create a brassier section sound Principal Solo Tenor Trombone. Length Leg. KS. Vel. MW. MW. 2nd player in an ensemble derived from the Principal Trombone Instrument A keyswitch version of Tenor Tbone Plr2 o C-2 = Regular Sustains o D-2 = Mutes Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. Port. VAR 2. MW. Vel. VAR 1. Port. Length Leg. VAR 1. Vel. 3rd player in an ensemble derived from the Tenor Trombone Muted Instrument . Port. VAR 1. VAR 2. Port. Port. VAR 2. VAR 2. VAR 1. Port. MW. Length Leg. Length Leg. Length Leg. MW. VAR 2. MW. Port. Length Leg. Vel. Length Leg. VAR 2. Vel. Port. Length . Port. 1st player in an ensemble derived from the Tenor Trombone Muted Instrument Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. MW. VAR 1. VAR 2. VAR 2. VAR 1. Port. 2nd player in an ensemble derived from the 2nd French Horn Instrument Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. VAR 1. VAR 2. Length Leg. MW. 1st player in an ensemble derived from the Principal Trombone Instrument A keyswitch version of Tenor Tbone Plr1 o C-2 = Regular Sustains o D-2 = Mutes Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. Vel. Vel. MW. MW. Length Leg. KS. 3rd player in an ensemble derived from the 2nd French Horn Instrument Principal French Horn played with a Straight Mute (Sordino) Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. VAR 2. VAR 1. Length Leg.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra French horn 2 Plr2* French horn 2 Plr3* French Horn Solo Mute French Horn Mute Plr1* French Horn Mute Plr2* French Horn Mute Plr3* FHorn f Overlay FHorn f Overlay Ag FHorn ff Overlay Tenor Tbone Solo Tenor Tbone Solo KS Tenor Tbone Solo Ag Tenor Tbone Plr1* Tenor Tbone Plr1 KS* Tenor Tbone Plr2* Tenor Tbone Plr2 KS* Tenor Tbone Plr3* Tenor Tbone Plr3 KS* Tenor Tbone Solo Mute Tenor Tbone Mute Plr1* Tenor Tbone Mute Plr2* Tenor Tbone Mute Plr3* Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. VAR 2. VAR 2. Port. MW. Vel. Port. Vel. VAR 2. VAR 1. VAR 2. VAR 2. Vel. Vel. Vel. Length Leg. Vel. Port. Make: Conn A keyswitch version of the Tenor Tbone Solo instrument o C-2 = Regular Sustains o D-2 = Mutes The same as the Tenor Tbone Solo but programmed for a more aggressive sound Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. Port. Port. VAR 1. Length Leg. Port. VAR 2. 2nd player in an ensemble derived from the French Horn Muted Instrument Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. Length Leg. VAR 2. VAR 2. VAR 1. Port. VAR 2. MW. VAR 1. Vel. MW. VAR 1. Length Leg. Port. 1st player in an ensemble derived from the French Horn Muted Instrument Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. VAR 1. Vel. VAR 1. MW. Length Leg. Length Leg. Vel. Port. VAR 1. Length Leg. VAR 2. MW. VAR 1. Length Leg.

Port. VAR 1. KS. 1st player in an ensemble derived from the Principal Trumpet Instrument Tpt Piccolo V Solo A keyswitch version of Tpt 1 Plr1 o C-2 = Regular Sustains o D-2 = Mutes Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. Port. MW.88 - Leg. Vel. VAR 1. VAR 2. Length Leg. MW. Length Leg. Length Leg. VAR 1. Vel. VAR 2. VAR 1. Length Leg. VAR 2. Length Leg. 3rd player in an ensemble derived from the Muted Trumpet Instrument A different Solo Trumpet played forte and intended to be layered with other trumpets to create a fuller section sound. MW. 2nd player in an ensemble derived from the 2nd Trumpet Instrument Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. Vel. 2nd player in an ensemble derived from the Principal Trumpet Instrument A keyswitch version of Tpt 1 Plr2 o C-2 = Regular Sustains o D-2 = Mutes Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. Made by Bohland Fuchs . VAR 2. Length . Port.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra Tbone Overlay Tbone Overlay Ag Tpt 1 Solo Tpt 1 Solo KS Tpt 1 Solo Ag Tpt 1 Plr1* Tpt 1 Plr1 KS* A different Solo Trombone played forte and intended to be layered with other trombones to create a fuller section sound The same as Tbone Overlay but programmed for a more aggressive sound Principal Solo C Trumpet A keyswitch version of the Tpt 1 Solo instrument o C-2 = Regular Sustains o D-2 = Mutes The same as Tpt 1 Solo but programmed for a more aggressive sound Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. VAR 2. Length Leg. VAR 2. Length Leg. Port. Port. MW. Vel. VAR 1. Length Leg. Vel. Made by Bach Stradivarius Piccolo Trumpet played with vibrato Tpt Solo Straight Mute Principal Trumpet played with a Straight Mute (Sordino) Tpt Straight Mute Plr1* Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. 1st player in an ensemble derived from the 2nd Trumpet Instrument Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. VAR 2. 2nd player in an ensemble derived from the Muted Trumpet Instrument Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. 3rd player in an ensemble derived from the 2nd Trumpet Instrument Piccolo Trumpet played with no vibrato. MW. Length Leg. Length Leg. VAR 1. Vel. Length Leg. VAR 2. Vel. Port. 3rd player in an ensemble derived from the Principal Trumpet Instrument A keyswitch version of Tpt 1 Plr3 o C-2 = Regular Sustains o D-2 = Mutes 2nd Solo Trumpet. VAR 2. Port. Vel. VAR 2. Port. MW. Vel. Vel. MW. VAR 1. Vel. Length Leg. Length Leg. Port. MW. VAR 1. Vel. Vel. Length Leg. Vel. Vel. Port. MW. MW. VAR 2. MW. Port. Vel. Length Leg. VAR 2. MW. Vel. MW. VAR 2. Vel. Length Leg. VAR 1. Length Leg. MW. MW. A different trumpet with a brighter sound than Tpt 1 Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. MW. MW. Port. Port. VAR 1. VAR 2. VAR 2. Port. Length Leg. VAR 1. VAR 1. VAR 2. MW. VAR 1. VAR 1. 1st player in an ensemble derived from the Muted Trumpet Instrument Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. Vel. MW. VAR 1. Port. Length Leg. Port. VAR 2. VAR 1. VAR 1. Port. Port. Port. VAR 2. Length Leg. Length Leg. KS. VAR 2. VAR 2. VAR 1. The same as Tpt Overlay but programmed for a more aggressive sound Tpt 1 Plr2* Tpt 1 Plr2 KS* Tpt 1 Plr3* Tpt 1 Plr3 KS* Tpt 2 Solo Tpt 2 Plr1* Tpt 2 Plr2* Tpt 2 Plr3* Tpt Piccolo NV Solo Tpt Straight Mute Plr2* Tpt Straight Mute Plr3* Tpt Overlay Tpt Overlay Ag Tuba 1 Solo Principal Solo Bass Tuba. VAR 1. Vel. VAR 2. VAR 1. MW. Port. KS. Vel. Port. KS. Length Leg. Length Leg. VAR 1. VAR 2. VAR 1. VAR 1. Port. MW. Port. VAR 2. MW. MW. Port. Vel. VAR 1. Vel. MW. VAR 2. Vel.

It has 3 manuals. SusDp MIDI maps are used to emulate the pedals.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra Tuba 2 Solo 2nd Solo Bass Tuba with a different tone Tuba 2 Solo Ag The same as Tuba 2 Solo but programmed for a more aggressive sound A different Solo Tuba played forte and intended to be layered or played solo for a fuller sound The same as Tuba Overlay but programmed for a more aggressive sound Tuba Overlay Tuba Overlay Ag Leg. Vel (vol). Mellow Sound o E-2 – Buff Stop. Vel (vol). Same as above but uses the Wurlitzer harp samples. SusDp Vel (vol). Sus (sus) Vel (vol) Keyswitch. Vel. Sus (sus) Vel (vol). VAR 2. MW. Maps Harp 1 samples to the white notes of the keyboard. Length Leg. A keyswitch instrument containing all the Harp 1 instruments: o C-2 = Chromatic Harp o D-2 = Glissando Harp o G-2 = Harp Harmonics A keyswitch instrument containing all the Harp 2 instruments: o C-2 = Chromatic Harp o D-2 = Glissando Harp o G-2 = Harp Harmonics Venus Harp playing harmonics Wurlitzer Harp playing harmonics Controls Vel (vol). SusDp. MW. SusDp Vel (vol). VAR 1. MIDI maps are used to emulate the pedals. VAR 1. Length THE HARP INSTRUMENTS – NOTATION VERSION nki name Chromatic Harp 1 Chromatic Harp 1 Lite Chromatic Harp 2 Chromatic Harp 2 Lite Glissando Harp 1 Glissando Harp 2 Harp 1 KS Harp 2 KS Harp Harmonics 1 Harp Harmonics 2 Description Venus Harp with a mellow sound. VAR 2. Port. SusDp Vel (vol). Sus (sus) Vel (vol). VAR 1. Length Leg. crystalline bell-like tones. They can be used in piano duos The pipe organ is a German Baroque organ built by Rudolf von Beckerath. A lite version of the Chromatic Harp 2 instrument. Simulate harp glissandos in real time by running your finger up and down the white notes. The stops are selected by keyswitches as follows: o C-2 – 8’ Stop. SusDp Vel (vol). Sus (sus) Vel (vol). Port. Length Leg. FiltFQ .89 - Controls: Vel (vol). VAR 1. 2 dynamics – fewer samples Steinway Piano Duo 1 & Duo2 Pipe Organ The Keyboard is mapped so two keyboards do not have samples in common. MW. each containing from 7 to . A lite version of the Chromatic Harp 1 instrument. FiltLV. VAR 2. Made by Mustel Emulation of a glass harmonica The harpsichord is a double manual French harpsichord made by Hubbard. Vel. Vel. Port. Chromatic with 2 dynamics Steinway Piano Lite Steinway Concert Grand Piano. Muted Sound Steinway Concert Grand Piano. Brighter Sound o D-2 – 8 ’& 4’ Stop. SusDp SusDp SusDp THE KEYBOARDS INSTRUMENTS – NOTATION VERSION nki name: Celesta Glass Harmonica Harpsichord KS (A5. MW. Vel.B5. Maps Harp 2 samples to the white notes of the keyboard. VAR 2. Port. Wurlitzer Harp with a clearer sound.C6) Steinway Piano Description: The celesta is a keyboard percussion instrument which produces very soft. and pedals. Sus (sus) Vel (vol) Fund.

snare drum hit left hand C3 .cymbal roll crescendo B5 – triangle long C6 – triangle short The bass drum is the largest drum in the orchestra. The Bass Drum has a tunable fundamental (controllable by CC# 20).cymbal hit (ping) right hand G5 . BDFund.medium gong 1 A#4 .timpani hit left hand G#2 .cymbal hit (ping) choke G#5 .timpani hit right hand G#4 .cymbal hit (ping) right hand G5 . Vel (vol).cymbal hit (ping) choke G#5 .medium gong 1 A#4 .snare drum hit right hand C#3 .side drum hit left hand A2 .tam tam B4 .cymbal roll (mod wheel) A5 . Made by Ludwig Keyswitches: o C-2 = Hits full decay o D-2 = Hits hand damped Crotales resemble small cymbals and produce a definite pitch Cymbals are large thin metal discs that are played by being struck together: • • • • • • • • • G#4 . VAR 2 .tam tam • • • • • • • • • • • • • • B4 .cymbal roll (mod wheel) with release hit A#5 . C#1 is a bass drum roll. VAR 1.crash cymbal E5 .cymbal roll (mod wheel) with release hit A#5 .cymbal hit (ping) left hand F#5 . VAR 1.cymbal hit (ping) left hand F#5 .90 - F5 .medium gong 2 C5 .choke cymbal • • • • • • .piatti cymbal 3 D#5 .bass drum roll (mod wheel) D2 thru G-2 .piatti cymbal 1 C#5 -piatti cymbal 2 D5 . VAR 2 BDFund.side drum hit right hand A#2 . BD Aggressive control VAR 1.snare drum roll (mod wheel) D3 thru G4 .choke cymbal F5 .cymbal roll (mod wheel) A5 . C1 is a bass drum hit.bass drum hit C#2 .side drum roll (mod wheel) B2 . VAR 2 aggressive control Vel (vol).piatti cymbal 3 D#5 . VAR 1.cymbal roll crescendo Controls: Vel (vol). VAR 2 Vel (vol). Stops include: o o o o o o Baroque Plen Reed Ped Baroque Plen Reeds Baroque Plenum Ped Baroque Plenum Brustwerk All stops Cornet o o o o o o o Flutes Full Organ Haupt Mix Hauptwerk All Stops Prinzipal Scharf IV Symphonic Plenum THE PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS – NOTATION VERSION nki name: Basic Orch Percussion Description: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Bass Drum KS Crotales Cymbals (includes Gong & Tam-Tam) C2 .large gong A4 .piatti cymbal 1 C#5 -piatti cymbal 2 D5 .crash cymbal E5 .medium gong 2 C5 .A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra 11 individual stops. KS.large gong A4 .

ratchet • G4 . each tuned to a particular note of the scale Assorted percussion instruments family commonly known as "toys" • • • • • • • • Snares Timpani KS Tubular Bells Vibraphone Wind Machine Xylophone A#2 .sustain pedal down for damped Orchestral snare drum with & without snares engaged.shaker 1 E3 .castanet roll • E4 .gourd 1 D3 . Vel. VAR 1.clave 2 • F#4 . Port. including snare rolls • G#2 . VAR 2 . VAR 1. Port.tambourine shake D4 . VAR 2 Vel (vol) Sus Attack. Length. Length. VAR 1. VAR 2 Leg.snare drum roll (mod wheel) Also known as the "Kettledrums" being shaped like huge copper kettles and are easily noticeable onstage • D1 thru G2 . Vel. that are played with beaters (mallets) Vel (vol).side drum roll (mod wheel) • B2 . VAR 2 Vel (vol).timpani hits played with the right hand Keyswitches: o C-2 = Hits full decay o D-2 = Hits hand damped Tubular Bells are also known as Orchestral Chimes and consist of a series of lightweight metal tubes of varying length that are hung vertically in a frame and struck with a mallet The Vibraphone has two rows of metal bars with electric resonators that produce a distinctive vibrato or throbbing effect. MW. VAR 1. VAR 1.side drum hit played with the left hand • A2 .triangle short .sleigh bells • G#4 . SusDp. VAR 2 Vel (vol).snare drum hit played with the left hand • C3 . VAR 1. mounted in a frame. TrmSpd MW (vol) Vel (vol). KS. Length.triangle long .snare drum hit played with the right hand • C#3 . VAR 2 Vel (vol).cowbell 3 C#3 . Made by Amati The Xylophone has two rows of graduated wooden bars.tambourine pop • C#4 . VAR 2 Vel (vol).shaker 2 C4 . VAR 2 Vel (vol). SusDp. VAR 2 Vel (vol). The sustain pedal activates the standard sustain function.cowbell 1 B2 . A wind machine is an effects instrument that emulates the sound of wind. THE STRING SECTION INSTRUMENTS – NOTATION VERSION nki name: Vln 1 Lush Vln 1 Lush Mutes Description: A lush sustain with strong vibrato played by a twelve-player 1st violin section Same as above played Sordino (with the mutes) .A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra Glockenspiel Grand Symphonic Marimba & Marimba Handbells Percussion Toys The Glockenspiel is another name for orchestral bells and consists of tuned metal bars that are struck with a hard beater The Orchestral Marimba has two rows of wooden bars that are played with beaters (mallets) Handbells are sets of brass bells.sustain pedal down for damped • A#4 . SusDp.gourd 2 D#3 .timpani hits played with the left hand • D3 thru G4 . VAR 1. VAR 1. MW. VAR 1.cowbell 2 C3 .91 - Controls: Leg.clave 1 • F4 .side drum hit played with the right hand • A#2 .marktree • A4 . TrmLev.castanet hit • D#4 .

VAR 1. MW. Vel. VAR 1. VAR 1. Length. Vel. Length. VAR 1. VAR 1. Length. MW. Port. KS.92 - Vel (vol). VAR 2 Leg. VAR 1. MW. VAR 2 Leg. controlled by the mod wheel controller or CC#1 Same as above played Sordino (with the mutes) Vlns 1 Tremolo 1st Violin section played tremolo Vlns 1 Trills Half 1st Violin section played half-step trills Vlns 1 Trills Whole 1st Violin section played whole-step trills Vlns 1 KS A keyswitch instrument containing all 1st Violins instruments o C-2 = Sus+short (legato with sustain pedal) o C#-2 = Sus+short mutes (legato with sustain pedal) o D-2 = Automatically alternating up and downbows o D#-2 = Upbows o E-2 = Downbows o F-2 = Pizzicato o F#-2 = Tremolo mutes (legato with sustain pedal) o G-2 = Tremolo (legato with sustain pedal) o G#-2 = Half step trills mutes (legato with sustain pedal) o A-2 = Half step trills (legato with sustain pedal) o A#-2 = Whole step trills mutes (legato with sustain pedal) o B-2 = Whole step trills (legato with sustain pedal) A lush sustain with strong vibrato played by a ten-player 2nd violin section Vln 2 Lush Vln 2 Lush Mutes Same as above played Sordino (with the mutes) Vlns 2 Pizzicato 2nd Violin section played pizzicato. Velocity controls volume level and timbre changes (brighter at higher velocities) 2nd Violin section played short bow style controlled by velocity Has keyswitch for bow direction control: o D-2 = automatically alternating bow strokes o D#-2 = bow stroke 1 o E-2 = bow stroke 2 Vlns 2 Short Bows KS . KS. MW. Port. Vel. VAR 1. Vel. Vlns 1 Sustain + Short with more aggressive sound. Port. Has bow direction control keyswitch. VAR 2 Leg. KS. Port. Length Vel (vol). controlled by velocity. Length. VAR 2. VAR 1. Has keyswitch for bow direction control: o D-2 = automatically alternating bow strokes o D#-2 = bow stroke 1 o E-2 = bow stroke 2 1st Violin section strings that combine characteristics of both long and short bows into single instruments. KS.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra Vlns 1 Pizzicato Vlns 1 Short Bows KS Vlns 1 Short Bows KS ag Vlns 1 Sustain+Short Vlns 1 Sustain+Short ag Vlns 1 Sustain+Short Mutes 1st Violin section played pizzicato. Vel (vol). Port. VAR 2 Vel (vol). VAR 2 Vel (vol). Length. Port. Port. Vel. MW. MW. MW. MW. Length. VAR 2 Leg. Vel. Length. Velocity controls volume level and timbre changes (brighter at higher velocities) 1st Violin section played short bow style controlled by velocity Has keyswitch for bow direction control: o D-2 = automatically alternating bow strokes o D#-2 = bow stroke 1 o E-2 = bow stroke 2 Vlns 1 Short Bows with more aggressive sound. Vel. VAR 1. Vel. VAR 1. Length. VAR 2 . Leg. Length. Alt. VAR 1. MW. VAR 2 Leg. Port. Length Leg. VAR 2 Leg. VAR 2. Vel. VAR 1. Port. VAR 2 Leg. Length. VAR 1. VAR 2.

Port. Length Vel (vol). Length Leg. Vel. Length. Same as above played Sordino (with the mutes) Violas Lush Violas Lush Mutes Violas Pizzicato Violas Short Bows KS Violas Short Bows KS ag Violas Sustain+Short Violas Sustain+Short ag Violas Sustain+Short Mutes Violas Tremolo Viola section played pizzicato. MW. VAR 1. Vel. Vel. Length. MW. VAR 1. Length. VAR 1. Vel. MW. Length. MW. VAR 2 Vel (vol). Has keyswitch for bow direction control: o D-2 = automatically alternating bow strokes o D#-2 = bow stroke 1 o E-2 = bow stroke 2 2nd Violin section strings that combine characteristics of both long and short bows into single instruments Vlns 2 Sustain + Short with more aggressive sound. VAR 2 Vel (vol). VAR 1. Velocity controls volume level and timbre changes (brighter at higher velocities) Viola section played short bow style controlled by velocity Hidden keyswitch for bow direction control: o D-2 = automatically alternating bow strokes o D#-2 = bow stroke 1 o E-2 = bow stroke 2 Violas Short Bows instrument with more aggressive sound. VAR 1. MW. Length. controlled by velocity. Vel. Length. VAR 1. MW. Length. Port. Vel. VAR 1. Vel. VAR 2 Leg. VAR 2. VAR 2 . Vel. Port.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra Vlns 2 Short Bows KS ag Vlns 2 Sustain+Short Vlns 2 Sustain+Short ag Vlns 2 Sustain+Short Mutes Vlns 2 Tremolo 2nd Violin section Short Bows with more aggressive sound. Port. KS. Length. Alt. Length. VAR 1. Has bow direction control keyswitch Has keyswitch for bow direction control: o D-2 = automatically alternating bow strokes o D#-2 = bow stroke 1 o E-2 = bow stroke 2 Viola section strings that combine characteristics of both long and short bows into single instruments Violas Sustain + Short with more aggressive sound. controlled by velocity. VAR 2 Leg. MW. Vel. VAR 2 Leg. VAR 1.93 - . KS. MW. Port. Length. Vel. VAR 2 Leg. Port. VAR 2 Leg. VAR 2 Leg. VAR 2 Leg. VAR 1. VAR 1. Port Leg. VAR 2. MW. Port. Vel. Length. Port. MW. VAR 1. VAR 1. MW. MW. VAR 2 Leg. KS. Port. controlled by the mod wheel controller or CC#1 Same as above played Sordino (with the mutes) 2nd Violin section played tremolo Vlns 2 Trills Half 2nd Violin section played half-step trills Vlns 2 Trills Whole 2nd Violin section played whole-step trills Vlns 2 KS A keyswitch instrument containing all 2nd Violins instruments o C-2 = Sus+short (legato with sustain pedal) o C#-2 = Sus+short mutes (legato with sustain pedal) o D-2 = Automatically alternating up and downbows o D#-2 = Upbows o E-2 = Downbows o F-2 = Pizzicato o F#-2 = Tremolo mutes (legato with sustain pedal) o G-2 = Tremolo (legato with sustain pedal) o G#-2 = Half step trills mutes (legato with sustain pedal) o A-2 = Half step trills (legato with sustain pedal) o A#-2 = Whole step trills mutes (legato with sustain pedal) o B-2 = Whole step trills (legato with sustain pedal) A lush sustain with strong vibrato played by a ten-player viola section. VAR 1. VAR 2 Leg. Port. VAR 2 Leg. VAR 2 Leg. VAR 1. Length. VAR 1. MW. KS. Port. Port. Vel. Length. controlled by the mod wheel controller or CC#1 Same as above played Sordino (with the mutes) Viola section played tremolo Vel (vol). Vel. Has bow direction control keyswitch. Length.

Port. VAR 1. Port. VAR 2 Leg. Vel. VAR 1. Port. VAR 1. MW. Vel. VAR 1. Length Leg. Port. Length. Velocity controls volume level and timbre changes (brighter at higher velocities) Cello section played short bow style controlled by velocity Has keyswitch for bow direction control: o D-2 = automatically alternating bow strokes o D#-2 = bow stroke 1 o E-2 = bow stroke 2 Cellos Short Bows instrument with a more aggressive sound. Port. VAR 2. MW. MW. Vel. Port. MW. Vel. Length. VAR 2 Vel (vol). Length. KS. Vel. VAR 1. VAR 1. Port. VAR 1. VAR 1. MW. MW. VAR 1. KS. Alt. Length . controlled by velocity. Vel. Has bow direction control keyswitch Has keyswitch for bow direction control: o D-2 = automatically alternating bow strokes o D#-2 = bow stroke 1 o E-2 = bow stroke 2 Cello section strings that combine characteristics of both long and short bows into single instruments The Cellos Sustain+Short instrument with a more aggressive sound. Length. VAR 1. VAR 1. KS. controlled by the mod wheel controller CC#1 Same as above played Sordino (with the mutes) Cello section played tremolo Cellos Trills Half Cello section played half-step trills Cellos Trills Whole Cello section played whole-step trills Cellos KS A keyswitch instrument containing all Cello instruments o C-2 = Sus+short (legato with sustain pedal) o C#-2 = Sus+short mutes (legato with sustain pedal) o D-2 = Automatically alternating up and downbows o D#-2 = Upbows o E-2 = Downbows o F-2 = Pizzicato o F#-2 = Tremolo mutes (legato with sustain pedal) o G-2 = Tremolo (legato with sustain pedal) o G#-2 = Half step trills mutes (legato with sustain pedal) . Length. Port. MW. Length. VAR 1. Length. Length. Port. Vel. Alt. Vel. Length. Port. VAR 2 Vel (vol). Length. MW. KS. VAR 2. VAR 2 Leg. MW. VAR 2 Leg. VAR 2 Leg. Length. VAR 1. MW. VAR 2 Leg. MW. Port. VAR 2. VAR 2 Leg. Vel. VAR 2 Leg. VAR 2 Leg. Vel. Vel. Same as above played Sordino (with the mutes) Cellos Lush Cellos Lush Mutes Cellos Pizzicato Cellos Short Bows KS Cellos Short Bows KS ag Cellos Sustain+Short Cellos Sustain+Short ag Cellos Sustain+Short Mutes Cellos Tremolo Cello section played pizzicato. Port. Length. Vel. VAR 2 Leg. VAR 2 Leg.94 - Leg. Length Vel (vol). MW.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra Violas Trills Half Viola section played half-step trills Violas Trills Whole Viola section played whole-step trills Violas KS A keyswitch instrument containing all Viola instruments o C-2 = Sus+short (legato with sustain pedal) o C#-2 = Sus+short mutes (legato with sustain pedal) o D-2 = Automatically alternating up and downbows o D#-2 = Upbows o E-2 = Downbows o F-2 = Pizzicato o F#-2 = Tremolo mutes (legato with sustain pedal) o G-2 = Tremolo (legato with sustain pedal) o G#-2 = Half step trills mutes (legato with sustain pedal) o A-2 = Half step trills (legato with sustain pedal) o A#-2 = Whole step trills mutes (legato with sustain pedal) o B-2 = Whole step trills (legato with sustain pedal) A lush sustain with strong vibrato played by an eight-player cello section. VAR 1. VAR 1.

95 - Leg. VAR 2. Port. KS. VAR 1. VAR 1. Port. Vel. Port. VAR 2 Leg. KS. Same as above played Sordino (with the mutes) Double Bass section played pizzicato. VAR 2 Vel (vol). controlled by the mod wheel controller CC#1 Same as above played Sordino (with the mutes) A keyswitch instrument containing all Bass instruments o C-2 = Sustain o C#-2 = Sustain mute o D-2 = Automatically alternating o D#-2 = Upbows o E-2 = Downbows o F-2 = Pizzicato o F#-2 = Playable tremolo mute o G-2 = Playable tremolo Double Bass section played tremolo Full Strgs Pizz Full String section played pizzicato. Length. VAR 2. Vel. Length. VAR 2 Leg. VAR 1. VAR 1. VAR 1. VAR 2 Vel (vol). VAR 1. Port. Port. MW. Length. controlled by the mod wheel controller CC#1 Full Strgs Sustain+Short Mutes Same as above played Sordino (with the mutes) Full Strgs KS A keyswitch instrument containing all Full Strings instruments o C-2 = Sus+short (legato with sustain pedal) . KS. KS. Port. Length. VAR 1. Velocity controls volume level and timbre changes (brighter at higher velocities) Full Strgs Short Bows KS Full String section played short bow style Has keyswitch for bow direction control: o D-2 = automatically alternating bow strokes o D#-2 = bow stroke 1 o E-2 = bow stroke 2 Full String section that combine characteristics of both long and short bows into single instruments Full Strgs Sustain+Short Full Strgs Sustain+Short ag Full Strgs Sustain+Short instrument with more aggressive sound. Alt. MW. MW. VAR 2 Leg. Vel. VAR 1. Length . VAR 2 Leg. VAR 2. VAR 2. Alt. Length Vel (vol). Length. VAR 1. Length. VAR 1. MW. Length. MW. MW. MW. VAR 2 Leg. MW. Length Leg. MW. Port. VAR 2 Leg. Vel. Has bow direction control keyswitch for bow direction control: o D-2 = automatically alternating bow strokes o D#-2 = bow stroke 1 o E-2 = bow stroke 2 Bass section strings that combine characteristics of both long and short bows into single instruments Basses Sustain+Short instrument with more aggressive sound. Vel. MW. Vel. VAR 1. Vel. Vel. VAR 2 Leg. VAR 2 Leg. Length Vel (vol). Length. VAR 1. Length. controlled by velocity. VAR 1. VAR 1. KS. Length. Vel. Port. MW. Port. Port. Port. Vel.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra Basses Lush Basses Lush Mutes Basses Pizzicato Basses Short Bows KS Basses Short Bows KS ag Basses Sustain+Short Basses Sustain+Short ag Basses Sustain+Short Mutes Basses KS Basses Tremolo o A-2 = Half step trills (legato with sustain pedal) o A#-2 = Whole step trills mutes (legato with sustain pedal) o B-2 = Whole step trills (legato with sustain pedal) A lush sustain with strong vibrato played by a seven-player double bass section. Length. VAR 2 Vel (vol). VAR 1. VAR 2 Leg. Vel. Length. Velocity controls volume level and timbre changes (brighter at higher velocities) Double Bass section played short bow style controlled by velocity Has keyswitch for bow direction control: o D-2 = automatically alternating bow strokes o D#-2 = bow stroke 1 o E-2 = bow stroke 2 Basses Short Bows instrument with more aggressive sound. VAR 1.

VAR 2. VAR 1. VAR 1. VAR 1. MW. VAR 2. VAR 2. Alt. Vel. Alt. Length Leg. MW. Length Leg. MW. MW. Concertmaster. Port. VAR 1. Length Leg. Length. Length. Vel. Port. MW. Length Leg. VAR 2. VAR 2. Velocity controls volume level and timbre changes (brighter at higher velocities) Stradivari Solo Violin. Length Vel (vol). VAR 2 THE SOLO STRINGS INSTRUMENTS – NOTATION VERSION nki name: Violin 1 Gagli Solo Violin 1 Gagli Plr1* Description: Gagliano Solo Violin. Vel. VAR 2 Leg. MW. VAR 2. VAR 2. A keyswitch version of the Violin 2 Strad Solo instrument o C-2 = Sustain o C#-2 = Sustain mute o D-2 = Automatically alternating up and downbows o D#-2 = Upbows o E-2 = Downbows o F-2 = Pizzicato o F#-2 = Playable tremolo mute Violin 1 Gagli KS Solo Violin 2 Strad Solo Violin 2 Strad Solo KS . Combines characteristics of both long and short bows. Port. KS. VAR 1. Vel. Vel. Port. MW. KS. Port. VAR 1. Vel. Length. Vel. Port. Length Leg. VAR 1. Length Leg. VAR 1. Length .96 - Controls: Leg. Port.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra Full Strgs Tremolo o C#-2 = Sus+short mutes (legato with sustain pedal) o D-2 = Automatically alternating up and downbows o D#-2 = Upbows o E-2 = Downbows o F-2 = Pizzicato o F#-2 = Tremolo mutes (legato with sustain pedal) o G-2 = Tremolo (legato with sustain pedal) o G#-2 = Half step trills mutes (legato with sustain pedal) o A-2 = Half step trills (legato with sustain pedal) o A#-2 = Whole step trills mutes (legato with sustain pedal) o B-2 = Whole step trills (legato with sustain pedal) Full Strings section played tremolo Full Strgs Trills Half Full Strings section played half-step trills Full Strgs Trills Whole Full Strings section played whole-step trills Leg. VAR 1. Vel. VAR 1. Vel. Combines characteristics of both long and short bows A keyswitch version of the Violin Gagli Solo instrument o C-2 = Sustain o C#-2 = Sustain mute o D-2 = Automatically alternating up and downbows o D#-2 = Upbows o E-2 = Downbows o F-2 = Pizzicato o F#-2 = Playable tremolo mute o G-2 = Playable tremolo o G#-2 = Playable muted trills (extended intervals can be chosen with cc16) o A-2 = Playable trills (extended intervals can be chosen with cc16) o A#-2 = Playable whole step muted trills o B-2 = Playable whole step trills 1st player in an ensemble derived from the Principal Violin Violin 1 Gagli Plr2* 2nd player in an ensemble derived from the Principal Violin Violin 1 Gagli Plr3* 3rd player in an ensemble derived from the Principal Violin Violin 1 Gagli Pizz Solo Solo Gagliano Violin played pizzicato. MW. VAR 2. Vel. Port. MW. VAR 2 Leg. Principal Violin. Port. Port. VAR 1. MW.

KS. Length . VAR 2.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra Violin 2 Strad Plr1* G-2 = Playable tremolo G#-2 = Playable muted trills (intervals chosen with cc16) (extended intervals can be chosen with cc16) o A-2 = Playable trills (extended intervals can be chosen with cc16) o A#-2 = Playable whole step muted trills o B-2 = Playable whole step trills 1st player in an ensemble derived from the Concertmaster Violin Violin 2 Strad Plr2* 2nd player in an ensemble derived from the Concertmaster Violin Violin 2 Strad Plr3* 3rd player in an ensemble derived from the Concertmaster Violin Violin 2 Strad Pizz Solo Solo Stradivari played pizzicato. VAR 1. KS. Length Vel (vol). Principal Viola. Length Leg. VAR 2.97 - Leg. Port. Vel. Length Leg. Length Leg. Length Leg. Combines characteristics of both long and short bows. Length Leg. VAR 2. Length Leg. Port. MW. A keyswitch version of the Viola Solo instrument o C-2 = Sustain o C#-2 = Sustain mute o D-2 = Automatically alternating up and downbows o D#-2 = Upbows o E-2 = Downbows o F-2 = Pizzicato o F#-2 = Playable tremolo mute o G-2 = Playable tremolo o G#-2 = Playable muted trills (extended intervals can be chosen with cc16) o A-2 = Playable trills (extended intervals can be chosen with cc16) o o Violin 3 Guarn Solo Violin 3 Guarn Solo KS Violin 3 Guarn Plr1* Violin 3 Guarn Plr2* Violin 3 Guarn Plr3* Violin 3 Guarn Pizz Solo Viola Solo Viola Solo KS . Length Leg. Vel. Vel. VAR 1. Length Leg. MW. Alt. VAR 1. Velocity controls volume level and timbre changes (brighter at higher velocities) Guarneri Solo Violin. VAR 1. VAR 1. Vel. Port. MW. Vel. Length Leg. Port. Associate Principal. MW. VAR 1. Vel. Port. MW. Vel. VAR 1. Length Vel (vol). VAR 2. VAR 2. Combines characteristics of both long and short bows A keyswitch version of the Violin 3 Guarn Solo instrument o C-2 = Sustain o C#-2 = Sustain mute o D-2 = Automatically alternating up and downbows o D#-2 = Upbows o E-2 = Downbows o F-2 = Pizzicato o F#-2 = Playable tremolo mute o G-2 = Playable tremolo o G#-2 = Playable muted trills (extended intervals can be chosen with cc16) o A-2 = Playable trills (extended intervals can be chosen with cc16) o A#-2 = Playable whole step muted trills o B-2 = Playable whole step trills 1st player in an ensemble derived from the Associate Principal Violin 2nd player in an ensemble derived from the Associate Principal Violin 3rd player in an ensemble derived from the Associate Principal Violin Solo Guarneri Violin played pizzicato. MW. Port. Port. VAR 2. Vel. VAR 2. VAR 1. Port. VAR 1. VAR 2. MW. VAR 1. VAR 1. Alt. Vel. MW. MW. VAR 2. MW. Vel. Velocity controls volume level and timbre changes (brighter at higher velocities) 18th Century Solo Viola. Port. Port. VAR 2. VAR 2. VAR 1. VAR 2.

Length Leg. Assistant Principal. VAR 1. Port. Velocity controls volume level and timbre changes (brighter at higher velocities) Vuillaume Solo Cello. VAR 2. Combines characteristics of both long and short bows. Port. Port. Length Leg. VAR 2. Port. MW. VAR 1. MW. Length Leg. Length Leg. Port. Principal Cello. VAR 2. Combines characteristics of both long and short bows Cello 2 Solo KS A keyswitch version of the Cello 2 Solo instrument o C-2 = Sustain o C#-2 = Sustain mute o D-2 = Automatically alternating up and downbows o D#-2 = Upbows o E-2 = Downbows o F-2 = Pizzicato o F#-2 = Playable tremolo mute o G-2 = Playable tremolo o G#-2 = Playable muted trills (extended intervals can be chosen with cc16) o A-2 = Playable trills (extended intervals can be chosen with cc16) o A#-2 = Playable whole step muted trills o B-2 = Playable whole step trills 1st player in an ensemble derived from the Assistant Principal Cello Cello 2 Plr1* Cello 2 Plr2* 2nd player in an ensemble derived from the Assistant Principal Cello . A keyswitch version of the Cello 1 Solo instrument o C-2 = Sustain o C#-2 = Sustain mute o D-2 = Automatically alternating up and downbows o D#-2 = Upbows o E-2 = Downbows o F-2 = Pizzicato o F#-2 = Playable tremolo mute o G-2 = Playable tremolo o G#-2 = Playable muted trills (extended intervals can be chosen with cc16) o A-2 = Playable trills (extended intervals can be chosen with cc16) o A#-2 = Playable whole step muted trills o B-2 = Playable whole step trills Cello 1 Solo Cello 1 Solo KS Cello 1 Plr1* 1st player in an ensemble derived from the Principal Cello Cello 1 Plr2* 2nd player in an ensemble derived from the Principal Cello Cello 1 Plr3* 3rd player in an ensemble derived from the Principal Cello Cello 2 Solo Montagnana Solo Cello. Length Leg. Length Leg. Length Leg. VAR 2. VAR 1. VAR 2. VAR 1. Vel. Vel. VAR 1. VAR 2. Alt. Port. VAR 2. Vel. VAR 2. MW. VAR 2. VAR 2. VAR 2. Vel. MW. VAR 2. Length .98 - Leg. Port. MW. KS. Vel. VAR 1. Vel. Vel. VAR 1. MW. Vel. Port. Length Leg. MW. MW. Vel. Port. MW. Vel. MW. VAR 1. Length Leg. VAR 1. KS.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra Viola Plr1* o A#-2 = Playable whole step muted trills o B-2 = Playable whole step trills 1st player in an ensemble derived from the Principal Viola Viola Plr2* 2nd player in an ensemble derived from the Principal Viola Viola Plr3* 3rd player in an ensemble derived from the Principal Viola Viola Pizz Solo Solo Viola played pizzicato. VAR 2. Vel. Port. Vel. Length Vel (vol). Length Leg. Alt. Length Leg. Port. VAR 1. VAR 1. Port. VAR 1. MW. MW. VAR 1.

Length Leg. Vel. Length Leg. Vel. Vel. Alt. MW. Vel. VAR 2. Vel. Port. Length Leg. Vel. VAR 1. KS. VAR 2. Port. Port. VAR 1. VAR 1. Port. MW. Length Leg. VAR 2. MW. Associate Principal. VAR 2. Vel. Alt. Length Leg. KS. Port. VAR 1. MW. Port. VAR 2. Length Leg. Vel. Length Leg. MW. VAR 1. Vel. Principal. Length Leg. Combines characteristics of both long and short bows A keyswitch version of the Cello 3 Solo instrument o C-2 = Sustain o C#-2 = Sustain mute o D-2 = Automatically alternating up and downbows o D#-2 = Upbows o E-2 = Downbows o F-2 = Pizzicato o F#-2 = Playable tremolo mute o G-2 = Playable tremolo o G#-2 = Playable muted trills (extended intervals can be chosen with cc16) o A-2 = Playable trills (extended intervals can be chosen with cc16) o A#-2 = Playable whole step muted trills o B-2 = Playable whole step trills 1st player in an ensemble derived from the Assistant Principal Cello Cello 3 Solo KS Cello 3 Plr1* Cello 3 Plr2* Cello 3 Plr3* Cello Pizz Solo 2nd player in an ensemble derived from the Assistant Principal Cello 3rd player in an ensemble derived from the Assistant Principal Cello Dbl Bass Plr1* Solo Cello played pizzicato. Port. VAR 2. VAR 2. Port. VAR 1. Length Vel (vol). MW. Length Vel (vol). VAR 1. MW. VAR 2. Port. Velocity controls volume level and timbre changes (brighter at higher velocities) 18th Century Solo Double Bass. MW. Length Leg. VAR 1. VAR 2. Length . VAR 1. Port. VAR 1. VAR 1. VAR 2. VAR 2. VAR 2. Vel.99 - Leg. Velocity controls volume level and timbre changes (brighter at higher velocities) Dbl Bass Solo Dbl Bass Solo KS . MW. MW.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra Cello 2 Plr3* 3rd player in an ensemble derived from the Assistant Principal Cello Cello 3 Solo Gofriller Solo Cello. VAR 2. VAR 1. Port. VAR 1. Length Leg. Combines characteristics of both long and short bows A keyswitch version of the Dbl Bass Solo instrument o C-2 = Sustain o C#-2 = Sustain mute o D-2 = Automatically alternating up and downbows o D#-2 = Upbows o E-2 = Downbows o F-2 = Pizzicato o F#-2 = Playable tremolo mute o G-2 = Playable tremolo o G#-2 = Playable muted trills (extended intervals can be chosen with cc16) o A-2 = Playable trills (extended intervals can be chosen with cc16) o A#-2 = Playable whole step muted trills o B-2 = Playable whole step trills 1st player in an ensemble derived from the Principal Double Bass Dbl Bass Plr2* 2nd player in an ensemble derived from the Principal Double Bass Dbl Bass Plr3* 3rd player in an ensemble derived from the Principal Double Bass Dbl Bass Pizz Solo Solo Double Bass played pizzicato. MW. Vel.

Port. Vel. VAR 1. VAR 2. VAR 2. MW. Port. VAR 1. 3rd player in an ensemble derived from the Principal Bass Flute Instrument Bassoon 1 Solo Principal Solo Bassoon. VAR 2. VAR 2. Made by Heckel Bassoon 2 Solo 2nd Bassoon. Length Leg. Vel. 1st player in an ensemble derived from the Principal Bassoon Instrument. VAR 1. VAR 1. Length Leg. MW. Vel. Vel. MW. Length Leg. VAR 1. MW. Port. Vel. Plays four notes higher than the Bb Clarinet. VAR 1. VAR 1. Has a wider note range and a different tone quality. Length Leg. MW. Made by Buffet Bassoon 1 Plr2* Bassoon 1 Plr3* Bb Clarinet Solo Bb Clarinet Plr1* Bb Clarinet Plr2* Bb Clarinet Plr3* Contrabass Clarinet Solo Contrabassoon 1 Solo Contrabassoon 2 Solo Eb Clarinet Solo Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. Length Leg. Port. Vel. VAR 2. 3rd player in an ensemble derived from the Principal Bass Clarinet Instrument Bass Flute Solo Vib Principal Bass Flute played with vibrato. VAR 2. Port. MW. Length Leg. Length Leg. MW. VAR 2. Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. VAR 1. . VAR 1. 3rd player in an ensemble derived from the Principal Alto Flute Instrument Bass Clarinet Solo Principal Bass clarinet. Port. Vel. 3rd player in an ensemble derived from the Principal Bb Clarinet Instrument Principal Contrabass Clarinet. Vel. MW. VAR 2. Length Leg. Vel. VAR 2. VAR 1. Length Leg. MW. Length Leg. VAR 2. Length . Vel. VAR 2. Port. VAR 1. VAR 1. Plays one octave lower than a conventional clarinet. 2nd player in an ensemble derived from the Principal Bass Flute Instrument Bass Flute Plr3* Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. MW. 2nd player in an ensemble derived from the Principal Alto Flute Instrument Alto Flute Plr3* Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. Length Leg. Port. MW. Vel. 3rd player in an ensemble derived from the Principal Bassoon Instrument Principal Solo Bb Clarinet. Length Leg. VAR 1. MW. MW. MW. Length Leg. Vel. VAR 2. Port. VAR 1. Length Leg. Length Leg. Port. Plays octave lower than a conventional bassoon and lower than any instrument in the orchestra 2ns Contrabassoon. Port.100 - Controls: Leg. Length Leg. Plays one octave lower than a conventional flute Bass Flute Plr1* Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. VAR 2. Vel. Port. MW. VAR 2. Vel. VAR 2. VAR 1. Port. MW. Length Leg. Length Leg. VAR 2. MW. 2nd player in an ensemble derived from the Principal Bass Clarinet Instrument Bass Clarinet Plr3* Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. VAR 1. MW. Port. 2nd player in an ensemble derived from the Principal Bassoon Instrument Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. VAR 1. MW. Vel. MW. Length Leg. Port. Vel. VAR 1. VAR 2. A different bassoon with a different tone Bassoon 1 Plr1* Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. Vel. 1st player in an ensemble derived from the Principal Alto Flute Instrument Alto Flute Plr2* Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. Port. 1st player in an ensemble derived from the Principal Bass Clarinet Instrument Bass Clarinet Plr2* Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. Port. Plays one octave lower than a conventional flute Bass Flute Solo NV Principal Bass Flute played without vibrato. Port. 2nd player in an ensemble derived from the Principal Bb Clarinet Instrument Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. Vel. VAR 2. Vel. VAR 2. VAR 1. Port. Vel. Length Leg. MW. Port. VAR 2. VAR 2. VAR 1. Vel. Length Leg. MW. VAR 1. Port. VAR 2. Vel. Port. Length Leg. MW. VAR 2. MW. Length Leg. Vel.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra THE WOODWIND INSTRUMENTS – NOTATION VERSION nki name: Description: Alto Flute Solo Principal Alto Flute. Port. Vel. MW. 1st player in an ensemble derived from the Principal Bass Flute Instrument Bass Flute Plr2* Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. Port. Length Leg. Vel. Length Leg. VAR 1. Made by Mönnig Alto Flute Plr1* Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. Plays an octave lower than the bass clarinet Principal Contrabassoon. The Alto flute plays four notes lower than a conventional flute. VAR 2. Port. Port. VAR 2. Vel. VAR 1. 1st player in an ensemble derived from the Principal Bb Clarinet Instrument Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. Made by Schreiber Principal Eb Solo Clarinet. VAR 2. The 3rd clarinetist often plays bass clarinet when needed Bass Clarinet Plr1* Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. MW. VAR 1. VAR 1. VAR 1.

VAR 2. VAR 1. VAR 1. Length Leg. Vel. don’t use French horn 1 Plr1*. VAR 1. VAR 1. MW. MW. Vel. Length Leg. VAR 2. 2nd player in an ensemble derived from the Principal Flute Instrument Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. Vel. VAR 2. Vel. 2nd player in an ensemble derived from the Principal English Horn Instrument Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. Vel. Length Leg. 1st player in an ensemble derived from the Principal Flute Instrument Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. 1st player in an ensemble derived from the Principal English Horn Instrument Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. or Plr3* with French horn 1 (solo). VAR 1. Vel. Vel.101 - . Length Leg. VAR 2. Port. Made by Loree Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. VAR 2 Leg. KS. MW. Vel. e. Played flutter tongue English Horn 2 Solo English Horn 1 Plr1* English Horn 1 Plr2* English Horn 1 Plr3* Flute Solo Flutter Flute Plr1* Oboe 1 Modern Solo Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. KS. VAR 2. Vel. Port. 3rd player in an ensemble derived from the Principal Flute Instrument Principal Solo Oboe Oboe 2 Modern Solo 2nd Solo Oboe with a little more vibrato. VAR 2. Played Non Vibrato Flute Solo KS A keyswitch version of the Flute Solo instrument o C-2 = Vibrato o D-2 = Non-vibrato o E-2 = Flutter Principal Solo Flute. Vel. MW. Vel. Length Leg. Length Leg. Port. VAR 1. MW. VAR 2. MW. Length Leg. Port. VAR 2. VAR 1. MW. Vel. VAR 2. VAR 2. Port. Length Leg. VAR 1. Plays one octave higher than a conventional flute Made by Hammig Principal Piccolo played without vibrato Flute Plr2* Flute Plr3* Oboe 1 Modern Plr1* Oboe 1 Modern Plr2* Oboe 1 Modern Plr3* Piccolo NV Solo Piccolo Solo KS Piccolo Flutter A keyswitch version of the Piccolo Solo instrument o C-2 = Vibrato o D-2 = Non-vibrato o E-2 = Flutter Principal piccolo played flutter tongue Leg.g. VAR 2. VAR 1. Vel. Length Leg. Port. Port. Port. Port. Length Leg. Port. MW. VAR 2. Port. Length Leg. Length Leg. Length Leg. VAR 2. Principal Solo Flute. MW. . Vel. Port. Made by Püchner Oboe 3 Modern Solo Oboe Classical Solo 3rd Solo Oboe with a slightly different tone and more pronounced vibrato Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. MW. MW. Port. VAR 2. VAR 2. Vel. VAR 2. VAR 2. 2nd English horn (cor anglais) with a different tone and more pronounced vibrato. MW. VAR 2. MW. Vel. Played Vibrato. MW. VAR 1. Port. Port. MW. MW. VAR 2. Also referred to as a cor anglais or alto oboe. Older vintage instrument with a different tone quality Oboe D'Amore Solo Oboe D’Amore Piccolo Vib Solo Principal Piccolo played with vibrato. MW. Port. MW. Vel. Vel. MW. 3rd player in an ensemble derived from the Principal Oboe Instrument 4th solo oboe. 2nd player in an ensemble derived from the Principal Oboe Instrument Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. Length Leg. VAR 2. Made by Haynes Flute Solo NV Principal Solo Flute. VAR 1. Port. VAR 1. Vel. VAR 1. Length Leg. VAR 1. VAR 1. MW. MW. Vel. VAR 1. 3rd player in an ensemble derived from the Principal English Horn Instrument.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra English Horn 1 Solo Flute Solo Vib Principal English horn. Length Leg. VAR 1. VAR 2. Port. Length Leg. Port. VAR 2. Plr2*. VAR 1. VAR 1. VAR 1. Port. VAR 1. Length Leg. Port. MW. Length Leg. VAR 2. Length Leg. MW. Port. Plays a fifth below an oboe and sometimes played by the third oboist. MW. VAR 1. Port. Vel. Length Leg. VAR 1. Length Leg. Vel. Length * Plr instruments do not share samples with each other but must not be used with the solo instruments from which they are derived to avoid phasing problems. 1st player in an ensemble derived from the Principal Oboe Instrument Associate Ensemble Instrument for building ensembles. Vel. Port. VAR 1. Vel.

or pizzicato string instruments. even ones. etc.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra Quick MIDI Controller Reference Guide for Notation Set of GPO CC # 1 Description Modulation Use Controls the volume/timbre of “Expressive” instruments 7 Volume Also controls dynamic level of recorded percussion ‘rolls’ in affected instruments Turned on by default. This controller does not affect true vibrato instruments. Controls the length/release time of the sample. keyed. All Solo String KS patches. short bow. Can be used to add more forcefulness and ‘grit’ to these patches’ sound. this is turned off by default. 16 Hidden Trills Interval Controller (KS solo strings) Controls the interval of the trills when using the Solo String KS patches. Controls the strength of the lowest frequencies. Used during passages that move from detache to slurred/legato phrasing.) Values as they relate to trill intervals: 0-32 = half step 33-64 = whole step 65=96 = minor third 97-127 = major third Hidden Saturation Controller (aggressive strings/brass as well as bass drum) 17 Hidden Vibrato Speed Controller (NV solo woodwinds and brass) 19 Hidden Portamento Aid – pitchbend disabled layer 20 Portamento 21 Bass Drum Fundamental Shown: BDFUND Attack Speed Shown: ATTACK (vibraphone only) Length Damping (vibraphone) Controls bow noise on aggressive string instrument patches as well adding a more forceful sound to the aggressive brass and bass drum patches. Used during legato/slurred passages which require portamento. If you wish GPO to respond to automated panning adjustments sent by your controller or sequencer you must turn this option on in the Kontakt player options panel. This only affects Non-Vibrato (NV) patches. All stringed instruments. Since all the instruments in GPO are pre-panned based on their place in the orchestra. Adjustable from hard to ‘bowed’ attacks. Controls dynamic level of ‘rolls’ on snares. For the vibraphone. This is also useful for legato string section passages to smooth transitions. Adds low frequency strength to the Bass Drum as well as most Organ patches. Does not affect most percussion. which do not normally use vibrato in standard practice. Instruments Affected All “Expressive” sustained instruments. Adds portamento to notes depending on interval and controller data added. Used to control vibrato speed on affected solo woodwind and brass instruments. Volume controller CC# 7 used for static volume changes (in contrast to modulation control CC #1 which is used for dynamic volume/timbre changes). Controls portamento between legato/slurred notes and detache notes. This controller gives an alternate way of choosing the interval with an extended range (beyond the keyswitches. You must activate it in the Kontakt player options panel. Especially useful with the Short Bow instruments to give shorter bow strokes. All “Expressive” sustained instruments. bass drum.102 - This controller also adjusts bow noise in the aggressive string patches as well as a more forceful sound to the aggressive brass and bass drum patches. Can be applied to double and triple tonguing in the brass. Adjustable attack speed controller on the vibraphone KS patch. as well as the trombone. harp. Controls the length/release time of most instruments in GPO. Continually adjustable attack speed controller. cymbals. Used to add ‘grit’ to the sound. can be used to simulate . like French horn and clarinet. 10 Pan Turned on by default. Simulates damped playing on the . Used to control vibrato speed with certain solo woodwinds and brass instruments.

When used with GPO’s vibraphone. To be used with CC# 23. On most wind. This controller does not affect true vibrato instruments. . For vibraphone. and some percussion instruments. harpsichord. damped playing. M-Audio) allow the user to assign cc#131 to the function of aftertouch. this is used to introduce note-to-note variations in intonation.” Also used to control the center frequency for filtering. Controls standard sustain on piano. Used along with CC# 22. like French horn and clarinet. string. even ones. useful for repeated note passages to prevent the ‘machinegun’ effect. controls the tremolo level. . Used during repeated note passages to help prevent the ‘machinegun’ effect. Velocity Pitch Bend Velocity Pitch Bend Controls “note on” velocity for all instruments in GPO. Sets random variations in instrument timbre from note to note. For all Organ patches this is used for filter strength. This controller is useful for instruments like strings and trombone where note slides are common. which do not normally use vibrato in standard practice. Can be used with trombone to simulate slide movements during sustained notes. etc.103 - Some controller keyboards (e. this control is to be used along with CC# 23. Can be used along with cc#19 to solve difficult portamento situations. Controls legato on strings and tongue/slur on woodwinds. Notation version is set to a range of +/-12 semitones.. “Normal Sustain/Sostenuto. celeste. Again. 22 Variability 1 (VAR 1) Sets random variations in tuning from note to note. This controller is used to create ‘scoops’ or ‘drops’ at the beginning or end of a note or passage. this controller is used to control the tremolo speed. Only affects sustain pedal up playing on the vibraphone. Only affects Non-Vibrato (NV) patches.g. For all Organ patches this is used to control the center frequency of the filter. 23 Frequency Filtering Shown: FILTLV (organ) Tremolo Level Shown: TRMLEV (vibraphone) Variability 2 (VAR 2) 64 Filter Center Frequency Shown: FILTFQ Filtering (organ) Tremolo Speed Shown: TRMSPD (vibraphone) Sustain 68 Legato Aftertouch Hidden Vibrato Intensity Controller Continuously variable tremolo control. Controls filter strength. or non sustained patches) this controls volume/timbre. Used to control vibrato intensity with certain solo woodwinds and brass instruments.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra vibraphone. percussion. string. Allows a note’s pitch to be shifted in a controlled manner (usually to a maximum of two semitones up or down). this is used for timbre variations. and brass. To be used with CC# 22 to control tremolo levels and speed. Controls vibrato intensity for affected woodwind and brass solo patches. The keyboard will output Aftertouch data when a slider assigned to cc#131 is moved. Continuously variable tremolo speed control. For use with pedal mode 1. and some percussion instruments. On most wind. For all “Percussive” (keyed. Controls the initial attack strength of all “Expressive” mod wheel controlled instruments in GPO.

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105 - . You can find a link to check for the latest update in the About dialog. tips and techniques. In your description. you should include a description of the problem.native-instruments. Choose the support tab of the About Screen to find a series of buttons directly leading you to the Native Instruments Online Knowledge Base and to the Online Support front-end. Another resource is the support forums. please email us at support@garritan. and more. The front-end will ask you for all information about your hardware and software environment. Important: For support & authorization for the Native Instruments KONTAKT Player. Also.garritan.garritan.com for the latest up-to-date information. Regarding Third Party Customer Service: Please do not call Garritan Personal Orchestra for technical support regarding the Kontakt Player or any other third-party application or program. Garritan Personal Orchestra is a dynamic library that is evolving and growing.com or Native Instruments Tech Support at: (323) 467-2693 (US). Please contact the respective companies for support.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra Getting Help The first place to look for a solution to any problem you may be experiencing is in this manual. MIDI files. All Kontakt support issues are handled primarily by Native Instruments. to better assist you. you should also check if you have installed the latest update. tutorials. Next. Please read the manual before contacting support. The best way to get the help you need is by giving us plenty of detailed information about the problem you are having. The version number of your software is displayed on the first page of the About dialog. FAQs. opened by clicking on the NI KONTAKT logo on the player. the steps you have taken to try to remedy the problem. If you can’t find a solution to your problem by any of the above methods. Please check the support area of our website at www. You can access support by going to the Kontakt Player About screen. FAQs. helpful hints and tutorials. Information and help are also available at the Personal Orchestra website. you may find an answer to your problem using the Kontakt Player’s on-screen help. We do ask you to read this guide thoroughly and exhaust the other avenues of support before contacting us.com. check the readme files which contain important information and all last minute changes that haven’t been available when printing this guide. Updates are released regularly to fix known problems and to improve the software. Whenever you encounter problems.com. please contact: register@native-instruments. the specs of your computer. please visit our website at http://www. in the Readme file or at www. troubleshooting. On the Forum tab of the About Screen is a button directly connecting you to the Garritan Personal Orchestra and the Native Instruments User Forums where you can discuss problems directly with other users and with experts from NI moderating the forum. . For the Latest… For the very latest news. and a description of your software and hardware.com. updates.

Donehoo. Canada. David Stars. Martin Jann. and numb lips. Thanks to Petr Pololanik for conducting instrumentalists in the Czech Republic and for his advice and insights. This library would not have been possible without Tom’s programming magic. Thanks to Pauline Kim for her performance on the Stradivari violin. They are the pioneers in chromatic orchestral sampling. I especially wish to thank Tom Hopkins for transforming these samples into a masterpiece. Thanks to Don Williams. I am extremely grateful for the musicians who have played for this collection. I wish to thank Magnus Jonsson for providing a special edition of the Ambience reverb plug-in Thanks to Michael Tippach for ASIO4ALL. to Matt and Isaac Olson. And thanks to Nadia Easterling for her cartooning and to Joseph Burell and James Mireaur for graphic design. New Zealand and the Czech Republic. and Kurt Biederwolf. Jens Ernst. I wish to acknowledge Paul Gilreath. And many thanks to John Paulson.A Complete Guide to Garritan Personal Orchestra Acknowledgements Producing Garritan Personal Orchestra would not have been possible without the combined help. Doyle W. Stephen and Kurt were very helpful in discussing many of the problems facing music students which led to the development of this library as a creative solution for students. Thanks Jeremy Soule for help and encouragement. Jeff Hurchalla. Dave Eggar. Crispin Hands and Frank Spitznagel for “sample” conducting. Director of Recording & Audio University of British Columbia. A special thanks to Joseph Burrell. And hats off to the League of Extraordinary Beta-testers. Julian Ringel and everyone at Native Instruments for developing the fantastic sample engine that powers Personal Orchestra. Patrick Shove and David Stars for their contribution to the manual and editing. I wish to thank Jim Ortner. Special thanks go to Joyce Hinton. Anne Donnelly. for providing valuable insights. Thanks to David Viens. And thanks Crispin Hands for conducting in Vancouver. sore fingers. Thanks to Frank Spitznagel for his diligent work and efforts that laid the cornerstone for developing this library. Thanks to Duncan Brinsmead for various useful suggestions. Frank Etling. Director at the Chan Center for the Performing Arts and to David Simpson. A special thanks to Daniel Haver. for providing Northern Sounds Forums to exchange ideas and support one another. Thanks to Mark Simon and David Burnett. and all the musicians from the US.106 - . Dean of Music Technology. Mark Dunn. Sebastien Beaulieu. . Scott Yoho and the other fine people at MakeMusic. Bill Wolff. Roman Beilharz and Jeannot Welter for lending me their ears and their advice. author of The Guide to MIDI Orchestration. Duncan Brinsmead. Thanks for enduring the endless scales. A special thanks goes to Jeff Hurchalla. I am grateful to Frank Opolko and Joel Wapnick of the McGill University Faculty of Music for their invaluable help and for paving the way. Thanks to the University of British Columbia and McGill University for providing some of the facilities and sounds used in this collection. Beth Sorensen. Trond Bjornard. Once again Tom has done miracles. Julie Sopoci. Crispin Hands. Also to Petr Pololanik. Thanks to Houston Haynes for helpful suggestions.A special thank you to Wendy Carlos. I wish space permitted to list you all. Chair of the Music Synthesis Department at Berklee College of Music. Dennis DeSantis. Pat Shove. I would also like to thank Stephen Croes. and Vincent Trussart at Plogue for their development of the GPO Studio host application. Ph.. talent and support of many extraordinary people. Also thanks to Ashif Hakik for some of the lush string programming. Jeff McGuire. Bill Clark. And thanks to Andy Brick and Hummie Mann. Thanks also to Helena and Rolf. Thanks to Roman Beilharz for suggesting the Automatic Variability feature. Thanks to Jim Bredouw for the use of this Steinway. the UK. I am grateful to those who have contributed and would like to thank them all.D. Thanks to Derek Pickles for endless hours of looping.