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World Instruments

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Travel the World with Garritan Sounds

World Instruments is a unique, comprehensive sound library featuring more than 350 virtual software instruments from around the world. From traditional Chinese orchestras to Gamelan ensembles, from Taiko groups to Bollywood bands, Garritan World Instruments gives you the tools to add exotic sounds to your music.

Expand your Sonic Palette with Exotic World Sounds!

Garritan World Instruments is a great tool for all types of music composers and producers including orchestra, film and game audio. It is also perfect for anyone looking to expand their sound palette with exotic and exciting instruments to inject a new sound into their compositions. This library is a comprehensive collection of sample sounds not found in any other collection. The World Instruments virtual instrument library integrates the uniquely powerful and high-performance ARIA Player.

Over 350 Instruments from all Regions of the Globe:

  • The sampled sounds capture the essence of these enthralling instruments while providing the necessary controls to play them expressively.
  • Large variety of wind, percussion, and string instruments from India, Japan, Africa, China, the Middle East, Latin America, Australia, and other regions.

Wind Instruments

  • AFRICA - Arghul, Mijwiz 1, Mijwiz 2
  • CHINA - Bawu, Di-Zi, Guanzi, Hulusi, Sheng, Suona, Xiao
  • INDIA - Bansuri 1, Bansuri 2, Pungi Snake Charmer, Shenai, Shiva Whistle
  • JAPAN - Hichiriki, Knotweed Flute, Shakuhachi
  • OTHER ASIAN REGIONS - Bamboo Flute (see Europe: Bamboo Flute), Jogi Baja, Piri
    • End Blown Flutes: Double Flute, Dvojnice Double Flute, Double Flute Drone, Kaval; Overtone Flutes: Bass Overtone Flute, Koncovka Alto Flute, Tenor Overtone Flute;
    • Whistles: Clarke Pennyswhistle, Handmade Pennywhistle, Low Irish Whistle, Pennywhistle in Bb, Pennyswhistle in D, Pennywhistle in G, Sopilka Whistle, Susato Pennywhistle, Tin Whistle in Bb;
    • Recorders: Alto Recorder, Bass Recorder, Piccolo Recorder, Sopranino Recorder, Soprano Recorder, Tenor Recorder; Reeds: Diplica, Folk Shawm;
    • Chanters & Bagpipes: Catalan Bagpipes, Duda Bagpipes, Gaita Bagpipes, Koza Bagpipes, Scottish Highland Bagpipes, Uilleann Pipes;
    • Side Blown Flutes: Bamboo Flute, Bone Flute 1, Bone Flute 2, Irish Flute, Sheperds Folk Pipe 1, Shepherds Folk Pipe 2
  • LATIN AMERICA - Andean Panpipes, Ocarina 1, Ocarina 2, Peruvian Panpipes, Quena, Tarka
  • MIDDLE EAST - Duduk, Maqrunah
  • NORTH AMERICA - Bottle Blows, Fife, Native American Flute, PVC Flute, Slide Whistle
  • OCEANIA - Conch Shell, Didgeridoo, Hawaiian Nose Flute, Suling 1, Suling 2, Suling 3

Percussion Instruments

    • Ewe Drums: Adodo, African Log Drum, Apentima, Ashiko, Balafon, Basic African Percussion, Bougarabou, Dawuro, Djembe, Dondo, Doun Doun Ba, Atoke, Axatse, Gankokwe, Kagan, Kpanlogo 1 Large, Kpanlogo 2 Medium, Kpanlogo 3 Combo, Sogo;
    • African Percussion: Fontomfrom, Gome, Gyil, Ibo, Kalimbas, Kenkeni, Kpoko Kpoko, Krin Slit Drum, Likembe, Mbira, Morocco Drum, Nigerian Log Drum, Sakara, Sangban, Sanza, Sistrum, Tama (talking drum), Televi, Tonetang (stir drum), Udu Drums
  • CHINA - Basic Chinese Percussion, Bianzhong, Bo, Chinese Cymbals, Chinese Gongs, Datangu Lion Drum, Pan Clappers, Temple Bells, Temple Blocks
  • INDIA - Basic Indian Percussion, Chenda, Chimta, Chippli, Dafli, Damroo, Dhol, Dholak, Ghatam, Ghungroo, Gong (stinging gong), Hatheli, Kanjeera, Khartal, Khol, Manjeera, Murchang, Mridangam, Naal, Nagara, Pakhawaj, Stir Drum, Tablas, Tamte, Tasha, Tavil, Udaku
  • JAPAN - Chanchiki, Chu-daiko, Daibyoshi, Hira-daiko, Hyoushigi, Ko-daiko, Nagado-daiko, O-daiko, Okawa, Okedo-daiko, Shime-daiko, Tebyoshi, Tsuzumi, Uchiwa-daiko
  • OTHER ASIAN REGIONS - Chabara, Ching, Geduk, Jang Gu, Kesi, Kkwenggwari, Kompang, Luo Gong, Madal, Tangku, Thai Gong, Tibetan Cymbals, Tibetan Singing Bowl, Tibetan Bells, Tingsha
  • EUROPE - Bodhran, Hang Drum, Jaw Harps, Rattle Cog
  • LATIN AMERICA - Afoxe, Agogo Bell, Agogo Block, Atabaque, Berimbau, Bombo, Cuica, Latin Percussion 1, Latin Percussion 2, Rain Stick, Teponaxtli, Tinaja
  • MIDDLE EAST - Arabian Frame Drum, Basic Middle East Percussion, Bendir, Daff, Darabuka, Doira, Duff, Dumbek, Kashiklar, Kudum, Naqqara, Riqq, Tar, Tumbak, Zarb, Zills
  • NORTH AMERICA - Buffalo Drum, Powwow Drum, Native Log Drum, Pueblo Drum (Taos), Spoons, Washboard
    • Gamelan Balinese: Angklung, Ceng Ceng, Gender, Giying (Ugal), Kantil, Kemong (Kenong), Kendhang, Pemade, Penyacah, Reyong;
    • Gamelan Javanese: Bonang, Gong & Gong Ageng, Kempul, Kempyang, Kenong (Kemong), Ketuk, Pelog Panerus, Saron Barung, Saron Demong, Saron Panerus (Peking), Slendro Panerus, Slentem;
    • Hawaiian Percussion: Basic Hawaiian Percussion, Ipu, Kaekeeke, Kala’au, Lava Stones & Rattles, Pahu Hula, Toere

String Instruments

  • AFRICA - Begena, Bolon, Domu, Kora, Ngoni
  • CHINA - Choazhou Guzheng, Erhu, Guzheng, Pipa, Yueqin
  • INDIA - Electric Sitar, Sarangi, Sarangi Drone, Sitar, Tambura
  • JAPAN - Koto, Sanshin, Shamisen
  • OTHER ASIAN REGIONS - Dan Tranh, Dan Ty Ba, Gopichand
  • EUROPE - Balalaika, Bulgarska Tambura, Celtic Harp, Fiddle, Hurdy Gurdy, Mandolin, Octave Mandolin, Wire Strung Harp (Clarsach), Zitter
  • LATIN AMERICA - South American Harp (Arpa), Veracruz Harp, Guitarron
  • MIDDLE EAST - Oud, Santoor
  • NORTH AMERICA - Banjo, Banjolele, Dulcimer, Fiddle (see Europe: Strings), Fretless Zither, Hammered Dulcimer (see Middle East: Strings: Santoor), Washtub Bass
  • OCEANIA - Rebab, Tenor Ukulele, Ukulele

Additional Instruments

  • ASIA - Bullroarer, Harmonium, Khaen Mouth Organ
  • EUROPE - Alphorn, Concertina, Concert Accordian, French Accordian, Italian Mussette Accordian
  • LATIN AMERICA - Bandoneon, Steel Drums
  • NORTH AMERICA - Melodica, Harmonica, Bass Harmonic

Ensemble Presets

  • African Orchestra, African Night Strings, Akogo Thumb Band, Andean Highlands Ensemble, Appalachian Fold Band, Balkan Folk Dance Band, Bluegrass Band, Caribbean Music Ensemble, Chinese Orchestra, Celtic Consort, Djembe Drumming Ensemble, Down Under, Ewe Drumming Ensemble, Gamelan Bali Orchestra, Gamelan Java Orchestra, Global Village 1, Global Village 2, Gong Gang, Hawaiian Hulu Hang, Indian Hindustani Ensemble (North India), Indian Carnatic Ensemble (South India), Irish Traditional Troupe, Japanese Taiko Ensemble, Japanese Traditional (Gagaku), Jug & Bottle Band, Klezmer Gypsy Band, Malaysian Paluan Ensemble, Mexican Ranchers Band, Middle East Takht, Native Powwow Circle, Piping Hot, Renaissance Consort, Slovakian Shepherd Band, South East Asia, Squeezer Pleasers, Susu Balafon Ensemble, Thunder Troupe, Tibetan Mystic Ensemble, Talking Drums, Wood World.

Building Ensembles

  • Create various sections and groupings – from traditional Chinese orchestras, Gamelan ensembles, Taiko groups, drumming circles – to eclectic Bollywood bands, fold bands, or any group of your choosing.
  • The Ensemble Manager makes it easy to load various pre-configured or user-created templates.

Proudly powered by the ARIA Player Advanced Instrument Engine

The Garritan Harps sound library is proudly powered by the ARIA Player. No need to purchase a separate sampler.

System Requirements


  • Microsoft Windows 7,8 ans 10, Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP (SP3 required)
  • Core 2 Duo CPU or later recommended
  • 2 GB RAM recommended. There is a direct correlation between the amount of available RAM and the number of sounds that can be loaded.
  • 3 GB of free hard drive space
  • Hard drive speed of at least 7200 RPM recommended
  • Monitor with 1,024×768 resolution or higher
  • A professional sound card compatible with ASIO
  • Internet connection for download version, updates and online registration
  • DVD-ROM drive required for boxed version installation


  • Mac OS X 10.6 through 10.11
  • Mac Intel CPU (PowerPC not supported)
  • 2 GB RAM recommended. There is a direct correlation between the amount of available RAM and the number of sounds that can be loaded.
  • 3 GB of free hard drive space
  • Hard drive speed of at least 7200 RPM recommended
  • Monitor with 1,024×768 resolution or higher
  • A sound card compatible with Core Audio
  • Internet connection for download version, updates and online registration
  • DVD-ROM drive required for boxed version installation


  • A MIDI interface may be required if you are using a MIDI keyboard. Many keyboards now use USB.
  • The ability to assign controllers within your keyboard, music program, or sequencer is recommended.
  • High-quality speakers and amplifier, or high-quality headphones

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