Garritan instruments are used in Digital Performer by opening the ARIA Player plug-in. Once your tracks are set up, add keyswitches and MIDI messages to bring realism to the performance of your music, and fine tune the sound of Garritan instruments. Garritan libraries use both keyswitches and MIDI messages to change instrument techniques, articulations, and effects.
This article will walk you through setting up Digital Performer to recognize the ARIA Player, selecting Garritan instruments for your tracks, assigning channels, and adding MIDI messages to affect playback.
Digital Performer will scan for VST plug-ins upon launch. Once your Garritan library is installed, make sure it is set up correctly and then you can enable it for use with Digital Performer.
In order for the ARIA Player plug-in to be available in Digital Performer, the ARIA Player VST plug-in must be copied to Digital Performer’s plug-in folder. The ARIA player plugin is located here: C:\Program Files\Garritan\ARIA Player\VST
The ARIA player is available as both a 32-bit plug-in (ARIA Player VST_x86.dll) and a 64-bit plug-in (ARIA Player VST_x64.dll). Make sure that you're copying the correct plug-in for 32-bit or 64-bit Digital Performer. Additionally, select a specific folder for Digital Performer to use for VST plug-ins:
Digital Performer can route information from MIDI tracks to the ARIA player to use the Garritan sounds for playback.
Add MIDI tracks to your project and assign them to the ARIA player with one command.
The ARIA Player and MIDI tracks can also be added separately to your project.
Now the MIDI track can be assigned to the ARIA Player.
Once your tracks are set up, open the ARIA Player at any time to change your settings.
The ARIA Player opens.
Use MIDI messages and keyswitches to make your music more expressive and realistic. In Garritan libraries, Keyswitch instruments are identified by a KS in the name. The keyswitch is created by adding a specifically designated note found below the instrument's range into the instrument track.
To see how these features work, we will use a track with Trumpet 1 KS from GPO4 and the Mod Wheel to add a crescendo.
When playback reaches this point in the track, the keyswitch note will trigger a change to a muted trumpet sound. Refer to the section on Keyswitches in your Garritan manual to find out what keyswitch patches are available in your library and how to use them.
Each Garritan library includes a wide variety of instrument effects that can be added using MIDI controllers. Refer to your Garritan manual for a full list of MIDI controls for the instruments in your library.
|User Manual Home|