Download Aria Player For Finale

How to get there

The ARIA Player version 1.872 installs with Finale v25.5 and all Garritan instrument libraries (excluding the CFX Concert Grand and CFX Lite). This is the minimum version required for these products to work as expected.

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  1. Choose MIDI/Audio > Audio Units Banks & Effects.
  2. Click the pop-up menu for one of the banks and choose Garritan: ARIA Player.
  3. Click the Edit button for that bank.


  1. Ensure MIDI/Audio > Play Finale Through Audio Units is checked.
  2. Choose Window > ScoreManager.
  3. Under the Device column for an instrument, choose ARIA Player.
  4. Click Edit Player under the Sound column).

What it does

Whenever you are using Finale's included Garritan instrument sounds, Finale assigns all sounds in the ARIA Player automatically. Finale does this whenever you start a new document with the Setup Wizard, or when you add or change a sound in the ScoreManager (as long as a Garritan Sound Map is prioritized highest in the Sound Map Priority dialog box–see Sound Maps).

Noteman says: All manual sound assignments in the ARIA Player are overwritten in favor of the Sound Map Priority whenever the Reassign Playback Sounds command is applied to the document. (See MIDI/Audio/Reassign Playback Sounds for details).

You need to use the ARIA Player to assign sounds manually if you want to deviate from a Garritan library's Sound Map assignment for a particular instrument (for the best experience in using a standalone Garritan library with Finale, see Setting up Garritan sound libraries in Finale in our Knowledge Base). Or, you may simply want to use the ARIA Player as a reference to identify the range or the keyswitches of a sound. The ARIA Player allows you to manually assign Finale's included Garritan instruments to Finale channels, view the range of each instrument and its keyswitches, and make adjustments to the properties of the instrument sound. More information about the ARIA Player and additional Garritan libraries can be found at

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  • Ensembles. Save and load ensembles to transfer your ARIA Player setup across Finale documents.
  • [Channels 1-16]. Each of these sixteen boxes represents the channel assignment for one bank of 16 Finale channels. You can load up to eight ARIA Players in Finale’s Audio Units Banks & Effects dialog box, for a total of 128 instruments.

    To load new instruments from Garritan Instruments for Finale, choose an instrument using the popup menus on the left or click empty (or the name of a loaded instrument). Choose Finale Default Bank, followed by the appropriate instrument. For other Garritan libraries, the 'Notation' subset of instruments are specially designed for use with Finale's Human Playback feature.

    If you load more than one ARIA Player, channel 1 in each player window will equal the first channel in its channel range. For example, if you select Garritan: ARIA Player for Channels 17-32 (Bank 1) in the Audio Units Banks & Effects dialog box, channel 1 displayed in the ARIA Player will equal channel 17 (Bank 1, Channel 1) in Finale. The staff for this instrument will need to be set to Bank 1, Channel 1 in the ScoreManager.

  • [Volume]. You can use these sliders to adjust the MIDI controller data (#7 Volume or #10 Mod Wheel). Note that you can leave these controls alone and use Finale's Mixer to manage the volume, panning, and other playback parameters. See Mixer.
  • [Keyboard]. The ARIA Player virtual keyboard will allow you to audition the sound of each instrument in the document by simply clicking on the keys on the screen with your mouse. If you have a MIDI keyboard connected, you may play the samples using your keyboard as well. (To do so, MIDI Thru must be on. See MIDI Thru dialog box. Also, under the MIDI/Audio menu, Play Finale File through Audio Units must be checked. If you don’t hear any sound when playing the keys on the keyboard, turn up the Mod wheel. Use the keyboard to reference the instrument range and the keys used for keyswitches. See keyswitches.
  • Controls: Click the Controls tab on the right of the ARIA Player to display the Controls view, which contains various control knobs (depending on which instrument is loaded):
    • Porta (CC20): All wind and string instruments have this graduating slide function (CC#18). This is especially useful for instruments like the trombone and the strings where slides are a normal characteristic. It can also be useful with other wind instruments to simulate the way movement by larger intervals “settles into” the destination pitch.
    • Length(CC21): This controller allows you to adjust the duration of notes.
    • VAR1 (CC22): This controller allows you to introduce random variability in intonation. This can make a big difference, especially in fast passages where real players almost never achieve accurate intonation from note-to-note.
    • VAR2 (CC23): This controller allows you to introduce random variability in timbre. The two variability controllers can go a long way toward eliminating the dreaded “machine gun” effect of rapid repeated notes. Proper application of the VAR controls can also help the user create convincing double and triple tongued passages in the brass.
    • ModWhl(CC1): This knob controls the Modulation Wheel controller, which for most instruments affects volume.
  • Settings. Click About to view additional information about the ARIA player and to monitor ARIA's usage of your computer's resources.

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See also:

  • Below is the list of products based on the ARIA Engine.

    AllEffectOEM EngineSample LibrariesSample PlayersSynthesizerVirtual Instruments
    Garritan Harps is an innovative virtual harps collection that captures the pure, pristine recordings of each harp string. This sound library includes a full range of harp articulations and techniques, plus advanced glissando emulation. Garritan Harps offers more space perspectives and flexibility than any other professional harp instrument!
    chipcrusher is an vintage DAC emulator, a speaker simulator and noise machine. It’s an audio effect which plays back input audio through a simulation of early lofi digital audio codecs (DAC Encoding), adds grit (Background Noise), and outputs through a selection of speaker and filter impulse responses (Post-Processing).
    The ARIA Player is the official sample playback software for Garritan libraries. It was built from the ground up to fully take advantage of the ARIA Engine. It can be used as a standalone to record and playback live or as a plug-in (Audio Unit, VST, RTAS) with sequencers or notation programs such as Finale. It features Conexant’s Endless Wave technology for hard disc streaming of multiple stops and ranks.
    Free Sounds – Volume 1 is a sound pack made with the help of partners and friends. It includes 11 Instruments from Garritan, 14 Instruments from Digital Sound Factory, CR-909 Electronic Drum Machine from Analog Industries and various Instruments from Patch Arena, Plogue and More!
    Garritan Classic Pipe Organs brings the power and majesty of the pipe organ into your studio, place of worship, rehearsal room, or home. This collection spans 400 years of organ building with instruments from the Baroque, Classical, Renaissance, Romantic, and Modern eras. Convolution Sampled Reverb takes the virtual instruments to new heights of realism.
    Garritan Instant Orchestra is a revolutionary sound library that reinvents the way orchestral music is created by simplifying and streamlining the process. It is designed to create full cinematic orchestrations from just a few lines of music. With pre-packaged combinations and mash-ups, mood-based presets, and orchestral effects, you can evoke any emotion—instantly.
    sforzando is a free, highly SFZ 2.0 compliant sample player. Advanced sample hobbyists now have a powerful tool to experiment and share instruments without relying on proprietary formats. sforzando has only one instrument slot; no fancy UI, effects or mixers. Every tweak has to be done at the SFZ file level, no cheating!
    Plogue chipsounds is a synthesizer that authentically emulates 15 vintage 8-bit era sound chips (on top of their variants) of classic video game consoles, arcades and home computers, down to their smallest idiosyncrasies. But more interestingly, it also faithfully allows you to dynamically reproduce the accidentally discovered sounds effect tricks and abusive musical techniques that were made famous by innovative chip music composers and classic video game sound designers, which for the good part of the last 3 decades, have pushed beyond the boundaries of the original chip designs.
    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.
    Garritan Concert & Marching Band breathes life into everything from piccolos to sousaphones, and offers the broadest range of concert and marching percussion options. This sound library was created specifically to capture the energy and timbre of these ensembles. Ideal for educators teaching band, band students, Band Directors who write drill routines, or musicians who want to add band instrument sounds to their tracks.
    Finale is the world-wide industry standard in music notation software. Anywhere music appears on the printed page, Finale likely created those pages. Finale helps the choir to sing, the band to march, the students to learn, and the orchestra to raise the excitement level in the latest blockbuster movie.
    The award-winning Garritan Jazz & Big Band library is the first virtual software instrument library that truly captures the distinctive jazz sounds, ranges, and techniques of authentic jazz and big band groups. Express yourself with this unique collection of trumpets, trombones, saxophones, keyboards, basses, and rhythm sections.
    Imagine having a symphony orchestra at your fingertips. Garritan Personal Orchestra gives you a complete orchestra – strings, brass, woodwinds, percussion and keyboards – with over 150 instrument choices, along with the techniques and control to hear your music with breathtaking realism. This award-winning collection has set the standard for orchestral sample libraries.
    Songsmith generates musical accompaniment to match a singer’s voice. Just choose a musical style, sing into your PC’s microphone, and Songsmith will create backing music for you. Then share your songs with your friends and family, post your songs online, or create your own music videos.
    EWI USB is an electronic wind instrument for musicians looking for an easy-to-play, easy-to-use controller. Akai Professional’s decades of experience in wind and electronic music instruments are rolled into our most user friendly — and most affordable — EWI ever.
    From Garritan, the worldwide leader and pioneer in sample libraries, developed in conjunction with Plogue Art et Technologie Inc., Garritan’s ARIA for Pro Player has a focus on exceptional sample playback with simplicity and playability. Includes a complete suite of orchestral, big band, and General MIDI samples.
    (discontinued) The Authorized Steinway Virtual Concert Grand Piano is a sample-based software instrument developed in collaboration with Steinway & Sons, maker of some of the world’s finest pianos. It accurately captures the distinctive sound of the hallmark Steinway & Sons concert grand piano – with authenticity and musicality.

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