All of Garritan libraries currently sold and supported by MakeMusic* have been updated for compatibility with the latest Apple macOS releases, up to and including macOS 11.x Big Sur. We expect that all of the libraries will install and function normally and there are no known issues related to working in this environment. 


The changes in these updates provide compatibility for the installers and components for the ARIA Player and ARIA engine for these macOSes. There are no content or sample data updates provided in these changes. Users that already have their Garritan libraries installed and working as needed, do not need to take any actions concerning this. 


For more information about Apple's M1 systems, please click this link here


If you have any additional questions or encounter any difficulties related to this, please select Submit a Request above to reach out to our Customer Support team directly.



* The libraries we currently sell and support are listed on the Garritan Products page. As of the last update to this article, those libraries include:

  • CFX Concert Grand
  • CFX Concert Grand Lite
  • Classic Pipe Organs
  • Concert & Marching Band 2 (COMB2) †
  • Harps
  • Instant Orchestra
  • Jazz & Big Band 3 (JABB3) †
  • Personal Orchestra 5 (GPO5) †
  • World Instruments

† Previous versions of COMB, JABB, and GPO libraries are no longer supported and have not been updated to maintain compatibility with current versions of macOS. This includes the ARIA-based Personal Orchestra 4 (GPO4) and any Garritan libraries based on the Native Instruments Kontakt Player.

For information on upgrade paths from select Garritan libraries, please see Pricing and upgrade paths for Garritan libraries.


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    David Cusick

    Updated 3/08/2021