18th January 2009
Garritan has announced a new edition of its Garritan Personal Orchestra product. The company announced a 4th Edition of Garritan Personal Orchestra that now contains the Garritan ARIA sample engine and adds new features, new instrument sounds, updated programming and a lower price. The new edition is being demonstrated during the show at the NAMM convention.
Garritan Personal Orchestra 4th Edition includes all the major instruments of the orchestra - strings, brass, woodwinds, percussion and keyboards – plus quality instruments such as a Steinway grand piano, Stradivari violin (with new controllable vibrato), select Project SAM solo and section brass samples (new for this version), concert harps, celesta, concert pipe organ, and many other fine instruments. Personal Orchestra allows you to make ensembles of any size from the individual instruments, ranging from groups of a few instruments to a full symphony orchestra.
The collection comes integrated with the ARIA Player, Garritan's powerful 64-bit Sampler/Synthesis Engine, developed in collaboration with Plogue Art et Technologie Inc. There is no need to purchase a separate sampler. The ARIA engine and Garritan soundware has been rigorously industry tested and are widely used in products by Microsoft, Sony, Akai, MakeMusic (Finale) and other industry leaders. Garritan Personal Orchestra is Mac OS X and Windows compatible, either as a standalone program or as a plug-in (VST, RTAS and Audio Units). Registered users of previous editions of the Garritan Personal Orchestra will be able to download the new edition for $49.
Garritan Personal Orchestra 4th Edition is programmed to work with Finale 2009, Sibelius 5, AKAI wind controllers and other popular music applications. Intuitive controls allow you to become familiar with the library quickly and master all the instruments easily. Garritan Personal Orchestra enables you to express your musical ideas with minimal effort.
Pricing & Availability
New Suggested Retail price is $149 with a $49 downloadable upgrade for existing users. It will be available shortly after the NAMM show as a download.