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NAMM 2005Garritan announces New Products and New Technologies

Garritan Orchestral Libraries has announced three new versions of its Garritan Personal Orchestra (GPO): a Second Edition; an "Advanced" version; and a "Lite" version. GPO Second Edition includes new instrument patches, new enhancements to the Native Instruments Sample Player, an updated GenieSoft Overture SE notation program and an enhanced GPO Studio, so users can record scores to audio directly from notation programs.

For US$499, GPO "Advanced" offers more solo strings, brass and woodwind instruments so users can create any sized bands, sections or orchestras from individual instruments. There are new articulations such as harmonics, col legno, non-vibrato, effects, and specialty orchestral instruments. At US$149, GPO "Lite" is targeted for the education market and includes the realistic-sounds of orchestral instruments and the Kontakt sample player to play them.

Garritan Orchestral Libraries also announced a new technology called Sonic Morphing that aligns sound samples to flow into each other seamlessly. By harmonically aligning samples, users hear one instrument during transitions instead of two. The first product to utilize Sonic Morphing is the Garritan Stradivari Violin Sample Library. For US$199, this product provides extraordinary levels of realism and expressiveness for an instrument synonymous with quality.

Furthermore, the company announced the new Garritan Jazz Band Library for US$259, offering a complete package of jazz band instruments to create realistic-sounding jazz and big band arrangements quickly and easily.

All products by Garritan Orchestral Libraries will be available for MacOS and Windows platforms.

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