Garritan Announces New "Advanced" Version of the Award-Winning Garritan Personal Orchestra
New Version lets Users Build String Orchestras or Symphonic Bands of Any Size
NAMM 2005/Anaheim, CA - January 20, 2005 - At the NAMM show, Garritan Orchestral Libraries, developers of affordable and high-quality orchestral software libraries, announced a new "Advanced" version of its highly popular Garritan Personal Orchestra.
New Advanced Version Features
The original award-winning Garritan Personal Orchestra turned the digital orchestration world upside down with its unique ability to create orchestras from individual instruments. The new Advanced Version builds upon this concept and includes many new instruments. There are more solo strings (violins, violas, cellos and basses) from which users can create string orchestras, symphonic bands, sections or orchestras of any size from individual instruments, as well as play divisi or separate parts. There are new string articulations such as harmonics, col legno, non-vibrato, string effects and more. There are more brass, percussion and woodwind instruments as well as more lesser-known specialty orchestral instruments, such as a cimbasso, Wagner Tuba, helicon, mellophone and more. The Advanced version follows the same concepts as Personal Orchestra - easy to use, with advanced programming for real-time expressive control of instruments.
"With the success of Personal Orchestra, many users wanted more instruments and more articulations for more complex orchestral works," says Gary Garritan. "We responded by developing an "Advanced" version which adds to an outstanding product and provides the musician with many more orchestral colors and tools."
There are some surprises that will be incorporated into the advanced version. More details will be posted soon.
Garritan Personal Orchestra "Advanced" will ship during the second quarter of 2005. It will have a MSRP price of $499.