SIBELIUS ANNOUNCES GARRITAN PERSONAL ORCHESTRA FOR SIBELIUS
Sibelius Software has today announced Garritan Personal Orchestra Sibelius Edition, a version of the acclaimed sample library for use within Sibelius’s Kontakt Player. This integrated set of orchestral sounds will provide composers with a “plug and play” solution for achieving top quality playback from within Sibelius. The Garritan Personal Orchestra is one of the highest quality collections of orchestral libraries ever sampled. It includes all the major instruments of the orchestra - strings, brass, woodwinds, and percussion, and has won more awards than any other orchestral library. The Sibelius Edition of the library will integrate seamlessly with Sibelius’s existing sample player, Kontakt Player Gold, itself developed with leading sample company Native Instruments.
The new release represents a dramatic advance in the potential of the Kontakt Player, adding a huge range of new sounds which can be used alongside those already supplied. Coupled with enhancements in the recently released Sibelius 4 and GPO’s own powerful programming, including the ability to take account of articulation and expression markings during playback, the library will provide unparalleled playback capabilities, all from within Sibelius itself.
GPO Sibelius Edition will form part of the new Sibelius Sounds range of sample libraries, developed in partnership with world-leaders in the field of software sampling. It will provide a variety of award-winning instrumental sounds tailored to the needs of specific groups of composers and musicians.
Jeremy Silver, Sibelius CEO, said: “The Sibelius Sounds range marks a huge step forward for those working with notation who require high-quality, realistic playback. Sibelius and Garritan are already leaders in their fields, and by making it easy to use them together we are extending the possibilities for musicians even further. We plan to extend the Sibelius Sounds range in the future, with additional libraries each designed to suit the needs of a different group of musicians”.
Gary Garritan, President and Founder of Garritan Orchestral Libraries, commented "It is exciting to see Personal Orchestra integrated within Sibelius and take advantage of Sibelius' interface. To work together to help musicians get more from their music technology is exactly what you dream about when you set about developing products such as these. Musicians, students and educators have been demanding this sort of integration of and will certainly benefit from this Sibelius version of Personal Orchestra."
GPO Sibelius Edition will be available from November 2005. For more information, see www.sibelius.com/sounds