We are offering a Forum Sale for the Garritan Orchestral Strings library. GOS for GigaStudio is being discontinued and we are selling remaining inventory.
This sale would be for the complete GOS library - 3 DVDs, 150 page manual, 10GB of samples. The price of $199 and will only be available to forum members. Although written for GigaStudio 160, some use this library in EXS24, Halion, Kontakt and other versions of Giga (but you may not get full functionality). The Garritan Orchestral Strings for GigaStudio library is now only $199! This classic originally sold for $1,000.
Garritan Orchestral Strings remains the highest quality/most valuable collection of instruments ever recorded - over $10 Million worth of stringed instruments including Stradivaris, Guarneris, Montagnanas, Gaglianos, Vuillaume Calcanius, and many rare and exquisite Instruments
GOS: A Library of Many Firsts
Garritan Orchestral Strings was a library of many firsts and introduced many innovations to the sample world. According to Sound on Sound, "It was Mr. Garritan himself who started the trend for large orchestral libraries - his Orchestral Strings". GOS was the first to include MIDI performance tools with a sample library and introduced the concept (the groundbreaking MaestroTools with Alternation/Legato/Variability - well before iMIDI, VSL performance tools, Qlegato or Kontakt scripting) AFAIK GOS was the first commercial library to do Mod Wheel volume for continuous crossfades, and vibrato control, variability and various other controls. It was the first library to include hall impulses as well as ambient noises, the first orchestral library to have release triggers. First sample library to provide both separate 1st and 2nd violins as well as Alternative Takes, Bowings, & Finger Positions (sul G/D). The first to have a beta program and the first orchestral library to have a dedicated forum (Northern Sounds 2001) and the first to offer free upgrades (hard copies). GOS was so innovative that it was the first sample library ever to win the Electronic Musician Editor's Choice award and even created the sample library category for that award.
What's Next & Upgradeability
Although GOS is being discontinued for the GigaStudio platform, it will take on a new life in future virtual instruments. Much of GOS will be integrated in the GPO Advanced library.
Just as GOS introduced many firsts in the sampling world, I expect our future libraries will again rewrite the rules and reshape the world of sampling and virtual instrumentation.
GOS buyers will be able to upgrade to GPO Advanced when it becomes available (sometime on 2006) at a reduced price.
Only Northern Sounds members in good standing will be able to take advantage of this opportunity. Please indicate your user name to be eligible. If you are not a member you can register here.
http://www.northernsounds.com/forum/register.php? Due to the holidays and trade shows, please allow up to 4 weeks shipping.
To take advantage of this special offer, please go to our GPO Northern Sounds order page here: http://garritan.com/GOSorder.html