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    Garritan Debuts ARIA Sample Engine at NAMM

    Garritan Debuts ARIA Sample Engine at NAMM

    NAMM, Anaheim, CA (January 17, 2008) Garritan, developer of the world's leading soundware, introduces the ARIA software sampler/synthesis engine at the NAMM show.

    ARIA is Garritan's new 64-bit Sampler/Synthesis Engine, developed in collaboration with Plogue Art et Technologie Inc, the widely acclaimed audio software developer.

    ARIA's unique and powerful features:
    • Efficiency and Reliability: The core engine is lightweight, stable and efficient, with a focus on simplicity and playability.
    • Open Format: ARIA's default instrument file format is SFZ, a very powerful and public file format that is rapidly becoming the new open standard. The SFZ format is also the format used in Cakewalk products. The ARIA engine will also work with soundfont files and more file formats are expected to be supported soon.
    • Modular Architecture: Its flexible plug-in based architecture allows incredible customization and future-proofing; using a custom SDK, highly efficient ARIA modules can be compiled into native machine code to do tasks such as: complex MIDI/input processing voice generation (e.g.: sample player, sample modeling, additive/subtractive synthesis, physical modeling, etc), voice and master effects, and more. >
    • Customizable: Each product based on ARIA can have a fully unique user interface tailored to the needs of that product based on a simple XML layout that allows multiple panes, transparent images and animations.
    • Custom Processing: Real-time morphing capabilities, high-order filters, convolution (for instrument body resonances and acoustic spaces), MIDIlace> processing (for legato, anti-repetition, etc.), and custom DSP.
    • Supports Multiple Platforms: ARIA-based products are currently available for these platforms: MAC OS X 10.4 and higher (PPC32, PPC64, Intel32 and Intel64) and Windows XP and Vista (both 32 and 64 bits). A native Linux version is also in the works. Works as standalone, plug-in (VST 2.4 -VST 3.0 - AudioUnits -RTAS), and supported notation programs.
    • Downloadable Instruments Integration: Users will be able to access the Garritan online store, demo individual instruments, and have the opportunity to purchase sounds.
    • Graceful Copy Protection: Users receive a Personalized Graphic Card Key to authorize. Simply drag and drop the personalized graphic card onto the ARIA player and it is authorized. You are allowed to use your products on multiple computers, without dongles or challenge response.
    The first software instrument in the ARIA engine will be the Garritan Authorized Steinway Virtual Model D Piano Library, endorsed by and in cooperation with Steinway & Sons.

    Garritan's product line, including Personal Orchestra, Jazz & Big Band and Concert & Marching Band libraries, will be upgraded to the new ARIA player. The new engine will add more features and many new capabilities to the existing libraries. New libraries are also planned for the new ARIA player, including an organ library and an advanced strings library.

    Gary Garritan says, "We are very excited about ARIA. This revolutionary new sound engine will provide us with utmost flexibility to achieve our creative potential in developing software instruments. The possibilities for future innovation are limitless!”


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    Re: Garritan Debuts ARIA Sample Engine at NAMM

    WOW..........This is so exciting I can't stand it.

    It will be such a pleasure to use and to know that
    a lot of previous hassles running and registering
    software will be history.........

    Thank you, Gary.

    Jack
    Jack Cannon--MacBook Pro (2015, 13") GPO4/5, JABB3, Auth. STEINWAY, YAMAHA CFX, Gofriller CELLO, Stradivari VIOLIN, COMB2, WORLD, HARPS, PIPE ORGANS, FINALE 2014.5, Mac Pro 2.66 GHz CPU, 8 GB RAM, DP 9.5, MOTU Traveler, MOTU Micro Express, MacBook Pro (2012, 13") 2.2 Ghz CPU, 8 GB RAM.

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    Re: Garritan Debuts ARIA Sample Engine at NAMM

    This is exciting! I can't wait to try it out. Will the ports for the existing libraries be free, or will there be a charge for it?

    --Richard

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    Re: Garritan Debuts ARIA Sample Engine at NAMM

    Excellent news Gary. Any ideas on when GPO, JaBB and the CoMB will be upgraded to ARIA?
    Michael
    Patience is a virtue, sensitivity is a gift

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    Oh this is great news!!! Congratulations, the day is near! I'm very happy to hear that also the previous libraries will be converted to ARIA so combining older libraries will also be possible!

    Hope to hear more about the Steinway asap!!!

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    Re: Garritan Debuts ARIA Sample Engine at NAMM

    Oh boy!

    One question,
    Was thinking of upgrading to full GPO, but should I wait for the new engine to be included? Or is it perhaps a stand-alone product?
    Regards Danial Zainali
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    Reinvent powdered wigs!

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    Re: Garritan Debuts ARIA Sample Engine at NAMM

    This is very exciting news! Especially the copy protection scheme will be much less annoying than most existing schemes.

    I look forward to seeing you at the NAMM show tomorrow (Friday).

    Steve
    Steve Barden
    www.SteveBarden.com
    "So....it's a profit deal!" - Navin R. Johnson

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    Re: Garritan Debuts ARIA Sample Engine at NAMM

    Quote Originally Posted by Felixissimo
    Oh boy!

    One question,
    Was thinking of upgrading to full GPO, but should I wait for the new engine to be included? Or is it perhaps a stand-alone product?
    The new engine will probably be a few months away, at least. The full version of GPO integrates excellently with Finale currently, so you will not be missing out if you upgrade now, and Gary is very reasonable when if comes to future updates.

    Reegs

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    Re: Garritan Debuts ARIA Sample Engine at NAMM

    Let me get on the band wagon:

    This is GRRRRREAT!
    We dream to write and we write to dream.

    Challenge #10 Winner

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    Re: Garritan Debuts ARIA Sample Engine at NAMM

    I am still wrapping my head around what all that means in practise and possibilities but I think it is nothing than great. The soundfonts idea is great, too!

    Looking forward to it!
    Hannes
    All your strings belong to me!
    www.strings-on-demand.com

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