I've not experienced this Alan. See my signature for my system specs. Are you using Garritan in KontaktPlayer or Kontakt? I load everything in Kontakt 2.
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24" 2.4 Ghz iMac, OSX 10.4.10, MOTU 828 MKII, 2 Glyph 250 Gig external drives, Logic 9, Finale 2008 GPO, JABB, Strad, Gro, Reason 4, EWQL Storm Drum, Adrenaline, Symphonic Choirs, SO Gold,All Arturia Synths, Many NI Synths, Spectrasonics Synths, KH Strings, VEPro on a Windows 7 4x 2.8 Ghz 12 gig of RAM
I've been rather disappointed with the playback in 09. That being said, I have yet to mess around with the new 09a update, but playback with VST, ARIA, or a combo of both caused the playback to be somewhat erratic and rather uneven metrically. Hopefully that was resolved with the update, but when I called in to talk with tech support, I came away with the distinct feeling that I knew far more about their product than they did. First time I have been that disappointed in MM since I started using their product... in 1992.