I thought people might like to know about the work we've been doing on the Steinway software pianos.
To me the biggest event lately was recording a Steinway B in January at Skywalker Sound. Gary posted about it on the main Garritan forum http://www.northernsounds.com/forum/...ad.php?t=64871 in late January if you'd like to read about it.
The current update of the Steinway D is v1.03, which I'd certainly advise getting if you don't have it, at garritan.biz. I've been working for a number of weeks on v1.04 which I'll finish and post sometime this month - it improves the sustain resonance feature primarily, plus makes one or two tweaks to samples, plus includes various improvements that have been made in the ARIA player over the last two months. We're planning to release the new pressing of Pro and Standard versions not too long after v1.04 is final. And after v1.04 we'll have more updates.
Fyi, I've been working almost exclusively on the Steinway new development and updates this year, and I'd expect I'll continue that way this year. Hopefully you'll all enjoy the work.