Garritan Introduces Virtual Pipe Organs Collection At Winter 2008 NAMM

Garritan Pipe Organ

Winter NAMM Show Update: Garritan’s new Virtual Pipe Organs collection is designed to capture the grandeur of a variety of different historic and contemporary pipe organs:

  • a Small (Early) Baroque Organ (circa 1740);
  • a Late Baroque organ (“Bach”— circa 1748);
  • a Gothic organ; a Renaissance organ (one of Europe’s oldest circa 1587);
  • a Romantic organ (circa late 1800’s); and
  • two Modern Organs.

“The largest and grandest of all instruments can now be played virtually from one’s computer” said Gary Garritan. “This new pipe organs library will be a welcome addition for worship services, education, film music, and to play organ works by the great composers.”

Pricing is pegged at $199 and the virtual instrument collection is expected to be available in Spring 2008.

Details:

Powered by the ARIA Player, developed in collaboration with Plogue, the Garritan Virtual Pipe Organs collection runs on MAC OS X 10.4 and higher (PPC32, PPC64, Intel32 and Intel64) and Windows XP and Vista (both 32 and 64 bits), with Linux coming soon. Standalone, Plug-in (VST 2.4 -VST 3.0 -Audio Units -RTAS), and supported notation programs.

Advanced programming makes this a truly “playable” and unique organ library. Among the many features are: a variety of stops for each organ with the ability to combine and mix stops, swellbox, crescendo and tremolo effects; adjustable mechanical noises; adjustable velocity curves; adjustable polyphony; a variety of historical tunings/temperaments and Scala file import; MIDI playback and record in standalone; 3-band EQ; and Graceful Copy Protection (no dongles or challenge response).

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