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.
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).