At the 2009 NAMM Show, Garritan announced a new edition of its Garritan Personal Orchestra. The 4th Edition of Garritan Personal Orchestra now contains the Garritan ARIA sample engine and adds new features, new instrument sounds, updated programming and a lower price.
Garritan Personal Orchestra 4th Edition includes all the major instruments of the orchestra – strings, brass, woodwinds, percussion and keyboards plus quality instruments such as a Steinway grand piano, Stradivari violin (with new controllable vibrato), select Project SAM solo and section brass samples (new for this version), concert harps, celesta, concert pipe organ, and many other fine instruments. Personal Orchestra allows you to make ensembles of any size from the individual instruments, ranging from groups of a few instruments to a full symphony orchestra.
The collection comes integrated with the ARIA Player, Garritan’s powerful new 64-bit Sampler/Synthesis Engine, developed in collaboration with Plogue Art et Technologie Inc. There is no need to purchase a separate sampler.
Garritan Personal Orchestra is Mac and PC compatible, either as a standalone program or as a plug-in (VSTi, Pro Tools RTAS, and OSX Audio Units). Registered users of previous editions of the Garritan Personal Orchestra will be able to download the new edition for only $49.
Garritan Personal Orchestra 4th Edition is programmed to work with Finale 2009, Sibelius 5, AKAI wind controllers and other popular music applications.
Suggested Retail price is $149.00. There is a $49 downloadable upgrade for existing users.