Garritan Launches New Software Musical Instruments Division and New Software Musical Instrument Products

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At the Consumer Electronics Show today, Garritan, a leading soundware developer, today announced the launch of the Garritan Software Instrument Division and previewed new software musical instrument products. The primary goal of this new division is to develop sample-based and synthesized software musical instruments using a new sample player. New products will be demonstrated during the CES show at Booth No. 72446 in the Sands Convention Center.

The company is previewing a virtual Steinway Piano, in collaboration with Steinway and Sons, the most respected name in pianos. Also being shown is the new Concert and Marching Band -- a complete collection of software band instruments to create realistic-sounding band arrangements. It includes trumpets, trombones, sousaphones, snare drums and drumline, cornets, saxes and many other instruments.

Also being shown is the Gofriller Solo Cello, which sounds like one of the best cellos ever made. Exclusive "Sonic Morphing" technology makes this a uniquely expressive and playable instrument. Morphing describes what can be seen in motion pictures where there is a gradual transformation from one image into another and this basic concept has been applied to sound samples allowing the samples to provide expressive performance.

At CES, Garritan will be previewing a new sampler with a unique and intuitive user interface. It allows the user to select, load, manipulate and mix software and sampled instruments in one single graphical environment. Garritan will also be showing its popular Garritan Personal Orchestra, a complete orchestral collection for a computer, and the Jazz and Big Band collection. Consumer versions of these products are planned.

About Garritan Libraries

Garritan is a leader and innovator of sample libraries and soundware. Garritan has received multiple industry awards and numerous accolades in the music press and among professional musicians. Garritan Libraries are used in classes at leading music colleges and universities. Its flagship product, Garritan Personal Orchestra, has won accolades from celebrity musicians and music press alike. Garritan software instruments are used in a variety of applications: from popular TV shows, film and attractions to video games, live concerts and ballets. For more information about Garritan instruments, and to hear a wide array of demos, visit http://www.garritan.com.

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