Garritan Orchestral Libraries on Thursday announced Garritan Personal Orchestra Second Edition, and also offered plans to publish an Advanced Pro Edition and Lite Academic version. Garritan Personal Orchestra is a US$279 orchestral software instrument package compatible with Mac and Windows, designed to be used by musicians who use software that supports VST, RTAS, Audio Units and other formats.
Garritan Personal Orchestra includes samples of everything you’d find in a symphony orchestra, including strings, brass, woodwind, percussion and special instruments like a Steinway grand piano, Stradivarius violin, concert harps, pipe organ and more. The new Second Edition version includes Steinberg’s Cubase LE Sequencer for Mac and Windows and a new version of Garritan’s own GPO Studio, a VST host application. More instrument patches and sounds with additional playing controls are also included.
The Professional Edition, which ads more instruments and articulations, will retail for $499 when it’s released in the Spring of 2005. The Lite version, a scaled-back collection, will ship in the first calendar quarter of 2005 for $149.