Garritan Orchestral Libraries on Thursday announced new versions of its Garritan Personal Orchestra: a Second Edition as well as Advanced and Lite versions. The Second Edition offers new instrument patches and enhancements to the Native Instruments Sample Player, GenieSoft Overture SE notation utility and GPO Studio. The Advanced version, which sells for US$499, includes extra solo strings, brass and woodwind instruments as well as such new articulations as harmonics, effects and more. The Lite version ($149) is aimed at educators and features the Kontakt player for playing musical compositions.
The developer also announced two new instrument libraries: Garritan Stradivari Violin Sample Library ($199), which includes sonic morphing technology that aligns sounds during transitions; and Garritan Jazz Band Library ($259). Information about the new products, including pricing for the Garritan Personal Orchestra Second Edition, was not available on the Garritan Web site as MacCentral posted this article.