Instrument: Garritan - Virtual Pipe Organs

Garritan introduces a Virtual Pipe Organs collection. The new collection captures the 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.

Powered by the ARIA Player developed in collaboration with Plogue, Virtual Pipe Organs runs on MAC OS X 10.4 and higher, Windows XP and Vista (both 32 and 64 bits) and Linux coming soon. Standalone, Plug-in, and supported notation programs. 

Some of the 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).

Price: $199 - Expected Spring 2008.


"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." Via