MakeMusic (http://www.makemusic.com) has released Garritan Classic Pipe Organs, a virtual pipe organ collection. It’s available as a download for a special, limited time price of US$119.95. A boxed (DVD) version will be available soon for $169.95.
This sound library features six historic instruments, each representing a specific school of organ building, ranging from early Baroque to Classical, through the Renaissance, Romantic and Modern eras. Every organ stop/combination in this collection can be freely mixed with those of other organs, according to Gary Garritan, MakeMusic director of instrumental sciences.
Included with Garritan Classic Pipe Organs is the ARIA Player, which now includes Convolution Sampled Reverb. With this technology, the sound of specific performance spaces can be captured and shared. Included are many sampled venues, from a small chapel to a cathedral, with a variety of concert halls and other acoustic spaces in between.
Classic Pipe Organs is designed to be an addition to music notation-based programs, like Finale, as well as to all sequencers and digital audio workstations. Additional information, patch lists, audio sample files and more can be found on the Classic Pipe Organs page at http://www.garritan.com .