|[January 23, 2013]
MakeMusic to Release New Garritan Harps Sound Library
MINNEAPOLIS --(Business Wire)--
MakeMusic, Inc. (NASDAQ: MMUS) announced today the upcoming release of
Garritan Harps, an innovative new virtual instrument collection.
The virtual harp revolution began with GigaHarp over a dozen years ago.
Garritan Harps represents the next step of evolution, taking virtual
harps exponentially further. In addition to pure pristine recordings of
each note and a full range of harp articulations, new technologies allow
for advanced glissando emulation, sampled acoustic spaces, and much more.
"The harp has held a special place in my heart since early childhood,"
said Gary Garritan, MakeMusic director of instrumental sciences, and
himself a long-time harp performer. "Harps are among the oldest and most
cherished instruments. Garritan Harps make the special magic of the harp
available to everyone."
Garritan Harps features a variety of harps, including Salvi Pedal, Venus
Concert Grand and Lyon & Healy. Special features include full-ranged
harp articulations - traditional angelic-sounding harp plucks,
harmonics, Pres de la table, picked, dampened, and other types of
playing techniques. Through a variety of options, Garritan Harps also
makes playing glisses accessible to any musician.
The acclaimed ARIA player, which includes Ambience Reverb and
Convolution Sampled Reverb, is included with Garritan Harps. With this
technology, the sound of specific performance spaces can be captured and
shared. Garritan Harps offers more space perspectives and flexibility
than any other professional harp instrument.
Garritan Harps is designed to be a perfect addition to music
notation-based programs, like Finale, as well as to all sequencers and
digital audio workstations. The standalone ARIA Player allows anyone to
load and play back MIDI files and produce audio recordingsof the MIDI
file or live performances, without additional software.
Garritan Harps will be available as a download in February 2013 for
$149.95 and as a boxed (DVD) version for $169.95.
About MakeMusic, Inc.
MakeMusic®, Inc. is a world leader in music technology whose
mission is to develop and market solutions that transform how music is
composed, taught, learned and performed. For more than 20 years, Finale®
has been the industry standard in music notation software, enabling
composers, arrangers, musicians, teachers, students and publishers to
create, edit, audition, print and publish musical scores. MakeMusic is
also the creator of SmartMusic® education software
that is transforming the way students practice. With SmartMusic,
students and teachers have access to thousands of band, orchestra and
vocal pieces allowing students to practice with background accompaniment
and get immediate feedback on their performance. SmartMusic allows
teachers to individualize instruction and document the progress of every
student. The SmartMusic® Inbox™, an Android™ and Apple (News - Alert)®
mobile application, provides additional access for teachers to review,
grade and comment on student assignments. MusicXML™ is an
Internet-friendly way to publish musical scores, enabling musicians to
distribute interactive sheet music online and to use sheet music files
with a wide variety of musical applications. Garritan™ sound
libraries provide musicians with state-of-the-art virtual instruments
with the playback quality of a live performance. Additional information
about this Minnesota company can be found at www.makemusic.com.
Certain statements found in this release may constitute forward-looking
statements as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform
Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements reflect the speaker's current
views with respect to future events and include any statement that does
not directly relate to a current or historical fact. Our forward-looking
statements in this release relate to the release date for Garritan Harps
virtual instrument collection. Forward-looking statements cannot be
guaranteed and actual results may vary materially due to the
uncertainties for MakeMusic include, but are not limited to: (i) our
ability to successfully implement product development and growth
initiatives; (ii) risks relating to turnover among key personnel; (iii)
our ability to maximize the benefits of recent acquisitions; (iv) market
acceptance of our products; (v) the impact of changing technology on our
product upgrades; and (vii) those factors described from time to time in
our reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission (including our
Annual Report on Form 10-K). Investors should not consider any list of
such factors to be an exhaustive statement of all of the risks,
uncertainties or potentially inaccurate assumptions investors should
take into account when making investment decisions. Shareholders and
other readers should not place undue reliance on "forward-looking
statements," as such statements speak only as of the date of this
release. We do not intend to update publicly or revise any
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