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New virtual library produces historically accurate organs while adding modern control

Minneapolis – June 28, 2012 –  MakeMusic, Inc. (NASDAQ: MMUS) today announced the release of Garritan  Classic Pipe Organs, an innovative new virtual pipe organ collection.  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.

“Classic Pipe Organs brings the power and grandeur of the pipe organ  into any studio, place of worship, rehearsal room or home,” said Gary  Garritan, MakeMusic director of instrumental sciences. “It is ideally  suited for every style of organ music, from early music repertoire to  Bach, from lush romantic to post-modern music. What’s more, every organ  stop/combination in this collection can be freely mixed with those of  other organs. Musicians can now add a wide array of majestic organ  sounds to their tracks.”

Included with Garritan Classic Pipe Organs is the acclaimed 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. Placing classic pipe organ sounds in these spaces produces  breathtaking sounds with unprecedented realism.

Classic Pipe Organs offers incredible control over tremulants, blower  noise, chiff noise, crescendo pedal, swell pedal, timbre, pedal bass  and more. Scala file support allows users to play in the various  temperaments of earlier historic eras.

“Composers can use this collection for inspiration, to capture  creative ideas and to sketch organ arrangements quickly,” said Justin  Phillips, MakeMusic portfolio manager of notation and Garritan products.  “Hobbyists can use it to add organ sounds to their tracks. Beginners,  organ enthusiasts and music students can use it to learn, study and  practice organ music at home. Church musicians—and indeed everyone—can  enjoy these inspirational sounds that traditionally were limited to  large budgets and even bigger spaces.”

Classic Pipe Organs is designed to be a perfect addition to music notation-based programs, like Finale,  as well as to all sequencers and digital audio workstations. Also  included is a standalone ARIA Player which allows anyone to load and  play back MIDI files and produce audio recordings of the MIDI file or  live performances, without additional software.

Classic Pipe Organs is available as a download for a special, limited  time price of $119.95. A boxed (DVD) version will be available soon for  $169.95. Additional information, patch lists, audio sample files and  much more can be found on the Classic Pipe Organs page at www.garritan.com.

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® 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.

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