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    ANNOUNCING THE GARRITAN PERSONAL ORCHESTRA "GROUP BUY"

    ........"GPO is, simply put, a revolution" - Musicians Magazine



    The Garritan Personal Orchestra Revolution has taken the music world by storm. Acclaimed as "the most significant sample-based instrument library ever to be produced", GPO "has brought the affordable symphonic orchestra to the masses" (Music4Games). Until GPO, most full orchestral libraries were thousands of dollars and out of the reach of many musicians and GPO provided an affordable "orchestra library for the rest of us." (EQ Magazine and MacWorld). The goal of GPO was to make orchestral sampling accessible to nearly all musicians. In keeping with that goal, we want to reach even more musicians and what better way than a GROUP BUY!

    A Group Buy is a limited-time special offer where many prospective buyers have the opportunity to buy a product in bulk and get steep discounts based on the number of buyers purchasing. As the quantity of purchases goes up the cost of a product goes down. As certain levels of group sizes are reached, the price of the product goes down further - even on all orders that have already been placed. Therefore, GPO cannot be shipped until the final price is determined and the Group buy has come to an end. See rules below.

    Already regarded as "probably the most amazing value ever" (Association of Independent Feature Film Producers), this Group Buy provides an even greater value. And if you may have other orchestral libraries, now is the time to expand your orchestral palette with more instruments and orchestral colors (there are instruments in GPO not found in other libraries). Also, if you have plans to upgrade to GPO Advanced there will be a special upgrade price. Even if you already own GPO, now you can buy a copy for your extra computers or as a gift for a friend or family member (e.g. early Christmas). Just follow this thread and place your entry when you feel the price is attractive for you, or enter now to increase the chance that others will follow. As Sound on Sound magazine wrote: "Buy it now, before someone puts the price up."

    To join the Group Buy and pay your entry fee, go to the
    Garritan Personal Orchestra "Group Buy" page:

    GROUP BUY PRODUCT:
    GARRITAN PERSONAL ORCHESTRA (Special Group Buy Version) - 3 CD-ROMs. (includes full Orchestral Library, Native Instruments Kontakt Player. GPO Studio host & Ambience available for download. Note: Cubasis VST and Overture are NOT included)

    GROUP BUY DURATION
    :
    Start: May 8, 2005
    Duration: 1 month.
    End: June 7th, 2005 at Midnight Pacific Standard Time.
    This is a one-time promotion and this Group Buy will not be repeated for this product.
    THE GROUP BUY COUNTER:
    Date: May 12, 2005
    Number of Buyers: 59
    Current Price: $199
    Days left: 27
    For the most recent tally, we will peridically post a tally of the number of participating buyers and the current price.
    GROUP BUY RULES
    * To join the Group Buy it is necessary to pay an entry fee of $139 USD which is the minimum amount the product will cost you. The entry fee will be charged upon receipt and the shipping fee will also be charged. The order will then be added to a growing tally which will determine the final price. The remaining payment will be the difference between the entry fee and the final price. We will not charge your credit card for any remaining payment until the product ships after the group buy has ended. If 200 units or more are sold, there will be no additional fee.

    * The final price is shown on the table below and depends upon the number of buyers that will take part in the Group Buy:GROUP BUY SLIDING SCALE:
    #Buyers.......... Price
    0 - 5................ $249.00
    6 - 24.............. $224.00
    25 - 69............. $199.00
    70 - 99............. $179.00
    100 - 149.......... $159.00
    150-199............ $149.00
    200 or more....... $139.00
    An example: If we sold only 100 copies of GPO with the group buy, the purchase price would be $159, and the remaining payment due (final price less the entry fee) would be $20.00 USD plus the shipping. If over 200 copies of GPO are sold then you would owe nothing else.
    * Your order will ship to you at the end of the Group Buy program. Please allow several weeks for shipping.

    * There will be a shipping fee of $6.00 US, $15.00 US to Europe and Asia. Sent via USPS. This fee will be chaged at the time of the entry and be added to the $139 entry fee. Expedited shipping (FedEx) and unusual locations available for an additional fee.

    * You can buy as many as you want. Multiple orders will require the same entry fee per order.

    * By paying the entry fee, you agree to wait until after June 9th, 2005 until the product begins to ship.

    * No refunds available under the Group Buy. Please check the system requirements and also make sure before ordering this item that it meets your needs.

    * This is a special version of Garritan Personal Orchestra that does not include Cubasis VST and Overture.

    * Personal information is retained for the purpose of handling your order only. Any and all information you provide is kept confidential and your information will not be used to send unsolicited mail. Your privacy is respected.

    * We also reserve the right to refuse to sell the product where we feel our interests will be jeopardized especially in cases of potential piracy.

    * This Group buy is void in the United Kingdom. Contact Time & Space for special pricing.
    To Enter go to: https://www.amerifare.com/harps/GPO-GroupBuyForm.htm


    About Garritan Personal Orchestra
    Garritan Personal Orchestra is an affordable, easy-to-use and "thoroughly comprehensive orchestral library" (Sound on Sound). It includes all the major instruments of the orchestra - strings, brass, woodwinds, and percussion and "it is the quality of the instruments that drives this package" (Game Developer Magazine). Garritan Personal Orchestra has the highest quality and most valuable collection of orchestral instruments ever sampled - exquisite instruments like Stradivari, Guarneri, Gagliano, Montagnana, Steinway, Haynes and other fine instuments. And GPO's unique ensemble building approach lets you take these fine instruments and build orchestras of your choosing. "GPO is the only library that offers this type of flexibility and control" (Guide to MIDI Orchestration).
    Personal Orchestra has won more awards than any other orchestral library. It is recipient of the EQ Magazine "Exceptional Quality Award", the Computer Music "Performance Award" and the "Value Award", Game Developer Magazine "Front Line Award", the Tools4Music "Value Award" & "Performance Award", the Association of Independent Feature Film Producers "AIFF Recommended" Award plus various nominations. GPO is used in popular television productions, live music performances, theatrical productions, interactive games and media, commercials, ballet performances, classical musicians and conductors, museums, and in many colleges and universities. As Computer Magazine proclaimed: "It's possible to make this sound like a samplebank that should come with a four-figure price tag." You can audtion GPO from among hundreds of audio demos at www.garritan.com.
    Garritan Personal Orchestra works on PC or Mac (modern computer with sufficient RAM required). It works as a Standalone (for live performance), as a Plugin (VST/DX/RTAS & AU - for recording and mixing), or with popular notation programs via GPO Studio (for scoring).
    www.garritan.com

    "GPO is great" - Recording Magazine

    "GPO is brilliant!" ..."a 'must-have' product" - Keyboard Player

    "I simply love GPO" - Screentalk Magazine

    "GPO is a high quality product." Music4Games

    "It’s hard to ignore the price of the GPO and the way in which you feel more involved in the playing via the expression controls and sculpting of the orchestral sounds. " Showreel Magazine

    "It will absolutely blow you away in its quality" -Association of Independent Feature Film Producers

    "GPO is a true winner".... "a new standard for power, affordability, and efficiency for orchestral sample libraries. The sounds are great..." - Electronic Musician

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    Re: Announcing the GARRITAN PERSONAL ORCHESTRA "GROUP BUY"

    Goodness Gracious Gary......Good Luck with your Group Sale! There's going to be some happy folk around!

    A pity about those Time and Space boys cramping your UK style!!

    Frank

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    Why is the group buy void in the UK? The information states that you are willing to ship to Europe...surely it is illegal to withold just one country (must be a breach of European rights or something).

    I am not having a go at anyone - I am sure there is a very good reason. I am just fed up with 'rip-off Britain' - having to pay over the odds for everything, and now being specifically withheld from great offers such as this. The internet is a worldwide market!

    Wayne

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    Re: Announcing the GARRITAN PERSONAL ORCHESTRA "GROUP BUY"

    I thought you couldn't do a group buy on this forum?!?!?!?!?!?

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    Re: Announcing the GARRITAN PERSONAL ORCHESTRA "GROUP BUY"

    Quote Originally Posted by wayne_rowley
    Why is the group buy void in the UK? The information states that you are willing to ship to Europe...surely it is illegal to withold just one country (must be a breach of European rights or something).

    I am not having a go at anyone - I am sure there is a very good reason. I am just fed up with 'rip-off Britain' - having to pay over the odds for everything, and now being specifically withheld from great offers such as this. The internet is a worldwide market!

    Wayne
    Wayne, Time and Space is my distributor in the UK and they are going to offer another special incentive.

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    Re: Announcing the GARRITAN PERSONAL ORCHESTRA "GROUP BUY"

    Quote Originally Posted by dubaifox
    I thought you couldn't do a group buy on this forum?!?!?!?!?!?
    Where did you get that idea from?
    You certainly can have a Group Buy if you get the permission of the administrators, schedule it in advance and work out the details. There have been Group Buys from various other developers in the past. This one has been scheduled for quite some time.

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    One of the most successful group buys done to date I think this will be. Many happy people will Gary make! (Sorry, I'm going a bit Yoda waiting for Revenge Of The Sith )

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    Yes, I would also like to understand the UK void issue. I had just sent the link for the group buy to a friend, and then saw what on the face of it is a stupid clause. Does this mean that UK residents cannot purchase directly from Garritan? This is how I bought my copy originally - it was cheaper than purchasing from T&S.

    Thanks

    Ian

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    Re: Announcing the GARRITAN PERSONAL ORCHESTRA "GROUP BUY"

    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Westwood
    Yes, I would also like to understand the UK void issue. I had just sent the link for the group buy to a friend, and then saw what on the face of it is a stupid clause. Does this mean that UK residents cannot purchase directly from Garritan? This is how I bought my copy originally - it was cheaper than purchasing from T&S.

    Thanks

    Ian
    Time and Space is our distributor in the UK and they will be offering their own special GPO promotion for UK residents. The details will be provided as soon as I hear from them.

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    Re: Announcing the GARRITAN PERSONAL ORCHESTRA "GROUP BUY"

    Quote Originally Posted by Garritan
    Wayne, Time and Space is my distributor in the UK and they are going to offer another special incentive.
    That's good to hear... but I bet it is not as good as the group buy could be! I.e. if the group buy gets over 200 buyers (no reason to think why not) then the price is $139. That converts to approximately £74 in the UK! That is a FANTASTIC price for GPO and I cannot see Time and Space going anywhere near it ( don't think they will go below a £100 even)!

    By all means have a deal from time and space - it is convenient and quicker to buy from home. But PLEASE do not exclude the UK from what is otherwise a worldwide offer.

    Wayne

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