MakeMusic to Release New Garritan Harps Sound Library

  MakeMusic to Release New Garritan Harps Sound Library

 New Virtual Instrument Library Brings the Magic of the Harp to All Musicians

Business Wire

MINNEAPOLIS -- January 23, 2013

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

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 recordings of 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^® 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

Cautionary Statements

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
forward-looking statements.


MakeMusic, Inc.
Karen VanDerBosch, 952-906-3690
Chief Operating Officer &
Chief Financial Officer
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