MakeMusic Buys Music Software Co. Garritan

Following the deal, the terms of which were not disclosed, Garritan will become a wholly owned subsidiary of MakeMusic.

MakeMusic, Inc., an Eden Prairie-based music software company, announced Tuesday that is had signed an agreement to acquire Garritan Corporation.

The terms of the deal, which is expected to close sometime during the next few weeks, were not disclosed.

Orcas, Washington-based Garritan's software creates sounds that mimic real instruments, and they are often used in television, film, and on concert stages, according to MakeMusic. Following the deal, Garritan will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of MakeMusic.

“The acquisition of Garritan is an exciting addition to MakeMusic,” Karen van Lith, CEO of MakeMusic, said in a statement. “Garritan Libraries provide breathtaking sounds to inspire the musician's creative experience.”

Garritan Founder Gary Garritan will join MakeMusic as director of instrumental sciences.

“MakeMusic is the industry leader in music notation and technology,” Garritan said in a statement. “They have a talented team, a history of success, a passion for excellence, and a bright future.”

The combined company will prepare to launch new software instrument offerings, Garritan added.