Version 6.1 introduces a new spatialisation technique which brings more air and presence to the instruments, increasing realism. Minor re-voicing has also been done on some instruments/presets.
Furthermore, new features are introduced along with support for the NKS (Native Kontrol Standard) extended plug-in format from Native Instruments.
Pianoteq 6 brings numerous refinements in its engine and physical model, increasing realism and acoustic presence on all its instruments: acoustic pianos, electro-acoustic pianos, historical instruments and chromatic percussion. Pianoteq becomes, more than ever, an immense joy to play.
Steinway & Sons have approved the sound and playability of the Pianoteq virtual instruments Steinway Model D and Steinway Model B, which have gained from the refined physical model. These magnificent virtual grand pianos will appeal to all musicians in search of the most famous piano sound signature.
Pianoteq 6 facilitates your workflow by adding compatibility with the VST3 format and the ARM architecture (Linux version only, for example on Raspberry Pi 3 boards). It includes chord identification, and the tuning section has become even more advanced with new tools. The standalone version now offers a MIDI playlist, an improved MIDI archive, and the ability to export audio to FLAC and MP3 formats, in addition to WAV.
Musicians have always loved Pianoteq for what it does — responding and interacting just like a real acoustic instrument does, and allowing to tweak the beautiful sounds in amazing ways — everything in a tiny footprint. Pianoteq 6 advances further by increasing realism and acoustic presence of all its instruments: acoustic pianos, electro-acoustic pianos, historical instruments and chromatic percussions. More than ever, an immense joy to play.
Pianoteq is an award-winning virtual instrument that runs on your computer which you can connect to your digital piano. Pianoteq is based on physical modelling and thus responds and interacts just like a real acoustic instrument does. It also lets you tweak the beautiful sounds in amazing ways. All this in a tiny footprint.
Besides acoustic pianos, Pianoteq also offers electric pianos, historical instruments and chromatic percussions - a total of 46 amazing instruments, all physically modelled.
Pianoteq has since the introduction in 2006 gradually become a mature and natural companion for a wide range of musicians for use in everything from private homes and piano classrooms to recording studios and concert halls.