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New instrument: the Hohner Pianet N

The electro-acoustic piano Pianet N joins the Pianet T, Electra-piano and Clavinet D6 as part of the Hohner Collection, authorized by Hohner

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Modartt releases a Concert Harp for Pianoteq

The Concert Harp for Pianoteq, physically modelled after a Salvi concert grand harp, includes pedals to change the pitch of the strings when playing in diatonic mode. It also allows you to play pinch harmonics (flageolets) and glissando.

Since there are no damped strings during playing, the harp has a special magical sound which the Pianoteq physical modelling manages to capture with astonishing authenticity.

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Pianoteq 5 released!

We have devoted two years of research to developing and refining the award-winning Pianoteq physical model. Pianoteq 5 brings a new clarity and authenticity to the piano sound. Moreover, it offers no less than 9 new piano models, and sound recording is taken to a higher level of control with the addition of directional microphones, letting you choose from a range of well-known microphone brands.

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Pianoteq - The fourth generation piano

Pianoteq is a virtual piano that runs on your computer. Celebrated for reproducing with an unprecedented realism the behaviour and the sound of the acoustic piano, it offers superb dynamics, natural resonances and unique physical parameters.

The powerful innovative features of Pianoteq, based on physical modelling and real time sound generation, make it the natural choice for demanding musicians including composers, producers and keyboardists. Pianoteq also features other instruments such as harpsichords, electric pianos, vibraphones and historical instruments.

Guy Sigsworth
Guy Sigsworth
(Alanis Morissette, Madonna, Björk, Seal)
«Even the most complex multi-sampled virtual instruments don't have that flexible response under the fingers. I really like Pianoteq.»
Tim Hinkley
Tim Hinkley
tour & session keyboardist
(Van Morrison, George Harrison, The Rolling Stones)
«It really shook me when I discovered that a software instrument can beat a miked up real piano.»
Steve Nieve
Steve Nieve
keyboardist & composer
(Elvis Costello, Sting, Paul McCartney, David Bowie)
«Every style of music that I'm interested in is instantly playable on Pianoteq. I love working, playing and creating music with this incredibly powerful, deceptively simple software.»
Jon Vezner
Jon Vezner
song writer & producer
(Kathy Mattea, Patti Page)
«PIANOTEQ is one of the most exciting new plug-ins I've come across in sometime. It's as closer to the real thing than anything I've heard.»
Mike Barson
Mike Barson
«PIANOTEQ plays like a real piano and sounds natural like a real piano. I like the fact one can change the different elements, it's very versatile.»
Klaus Badelt
Klaus Badelt
film composer
(Pirates of the Caribbean, 16 Blocks, Poseidon)
«PIANOTEQ is one of the most exciting products I've seen in quite some time. It has become my 'go to' instrument for sketching and final production.»
Marco Borsatti
Marco Borsatti
sound engineer
(Eros Ramazzotti, Laura Pausini, Andrea Bocelli)
«PIANOTEQ plays like a real piano and sounds natural like a real piano. It is a virtual instrument of a very high level and you can really get the same feeling with it as with a true grand piano.»
Jason Graves
Jason Graves
video game composer
(Dead Space, Star Trek, Silent Hunter)
«Pianoteq PRO is by far the most flexible and best-sounding virtual piano in my arsenal of plug-ins, and I have them all!»
Michel van der Aa
«It's hard to believe that such an impressive piano sound can come from a 15 MB software plug-in. It sounds far more vivid and realistic than the sample libraries I've tried.»
Leon Pendarvis
Leon Pendarvis
keyboardist, writter, productor
(Saturday Night Live band, Eric Clapton, Marvin Gaye, Quincy Jones)
«From what I can discern so far, the rendering is pretty faithful to the real thing, and I can definitely see it being one of my "go to" software pianos»
Paul 'Wix' Wickens
Paul 'Wix' Wickens
keybordist & musical director
(Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Nik Kershaw, Bon Jovi)
«I have been a fan of "Physical Modelling" and it's potential since the earliest days and Pianoteq has been on my computer from it's beginning.»
Gunnar Örn Tynes
Gunnar Örn Tynes
musician & composer
«Amazing things are happening in the world of physical modeling and I think Pianoteq is the cutting edge when it comes to quality in sound and realistic feel.»

Pianoteq features highlight

  • Physically modelled piano
  • Real time sound generation
  • Full dynamics - no velocity switching
  • Very expressive with superb playability
  • Sounds and behaves just like a real piano
  • Unique tuning, voicing and design adjustments
  • Mic position, up to 5 mics
  • Multi channel, up to 5 channels
  • Piano factory - easily create your own piano
  • Many effects + a convolution reverb
  • Advanced preset and parameter manager
  • Unlimited perspectives
  • 64-bit versions available
  • Native Linux (x86) version available
  • Works great with any modern laptop
  • Fast loading - just 40 MB in size
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