MusicTech award: Best Software Instrument

We are proud to announce that Pianoteq 4.5 Pro has received an award in the category Best Software Instrument, as part of the 2014 MusicTech Gear Of The Year.

« Modartt’s Pianoteq Pro 4.5 is an absolutely fantastic software instrument, combining an intuitive interface with high quality, innovative mathematical approach to generating incredible piano sounds... »

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Reference users

Hannah Vasanth
Hannah Vasanth
keyboardist, composer & producer

(Rihanna, Anastacia)
«The low CPU usage makes this the perfect instrument when writing on the road - thank you Modartt for raising the bar in terms of piano plugins.»
Jurij Gianluca Ricotti
Jurij Gianluca Ricotti
studio engineer & producer

(Ennio Morricone, Britney Spears, Brian May, Il Volo)
«I love Pianoteq, it's the best piano instrument ever. I've use it in all my projects, mostly in pop [...]»
Gunnar Örn Tynes
Gunnar Örn Tynes
musician & composer

(múm)
«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.»
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!»
Joel Corelitz
Joel Corelitz
film & media composer

(commercials)
«It's the only emulation I can think of that is quite possibly better than the real thing.»
Blüthner Model 1

Blüthner Model 1 add-on

Authorized by Blüthner, this is the world's first physical model of Blüthner's finest grand piano, widely celebrated for use on the concert stage. The round warm tonal character of the Blüthner Model 1 is accurately rendered by Pianoteq's physical model, bringing sparkling treble notes and powerful bass.

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U4 upright piano

U4 upright piano add-on

Modartt proudly presents the very first upright piano model for Pianoteq: the U4 add-on. The U4 emphasizes the characteristics of upright pianos, offering 21 exciting presets demonstrating the versatility of the instrument. More details

Version 4.5 of Pianoteq includes an updated engine using an improved physical model of the hammer/string interaction which also benefits the D4, K1, YC5 and Blüthner Model 1 grand pianos. More details

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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 features also other instruments such as harpsichords, electric pianos, vibraphones and historical instruments.

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Trial versions available for download:

MacOS MacOS X
Windows Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
Linux Linux

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, create easily 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 20 MB in size
Audio Units VST RTAS

Add-on instruments

U4 add-on Blüthner Model 1 add-on Steelpans add-on Vibes add-on Electric add-on Clavinet add-on
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