Instrument list

Difference between "instrument" and "preset"

The physical model contains a great number of parameters, but only a small part of them are available through the user interface. When only the user interface parameters are changed, then we say that it is still the same instrument but a different preset. Hence presets are understood as variations of a given instrument.

For example, D4 Spacious and D4 Player Jazz are the same instrument, as the difference lies in the microphone position which can be defined by the user himself. On the contrary, D4 Spacious and K1 Close Mic are two different instruments because it is impossible to obtain one of them by modifying the user interface parameters of the other one.

Here is a list of all instruments available in PIANOTEQ 4.
If you are a registered user, you can download free add-ons (PTQ files). You have to log in first.

InstrumentDescriptionTypeGet-it
D4Grand pianobuilt-inPurchase Pianoteq
K1Grand pianobuilt-inPurchase Pianoteq
U4requires version 4.5 or later - Upright pianooptional add-onPurchase Add-on
BlüthnerGrand piano based on the Model 1 by Blüthneroptional add-onPurchase Add-on
R270's electric piano R2optional add-onPurchase Add-on
W170's electric piano R1optional add-onPurchase Add-on
CL1Clavinetoptional add-onPurchase Add-on
YC5Rock pianooptional add-onPurchase Add-on
V-MV-M vibraphoneoptional add-onPurchase Add-on
V-BV-B vibraphoneoptional add-onPurchase Add-on
SteelpansSteel drum, Spacedrum, Hand pan, Tank drumoptional add-onPurchase Add-on
CelestaCelestaoptional add-onPurchase Add-on
GlockenspielGlockenspieloptional add-onPurchase Add-on
MarimbaBass Marimbaoptional add-onPurchase Add-on
XylophoneXylophoneoptional add-onPurchase Add-on
KIViRrequires version 4.5.1 or later - All free historical instruments in a single PTQ: CP-80, Pleyel, Erard, Bechstein, Schoffstoss, Walter, Graf, Schmidt, Schantz, Grimaldi, Blanchet, Clavichord, Cimbalomfree add-ondownload KIViR.ptq
Klaus P. Rausch Collectionrequires version 4.5.4 or later, KIViR and legacy M3 - 12 exciting presets of Pianoteq instrumentsfree add-ondownload KPRAUSCH.ptq
Bellsrequires version 4.0 or later - Bells and carillons: church bells, carillons and tubular bellsfree add-ondownload bells.ptq

Legacy instruments

We also provide the following add-ons of instruments that used to be available in older Pianoteq releases. If you do not have projects that already depend on those instrument we suggest that you just ignore these add-ons since they have all been replaced by better counterparts in recent Pianoteq releases.

InstrumentDescriptionVersionGet-it
C3Classic grand pianoPianoteq 3download V3.ptq
M3Modern grand pianoPianoteq 3download V3.ptq
C2Classic grand piano C2Pianoteq 2download V2.ptq
C1Classic grand piano C1Pianoteq 1download V2.ptq
M1Modern grand piano M1Pianoteq 1download V2.ptq
KIViR for v3requires version 3 (3.6.5 minimum) - All free historical instruments in a single PTQ: CP-80, Pleyel, Erard, Bechstein, Schoffstoss, Walter, Graf, Schmidt, Schantz, Grimaldi, Blanchet, CimbalomPianoteq 3download KIViR_v3.ptq
Bells for v3requires version 3.6.7 or later - Bells and carillons: church bells, carillons and tubular bellsPianoteq 3download bells_v3.ptq
CP80Yamaha CP-80 electro-acoustic pianoPianoteq 2download CP80.ptq
ErardSébastien Erard grand pianoPianoteq 2download erard.ptq
WalterAnton Walter pianofortePianoteq 2download walter.ptq
BechsteinCarl Bechstein grand pianoPianoteq 2download bechstein.ptq
SchoffstossSchöffstoss pianofortePianoteq 2download schoffstoss.ptq
SchmidtSchmidt pianofortePianoteq 2download schmidt.ptq
SchantzSchantz pianofortePianoteq 2download schantz.ptq
GrafGraf pianofortePianoteq 2download graf.ptq
GrimaldiGrimaldi harpsichordPianoteq 2download grimaldi.ptq
BlanchetFrançois-Etienne Blanchet harpsichordPianoteq 2download blanchet.ptq