Model B grand piano
requires Pianoteq 5.5 or higher
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Modartt releases Model B Grand Piano for Pianoteq. This instrument is modelled after a Steinway B Grand Piano from Hamburg, known for its splendid and versatile character. Subtle refinements of the physical model contribute to a faithful rendering of the original instrument.

The piano that is modelled belongs to the Martha Argerich edition, a set of twenty-five Steinway & Sons Model B-211 pianos that the prestigious pianist carefully selected in 2014 for their musicality. She signed each.

The first Steinway B grand pianos were manufactured in 1878. The Steinway B is now the best selling Steinway grand piano. It is generally known as "The Perfect Piano". It has much of the concert grand piano sound of a Steinway D, although it is smaller, and thus better suited for recording studios and mid-sized recital venues. Very easy to play, it is perfect for achieving a wide range of timbres, from a nuanced, delicate pianissimo to the thunder of a crescendo.

The virtual grand piano Model B for Pianoteq was carefully designed to reproduce the finest sound characteristics of the Steinway B instrument that was selected by Modartt for this project. Subtle refinements of the physical modelling were made, resulting in a noticeably clear tone and astounding dynamics.

Model B grand piano

Listen to Pianoteq Model B Grand Piano in action in various musical styles. All audio examples were recorded with a selection of Model B presets using their default settings, unless stated otherwise (customized).
Pop/Jazz/Blues/Modern demosPreset
P. De Ridder - Taxi For BModel B Player (customized)
J.P. Rykiel - 34th streetModel B Distant Mic
J.F. van Dijkhuizen - Gentle WaltzModel B Gentle (customized)
Classical demosPreset
S. Rachmaninoff - Etude Tableaux Op. 39 No. 6Model B Close Mic (customized)