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30/06/2015: 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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20/06/2015: IMSTA FESTA event on July 25

In Chicago, July 25, take the opportunity to visit the IMSTA FESTA show at SAE Institute, 820 N. Orleans Street. This free event is open to anyone interested in the art of music making; professional and semi-professional musicians, songwriters, music producers, and audio engineers, as well as music students and educators. Pianoteq will be demonstrated there by Jazz, Blues, and R&B pianist John Talmadge. John's credits include extensive touring with international blues artist Lonnie Brooks, and John has also shared the stage with Buddy Guy, Herbie Hancock, George Benson, Wilson Pickett, the Blues Brothers, and Koko Taylor. Free entrance, pre-registration mandatory. More details

21/04/2015: Hohner Collection released
Hohner collection released

Modartt releases Hohner Collection for Pianoteq, authorized by Hohner.

The Clavinet D6, which Modartt released for Pianoteq in 2010, is now joined by two other members of the Hohner instrument family - the Electra-piano and the Pianet T. These electro-mechanical pianos have appeared in many hit records from the sixties and seventies including "She’s not there" by The Zombies, "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin and "Superstition" by Stevie Wonder.

The virtual copies for Pianoteq benefit from its physical modelling engine - the octave range is extended to seven octaves, a sustain pedal is added for the Pianet T and the Clavinet D6, and physical properties of the instruments can be modified.

The Hohner Collection, sold as an instrument pack, requires the latest update 5.2 of Pianoteq and is free for all Pianoteq customers with a licence of the Clavinet instrument pack.

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27/12/2014: Platinum Award for Best Software Instrument at 2015 MusicTech Gear Of The Year
MusicTech award for Best Software Instrument

We are proud to announce that Pianoteq 5 Pro has won the Platinum Award in the category Best Software Instrument, as part of the 2015 MusicTech Gear Of The Year.

"Still the best way to get authentic, belieavable acoustic piano on your computer while using hardly any space, powerful and playable."

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26/11/2014: New instrument: the Toy Piano

Let us proudly present Toy Piano for Pianoteq. It is based on a Michelsonne "piano miniature", praised for its beautiful unique sound, extended from two to four octaves.
The Toy Piano is included in the Celeste instrument pack and requires the latest Pianoteq update 5.1.3.
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14/11/2014: Pianoteq video contest 2014 results

Thank you all of you who participated in the Pianoteq video contest 2014! Lots of impressing videos... and a tough competition... This year, instead of letting Modartt decide the winners, we let everyone vote for their top 3 entries. Watch the winning entries

09/11/2014: Pianoteq demos at Long & McQuade stores, Canada

In cooperation with Music Marketing, the young talented jazz/r&b pianist Quincy Bullen will do two Pianoteq demos as follows:
- Nov 15th – Long & McQuade, 2777 Steeles Ave W, North York, Ontario, Canada
- Nov 22nd – Long & McQuade, 1133 Markham Rd, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada

You will learn how to control timbre, adjust hammers, edit velocity curves, control mechanical noises, calibrate your controller, manage effects, explore historical instruments, and much more...

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08/10/2014: Rebuilt KIViR collection

The KIViR collection of historical instruments now takes into account the refined physical model of Pianoteq 5, resulting in increased presence and clarity. The collection is free for all Pianoteq customers.

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