On Saturday, May 14 2016, IMSTA (International Music Software Trade Association) will host the 4th annual IMSTA FESTA LA at SAE Institute at 3700 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90038. Free admission, pre-registration required.
IMSTA FESTA 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 Zachary Calderon who specializes in tailoring original music for motion picture.
Hans Ruckers II harpsichord for Pianoteq is a superb virtual instrument with authentic sound and response, and it is a joy to play. It is equipped with the three registers - lower 8', upper 8', and 4' - which can be combined in ways not even possible in the real world. Available for evaluation in the latest update 5.6 and as an instrument pack.
The Model B Grand Piano is modelled after a beautiful Hamburg grand piano from the Martha Argerich Edition, a set of 25 grand pianos selected and signed in 2014 by the prestigious pianist for their musicality.
Subtle refinements of the physical model were made, resulting in a noticeably clear tone and astounding dynamics.
The electro-acoustic piano Pianet N joins the Pianet T, Electra-piano and Clavinet D6 as part of the Hohner Collection, authorized by Hohner.
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.
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
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.
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."