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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."

Full review

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 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 increase presence and clarity. The collection is free for all Pianoteq customers.

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08/10/2014: Version 5.1 available

Version 5.1 offers an improved binaural algorithm based on a new dummy head model, bringing a stunning three-dimensional sound experience.

The D4 Grand Piano is now slightly improved by re-voicing, bringing increased timbre dynamics to the bass range and more transparency to the medium range.

It is now possible to easily switch to an extended octave range of the D4 and K2 Grand Pianos and the KIViR collection of historical instruments.

The update is free for all Pianoteq 5 customers.

Download full version | Download trial version
10/08/2014: IMSTA FESTA event on September 6

If you are nearby Toronto on September 6th, 2014, take the opportunity to visit the IMSTA FESTA show at RTA School of Media at Ryerson University. 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 the young talented jazz/r&b pianist Quincy Bullen. More details

21/05/2014: Pianoteq 5 released

After having devoted two years of research to developing and refining the award-winning Pianoteq physical model, we are proud to present Pianoteq 5. This major upgrade brings a new clarity and authenticity to the piano sound. It offers no less than nine new piano models, and sound recording is taken to a higher level of control with the addition of directional microphones, letting the user choose from a range of well-known microphone brands.

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04/01/2014: MusicTech award for Best Software Instrument
MusicTech award for 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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11/12/2013: Christmas gift

As a Christmas gift to all Pianoteq customers, we are delighted to present the Klaus P. Rausch sound design collection which includes 12 exciting presets of Pianoteq instruments.

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20/11/2013: Pianoteq video contest 2013 - the winning entries

Thanks to all of you who participated in the Pianoteq video contest 2013! Similar to last year's contest, we are very happy with the high quality of the videos and for that reason give value coupons of 20 euro each (instead of 10 euro each) to those participants who did not win.

- See the winning entries on the forum | on the website
- Contest rules

01/09/2013: IMSTA FESTA event on September 28

On September 28, at the SAE Institute in New York, it is time again for the yearly IMSTA FESTA event. IMSTA FESTA brings a collection of top music technology companies together in an environment where they can interact with music makers face-to-face. Admission is free but all visitors must register on-line. Pianoteq will be demonstrated there by Julio Herrera. More details

IMSTA Festa 2013
28/06/2013: Piano sound tutorial available
Why does a piano sound like a piano? That is the name of our new tutorial where we step by step explain and illustrate the nature of the piano sound and how to recreate it using physical modelling - check it out.
11/04/2013: Upright piano U4 released

Modartt proudly presents the very first upright piano model for Pianoteq: the U4 add-on. Emphasizing the characteristics of upright pianos, it offers 21 exciting presets demonstrating the versatility of the instrument.

Besides the beautiful timbre of well-built acoustic pianos, there are higher inharmonicity and increased imperfections in presets such as Honky Tonk, Vintage, Detuned, Ruined, Bierkeller, Tacky, Wavy, Weathered, Club...

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11/04/2013: Version 4.5 available

Pianoteq 4.5 includes an updated engine using an improved physical model of the hammer/string interaction which benefits the new U4 Upright Piano and the D4, K1, YC5 and Blüthner Model 1 grand pianos. The timbre variation is now more refined, bringing more intimacy and stronger attack at fortissimo. Included in this new version is a new Condition parameter that allows with a simple click to modify the state of the instrument from freshly-tuned to completely worn-out. The upgrade is free to all Pianoteq customers with a licence of version 4.0 or later.

Download from user area | Download trial version

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