Pianoteq

Category Audio Production / Virtual Instruments
Version 5.0.1
Format AAXNAURTASVST
Compatibility PianoteqMacOS X UB
Licence Commercial Software
Price $330  /  249€
Rating
4.9 / 5 , 7 votes
Updated On May 30, 2014
Total Downloads 7,420
Mac Downloads 5,824
Category Audio Production / Virtual Instruments
Version 5.0.1
Format AAXNRTASVST
Compatibility PianoteqWindows
Licence Commercial Software
Price $330  /  249€
Rating
4.9 / 5 , 7 votes
Updated On May 30, 2014
Total Downloads 7,420
PC Downloads 1,596

Virtual piano

Pianoteq is the result of an academic research and results in what we call the fourth piano generation. This is the very first, and only, piano available that belongs to this generation.

First generation: acoustic piano (1698)
Second generation: electro acoustic piano (1929)
Third generation: sampled piano (1984)
Fourth generation: modelled piano (2006)

The first generation of pianos began with Cristofori's pianoforte in 1698 which came to maturity at the end of the 19th century with the acoustic grand pianos. It was followed in the 20th century by the second generation electro-acoustic pianos and the third generation sampled pianos where each note is a recording of how it sounded during a specific moment in time, not taking into account the complexity of the instrument....
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Pianoteq is the result of an academic research and results in what we call the fourth piano generation. This is the very first, and only, piano available that belongs to this generation.

First generation: acoustic piano (1698)
Second generation: electro acoustic piano (1929)
Third generation: sampled piano (1984)
Fourth generation: modelled piano (2006)

The first generation of pianos began with Cristofori's pianoforte in 1698 which came to maturity at the end of the 19th century with the acoustic grand pianos. It was followed in the 20th century by the second generation electro-acoustic pianos and the third generation sampled pianos where each note is a recording of how it sounded during a specific moment in time, not taking into account the complexity of the instrument.

Pianoteq is the first and only piano belonging to the fourth generation, developed in order to go beyond the limitations of the third generation and to become a versatile and innovating tool. It is in fact the first virtual piano factory — it can produce new brands as well as copies of historical instruments.

Features:
- The piano sound is constructed in real time, responding to how the pianist strikes the keys and interacts with the pedals.
- It includes the entire complexity of a real piano (hammers, strings, duplex scale, pedals, cabinet).
- No quantization noise (32-bit internal sampling at 48 KHz).
- Real progressive variation of the timbre (127 velocities per note).
- Adjustable hammer hardness (voicing) and other similar parameters.
- Adjustable unison width (tuning) and other similar parameters.
- Adjustable piano size (soundboard) and other similar parameters.
- Adjustable spectrum profile, based on the first 8 overtones.
- Progressive sustain pedal, allowing partial-pedal effects.
- Sostenuto pedal, harmonic pedal and Una Corda (soft) pedal.
- Very fast to install and initialize.
- Total size is just 8 MB (MegaBytes).
- It can be used successfully with a laptop (low hardware requirements).
- Adjustable optional samples of acoustic noises (pedal and key release).
- Built-in graphic equalizer with freely adjustable key points.
- Built-in graphic velocity curve with keyboard presets.
- Built-in reverb unit with presets.
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Mac OS X 10.5 or later
Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Pianoteq Pianoteq v 5.0.1 May 30, 2014 MacOS X UB
Small updates to D4, K2 (lowered a few longitudinal modes) and Bluethner (voicing).
Fixed issue with the AU plugin that was not recognized by a few hosts (STAGE version only).
Metronome fixes (1/1 time signature begin silent, accent on first not being recalled).
Velocity curve fixed to allow silent notes.
Supersostenu was missing from the list of MIDI-assignable parameters.
Modartt Pianoteq Pianoteq v 5.0.0 May 23, 2014 MacOS X UB
All instruments brought up-to-date with latest model improvements, D4 and YC5 re-built from scratch.
Nine new instruments: Grand K2 and the Kremsegg Collection.
The free KIVIR instruments are still those of version 4, but we are working on them and a very improved version will be available soon. Stay tuned.
Directional microphones support, which can be rotated in all directions.
Many microphone models, with various directivity patterns, are available.
Microphones can be linked together, and then moved or rotated together.
The polarity of a microphone can be reversed (for M/S recording situations, typically).
The four pedals of the interface can be re-assigned to a few parameters such as Rattle, Lute Stop, Celeste, Super Sostenuto.
Improved key noises, with an optional humanization of the parameters.
Pianoteq presets (FXP files) can now embed a short MIDI excerpt.
Dithering added to the audio export in Pianoteq Standalone.
Small metronome improvements.
Modartt Pianoteq v 4.5.4 Nov 18, 2013 MacOS X UB
Workaround for an issue with Maschine 2.0 (crash when loading the VST plugin).
Fixed bug of STAGE version where a wrong mic configuration could be sometimes selected after loading a reverb preset.
Fixed sostenuto pedal behaviour when the sustain pedal is engaged.
Handling of scala KBM files with more than one occurence of the same note is fixed.
piano Pianoteq v 4.5.3 Oct 28, 2013 MacOS X UB
Fixed an issue with CoreAudio on MacOS X 10.9 (Mavericks), where Pianoteq would sometimes freeze on startup.
Fixed a crash that happened on some specific conditions (typically Pro Tools with a buffer size set to 1024, for some presets).
generation Pianoteq v 4.5.2 Sep 17, 2013 MacOS X UB
Pianoteq is now available as an AAX plugin for Pro Tools 11.
The interface tooltips have been translated to french.
The condition slider is correctly saved and restored in Pianoteq STAGE.
adjustable Pianoteq v 4.5.1 Apr 14, 2013 MacOS X UB
Fixed a crash in the delay effect.
Fixed issue where the ASIO sample rate was not correctly restored on startup.
Bluethner picture is back in the preset window.
Linux archive permissions fixed.
first Pianoteq v 4.5.0 Apr 11, 2013 MacOS X UB
New add-on instrument: the upright piano U4.
The others grand pianos benefit from model improvements: D4, K1, YC5 and Bluethner have been updated and improved.
New 'Condition' parameter: turn a perfect instrument into a worn out, detuned and broken instrument, with a single click.
New 'Unison Balance' parameter (available in Note-Edit with Pro version, and via right-click on the unison slider in Pianoteq Standard).
Fullscreen mode.
Linux version is now also available as a LV2 plugin.
pedal Pianoteq v 4.2.1 Dec 13, 2012 MacOS X UB
New instrument in the KIViR collection: the Neupert clavichord.
Pianoteq now has a velocity curve for the aftertouch (polyphonic AT and channel pressure).
The graphical keyboard of the interface can also trigger aftertouch messages by clicking a key and dragging the cursor up and down.
download Pianoteq v 4.2.0 Sep 23, 2012 MacOS X UB
New optional add-on instrument: The Bluethner Model 1.
mac Pianoteq v 4.1.0 Jul 4, 2012 MacOS X UB
The Rhody R1 has been replaced by its successor, the Rhody R2.
The old R1 presets have been moved in a legacy add-on.
New parameter for Rhody: tines sound.
Improved the Chorus effect.
more...
windows Pianoteq v 4.0.4 Jun 13, 2012 MacOS X UB
New steeldrums/steelpans/tank drum instruments.
Performance issue with effects fixed.
Fixed a bug where custom effect presets were not being enabled when loaded.
Fixed automation issues of the STAGE version with some parameters.
The windows version now releases the audio/midi device when the computer is being suspended.
The windows version correctly shuts down when the computer is being turned off.
Slow WAV export in the standalone version fixed.
The panic button also resets the midi connections when clicked.
The 'no audio device' dialog has been improved.
Better behaviour with low velocity repeated notes when the sustain pedal is used.
Added 'clear menu' entries in the recent MIDI files menu.
Added a '--midimapping' command-line option.
macintosh Pianoteq v 4.0.3 May 18, 2012 MacOS X UB
Renamed Pianoteq PLAY to Pianoteq STAGE.
Fixed issue with some realtime MIDI messages (MIDI clock etc) on Macos.
Undo/redo behaviour when a slider is being dragged should now be really fixed..
Fixed magnification issue with the spectrum profile note-edit.
pc Pianoteq v 4.0.2 Apr 30, 2012 MacOS X UB
Disabled multicore rendering for Pro Tools in order to avoid freezes.
Grand K1: correction for an unwanted difference with the K1 of Pianoteq 3.
Standalone version: single-step through midi files using the left/right arrows of the keyboard.
Allow drag&drop of impulse response WAV files for the reverb.
Improve diagnostic message when an external impulse response is not available.
Fix issue with some midimappings not working on startup.
Better undo/redo behaviour when a slider is being dragged.
Do not truncate exported WAV files when the sound tail is long.
Linux version: handle SIGUSR1 nicely.
Linux version: solve incompatibility issues with realtime kernel variants.
Pianoteq v 4.0.1 Apr 21, 2012 MacOS X UB
Fixed a random crash happening in VST hosts when switching effects.
Fixed a few issues on Linux (wrong MIDI port name, crash when detaching windows with xmonad).
Pianoteq v 4.0.0 Apr 18, 2012 MacOS X UB
New Grand D4 instrument, with an improved soundboard and sound radiation model.
New set of effects, including a convolution reverb.
Resizable GUI.
New feature in the standalone version : Recently played on the keyboard
and many more...
Pianoteq v 3.6.8 Jan 17, 2012 MacOS X UB
Fixed a bounce issue with Logic 9.1.6.
The pianoteq VST dll is now autonomous, it does not depend anymore on the pianoteq standalone executable.
Pianoteq v 3.6.7 Jun 14, 2011 MacOS X UB
Native VST for the Linux version.
Fixed an issue with the trial versions.
Pianoteq v 3.6.6 Jan 17, 2011 MacOS X UB
Add a "MIDI Dialect" option for high resolution MIDI messages: The "Disklavier XP" mode enables the recognition of "extended precision" midi files recorded on high-end Disklavier pianos, such as the ones available on the international e-piano competition website. The "Hi-res CC#88" mode enables recognition of the MIDI high resolution velocity prefix for note-on and note-off messages, such as the ones sent by the VAX77 MIDI keyboard.
Pianoteq v 3.6.5 Oct 25, 2010 MacOS X UB
* Key range of K1, C3 and M3 grand piano extended to 105 keys.
* Keyboard transposition can be controlled with the computer keyboard, or custom MIDI mappings.
* Pianoteq Standalone now recalls both A and B presets on startup.
* (2010/10/25) fixed issue with Gamelan.fxp.
* (2010/10/25) fixed activation issue on windows.
Pianoteq v 3.6.4 Sep 15, 2010 MacOS X UB
* New Xylo add-on, featuring Xylophone & Bass Marimba.
* Added drag and drop for microtonal Scala files on the Pianoteq interface.
Pianoteq v 3.6.3 Jul 5, 2010 MacOS X UB
Fixed an occasional crash of repeated notes with some velocity curves.
Pianoteq v 3.6.2 Jun 30, 2010 MacOS X UB
* Introducing the Celesta and Glockenspiel instruments.
* Added a humanize option to the Strike Position slider (right click on the slider).
Pianoteq v 3.6.1 May 21, 2010 MacOS X UB
* The Mac version now includes a 64-bit version of the standalone application and the Audio-Unit plugin.
* The preset menu was reorganized.
* Fixed issue with multi-channel pitch-bend messages when used for microtuning purposes (with devices such as http://www.h-pi.com/ ).
Pianoteq v 3.6 Mar 24, 2010 MacOS X UB
* New K1 Grand Piano instrument.
* User selectable folder for user presets and add-ons.
* The default MIDI file for the standalone version can now be changed.
* Jack MIDI support for the Linux version.
* Increased the filter sweep speed for the wah-wah effect.
* Minor bugfixes and features.
Pianoteq v 3.5.3 Feb 17, 2010 MacOS X UB
* Updated engine and interface for the new Clavinet add-on.
* New "Mute" parameter in the actions panel.
* Added a Wah-Wah effect section.
* 29400Hz is now available as an internal sample rate in the options/perf panel (provides excellent sound quality with lower cpu usage).
* Improved the audio load curve, and added a warning in the options/perf panel for suboptimal buffer sizes.
* Various optimizations for netbooks, Pianoteq 3.5.3 runs smoothly on an atom N280 netbook when using an internal sample rate of 29400Hz.
* Minor bugfixes and features.
Pianoteq v 3.5.2 Dec 16, 2009 MacOS X UB
* Updated engine for the new Cimbalom add-on.
* Minor bug-fixes.
Pianoteq v 3.5.1 Nov 6, 2009 MacOS X UB
* Fixed VST-specific bug when loading old projects or FXB files in the VST plugin.
* Fixed crash when loading some custom keyboard mappings.
* Slightly improved performance of multicore-rendering on windows.
* Minor adjustement of the damper model. KIViR.ptq also updated.
Pianoteq v 3.5 Oct 29, 2009 MacOS X UB
* Engine upgrade, with improved resonances, for all instruments.
* C3 and M3 pianos have been revoiced, and their soundboard replaced.
* Small improvements on the electric pianos, a new preset R1 Bark has been introduced.
* The KIViR historical instruments have been updated (small improvements).
* Note Edit for DETUNE and VOLUME in Pianoteq Standard.
* Note Edit for other parameters in PRO version.
* Note Edit, Sound Recording, and Preset Manager window can be detached from the main interface.
* Added a note-off velocity curve, and a sustain pedal position curve.
* New parameters available for most instruments: (hammer) Strike Point, and Damper Position.
* Adjustable playback speed for the standalone midi player, adjustable volume for the metronome.
* The compare button has been replaced by an A/B button, for switching between two presets.
* Pitch bend range extended to +- 2400 cents.
Pianoteq v 3.0.3 May 18, 2009 MacOS X UB
* Native Linux (x86) version now available, with Jack and ALSA backends.
* Added vibraphone model.
* Auxiliary output buses available for the AudioUnit version.
* (2009/05/18) A few fixes for the Linux version.
Pianoteq v 3.0.2 Apr 11, 2009 MacOS X UB
Minor modifications to the C3 instrument sound: more punch in fortissimo, slightly longer notes and slightly longer harp resonance.
Pianoteq v 3.0.1 Mar 14, 2009 MacOS X UB
  • Performance improvements for G5 CPUs.

  • Fixed bug with MIDI mapping presets (saving / loading / etc.).

  • Various small bug fixes.
  • Pianoteq v 3.0 Feb 20, 2009 MacOS X UB
    * New acoustic model
    * Mic position - up to 5 mics
    * Multi channel - up to 5 channels
    * New grand pianos C3 and M3
    * New electric pianos: Rhody and Wurly
    * New effects: Tremolo and Limiter
    * New parameters: pickup position, sound speed, and more...
    * New interface design
    * Unlimited perspectives
    * Advanced preset and parameter manager
    * 64-bit version available for Vista x64
    Pianoteq v 2.2.1 Dec 23, 2007 MacOS X UB
    This update offers a 'flat' temperament that supports tuning of certain synthesizers with octaves having exact ratio 2. An additional stretching can be used for fine tuning.
    Pianoteq v 2.2 Oct 25, 2007 MacOS X UB
    Version 2.2 includes a beautiful new preset, C2 chamber, providing a closer intimate ambiance and clarity. We also added resonances for 'dry' notes (without sustain pedal), particularly noticeable when playing staccato chords (concerns C2 chamber and C2 concert), improved space location for harp and sympathetic resonances, and slightly re-voiced C2 concert for better transparency
    Pianoteq v 2.1 Jul 16, 2007 MacOS X UB
    SOUND
  • Pianoteq offers a new preset called "C2 concert" with an improvement of the piano model at fortissimo and increased dynamics, bringing more of the biting edge in stronger passages. Here is an audio sample that demonstrates this pretty well: http://www.pianoteq.com/audio/20vs21.mp3

  • Improvement of the sympathetic resonance

  • Improvement of the harp resonance with partial pedalling


  • TECHNICAL
  • RTAS version (Mac and PC)

  • Receptor compatibility

  • Multicore rendering

  • Pitch bend available

  • Drag and drop for midi (stand-alone only) and fxp files
  • Pianoteq v 1.0 Sep 2, 2006 MacOS X PPC
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    Pianoteq Pianoteq v 5.0.1 May 30, 2014 Windows
    Small updates to D4, K2 (lowered a few longitudinal modes) and Bluethner (voicing).
    Fixed issue with the AU plugin that was not recognized by a few hosts (STAGE version only).
    Metronome fixes (1/1 time signature begin silent, accent on first not being recalled).
    Velocity curve fixed to allow silent notes.
    Supersostenu was missing from the list of MIDI-assignable parameters.
    Modartt Pianoteq Pianoteq v 5.0.0 May 23, 2014 Windows
    All instruments brought up-to-date with latest model improvements, D4 and YC5 re-built from scratch.
    Nine new instruments: Grand K2 and the Kremsegg Collection.
    The free KIVIR instruments are still those of version 4, but we are working on them and a very improved version will be available soon. Stay tuned.
    Directional microphones support, which can be rotated in all directions.
    Many microphone models, with various directivity patterns, are available.
    Microphones can be linked together, and then moved or rotated together.
    The polarity of a microphone can be reversed (for M/S recording situations, typically).
    The four pedals of the interface can be re-assigned to a few parameters such as Rattle, Lute Stop, Celeste, Super Sostenuto.
    Improved key noises, with an optional humanization of the parameters.
    Pianoteq presets (FXP files) can now embed a short MIDI excerpt.
    Dithering added to the audio export in Pianoteq Standalone.
    Small metronome improvements.
    Modartt Pianoteq v 4.5.4 Nov 18, 2013 Windows
    Workaround for an issue with Maschine 2.0 (crash when loading the VST plugin).
    Fixed bug of STAGE version where a wrong mic configuration could be sometimes selected after loading a reverb preset.
    Fixed sostenuto pedal behaviour when the sustain pedal is engaged.
    Handling of scala KBM files with more than one occurence of the same note is fixed.
    piano Pianoteq v 4.5.3 Oct 28, 2013 Windows
    Fixed an issue with CoreAudio on MacOS X 10.9 (Mavericks), where Pianoteq would sometimes freeze on startup.
    Fixed a crash that happened on some specific conditions (typically Pro Tools with a buffer size set to 1024, for some presets).
    generation Pianoteq v 4.5.2 Sep 17, 2013 Windows
    Pianoteq is now available as an AAX plugin for Pro Tools 11.
    The interface tooltips have been translated to french.
    The condition slider is correctly saved and restored in Pianoteq STAGE.
    adjustable Pianoteq v 4.5.1 Apr 14, 2013 Windows
    Fixed a crash in the delay effect.
    Fixed issue where the ASIO sample rate was not correctly restored on startup.
    Bluethner picture is back in the preset window.
    Linux archive permissions fixed.
    first Pianoteq v 4.5.0 Apr 11, 2013 Windows
    New add-on instrument: the upright piano U4.
    The others grand pianos benefit from model improvements: D4, K1, YC5 and Bluethner have been updated and improved.
    New 'Condition' parameter: turn a perfect instrument into a worn out, detuned and broken instrument, with a single click.
    New 'Unison Balance' parameter (available in Note-Edit with Pro version, and via right-click on the unison slider in Pianoteq Standard).
    Fullscreen mode.
    Linux version is now also available as a LV2 plugin.
    pedal Pianoteq v 4.2.1 Dec 13, 2012 Windows
    New instrument in the KIViR collection: the Neupert clavichord.
    Pianoteq now has a velocity curve for the aftertouch (polyphonic AT and channel pressure).
    The graphical keyboard of the interface can also trigger aftertouch messages by clicking a key and dragging the cursor up and down.
    download Pianoteq v 4.2.0 Sep 23, 2012 Windows
    New optional add-on instrument: The Bluethner Model 1.
    mac Pianoteq v 4.1.0 Jul 4, 2012 Windows
    The Rhody R1 has been replaced by its successor, the Rhody R2.
    The old R1 presets have been moved in a legacy add-on.
    New parameter for Rhody: tines sound.
    Improved the Chorus effect.
    more...
    windows Pianoteq v 4.0.4 Jun 13, 2012 Windows
    New steeldrums/steelpans/tank drum instruments.
    Performance issue with effects fixed.
    Fixed a bug where custom effect presets were not being enabled when loaded.
    Fixed automation issues of the STAGE version with some parameters.
    The windows version now releases the audio/midi device when the computer is being suspended.
    The windows version correctly shuts down when the computer is being turned off.
    Slow WAV export in the standalone version fixed.
    The panic button also resets the midi connections when clicked.
    The 'no audio device' dialog has been improved.
    Better behaviour with low velocity repeated notes when the sustain pedal is used.
    Added 'clear menu' entries in the recent MIDI files menu.
    Added a '--midimapping' command-line option.
    macintosh Pianoteq v 4.0.3 May 18, 2012 Windows
    Renamed Pianoteq PLAY to Pianoteq STAGE.
    Fixed issue with some realtime MIDI messages (MIDI clock etc) on Macos.
    Undo/redo behaviour when a slider is being dragged should now be really fixed..
    Fixed magnification issue with the spectrum profile note-edit.
    pc Pianoteq v 4.0.2 Apr 30, 2012 Windows
    Disabled multicore rendering for Pro Tools in order to avoid freezes.
    Grand K1: correction for an unwanted difference with the K1 of Pianoteq 3.
    Standalone version: single-step through midi files using the left/right arrows of the keyboard.
    Allow drag&drop of impulse response WAV files for the reverb.
    Improve diagnostic message when an external impulse response is not available.
    Fix issue with some midimappings not working on startup.
    Better undo/redo behaviour when a slider is being dragged.
    Do not truncate exported WAV files when the sound tail is long.
    Linux version: handle SIGUSR1 nicely.
    Linux version: solve incompatibility issues with realtime kernel variants.
    Pianoteq v 4.0.1 Apr 21, 2012 Windows
    Fixed a random crash happening in VST hosts when switching effects.
    Fixed a few issues on Linux (wrong MIDI port name, crash when detaching windows with xmonad).
    Pianoteq v 4.0.0 Apr 18, 2012 Windows
    New Grand D4 instrument, with an improved soundboard and sound radiation model.
    New set of effects, including a convolution reverb.
    Resizable GUI.
    New feature in the standalone version : Recently played on the keyboard
    and many more...
    Pianoteq v 3.6.8 Jan 17, 2012 Windows
    Fixed a bounce issue with Logic 9.1.6.
    The pianoteq VST dll is now autonomous, it does not depend anymore on the pianoteq standalone executable.
    Pianoteq v 3.6.7 Jun 14, 2011 Windows
    Native VST for the Linux version.
    Fixed an issue with the trial versions.
    Pianoteq v 3.6.6 Jan 17, 2011 Windows
    Add a "MIDI Dialect" option for high resolution MIDI messages: The "Disklavier XP" mode enables the recognition of "extended precision" midi files recorded on high-end Disklavier pianos, such as the ones available on the international e-piano competition website. The "Hi-res CC#88" mode enables recognition of the MIDI high resolution velocity prefix for note-on and note-off messages, such as the ones sent by the VAX77 MIDI keyboard.
    Pianoteq v 3.6.5 Oct 25, 2010 Windows
    * Key range of K1, C3 and M3 grand piano extended to 105 keys.
    * Keyboard transposition can be controlled with the computer keyboard, or custom MIDI mappings.
    * Pianoteq Standalone now recalls both A and B presets on startup.
    * (2010/10/25) fixed issue with Gamelan.fxp.
    * (2010/10/25) fixed activation issue on windows.
    Pianoteq v 3.6.4 Sep 15, 2010 Windows
    * New Xylo add-on, featuring Xylophone & Bass Marimba.
    * Added drag and drop for microtonal Scala files on the Pianoteq interface.
    Pianoteq v 3.6.3 Jul 5, 2010 Windows
    Fixed an occasional crash of repeated notes with some velocity curves.
    Pianoteq v 3.6.2 Jun 30, 2010 Windows
    * Introducing the Celesta and Glockenspiel instruments.
    * Added a humanize option to the Strike Position slider (right click on the slider).
    Pianoteq v 3.6.1 May 21, 2010 Windows
    * The Mac version now includes a 64-bit version of the standalone application and the Audio-Unit plugin.
    * The preset menu was reorganized.
    * Fixed issue with multi-channel pitch-bend messages when used for microtuning purposes (with devices such as http://www.h-pi.com/ ).
    Pianoteq v 3.6 Mar 24, 2010 Windows
    * New K1 Grand Piano instrument.
    * User selectable folder for user presets and add-ons.
    * The default MIDI file for the standalone version can now be changed.
    * Jack MIDI support for the Linux version.
    * Increased the filter sweep speed for the wah-wah effect.
    * Minor bugfixes and features.
    Pianoteq v 3.5.3 Feb 17, 2010 Windows
    * Updated engine and interface for the new Clavinet add-on.
    * New "Mute" parameter in the actions panel.
    * Added a Wah-Wah effect section.
    * 29400Hz is now available as an internal sample rate in the options/perf panel (provides excellent sound quality with lower cpu usage).
    * Improved the audio load curve, and added a warning in the options/perf panel for suboptimal buffer sizes.
    * Various optimizations for netbooks, Pianoteq 3.5.3 runs smoothly on an atom N280 netbook when using an internal sample rate of 29400Hz.
    * Minor bugfixes and features.
    Pianoteq v 3.5.2 Dec 16, 2009 Windows
    * Updated engine for the new Cimbalom add-on.
    * Minor bug-fixes.
    Pianoteq v 3.5.1 Nov 6, 2009 Windows
    * Fixed VST-specific bug when loading old projects or FXB files in the VST plugin.
    * Fixed crash when loading some custom keyboard mappings.
    * Slightly improved performance of multicore-rendering on windows.
    * Minor adjustement of the damper model. KIViR.ptq also updated.
    Pianoteq v 3.5 Oct 29, 2009 Windows
    * Engine upgrade, with improved resonances, for all instruments.
    * C3 and M3 pianos have been revoiced, and their soundboard replaced.
    * Small improvements on the electric pianos, a new preset R1 Bark has been introduced.
    * The KIViR historical instruments have been updated (small improvements).
    * Note Edit for DETUNE and VOLUME in Pianoteq Standard.
    * Note Edit for other parameters in PRO version.
    * Note Edit, Sound Recording, and Preset Manager window can be detached from the main interface.
    * Added a note-off velocity curve, and a sustain pedal position curve.
    * New parameters available for most instruments: (hammer) Strike Point, and Damper Position.
    * Adjustable playback speed for the standalone midi player, adjustable volume for the metronome.
    * The compare button has been replaced by an A/B button, for switching between two presets.
    * Pitch bend range extended to +- 2400 cents.
    Pianoteq v 3.0.3 May 18, 2009 Windows
    * Native Linux (x86) version now available, with Jack and ALSA backends.
    * Added vibraphone model.
    * Auxiliary output buses available for the AudioUnit version.
    * (2009/05/18) A few fixes for the Linux version.
    Pianoteq v 3.0.2 Apr 11, 2009 Windows
    Minor modifications to the C3 instrument sound: more punch in fortissimo, slightly longer notes and slightly longer harp resonance.
    Pianoteq v 3.0.1 Mar 14, 2009 Windows
  • Performance improvements for G5 CPUs.

  • Fixed bug with MIDI mapping presets (saving / loading / etc.).

  • Various small bug fixes.
  • Pianoteq v 3.0 Feb 20, 2009 Windows
    * New acoustic model
    * Mic position - up to 5 mics
    * Multi channel - up to 5 channels
    * New grand pianos C3 and M3
    * New electric pianos: Rhody and Wurly
    * New effects: Tremolo and Limiter
    * New parameters: pickup position, sound speed, and more...
    * New interface design
    * Unlimited perspectives
    * Advanced preset and parameter manager
    * 64-bit version available for Vista x64
    Pianoteq v 2.1 Jul 16, 2007 Windows
    SOUND
  • Pianoteq offers a new preset called "C2 concert" with an improvement of the piano model at fortissimo and increased dynamics, bringing more of the biting edge in stronger passages. Here is an audio sample that demonstrates this pretty well: http://www.pianoteq.com/audio/20vs21.mp3

  • Improvement of the sympathetic resonance

  • Improvement of the harp resonance with partial pedalling


  • TECHNICAL
  • RTAS version (Mac and PC)

  • Receptor compatibility

  • Multicore rendering

  • Pitch bend available

  • Drag and drop for midi (stand-alone only) and fxp files
  • Pianoteq v 1.0 Sep 2, 2006 Windows
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    Modartt
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    version 3.6.6, MacOS X UB
    Ce soft est très bon et peu gourmand. Paradoxalement, je le préfère pour ses add-ons, en particulier les rhodes,clavinet.
    Malgré les améliorations (placement des micros, nouveau piano comme le k1, etc..)
    et les nombreux réglages, le son conserve une certaine acidité et manque un peu de présence. Selon moi, Pianoteq, pour le piano, convient plus pour des pièces «intimistes» que des morceaux où il faut marteler. Quant à la jouabilité, dans cette «gamme» de prix, c'est le meilleur!
    MiroslavH
    version 3.6.6, MacOS X UB
    J'apprécierais plusieurs add-ons de piano préparés. Là il y a du vaste terrain pour Moddart pour ajouter des développements. Je suppose qu'ils doivent y ajouter des formes d'ondes, car il est impossible de créer des instruments plus récents (qui faisaient partie des rajouts ultérieurs) simplement avec des modifications de paramètres existants). Donc messiers, jettez un coup d'oreille sur les enregistrement connus de Cage, voir des autres compositeurs contemporains qui ont oeuvré pour le piano préparé (et pas seulement désaccordé), et essayez de nous cuisiner quelques élements peu usités (comme un sceau de balles de ping-pong versés dans un piano grand queue, qu'avait fait Nicolas Frize - compositeur et facteur expérimental - http://ma-tvideo.france2.fr/video/iLyROoafIS9G.html).
    Jetter un coup d'ooreille sur son site:
    http://www.nicolasfrize.com/#nicolas
    Je pense que Pianoteq a encore plein de possibilités devant lui... en allant dans de nouvelles et inhabituelles directions.
    skawiwen
    version 3.5.3, MacOS X UB
    Un petit plus dans cette version , c'est l'ajout d'un add-ons de clavinet
    http://www.pianoteq.com/commercial_addons
    manstud
    version 3.5.2, MacOS X UB
    La version 3 est quasi parfaite, je viens de lui adjoindre l'add-on YC5, qui a LE son qu'on retrouve sur toutes les grosses productions.
    Et quel bonheur de travailler sur la base d'un modèle pour le re-fabriquer à ssa façon, un véritable outil de sound design.
    Incomparable selon moi, et il n'y a toujours pas de concurrence !! Belle avance de prise pour Modartt.
    Longue vie !
    Iridium.fr
    version 1.0, MacOS X PPC
    Et voilà, la version 2.0 est arrivée hier, et c'est une évolution très intéressante.
    Un nouveau modèle de piano "Grand C2" dont les aigus sont encore plus réalistes, les médiums plus riches. Une application indépendante "stand alone" avec possibilité d'enregistrer directement, sans l'artillerie lourde d'un séquenceur.
    Toutes sortes de tempéraments et accords désaccords possibles et paramétrables.
    Je n'ai presque rien exploré des nouvelles possibilités, et je suis déjà conquis.
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    Iridium.fr
    version 1.0, MacOS X PPC
    Extraordinaire !
    Je retrouve l'impression de toucher un vrai piano. Avec mon clavier Studiologic vmk 188+, c'est comme un piano à queue, avec les résonnaces sympathiques, les demi étouffés, et une dynamique incroyable. On peut composer soi-même le piano qu'on veut, TOUT est paramétrable, la longueur, la dureté des marteaux, l'accord entre les 3 cordes d'une note (unisson), etc...
    Tellement bon qu'ils modélisent les anciens pianoforte de musée !
    Je suis enchanté.
    musnoz
    version 1.0, MacOS X PPC
    Quand on voit la qualité extraordinaire de PianoTeq seulement en version 1.0, on se demande : jusqu'où pourront-"ils" aller ?
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