Modartt Releases Pianoteq 5 Virtual Piano

pianoteq-v5-bigModartt has released Pianoteq 5, the latest version of their virtual piano instrument for Linux, Mac OS X & Windows

Here’s what they have to say about the new version:

We have devoted two years of research to developing and refining the award-winning Pianoteq physical model. Pianoteq 5 brings a new clarity and authenticity to the piano sound. Moreover, it offers no less than 9 new piano models, and sound recording is taken to a higher level of control with the addition of directional microphones, letting you choose from a range of well-known microphone brands.

Here’s what’s new in Pianoteq 5:

  • 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.
  • 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.

Pianoteq 5 is available now in several versions. Details and audio demos are available at the Pianoteq site.

2 thoughts on “Modartt Releases Pianoteq 5 Virtual Piano

  1. I’ve used PIanoteq for years and it really is stunning. I’ve played the new version and it sounds gorgeous and real. The new mic models are a lovely addition.

    I’d like to add that Pianoteq is one of the only commercially available piano VI’s to offer a real mono mode– which for some live situations and projects is essential.

    The non-piano sounds are also my go-to’s. And everything in the instrument is very expressive.

    I still think there is room for evolution, but I am delighted with Pianoteq and I’m pretty picky.

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