Pianoteq 8 in short

In short
  • Refined physical model which benefits all pianos
  • New Classical Guitar model
  • New User Interface
  • iOS app coming soon

New instrument pack: Classical Guitar

Classical Guitar ipack
  • fingerpicked nylon Classical Guitar
  • emulated gestures, natural instrument noises for breathtaking realism
  • Exciting presets and adapted UI for both guitar and keyboard players

Slick facelift

Slick facelift
  • streamlined user interface
  • more readable and usable
  • enhanced preset view

Soon on iOS

The long awaited app for Apple iOS is in progress and will be compatible with Pianoteq 8.

PIANOTEQ
Pianoteq 8: reaching new boundaries

Pianoteq is an award-winning virtual instrument which you can install on your computer (PC/Mac). It is available for Windows, macOS, and Linux, and will even run on some ARM-based boards such as the Raspberry Pi. It can be used both in standalone mode and as an instrument plug-in in VST, AAX, and AudioUnits hosts.

Pianoteq offers superior playability and reproduces the complex behaviour typical of real acoustic instruments. Moreover, it lets you tweak the sound to your taste with the help of unique parameters. The Pianoteq sounds are authorized by Steinway & Sons, Bechstein, Petrof, Blüthner, Steingraeber, Grotrian, Hohner, among others.

Because there are no samples, the file size is just a tiny fraction of that required by other virtual instruments, making Pianoteq perfect for any laptop. Installation is simple and fast.

Pianoteq features highlight
  • Physically modelled pianos and other instruments
  • Real time sound generation
  • Full dynamics - no velocity switching
  • Very expressive with superb playability
  • Sounds and behaves like real acoustic instruments
  • A large variety of instruments: pianos, electric pianos, harp, classical guitar, and more
  • Unique tuning, voicing and design adjustments
  • Morphing and Layering features
  • Mic position, up to 5 mics
  • Multi channel, up to 5 channels
  • Piano factory - easily create your own piano
  • Many effects + a convolution reverb
  • Advanced preset and parameter manager
  • Unlimited perspectives
  • 64-bit versions available
  • Native Linux (x86) version available
  • Works great on any modern laptop
  • Fast loading - just 50 MB in size
They talk about Pianoteq
BT (Brian Transeau)
BT (Brian Transeau)
composer & producer
Sting, David Bowie, Peter Gabriel and Madonna
«Finally it is here, a piano model that surpasses in detail, nuance, accuracy, playability and elegance the most sophisticated of sample based libraries.»
William Lecomte
William Lecomte
pianist, composer & arranger
«The design variations provides the ability to adapt to any situation I can imagine. Bravo for the concept of Pianoteq!»
Tim Hinkley
Tim Hinkley
tour & session keyboardist
Van Morrison, George Harrison, The Rolling Stones
«It really shook me when I discovered that a software instrument can beat a miked up real piano.»
Paul Badura-Skoda
Paul Badura-Skoda
pianist
200+ legendary records
«I was surprised hearing "my" Walter when playing on the digital keyboard! This skilful performance by PIANOTEQ is a marvel of intelligence and art»
Rik Simpson
Rik Simpson
producer
Jay Z, Portishead, PJ Harvey, Coldplay
«To be able to have an amazing sounding piano with such a tiny footprint, both in terms of CPU and disk space is indeed a wondrous thing.»
Paul 'Wix' Wickens
Paul 'Wix' Wickens
keybordist & musical director
Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Nik Kershaw, Bon Jovi
«I have been a fan of "Physical Modelling" and it's potential since the earliest days and Pianoteq has been on my computer from it's beginning.»
Marco Borsatti
Marco Borsatti
sound engineer
Eros Ramazzotti, Laura Pausini, Andrea Bocelli
«PIANOTEQ plays like a real piano and sounds natural like a real piano. It is a virtual instrument of a very high level and you can really get the same feeling with it as with a true grand piano.»
Guy Sigsworth
Guy Sigsworth
producer
Alanis Morissette, Madonna, Björk, Seal
«Even the most complex multi-sampled virtual instruments don't have that flexible response under the fingers. I really like Pianoteq.»
Jeff Wolpert
Jeff Wolpert
engineer, mixer, producer, editor
Loreena McKennitt, Holly Cole, The Cowboy Junkies
«I recently used Pianoteq on a CD for The Canadian Tenors. I appreciate the low processor overhead and the quality of sound.»
Brian Eno
Brian Eno
musician, producer, visual artist
Roxy Music, Talking Heads, Devo, U2
«I think it is the most well-realised and intelligently constructed piece of music software I've ever had the pleasure of using. It is an absolute milestone. Aside from its incredible power as an emulator of pianos, the possibilities that unfold when you start to edit the models are astonishing.»
Pianoteq compatibility
MacOS Windows Vista/7/8/10 Linux

Audio Units VST AAX NKS
Pianoteq instrument packs
ORGANTEQ
Organteq: physically modelled pipe organs

Organteq is a physically modelled pipe organ for MacOS, Windows and Linux (x86). It includes a standalone version and 64-bit plug-ins for VST, AAX, and AudioUnits hosts.

The organ sound is generated in real time from scratch, reproducing the typical and variable pipe attack transients “chiff” as well as the 3D configuration, where pipes are located in space according to their keyboards. Even the action noises from keys, stops and couplers are modelled. All this makes the instrument livelier than sample based variants, bringing more realistic variability in attack and sustain.

By omitting usage of samples, the file size is just a tiny fraction of that offered by other virtual organs, perfect for use on any modern laptop. Installation is simple and fast.

Organteq features highlight
  • Physically modelled organ
  • Real time sound generation
  • Three five-octave keyboards and a thirty-two note pedal keyboard
  • Ten assignable stops per keyboard
  • Pipe-per-pipe adjustable parameters for each stop
  • Adjustable tremulant
  • Adjustable expression pedal
  • Adjustable crescendo pedal
  • Adjustable keyboard couplers
  • Adjustable combinations ("presets" for stops)
  • Customizable reverb, from dry to wet sound
  • Adjustable diapason and temperament
  • Fine-tuning note-per-note
  • MIDI Learn feature for assigning external MIDI devices
  • MIDI Mapping with keyboard-split feature
  • Works great on any modern laptop
  • Fast loading - just 20 MB in size
They talk about Organteq
Ramin Djawadi
Ramin Djawadi
composer
Game of Thrones, Iron Man
«Organteq is modeled with such detail that it feels and sounds like a real instrument of the highest quality. This instrument contains a vast array of distinct, colorful pipes complemented by organically integrated noises that make for incredibly natural and compelling performances»
John 'Rabbit' Bundrick
John 'Rabbit' Bundrick
keyboardist and composer
Bob Marley, The Who, Johnny Nash
«Never mind the other organs. USE THIS ONE. I was using the demo for while, just to see what it was like. I told myself, "I wish I could use it in Logic." So I bought it, and it is absolutely fabulous.»
J.Ralph
J.Ralph
composer
producer, singer/songwriter
«Organteq is incredibly lifelike and transportive. It is super fast and easy to use, Immediately inspiring for writing and greatly elevated the production to another level.»
Organteq compatibility
MacOS Windows Vista/7/8/10 Linux

Audio Units VST AAX NKS