Pianoteq 7 in short

  • Refined physical model which benefits all pianos
  • New Steinway Model D recorded in New York Steinway Hall
  • New feature: Morphing
  • New feature: Layering

New York Steinway D

  • Recorded at New York Steinway Hall in collaboration with Steinway
  • Modelled from Steinway’s groundbreaking new flagship instrument — the Model D Spirio|r — played by some of the most famous pianists in the world today
  • Accompanies the existing Hamburg Steinway D

New feature: Morphing

  • Innovative technology computing morphing at the physical modelling level
  • Provides stunning acoustic authenticity to instruments that never existed

New feature: Layering

  • On popular demand, Modartt introduces layering in Pianoteq
  • Allows to mix several instruments, e.g. Bass Marimba in the low range and Xylophone in the upper range
PIANOTEQ
Pianoteq 7: a mature technology

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 modern laptop. Installation is simple and fast.

Pianoteq features highlight
  • Physically modelled piano
  • Real time sound generation
  • Full dynamics - no velocity switching
  • Very expressive with superb playability
  • Sounds and behaves just like a real piano
  • 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
Stuart Crichton
Stuart Crichton
song writer & producer
Kylie, Pet Shop Boys, Bond
«PIANOTEQ is amazing on many fronts for me, but the two most important are: 1. Quality of sound, which is unbelievable!! 2. Very low CPU usage.»
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.»
Mike Barson
Mike Barson
keyboardist
Madness
«PIANOTEQ plays like a real piano and sounds natural like a real piano. I like the fact one can change the different elements, it's very versatile.»
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.»
Joel Corelitz
Joel Corelitz
film & media composer
commercials
«It's the only emulation I can think of that is quite possibly better than the real thing.»
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.»
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.»
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.»
Michel van der Aa
«It's hard to believe that such an impressive piano sound can come from a 15 MB software plug-in. It sounds far more vivid and realistic than the sample libraries I've tried.»
Steve Nieve
Steve Nieve
keyboardist & composer
Elvis Costello, Sting, Paul McCartney, David Bowie
«Every style of music that I'm interested in is instantly playable on Pianoteq. I love working, playing and creating music with this incredibly powerful, deceptively simple software.»
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