PIANOTEQ
Pianoteq 6: a mature technology

Pianoteq is an award-winning virtual instrument for MacOS, Windows and Linux (x86). It offers physically modelled acoustic pianos, electric pianos, harpsichords, harps, vibraphones, celestas, and more. Pianoteq includes a standalone version and plug-ins for 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.

By omitting usage of samples, the file size is just a tiny fraction of that offered by other virtual instruments, perfect for use on 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
  • 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 - less than 50 MB in size
They talk about Pianoteq
Hugh Sung
Hugh Sung
pianist
Curtis Institute of Music
«PIANOTEQ is able to express the full musical intentions of the pianist, lending itself elegantly as an artistic tool for the pianists of today's digital age.»
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.»
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.»
John 'Rabbit' Bundrick
John 'Rabbit' Bundrick
keyboardist & composer
The Who, Bob Marley
«I love the grand pianos. The electric pianos are par-excellence. Extremely realistic and can hold its own amongst the main contenders.»
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.»
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.»
Richard Harvey
Richard Harvey
film composer
The Da Vinci Code, Eichmann, Les Deux Mondes
«Terms like sampling, modelling or plug-in, are not entering my head here... because for me, Pianoteq quite simply IS a piano!»
Tommy Coster
Tommy Coster
producer and composer
Eminem, Santana + film trailers
«Whether I'm writing, performing, or recording this piano covers it all. Thank you Pianoteq for making my life a little bit easier in a getting a great piano sound out of my DAW and for the addition of this great instrument in my music.»
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.»
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 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 - less than 15 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»
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