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
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.»
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.»
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.»
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.»
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.»
Ted Perlman
Ted Perlman
producer
Whitney Houston, Bob Dylan, Diana Ross
«Pianoteq 4 is absolutely stunning! (I'm running out of words to describe your pianos!) The Blüthner is perfect for the song we're working on now. Thanks for making the BEST acoustic piano emulation available anywhere!»
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.»
Miles Black
Miles Black
session musician & producer
«Carefully crafted and clear and concise in its presentation, PIANOTEQ is a joy to use.»
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!»
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»
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