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
Mikey Rowe
Mikey Rowe
musician
Sheryl Crow, Oasis, Mick Jagger
«Pianoteq works. It's small, believable and playable. I find myself playing it for enjoyment as well as getting it to work within a track.»
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.»
Wang Leehom
Wang Leehom
singer, songwriter, actor, film director
a.k.a. The King of Chinese Pop
«Pianoteq is my go-to plug-in. It's super easy to use and easily configurable with parameters that matter.»
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.»
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.»
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.»
Jurij Gianluca Ricotti
Jurij Gianluca Ricotti
studio engineer & producer
Ennio Morricone, Britney Spears, Brian May, Il Volo
«I love Pianoteq, it's the best piano instrument ever. I've use it in all my projects, mostly in pop [...]»
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.»
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.»
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