A vast selection of physically modelled instruments is available for Pianoteq

The following are included:
  • 2 instrument packs with
  • 3 instrument packs with
  • 4 instrument packs with
  • all current instruments packs with
    Studio Bundle

More instruments can be purchased separately, at any time. You need a licence of Pianoteq (Stage, Standard or Pro) to use them.

As a registered Pianoteq user, you also have access to a set of free instruments: historical and bells.

Acoustic Pianos

Bösendorfer 280VC grand pianos

Authorized by Bösendorfer, the concert grand piano 280VC model captures the instrument’s rich resonance and dynamic spectrum. Enjoy breathtaking dynamics, astounding colours, and exhilarating brilliance—a sound as pure as diamonds. Legends like Liszt, Rubinstein, Bernstein, and many more have used Bösendorfer pianos, leading to numerous prominent recordings.

Steinway Model D grand pianos

Steinway Model D grand piano is featured in many recording studios and concert halls worldwide. This instrument pack is authorized by Steinway & Sons, and now includes both the New York and Hamburg variants, providing the famous Steinway concert piano sound with superb musical expression.

Steinway Model B grand piano

The instrument that served as reference is a Steinway B from Hamburg that belongs to the Martha Argerich Edition, a set of 25 grand pianos selected and signed in 2014 by the prestigious pianist for their musicality. Subtle refinements of the physical model were made, resulting in a noticeably clear tone and astounding dynamics.

Ant. Petrof 275 and Petrof 284 Mistral grand pianos

Ant. Petrof 275 and Petrof 284 Mistral grand pianos are the two Petrof masterpieces, bringing the authority required for concert halls. Authorized by Petrof, the physically modelled pianos capture the characteristic Petrof sound with a range of presets offering a beautiful palette of timbres suitable for all kinds of music.

C. Bechstein DG grand piano

This physical model of C. Bechstein Digital Grand is originally derived from a C. Bechstein D 282 concert grand piano, captured by the acclaimed Teldex Recording studio in Berlin. Authorized by Bechstein, the Pianoteq model reproduces the outstandingly brilliant and powerful sound of the C. Bechstein D 282 with its singing, richly coloured voice, suitable for many different music genres.

Steingraeber E-272 grand piano

Steingraeber E-272 Concert Grand Piano is praised by many pianists as being one of the most distinctive and outstanding instruments on the market today. This physically modelled virtual instrument for Pianoteq captures the characteristic Steingraeber sound with a range of presets offering different colours suitable for various types of music.

Grotrian Concert Royal grand piano

The Concert Royal grand piano by Grotrian is rightly considered to be one of the best grand pianos in the world. Its tone, playing mechanism and construction meet the very highest standards in terms of quality, refinement and perfection – strengths which can be heard and felt all the way back to the last row in large halls and concert houses.

Blüthner Model 1 grand piano

Blüthner Model 1. Authorized by Blüthner, this is the world's first physical model of Blüthner's finest grand piano, widely celebrated for use on the concert stage. One of our most popular grand piano models.

K2 grand piano

The K2 grand piano was created for Pianoteq 5. Thanks to its 2.11m (6' 11”) cabinet, the sound quality is magnificent, bringing a perfect balance of warmth, brilliance and clarity. Enjoy its dark, woody character in a musical allround environment.

YC5 rock piano

The YC5 Rock piano is developed to meet requirements for a specific pop/rock piano, modelled from a well known Japanese grand piano, frequently seen on stages and very much appreciated by touring artists for its musical qualities and reliability.

U4 upright piano

The U4 upright piano emphasizes the characteristics of upright pianos, offering 21 exciting presets. Besides the beautiful timbre of well-built acoustic pianos, there are some increased “imperfections” in presets such as Blues, Vintage, Honky Tonk, Detuned, Ruined, Bierkeller, Tacky, Wavy, Weathered, Club...

Karsten collection

The Karsten Collection includes five historical instruments built between 1600 and 1858, provided by instrument collector Peter Karsten, Braunschweig, Germany. The virtual copy of the New York Steinway square piano (1858) is evaluated and authorized by Steinway & Sons.

Kremsegg historical collection #1

The Kremsegg collection #1 includes 4 historical pianos from the 18th and 19th centuries (Kremsegg museum): Dohnal, Besendorfer, Erard, Streicher. Incomparable for rendering the music of the 19th century composers, but also for playing other music styles like Jazz.

Kremsegg historical collection #2

The Kremsegg collection #2 includes 4 historical pianos from the 18th and 19th centuries (Kremsegg museum): Broadwood, Pleyel, Frenzel, Bechstein. Incomparable for rendering the music of the 19th century composers, but also for playing other music styles like Jazz.


Harpsichord instrument pack

Hans Ruckers II harpsichord is a superb virtual instrument with authentic sound and response, and it is a joy to play. It is equipped with the three registers - lower 8', upper 8', and 4' - which can be combined in ways not even possible in the real world.


Classical Guitar

This pack features a model of a nylon Classical guitar, with its shiny bass and warm treble. Not only a dedicated model has been precisely developed to capture the essence of this instrument, using several references ranging from a student guitar to a luthier one, but the user experience has been thoroughly designed to help you play guitar on a keyboard.



The Harp pack includes a Concert Harp and a Celtic Harp. The Concert Harp is physical modelled after a Salvi concert harp, used by many baroque and classical composers in the 18th and 19th century. The Celtic Harp is frequently heard in folk music as well as in earlier classical music and contemporary new-age. Both harps include foot-controlled pedals to change the pitches of the strings. They also add the ability to play harmonics (flageolets) and glissandos.

Electric instruments

Electric pianos: MKII, MKI, W2 & W1

You surely already know these famous electro-acoustic pianos from the seventies. Four amazing instruments with a gorgeous sound, Vintage Tines MKII, Vintage Tines MKI, Vintage Reeds W2 and Vintage Reeds W1, are included. Each instrument comes with several variants and you can customize them to your own taste.

Hohner Collection

Tested and authorized by Hohner, this collection includes four famous Hohner keyboard instruments: Electra-piano, Pianet N, Pianet T and Clavinet D6. Manufactured by Hohner from the early sixties until the early eighties, they appeared in many hit records of that period. Hohner® is a registered trademark of Matth. Hohner GmbH.

Chromatic percussions

Vibes: Vibraphones V-B & V-M

Two virtual vibraphones, V-M and V-B, reproduce faithfully the characteristic sound of two well-known vibraphone brands. The V-M is a virtual copy of a Musser vibraphone (USA) that belongs to the famous French vibraphonist Dany Doriz. The V-B is a virtual copy of a Bergerault vibraphone (France).

Celeste: Celesta, Glockenspiel, Toy Piano and Kalimba

This pack includes four instruments: Celesta, Glockenspiel, Toy Piano and Kalimba. By striking metal plates, the sounds have a bell-like quality that have fascinated composers throughout history and still today. The Toy Piano and Glockenspiel models have slightly extended octave ranges. The Kalimba, also known as Mbira, is a small handheld instrument, originally from Africa.

Xylo: Bass Marimba + Xylophone

Xylophone and Bass Marimba are similar to the vibraphone but are using wooden bars instead of aluminium. Each bar, that vibrates when hit with mallets, is paired with a metallic resonator which is tuned to amplify the sound.

Steelpans: Steel drum + Hand pan + Tank drum + Spacedrum

This pack includes four instruments: Steel Drum, Spacedrum, Hand Pan, Tank Drum.
Steel drums have their origins in Trinidad and are intimately connected with calypso music. The Spacedrum and Hand Pan instruments offer presets for both hand playing and mallet playing, they are extended to 4 octaves. Tank drum is made of thicker metal from a gas tank. Each instrument is provided with one preset faithful to the original instrument modelled and several variants.

Free instruments

In addition to the instruments above, Modartt offers to registered Pianoteq users a rich set of free instruments, including piano predecessors such as cimbalom, harpsichord and clavichord, an electro-acoustic piano CP-80, bells, tubular bells, etc.