Modartt Pianoteq PRO Piano Plug-in Software

Hear how realistic a piano virtual instrument can sound. Modartt Pianoteq PRO physically models the piano for rich, complex sounds from natural to extreme.

Pianoteq PRO is the ultimate product for professional composers and recording studios, and has proved to be an indispensable tool in many recording projects -- from movie soundtracks and TV commercials to the latest hit songs.

Pianoteq PRO is the most advanced edition of Pianoteq, adapted for the creative composer and demanding studio engineer. In addition to the Standard version, it gives you all the tools needed to work in a truly professional environment, letting you adjust 30 parameters for each note on the keyboard and work with up to 192 Khz audio. Pianoteq PRO comes with four instrument packs of your choice.

By being physically modelled, Pianoteq PRO brings you an extremely sophisticated tool for sound shaping and instrument creation, letting you create your own unique sounds that will enrich your projects. The PRO version works with internal sample rates up to 192 KHz. By using its powerful Note Edit feature, you are able to adjust physical parameters for specific ranges, and even note by note. You can also turn any Pianoteq instrument into a multi-instrument by using advanced keyboard splits for up to 105 notes (concerns instruments with extended octave range).

Note editor

The note editor is designed so that you can work with it effectively -- it saves you time and increases your creativity. On top of this, its spectrum profile editor lets you adjust each overtone for each note, bringing you thousands of sound combinations that will help you finding your own read more unique instrument.

Pianoteq PRO offers note-by-note adjustment for no less than 30 parameters:

- Volume
- Detune
- Dynamics
- Unison Width
- Unison Balance
- Direct Sound Duration
- Hammer Hardness Piano
- Hammer Hardness Mezzo
- Hammer Hardness Forte
- Spectrum Profile
- Hammer Noise
- Strike Point
- Pickup Symmetry
- Pickup Distance
- Impedance
- Cutoff
- Q Factor
- String Length
- Sympathetic Resonance
- Pinch Harmonic Point
- Duplex Scale Resonance
- Damper Position
- Damping Duration
- Mute
- Damper Noise
- Key Release Noise
- Blooming Energy
- Blooming Inertia
- Aftertouch Sensitivity
- Hammer Tine Noise

What's new in Pianoteq Version 8?

- iOS app: Pianoteq 8 for iOS is now available on iPhones and iPads. Years of development and thorough testing made it possible to take all the peculiarities of handheld devices into account in order to maximize productivity while retaining the app as stable and compatible as possible. Pianoteq 8 for iOS is included with all licences of Pianoteq 8 (Stage/Standard/Pro) and can be downloaded and evaluated via the App Store.
- Classical guitar: The nylon Classical Guitar, available as an instrument pack for Pianoteq 8, introduces a new exciting category of physically modelled instruments, with emulated gestures and natural instrument noises for breathtaking realism. The instrument UI is designed so that you do not have to be a guitarist to use it. Various tweaked presets are offered, ranging from a 12-string acoustic guitar to a Greek bouzouki or even an electric guitar. You really need to hear it to believe it
- Improved piano model: All contemporary acoustic pianos, the Vintage Reeds electric pianos and the Concert Harp have been carefully revoiced in order to increase authenticity and playability of these instruments. Everything is tailored to suit demanding recording projects and performances.
- New slick GUI facelift: Reflecting this new major upgrade, Pianoteq 8 offers a fresh streamlined user interface, enhancing readability and usability. Instruments and scenes are now nicely displayed for a clear presentation of preset selections.

Which Pianoteq Instrument Packs are included?

The following are included with Pianoteq:
- Your choice of any 2 instrument packs with the Stage version
- Your choice of any 3 instrument packs with the Standard version
- Your choice of any 4 instrument packs with the PRO version
- ALL 22+ instrument packs with the PRO Studio version

More instruments can be purchased separately, at any time. You need a license for Pianoteq (Stage, Standard or Pro) to use them. As a Pianoteq customer, you also have access to a set of free instruments as part of two projects: "KIViR" (Keyboard Instrument Virtual Restoration) and "Bells and Carillons." The KIViR project contains ancestors of the piano (clavichord, cimbalom, harpsichord), historical pianoforte and pianos. The Bells and Carillons project contains church bells, carillons, and tubular bells.
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System Requirements:

What software do I need to get started?
Pianoteq 8 works in Windows 7 (64-bit) or higher, MacOS X 10.11 or higher and Linux (x86, arm). Besides a standalone version, Pianoteq includes 64-bit VST (PC/Mac), Audio Units (Mac) and AAX plug-ins. The advantage of a plug-in is that you can work with it in a software host that offers multitrack mode, external effects and advanced note editing. Examples of hosts (non exhaustive list): Logic, GarageBand, Cubase, Sonar, Reaper, Cantabile. For further information on how to use these type of hosts, please visit their websites.

Any specific software drivers that I need to have installed?
If you use a PC, you will need to install ASIO drivers. This makes it possible to play back in real time from a keyboard, so that when you press a key on the keyboard, the sound will be heard immediately (with just a few milliseconds delay). Usually, ASIO drivers will be installed automatically during the driver installation of the soundcard. However, some budget soundcards (usually internal ones) do not offer ASIO drivers. It is then possible to use third-party ASIO drivers, such as ASIO4ALL, with various results.

Where do I install the instruments to my full version of Pianoteq?
If you are installing any of the free instruments, you can drag and drop the PTQ file onto the Pianoteq interface. It will then be installed automatically. Other instruments are already installed as they are embedded as demo instruments in the Preset menu. You can unlock each of these instruments by registering the corresponding serial number in the user area and updating your licence (Options - About - Update licence).

Can I load Pianoteq 8 in Pro Tools?
Pianoteq 8 offers a 64-bit AAX version (for loading in Pro Tools 11 or later). You might be able to load Pianoteq 8 in Pro Tools 10 by using Blue Cat's PatchWork or DDMF's Metaplugin.

Can I use Pianoteq 8 in Windows 95/98/ME/2000/XP/Vista or MacOS X 10.6?
No. Previous versions of Pianoteq can be downloaded from the user area and may support older operating systems. Pianoteq 7.5.4 works in MacOS 10.9. Pianoteq 6.7.3 works in Windows XP. Pianoteq 6.0.3 works in MacOS 10.6.8.

Is Pianoteq 8 compatible with Windows 11?

How do I install Pianoteq on Raspberry Pi?
You can find instructions in README_LINUX.txt in the Linux 7z archive of Pianoteq 7, along with the ARM and Intel binaries.

Is Pianoteq 8 compatible with macOS 13 (Ventura)?

Should I uninstall the trial version before installing the full version?
It is not necessary to uninstall it. If you are using the trial version in your projects, it might be a good idea to keep it for a while, side by side with the full version, for transition purposes. Before uninstalling, you should first create a backup of your customized presets and archived midi files.

Can I load Pianoteq 8 in Logic?
Yes. Pianoteq 8 is compatible with Logic Pro 10.4.8 and later. Older versions of Pianoteq can be loaded in older versions of Logic.
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