Modartt Pianoteq Stage Virtual Piano Software

Get Pianoteq's rich, detailed piano sound on a budget! Pianoteq Stage has the same physically modeled sounds as the PRO version, with a simplified interface.

A light version of Modartt's Pianoteq PRO, Pianoteq Stage (formerly known as Pianoteq Play) is a popular choice for the budget-minded musician. It is based on the award-winning physical model, offered in Pianoteq Standard and Pianoteq PRO, praised by many musicians for its close intimacy and responsiveness. Pianoteq Stage includes the same sounds and playability -- for an unbeatable price.

The simpler interface in Pianoteq Stage is adapted for musicians who want the convenience of a selection of beautiful instruments for an immediate playing session. It is not for tweaking settings and parameters.

Pianoteq Stage offers the advantages of the Pianoteq physical model, such as:
- Superior playability and expressiveness
- Excellent performance on modern laptops
- Small system footprint, less than 50 MB in size
- Installs and loads in seconds

Pianoteq Stage can at any time be upgraded to Pianoteq Standard or Pianoteq PRO to gain further sophisticated features, such as to tweak the physical model, to load Scala temperament files or to position virtual microphones around the instrument. With Pianoteq Stage, you are not locked to a certain product but have the option to upgrade whenever needed.

Pianoteq Stage supports all Pianoteq instruments, and if you upgrade to Pianoteq Standard or PRO, the instruments themselves upgrade automatically at no additional cost.

What makes Pianoteq superior to other virtual instruments is that the instruments are physically modelled and thus can simulate read more the playability and complex behaviour of real acoustic instruments. Because there are no samples, the file size is just a tiny fraction of that required by other virtual instruments, making Pianoteq perfect for any modern laptop.

Modartt collaborated with the best piano manufacturers in the world -- Steinway & Sons, Steingraeber, Bechstein, Bluethner, Grotrian and Petrof -- who all have approved the sound and playability of their physically modelled concert grand pianos available in Pianoteq. This rich and diverse collection of virtual grand pianos will appeal to all musicians in search of the most famous piano sound signatures.

Free Instrument Models Included:

- Steinway Model D
- Steinway Model B
- Petrof AP275 + P284
- C. Bechstein Digital Grand
- Steingraeber E-272
- Grotrian Concert Royal
- Bluethner Model 1
- K2 grand piano
- YC5 rock piano
- U4 upright piano
- Karsten collection
- Kremsegg 1
- Kremsegg 2
- Harpsichord
- Harp
- Electric pianos
- Hohner Collection
- Vibraphones
- Celeste
- Xylo
- Steelpans instruments

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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