MODARTT Pianoteq 5 Standard Edition

Virtual Piano Plug-in - Mac/PC AAX Native, RTAS, VST, AU
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MODARTT Pianoteq 5 Standard Edition
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Gorgeous, Tweakable Virtual Pianos

MODARTT Pianoteq 5 Standard gives you stunning, expressive, superbly playable pianos, along with robust recording and sound-sculpting tools that let you adjust physical parameters such as microtuning, unison width, and hammer hardness, as well as soundboard and string length. It also lets you choose from a selection of up to five mics and position them around the instrument. For impressive sonic versatility, this plug-in's impeccable piano models were recorded with a selection of superb directional mics you can rotate in all three dimensions for your desired perspective. Need highly tweakable virtual pianos with uncanny clarity and realism? Get MODARTT Pianoteq 5 Standard.

Two instrument packs are included with your purchase of Pianoteq 5 Pro (you select these during registration). Your choices are: D4 + K2 grand pianos, Electric pianos + Clavinet, or Vibes + Xylophone/Marimba. All upgrades from versions 1/2/3/4 to version 5 will include the D4 and K2 grand pianos automatically.

MODARTT Pianoteq 5 Virtual Piano Plug-in Features at a Glance:
  • Virtually brings the piano to life under your fingertips
  • Refined physical modeling brings you a selection of stunning pianos
  • Get inside your own piano workshop and create your dream piano sound
  • Efficient plug-in design, you can easily run it on your laptop
Virtually brings the piano to life under your fingertips

What's amazing about MODARTT Pianoteq 5 is its realism. Strike a key on your MIDI controller and it's as though there's a piano there that you can reach out and touch. That's because MODARTT's Pianoteq 5 creates the sound of the piano in real time, taking into account all of the complex factors that make the piano so vivid. You'll hear the interaction between the strings, the use of pedals, the cabinet resonance, and the position of the hammers. From the weakest pianissimo to the strongest fortissimo, what you express on the keyboard will sound pure and natural through Pianoteq 5.

Refined physical modeling brings you a selection of stunning pianos

From Pianoteq's initial 2006 release, MODARTT has continued to develop the physical model for each major version. With a refined attack and soundboard model, Pianoteq 5 raises the bar for clarity and authenticity in its D4, Bluethner Model 1, U4 Upright, and YC5 rock piano. The new 6' 11" Grand Piano K2 combines the best characteristics of several source pianos, delivering a stunning sound with an ideal balance between warmth and brilliance. MODARTT also collaborated with Austria's Kremsegg Schloss Museum to create a collection of lovely historical pianos that are, naturally, perfect for original-instrument music, but they also add a refreshing element to contemporary music productions.

Get inside your own piano workshop and create your dream piano sound

The many adjustable parameters in Pianoteq 5 make it possible to not only adapt the existing adapted piano model, but also to create new piano sounds. This is one of the advantages of a truly modeled piano - it opens up new possibilities for the creative musician. Go ahead and adjust everything from hammer hardness to string tuning and temperament to reverb, resonance, brilliance, timbre, and far beyond.

Efficient plug-in design, you can easily run it on your laptop

At Sweetwater, we have better things to do than wait for plug-ins to load - and we know you do, too. Thanks to its rather modest system requirements, Pianoteq 5 can easily run on a modern laptop - perfect for the traveling musician. Plus, its small size (40MB) and fast interface means fast loading time. Just a few mouse clicks, and you're playing.

MODARTT Pianoteq 5 Virtual Piano Plug-in Features at a Glance:
  • 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
  • Variable mic position, up to five mics
  • Multi channel, up to five channels
  • Piano factory lets you easily create your own piano
  • Great-sounding effects, including convolution reverb
  • Advanced preset and parameter manager
  • Unlimited perspectives
  • 64-bit versions available
  • Works great with any modern laptop
  • Fast loading - just 40MB in size
MODARTT Pianoteq 5: gorgeous pianos with impressive tweakability!

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Tech Specs

Software Type Synth
Platform Mac, PC
Upgrade/Full Full
Download/Boxed Download
Format AAX Native, RTAS, VST, AU
OS Requirements - Mac OS X 10.5
OS Requirements - PC Windows XP
Manufacturer Part Number 12-41379

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Gorgeous Sounding and Tweakable!

The reason I didn't give this software a perfect 5.0 rating are these two issues, (and they are VERY minor):1) The standard version doesn't support 192khz recording or playback (the Pro version does).2) It's not a "real" piano, so there may be a small audience that just can't get over the fact that this is a piano "synth" (although I want to be clear that this is NOT a "synth piano" which is something entirely different.) Pianoteq does sound JUST like a real piano. And many pianos at that!I have owned licenses for Pianoteq Standard since v4.5 and v 5.0 adds one new thing and it's the new (available for add on purchase) K2 piano. The K2 is incredible sounding (v5.0), as are ALL of Pianoteq's virtual pianos. They are all different sounding, and they all sound great.For those who don't know, Pianoteq is a synthesized piano sound, but it is based on painstakingly researched and programmed physical modeling, so you can get the realism and sound of a real piano right down to the sounds bouncing off the sound board, the resonance of the strings, of the key presses and lifts, pedal sounds, etc. It is also expressive, just like a real piano, and it's a hell of a lot cheaper than buying a grand piano. For me, this thing that sealed the deal was the fact that almost every parameter in Pianoteq Standard is adjustable, meaning that you can create "pianos' that simply don't exist in real life, in addition to the very realistic pianos that come with the software. Or, you can just ever so slightly adjust a piano you like into one that is perfect sounding to YOU.Another plus is that since there are no samples involved, the install is relatively small, and the plugin is lightweight and fast.The sound is gorgeous, and some of the demo songs brought tears to my eyes because I was so happy I could own a license for this software after having sold our real piano years ago.But you know what? Don't take my word for it. Listen to the demo songs. if that isn't enough to convince you that this product is awesome, nothing will.Absolutely worth the money, this is the plugin I use for Piano.
Music background: Electronic Music Producer
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