MODARTT Pianoteq 5 Stage Edition

Virtual Piano Plug-in - Mac/PC AAX Native, RTAS, VST, AU
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MODARTT Pianoteq 5 Stage Edition
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Amazing Virtual Pianos for Immediate Deployment

Since Pianoteq's initial release in 2006, MODARTT has continued to develop the Pianoteq physical model for each major version, and Pianoteq 5 Stage raises the bar significantly, giving you a selection of gorgeous-sounding, uber-expressive, and supremely playable pianos for immediate deployment. Although Pianoteq Stage supports all Pianoteq instruments, the settings and parameters are not tweakable, but you can gain full tweakability at any time by upgrading to Pianoteq Standard or Pro. Whether you're onstage or in the studio, if you need virtual pianos with unrivaled clarity and realism, MODARTT Pianoteq 5 Stage belongs in your rig.

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 Stage 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
  • 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.

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 Stage 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
  • Multi channel, up to five channels
  • Great-sounding effects, including convolution reverb
  • Advanced preset and parameter manager
  • Works great with any modern laptop
  • Fast loading - just 40MB in size
MODARTT Pianoteq 5: amazing pianos for immediate deployment!

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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 12-41378

Customer Reviews

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Runs great on Linux

Pianoteq 5 works very well with my Windows-based DAW laptop, but it also runs perfectly and natively on Linux. have a I rebuilt an old digital piano using an inexpensive, silent Core-i3 computer, booting to a low-latency Linux kernel and loading the stand-alone version of Pianoteq on boot-up. The piano sounds better than ever, for less than the cost to repair the original, outdated hardware.

Best Piano I own

Painoteq 5 is truly amazing, it sounds and reacts like a real piano.This is really different than the sampled pianos I own, the Korg Kronos and Roland RP401R . The Kronos and the RP401R have pretty decent sounding pianos, but they have issues with the way some of the notes sound when they were recorded. Pianoteq 5 has no weird sounding notes, no issues with the mid-range notes being different than the low end or high end, it just sounds perfect across the whole key range. And If It sounds too perfect, you can adjust the age of the piano to give it some character . (this really gives you some options to shape the sound)I bought the Stage version hoping that it would be adjustable enough for me, and there's more than enough to get the sound that I like. I'm extremely happy with this software.Its well worth the money.Oh, and thanks Sweetwater for for selling Pianoteq, I received my password in about 3 minuets after purchase.Perfect !
Music background: Multi instrument

Great sounds and very sensitive to touch

The piano sounds are very detailed and realistic, with a lot of possible tweaking. It installed easily and loads quickly. Good program.
Music background: Professor of Music

Great Piano

I have used many virtual pianos but when Pianoteq 5 went AAX I jumped on it. I have not been sorry. It sounds very good. For my system it takes a little tweaking to get close to the sound I like but over all a great sound. I probably should have given it a 5 but I suppose it was the extra effort to get it right which held me to a 4.5I would still recommend this plug-in highly.
Music background: Recording Studio owner and a musician of 50 yrs.

Never using sample pianos again!

After trying the demo and now purchasing the product I'm never using sample pianos again! What a tremendous difference in response and playability. Only detractor is the default volume / gain is really high and distorts in my DAW (Sonar Ultimate) but deceasing it to -8, 9 db works pretty well. Great out of gate price for the stage ed.
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