Pianoteq is a cross-platform application that has been designed to be both an innovative tool for music creation and a way to emulate existing pianos.
Cristofori’s pianoforte was part of the first generation of pianos that came to maturity at the end of the XIX century with the acoustic grand concert piano. In the XX century the development of electro-acoustic pianos has been followed by digital sampled pianos.
Pianoteq is the first instrument of the fourth generation of pianos, based on a true physical modelling and offering extraordinary playability and expressiveness.
With Pianoteq, you can adapt the piano sound to your own taste. Unique parameters that model the behaviour of real pianos result in great realism, until now only to be experienced on real acoustic pianos.
Using 32-bit internal computation, the calculated piano sound is free from quantization noise. True dynamic timbre results, from the faintest pianissimo to the strongest fortissimo, for all 127 MIDI velocities available for each note played.
Everything that characterizes a real piano is there: the mechanical noises (optional), the complex sound of pedals and strings in interaction, the percussive impact on staccato play (short notes), and of course, most importantly, the beauty of the piano sound.
Pianoteq is in fact the first virtual piano factory: it can produce new brands as well as copies of historical instruments, from harpsichords or pianofortes to more recent electro-acoustic pianos.
Here are some key features of "Pianoteq":
· Continuous velocity
· Timbre modifier
· Four pedals
· Sound control
· Natural instrument noise
· Variable lid position
· Choose microphone position.
· 8 notes are disabled (silent): F#1, G#1, A#1, C#5, D#5, F#5, G#5 and A#5.
· Quits after 20 minutes.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Fixed a crash in the delay effect.
· Fixed issue where the ASIO sample rate was not correctly restored on startup.
· Bluethner picture is back in the preset window.
· Linux archive permissions fixed.