Pianoteq 5 Launches

Major upgrade to the modelled piano offers nine new models and more      23/05/14

Pianoteq 5 Launches


Buying Choices

Modartt says that, after having devoted two years of research to developing and refining the award-winning Pianoteq physical model, they are proud to present Pianoteq 5. They tell us that thiis major upgrade brings a new clarity and authenticity to the piano sound. It offers no less than nine new piano models, and sound recording is taken to a higher level of control with the addition of directional microphones, letting the user choose from a range of well-known microphone brands. Here's a list of new features in their own words...

Refined piano sound
Modartt has devoted two years of research in developing and refining the award-winning Pianoteq physical model. Pianoteq 5 brings more body and soul to the instruments, refining the attack and soundboard model, adding more clarity and authenticity. The refined piano sound is applied to the current grand pianos D4, Blüthner Model 1, YC5 Rock Piano, and the upright piano U4, which can all be purchased in our online store.

New grand piano K2
Available for purchase in our online store is the new grand piano K2 which combines the best elements of several source pianos. Its 211 cm (6' 11") cabinet offers the magnificent sound that comes from a perfect balance between warmth and brilliance. Enjoy its dark, woody character in a musical allround environment. The instrument is especially developed for Pianoteq 5.


Prestigious Kremsegg collection
The Kremsegg Collections I & II are beautiful historical instruments which can be purchased in our online store. They are created in collaboration with the Kremsegg Schloss Museum, Austria, where the original instruments are displayed. The instruments range from the 18th Century to the late 19th Century and include pianofortes and grand pianos, incomparable for rendering the music of the Classical period. The late 19th Century pianos, with a design approaching that of a modern piano, can by all means also be used for jazz and other modern music.

New microphones bring a higher level of control
The improved physical model in Piantoeq 5 makes it possible to work with directional microphones such as cardioid and figure 8. Fifteen microphones of well-known brands are modelled, increasing the palette of available sound colours. New features have been added: the microphones can be rotated in all three dimensions and attached together for their positioning, and they also offer control over polarity and the proximity effect.

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