This latest version, Pianoteq 7, adds two new features. The first is a morphing and layering engine. Morphs allow you to create hybrid instruments that don’t exist in reality by blending aspects of two or more donors. Layering is a simpler and more familiar concept, but can make for a different kind of sophistication. Pianoteq 7 introduces new morphing features and an even more realistic modelling engine. It’s been fascinating to follow the progress of Pianoteq, by French company Modartt, since its debut in 2006. MODARTT Pianoteq 7 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. Pianoteq 7 Standard offers unique powerful tools to enhance and modify the sound, such as changing the unison width, hammer hardness and string length. You can place up to 5 virtual microphones around the instrument and load external reverb impulse files. You can morph and layer instruments together. You can upgrade to the PRO version at any time.
Easy to use piano emulator for macOS that places a realistic piano model on your desktop and can help you create your own music.
What's new in Pianoteq 7.3.0:
- Introducing Petrof 284 Mistral concert grand piano.
- Improved repetition model benefiting all acoustic pianos.
- Piano lid removal now possible (double click on lid).
- Steinway B update: bass range and upper range revoicing.
Pianoteq is a full-featured multi-platform piano emulator which offers you the possibility to experience the sound of different piano models from the comfort of your on Mac computer.
The Pianoteq application simulates the properties, behavior, and sound effects of physical pianos, and enables you to make use of your Mac’s keyboard, or you can connect a MIDI keyboard.
Choose the piano model you want to practice on, and tune the sound in no time
Pianoteq comes with a collection of instruments that are organized by type: D4, K2, Bluethner, YC5, U4, electric, clavinet, vibes, celeste, xylo, steelpans, Kremsegg, or KIVIR. Via a simple drop down panel you can browse the collection and choose the model you want to employ.
Moreover, in the app’s main window you can choose to tune the sound duration, octave stretching, unison width, diapason, or temperament. The same area allows you adjust the hammer hardness, or the soundboard design.
All these parameters offer you the possibility to give a custom shape to the sound, which makes the Pianoteq app extremely versatile. In addition, the utility can apply different predefined effects, while the built-in equalizer enables you to utilize familiar filters.
Professional styled recordings from the comfort of your Mac’s desktop
Pianoteq offers you the possibility to output the sound directly in binaural, monophonic, or stereophonic mode, but can also record your compositions. In the latter case, Pianoteq even allows you to move up to 5 different microphones around the virtual instrument, just like a sound engineer would do in a real recording studio.
To conclude, if you want to simulate working with different types of instruments in a professional styled recording environment, Pianoteq can emulate the experience. Moreover, the app can help you adjust a wide collection of parameters in order to achieve the sound quality and vibe you were looking for.
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Pianoteq 7 Standardwas reviewed by Sergiu Gatlan
- Demo has to be restarted after 20 minutes.
- 8 notes are disabled (silent): F#1, G#1, A#1, C#5, D#5, F#5, G#5 and A#5.
- 64-bit processor
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- macOS 10.7 or later (Universal Binary)
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Just upgraded from version 5 to 7 as I want to start playing more piano again, and because I hoped that the new Windows Audio Low Latency Mode could be useful.
However, in this mode there is always a fixed samplerate (48 kHz in my case, maybe taken from the global setting?) and a fixed latency of 10 ms that cannot be changed. This is the case for both output devices I have.
How exactly should I understand the name 'Low Latency' if I can't set a low latency here? Am I doing something wrong? With 10 ms, it is definitely too slow for me.
(BTW, I know that with ASIO or with Windows Audio in Exclusive mode I can achieve low enough latency. Just trying a new sound setup now.)