Pianoteq Bechstein

 

Owning and using the C. Bechstein Digital Grand since almost 2 years now,
I just made a quick comparison between the original and the new Pianoteq 6.4 implementation.
IMHO there still is a huge difference, especially in terms of richness, color and depth of tone in favor of the original.
While Pianoteq, of course, feels much more responsive.
Although I have made a quick check of some PTQ Bechstein presets, maybe this still is a matter of settings,
so I wonder if there will be (or already is?) a preset, which directly corresponds to a preset of the original Bechstein instrument in Kontakt?
Or maybe this is a copyright issue that it's not possible?
For now, the responsiveness of Pianoteq combined with the incredible rich tone of the sampled Bechstein seems to me still like a dream.....

This physical model of C. Bechstein Digital Grand is originally derived from a C. Bechstein D 282 concert grand piano, captured by the acclaimed Teldex Recording studio in Berlin. Authorized by Bechstein, the Pianoteq model reproduces the outstandingly brilliant and powerful sound of the C. Bechstein D 282 with its singing, richly colored voice. Bechstein (1899), Pianoteq 6.7.2 Pro, 14-July-2020 This one is modeled after the actual C. Bechstein piano in the lobby of the Continental Hotel in Budapest. I like to play the Boards of Canada 5-9-78 song on it as it has a nice musical quality that really brings out the piano sound. More recently, Bechstein pianos were featured in recordings by The Beatles, Queen, Bob Dylan, and Elton John. Bechstein Digital Grand is available as an instrument pack (€49/$59) for evaluation in the latest update 6.4 of Pianoteq and in the free trial version. Changes in Pianoteq 6.4.0: New instrument: the C. Bechstein Digital Grand. PianoTeq v6.4 supports an authorized C.Bechstein offering, and ReVoiced Steinway D, B, K2.

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Modartt has released the C. Bechstein Digital Grand for Pianoteq. This physically modelled virtual instrument is authorized by Bechstein and is available as an instrument pack for Pianoteq 6.C. Bechstein Digital GrandThis physical model of C. Bechstein Digital Grand is originally derived from a C. Bechstein D 282 concert grand piano, captured by the acclaimed Teldex Recording studio in Berlin.Physically ModeledBy being physically modelled, this virtual instrument offers several important advantages: a file size of less than 2 MB (Megabyte), superior playability, natural resonances, and access to unique physical parameters to shape the sound to your preference.Authorized by BechsteinThis physically modelled virtual instrument for Pianoteq 6 is authorized by Bechstein and captures the outstandingly brilliant and powerful sound of the C. Bechstein D 282 with its singing, richly coloured voice, suitable for many different music genres.Used by Famous ComposersClaude Debussy once said: “Piano music should only be written for the Bechstein”. FranzLiszt, Edvard Grieg, Alexander Scriabin, Maurice Ravel and Béla Bartók also composed on Bechstein pianos. More recently, Bechstein pianos were featured in legendary recordings by The Beatles, Queen, Bob Dylan, and Elton John.Download and TryThe C. Bechstein Digital Grand is available as an instrument pack (€49/$59) for evaluation in the latest update 6.4 of Pianoteq and in the free trial version. More details with audio samples on the website www.pianoteq.com
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Pianoteq is an award-winning virtual instrument which you can install on your computer (PC/Mac). It is available for Windows, macOS, and Linux, and will even run on some ARM-based boards such as the Raspberry Pi. It can be used both in standalone mode and as an instrument plug-in in VST, AAX, and AudioUnits hosts.