Modartt's Pianoteq 4 Pro is the ultimate product for professional composers and recording studios. Equipped with a powerful Note Edit feature, it lets you adjust physical parameters note by note, bringing an extremely sophisticated tool for sound shaping and instrument creation. The Pro version also works with internal sample rates up to 192 kHz.
Thanks to the accurate settings you can apply for any range or note, you will be able to shape sounds and create your own pianos or other imaginary instruments with great freedom. You can also turn any Pianoteq instrument into a multi-instrument by using advanced keyboard splits for up to 88 notes.
The note editor is designed so that you can work with it effectively, saving you time and bringing you possibilities. On top of this, the spectrum profile editor included lets you adjust each overtone for each note, bringing you thousands of sound combinations that will help you create your own unique instrument.
Pianoteq is the first piano belonging to the fourth generation, developed in order to go beyond the limitations of the third generation and to become a versatile and innovating tool. It is in fact the first virtual piano factory - it can produce new brands as well as copies of historical instruments.
The piano creates the sound in real time while you are playing and takes into account all the complex factors that makes the piano a truly vivid instrument, such as the interaction between strings, the use of pedals, the cabinet resonance and the position of the hammers.
Things that until now were dedicated for piano tuners are now possible directly from the interface. Within seconds you can adjust the sound to a particular type of music or playing style. The many choices can be saved as a customized setting which you can share with other Pianoteq users.
What you express on your keyboard will also be what you actually hear. The sound of even the weakest pianissimo is absolutely pure without any audible quantization noise.
Thanks to its rather modest system requirements, Pianoteq is suitable to run on a modern laptop, convenient for the travelling musician. The extremely small size (20 MB) and the fast interface means no loading time. Just a few mouse movements to start playing.
The many adjustable parameters make it possible to not only adapt the existing adapted piano model but also to create new piano sounds. This is one of the advantages of a truly modeled piano - it opens up new possibilities for the creative musician.
Pianoteq gives you all the possibilities to do several tuning improvements which are usually done only by piano tuners. Example: diapason (414-467 Hz), different kinds of temperaments (from equal to well tempered), microtuning, unison tuning (for changing the timbre or color of the sound), octave stretching and direct sound duration.
Another task for a professional piano tuner is to "shape" the piano sound according to the pianist's taste. By adjusting hammer hardness it is possible to adapt the piano sound from mellow to bright in great detail. There is not just one adjustment, mellow to bright, but a very detailed slider for each major velocity: pianissimo, mezzoforte and fortissimo.
You can also in detail adjust the velocity curve for your particular keyboard to insure that you get the expression that suits you the best.
It can be used as a stand-alone player and with any VST or Audio Units host such as Cubase, Logic, Nuendo and more. It can also be used as an RTAS plugin with Pro Tools version 7.3 and higher.
The Pianoteq D4 and K1 virtual grand pianos (and legacy C3) offer an extended keyboard range of 105 keys. This range makes it the largest ever available in a piano. Grand pianos that offer an expanded keyboard range are rare and extremely expensive. A very well-known example of such a high class instrument is the Bosendorfer Imperial Grand, with its 97 keys expanding the bass range. Stuart & Sons have also built innovative 102 keys pianos, increasing both the bass and the treble range of the piano.
Modartt takes up the challenge by providing an unprecedented extra-large key range for its exclusive grand piano D4, with no less than 105 keys (17 keys more than the standard keyboard range), ranging from ultra-low rumbling bass to very high bird-like pitches.