30

DAYS DAY HRS HR MIN LEFT
for Overnight Shipping
> Shipping Cutoffs

B&H Photo Video Pro Audio The Professional's Source 800.606.6969 / 212.444.6615
Visit Our NYC SuperStore, Explore Where Technology Lives B&H Super Store B&H Super Store
0 $0.00
Your cart is currently empty

You have 0 items in your cart

View Cart & Begin Checkout
What item is right for you?
Ask our Experts! 800.606.6969 Live Chat

Pianoteq 4 Pro

B&H # MOP4PRO Mfr # 12-41293
Electronic Download

Availability Details

Close
This product must be downloaded from the Manufacturer's website. You should receive the license code to complete your order within 1-3 business days. Orders placed on Weekends or Holidays are processed the next business day.
PayPal Orders
PayPal orders will be charged when the order is placed.
International Orders
International orders will be charged when the order is placed.

You Pay: $518.95
Product Highlights
  • Authentic Piano Sound
  • Note Editing
  • Audio Effects
  • Standalone
  • Mac OSX
  • Windows XP/Vista/7

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.

Complex Resonances
Harp resonance of all strings, both without and with sustain pedal
Duplex scale (the undamped string parts which come into resonance)
Sympathetic resonances between strings
Damper position effect when key is released (variable overtones damping)
Other special effects like staccato and sound continuation when pressing down the sustain pedal a short time after key release (re-pedaling)
Four Pedals
Progressive sustain pedal, allowing the so-called "half pedal," but also quarter or tenth's pedals
Sostenuto pedal, allowing you to hold some notes after release without pressing down the sustain pedal
Harmonic pedal, allowing you to play staccato while maintaining the sustain pedal resonance
Una corda pedal, also called soft pedal, modifying the sound quality or timbre by shifting the piano action to the right (on grand pianos)
Natural Instrument Noises
Action key release noise
Damper noise at key release (for bass note dampers)
Sustain pedal noise: pedal velocity dependant "whoosh" produced by the dampers rising altogether from the strings or falling down
Vivid
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
Versatile
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
Expressive
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
Convenient
Thanks to its rather modest system requirements, Pianoteq is suitable to run on a modern laptop, convenient for the travelling musician. The small size (20 MB) and the fast interface means no loading time. Just a few mouse movements to start playing
The piano sound is constructed in real time, responding to how the pianist strikes the keys and interacts with the pedals
It includes the entire complexity of a real piano (hammers, strings, duplex scale, pedals, cabinet)
Continuous velocity from pianissimo to fortissimo, with progressive variation of the timbre: that makes exactly 127 velocities. A sample-based software program would in theory require hundreds of gigabytes for all these velocities
Complex resonances include "harp" resonance of all strings, both without and with sustain pedal, duplex scale (the undamped string parts which come into resonance), sympathetic resonances between strings, damper position effect when key is released (variable overtones damping) and other special effects like staccato and sound continuation when pressing down the sustain pedal a short time after key release (re-pedaling)
Timbre modification of repeated notes, due to the hammer striking strings which are already in motion instead of being still
Release velocity
Variable lid position
Choice of microphone position and multichannel mixing (up to 5 mics, 5 channels)
Microtuning and scala format files import
Various effects including equalizer, keyboard velocity setting, volume, sound dynamics which controls the loudness levels between pianissimo and fortissimo, reverberation with control of reverberation weight, duration and room size, limiter, and tremolo
System Requirements Compatible with any VST or AU host on Mac and PC
Stand alone
20 MB of free space

Samples & Expansions

Show more >
Pianoteq -  Celeste
  • You Pay: $59.00
Electronic Download i This product must be downloaded from the Manufacturer's website. You should receive the license code to complete your order within 1-3 business days. Orders placed on Weekends or Holidays are processed the next business day.
 

MIDI Controllers

Show more >

Play, perform, and control virtual instruments with a MIDI Controller.

M-Audio -  Keystation 88 II - MIDI Controller
  • You Pay: $199.00
 

Data Storage Devices

Show more >

An external hard drive adds storage space and enhances performance.

G-Technology -  G-RAID mini 1TB Dual-Drive Storage System
  • You Pay: $229.95
 
View all Accessories
See any errors on this page? Let us know.

Close

Close

Close