Pianoteq 6 Standard Virtual Piano Plug-In (Download)

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Pianoteq 6 Standard Virtual Piano Plug-In (Download)
Key Features
  • Physically Modeled Virtual Instrument
  • Adjustable Physical Parameters
  • Reproduces Sympathetic Resonances
  • Microtuning
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Pianoteq 6 Standard from Pianoteq is a virtual piano that utilizes physical modeling to simulate the properties and behaviors of real acoustic pianos. With a load size of less than 50MB, installation is quick and easy, allowing the software to be used on any modern laptop with a MIDI controller keyboard.
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Pianoteq 12-41379 Overview

Pianoteq 6 Standard from Pianoteq is a virtual piano that utilizes physical modeling to simulate the properties and behaviors of real acoustic pianos. With a load size of less than 50MB, installation is quick and easy, allowing the software to be used on any modern laptop with a MIDI controller keyboard.

Pianoteq 6 Standard offers a variety of tools to enhance and modify the piano sound, such as changing the unison width, hammer hardness, and string length. Up to five virtual microphones (from a choice of fifteen) can be placed around the instrument and external reverb impulse files loaded into the convolution reverb.

The software comes in three flavors with a choice of two when purchased. They include acoustic pianos (Steinway D and K2 grand pianos), electric instruments (MKI, MKII, W1, PIANET N & T, Electra, and Clavinet), and chromatic percussion (V-B and V-M vibes, xylophone and marimba). More optional instruments can be purchased at any time and loaded into the software.

What's New in Version 6

  • Numerous engine and physical modeling refinements increase realism and acoustic presence on all modeled instruments (acoustic pianos, electro-acoustic pianos, historical instruments, and chromatic percussion)
  • Sound and playability of Steinway Model D and Steinway Model B virtual instruments approved by Steinway & Sons
  • VST3 format and ARM architecture (Linux version only, on Raspberry Pi 3 boards among others)
  • Compatibility with the ARM architecture means that Pianoteq 6 can be used with RISC-based CPU's in smaller Linux-based consumer electronic devices
  • Advanced tuning section provides new tools adapted for micro-tuning and other tuning experiments
  • Standalone version now offers a MIDI playlist and an improved MIDI archive
  • Load a set of MIDI files to be played back, as in a jukebox
  • Everything you play on your keyboard is automatically recorded in MIDI format
  • Improved MIDI mapping adds the option to save locally (current preset) or globally (all presets)
  • Besides the WAV format, you can now export your audio files in the lossless compressed format FLAC and the lossy compressed format MP3
  • In the standalone version, the virtual keyboard displays keys in color when you depress them on your keyboard


  • Physically modeled virtual instrument
  • Includes choice of two instrument packs (flavors)
  • Unique adjustable physical parameters, such as unison width, octave stretching, hammer hardness, soundboard, string length, sympathetic resonance, duplex scale resonance
  • Progressive variation of the timbre (uses all 127 MIDI velocities)
  • Control of the dynamics in timbre and volume
  • Polyphonic aftertouch 
  • Realistic sympathetic resonances, including duplex scale
  • Microtuning supports Scala format
  • Adjustable mechanical noises (sampled or modeled)
  • Built-in graphic equalizer
  • Built-in graphic curve for key velocity, note-off, and pedal
  • Keyboard calibration assistant
  • Ten types of pedals can be assigned to the four UI pedals - sustain, soft, harmonic, sostenuto, super sostenuto, rattle, buff stop, celeste, pinch harmonic, glissando
  • Progressive sustain pedal, allowing partial-pedal effects
  • Convolution reverb
  • Effects include tremolo, wah-wah, fuzz, compressor, delay, flanger, chorus, compressor, amp, mini-EQ
  • Mallet bounce (note repetition)
  • Instrument condition (mint to worn)
  • Variable lid position
  • Five adjustable microphones
  • Multichannel, up to five channels
  • No quantization noise (32-bit internal computation)
  • Installs and loads in seconds
  • Small file size (less than 50MB)
  • Ideal for use on modern laptops
  • Extended key range (105 keys = 8 + 2/3 octaves) for Steinway D and K2 grand pianos
  • Free instruments include KIViR historical instruments collection, bells and carillions
  • Optional instruments are available separately including upright piano, grand pianos, rock piano, electric pianos, vibraphones, clavinet, celesta + glockenspiel, xylophone + marimba, and steelpans

Pianoteq 12-41379 Specs

Sound TypePiano/Keyboard
Supported Plug-In FormatsAAX, AU, VST3
Standalone OperationYes
Visual Impairment SupportNo
System Requirements
Supported Operating SystemsWindows 7 or Later
macOS 10.7 or Later
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To be clear - This version includes 2 Pianos? Both D4 and K2 grand pianos. ?
Asked by: Gill
Correct. After you buy the software you need to make an account with Modartt/Pianoteq in order to download it and obtain the license (3 machines at a time, reassignable). At that time you get to decide which two instrument packs to buy and this combination K2 grand piano & D4 grand piano is one of them.
Answered by: Mihai B.
Date published: 2018-08-25


Any suggestions for an 88 Key Controller for Pianoteq? Considering Nektar Technology Impact LX88+. Thoughts?
Asked by: Gill
The Nektar LX88+ is a solid choice for a full size controller that features a semi weighted keybed for a more realistic playing experience. In the price range of the Nectar unit you will not find many with this feature. Please feel free to contact a Pro Audi Sales Representative here at 800-606-6969 or email [email protected] to discuss possible options and features. We will be happy to help.
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2018-08-25
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