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Modartt Pianoteq 6

Modelled Virtual Piano
Published March 2018
By Robin Bigwood

Pianoteq 6, resplendent in polished black with its new Steinway & Sons branding, and with most of its extensive sound editing parameters exposed. The user interface is by default quite compact, but scalable. It also changes its backdrop and design depending on what type of instrument you’re playing.Pianoteq 6, resplendent in polished black with its new Steinway & Sons branding, and with most of its extensive sound editing parameters exposed. The user interface is by default quite compact, but scalable. It also changes its backdrop and design depending on what type of instrument you’re playing.

Modartt’s modelled piano just keeps getting better...

Acoustic modelling instruments and plug-ins, which generate sounds from mathematical simulations of real materials, are still relatively thin on the ground, and can sometimes have a bit of a futuristic vibe. So it might come as a surprise, if you haven’t followed its development from the start, that Pianoteq is now 12 years old. Over its lifetime Pianoteq has improved steadily, from a proof-of-concept CPU-stretching upstart, to a rounded, refined, versatile and (most importantly) great-sounding virtual instrument. Along the way it’s turned its hand to not only acoustic pianos, but also historical fortepianos, Rhodes, Wurlitzer and Hohner electrics, as well as concert harps, steel drums...

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Published March 2018