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Modartt PIANOTEQ 3 Virtual Instrument Software

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MODARTT created the long-awaited and much-improved version 3 of PIANOTEQ Virtual Instrument Software after 2 years of intensive research into acoustic models, electro-acoustic models, and advanced alg... Click To Read More About This Product

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MODARTT created the long-awaited and much-improved version 3 of PIANOTEQ Virtual Instrument Software after 2 years of intensive research into acoustic models, electro-acoustic models, and advanced algorithms.

New acoustic model
One of the most exciting features in PIANOTEQ version 3 is the new acoustic model which simulates the sound radiation of the soundboard and the piano's cabinet. Developed in close cooperation with demanding musicians, it brings stunning realism, clarity, and brilliance to your performance. This new acoustic model allows you to place up to 5 virtual microphones anywhere around the piano in an additional illustrative interface. A mixer is available for combining the mics into 5 output channels, with the possibility to adjust level and delay separately.

PIANOTEQ 3 offers full control of the sound source and unlimited possibilities to choose the color of the piano sound, similar to what professional audio engineers do when recording. The resulting experience is simply an amazing audio immersion.

In binaural mode, for headphone usage, a head model is used for simulating the sound heard by a person located where the head is placed in the interface. The head can be rotated in any direction and even its size can be changed.

New-to-the-series grand pianos
Thanks to MODARTT's research, they were able to build two beautiful new instruments, each with its own personality. The Grand C3 has a warm and colored sound, suitable for classical, romantic, or lyrical music. The Grand M3 has an attack and presence that will better suit jazz and rock music. Different perspectives are provided with each instrument: player, recording (4 mics in the C3 solo recording), close mic, binaural, etc. These are only a few of the many perspectives that you can create yourself by choosing your own recording settings: mics placement and mixing. Thus, any musician or producer should find the piano sound they need.

The virtual piano factory
When building those two instruments, MODARTT took their inspiration from the very best acoustic pianos in the world. They can be used right out of the box. They can also serve as starting points for creating new instruments, entering the virtual world of the fourth piano generation. PIANOTEQ 3 opens new soundscapes that enriches the resources of all musicians and composers, from amateurs to professionals. For example, you can play a piano equipped with a virtual carbon fiber soundboard.

New models for other keyboard instruments
With PIANOTEQ 3, a broad family of keyboard instruments is now available, including historical harpsichords and pianoforte, contemporary grand pianos, electro-acoustic pianos, vibraphones, and more. The different models even share some features. For example, the electro-acoustic pianos have a sostenuto pedal and the acoustic pianos can use the tremolo effect or the limiter. More surprising, you can change the sound speed in the air that is used by the model.

Free add-ons
MODARTT also has a collection of free add-ons which now includes 10 historical instruments: 5 pianoforte, 2 harpsichords, 2 grand pianos, and an electro-acoustic piano. All these add-ons can be downloaded for free by all PIANOTEQ customers.


Can be used as a standalone player and with any VST or AU host
Can also be used as RTAS plug-in with ProTools version 7.3 or highter
20MB and fast interface for no loading time
Mic position ” up to 5 mics
Multichannel ” up to 5 channels
256 voices
127 velocity layers
Unlimited perspectives
Advanced preset and parameter manager
Works with MIDI keyboard

Acoustic model
Grand pianos C3 and M3
Electric pianos: Rhody and Wurly
Tremolo and Limiter effects
Parameters: pickup position, sound speed, and more
Interface design
System Requirements
CPU with dual or multiple cores, such as an Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD X2
Can work with older Pentium 4 (3GHz or higher)
Soundcard that supports ASIO drivers
Windows XP, Windows Vista, MacOS X 10.4 or higher and Linux (x86) with Jack and ALSA backends
Supports ProTools version 7.3 and higher
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