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Modartt updates Rhody electric piano add-on for Pianoteq to R2

Modartt has announced the release of Rhody R2, an updated version of the Rhodes instrument of the Electric Pianos add-on for Pianoteq.

Rhody add-on for Pianoteq
The newly developed successor Rhody R2 is a free update and replacement of Rhody R1.

The popular Rhody R1 instrument, included as part of the Electric Pianos add-on, has found its successor in Rhody R2, which is a free update.

The sound, presence and response are all improved with increased accuracy. By using the new exciting effects in Pianoteq 4, such as Amp, Chorus, Tremolo, and the new Tine noise parameters, the Rhody R2 can be transformed into amazingly expressive variants.

The Electric Pianos add-on (incl. Rhody and Wurly pianos) is available to purchase for 49 EUR.

More information: Pianoteq / Electric Pianos add-on


Steelpans add-on for Pianoteq available from Modartt

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Modartt has announced the release of the Steelpans for Pianoteq, a new add-on which includes 4 instruments offering a superb playability: Steel Drum, Spacedrum, Hand Pan and Tank Drum.

The Pianoteq physical model has been enriched to produce the characteristic timbre of steelpans, with their “blooming” overtones that arise from the mechanical properties of thin steel sheets. Two unique parameters, blooming energy and blooming inertia, are especially interesting for adjusting the steelpans sound. Thanks to the physical model, the Steelpans add-on offers an exceptional playability and versatility.

Pianoteq Steelpans add-on
Steelpans add-on for Pianoteq 4: Each instrument is provided with one preset faithful to the original instrument modelled and several variants.

Steelpans add-on features

  • Steel drums have their origins in Trinidad and are intimately connected with calypso music. The steel drum offered is a combination of the known types the “double second”, the “tenor”, the “double guitar”, and the “triple cello”. Its range covers 4 octaves.
  • The Spacedrum is a recent variant of the Hand Pan, and the first to be made available in a thirteen note chromatic model, opening new horizons to the musicians. The Spacedrum and Hand Pan instruments offer presets for both hand playing and mallet playing. They are extended to 4 octaves. One of the Spacedrum creators, Marc Guilliou from Metal Sounds, participated in the testing of the Pianoteq add-on version to make sure it is as authentic as possible.
  • The Tank drum is made of thicker metal from a gas tank. In Pianoteq, the range is extended to 3½ octaves.

The add-on is available to purchase for 49 EUR. Requires a licence of Pianoteq 4 (Standard, PRO or Stage).

More information: Pianoteq / Steelpans add-on


Modartt releases Pianoteq 4 Stage

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Modartt has announced Pianoteq 4 Stage, a virtual piano instrument formerly known as Pianoteq PLAY.

Modartt Pianoteq 4 Stage
Modartt’s Pianoteq 4 Stage for budget-minded musicians who prefer to focus entirely on playing rather than sound adaptation or studio recording.

Pianoteq Stage is based on the award winning physical model, offered in Pianoteq 4 Standard and PRO, praised by many musicians for its close intimacy and responsiveness. Pianoteq Stage includes the same instruments, sounds and playability. All this for an unbeatable price.

The simpler interface in Pianoteq Stage is adapted for musicians who want the convenience of a selection of beautiful instruments for an immediate playing session. It is not for tweaking settings and parameters.

With Pianoteq Stage you are focusing entirely on your playing.

Pianoteq Stage is available to purchase for 99 EUR.

More information: Pianoteq 4 Stage


Modartt releases Pianoteq 4 virtual piano instrument

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Modartt has released version 4 of its Pianoteq virtual piano instrument for Windows and Mac.

Yes! It’s finally here. With Pianoteq 4, a new milestone is reached in the piano world, bringing you the best and latest technology of virtual piano software.

A thoroughly refined acoustic model is represented by the new astonishing grand piano instrument D4 with its rich collection of presets. Designed with extreme care, each note is adjusted and voiced up to perfection. Thanks to its extraordinary playability and sonic authenticity, it meets the high demands from live musicians and recording studios.

Pianoteq D4
The new D4 grand piano in Modartt’s Pianoteq 4 was modeled after a Steinway D

New in Pianoteq 4

  • New Grand D4 instrument, with an improved soundboard and sound radiation model.
  • New set of effects, including a convolution reverb.
  • Resizable GUI.
  • New feature in the standalone version : Recently played on the keyboard.
  • and many more…

Pianoteq 4 for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/Standalone) is available to purchase for 99 EUR (PLAY) 249 EUR (Standard) / 399 EUR (Pro).

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Modartt releases Tubular Bells Christmas gift for Pianoteq

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Modartt Tubular Bells

Modartt has released a new free add-on as Christmas gift: The Tubular Bells.

As a Christmas gift to all Pianoteq customers, we hereby announce our latest instrument add-on: a virtual copy of a Tubular Bells, also known as Symphonic Chimes.

Tubular Bells is an instrument made of brass tubes of graded length that are tuned to a chromatic scale and usually covers the range of 1½ octave. The sound is produced by striking the top edge of the tubes with a plastic-headed hammer. The instrument often includes an attached damping mechanism. It appeared for the first time in England in the late 19th Century, and is ever since part of major symphonic orchestras, known as symphonic chimes.

The Tubular Bells add-on is modelled after a Bergerault 18 Note concert chimes. Thanks to Pianoteq’s powerful technology, the note range in the virtual copy is extended into a 4-octave instrument.

The Tubular Bells is available to download for registered Pianoteq users.

More information: Pianoteq


Modartt launches Summer promotional offer for Pianoteq

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Pianoteq Summer promotional offer

Modartt has announced a Summer promotional offer for its Pianoteq products.

Until August 31, 2011, we offer free add-ons to everyone who purchases a new licence or upgrades to the following:

  • Pianoteq PLAY: Rock Piano add-on, worth 29 €
  • Pianoteq Standard: Any add-on of choice, worth up to 49 €
  • Pianoteq PRO: Add-on collection of choice, worth up to 99 €

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Modartt updates Pianoteq FXP Corner

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Pianoteq FXP Corner

Modartt has announced an update to its FXP Corner for Pianoteq users.

In the FXP Corner you can download settings and instruments created by other Pianoteq users.

We have now added a new feature that lets you easily add your own FXP files (together with a MIDI and audio sample) to the FXP Corner and manage those files you have previously uploaded. You can also rate each FXP file uploaded by other users.

More information: Pianoteq / FXP Corner