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 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
Modartt has released a Pleyel add-on for Pianoteq, a virtual piano instrument for Windows and Mac.
As an early Christmas gift to our customers, we hereby release a virtual copy of a 1926 Pleyel grand piano Model F, available in the latest version of the KIViR add-on collection of historical instruments.
Chopin preferred to compose and perform on Pleyel pianos and it was also used by other major composers, such as Debussy, Ravel and Stravinsky. The Pleyel sound can be described as round, warm and sensual.
The Pleyel add-on is now available to download from the Pianoteq website.
More information: Pianoteq / Pleyel add-on
Modartt has introduced an extended keyboard range for its Pianoteq K1, C3 and M3 virtual grand piano instruments.
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 Bösendorfer 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 pianos K1, C3 and M3, 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.
The keyboard range expansion was developed to correspond to an increasing demand from Pianoteq users for additional notes. The extended sound palette, obtained thanks to the powerful Pianoteq physical modelling, can be used for example in prominent piano works by Debussy, Ravel and Bártok.
The expanded piano models are included in the latest update 3.6.5 which is free to all Pianoteq customers.
More information: Pianoteq
Modartt has released a Xylo add-on for Pianoteq, a virtual piano instrument for Windows and Mac.
Xylophone and Bass Marimba are similar to the vibraphone but are using wooden bars instead of aluminium. Each bar, that vibrates when hit with mallets, is paired with a metallic resonator which is tuned to amplify the sound.
The origin of the xylophone dates back several thousand years in Africa and South East Asia. The marimba appeared at the same time and is today the symbol of Guatemalan music. Due to its huge size, the bass marimba sounds more than two octaves below the xylophone. Very popular both, they are used in various musical styles from classical to Latin and rock.
The Pianoteq virtual copies of these two instruments are respectively modelled after a modern 3½-octave French brand xylophone and a modern 5-octave French brand bass marimba. Thanks to the sophisticated Pianoteq physical model, they come in several variants and benefit from the recently developed humanization feature which allows varying the strike point, adding to the musician’s interpretation a vivid and stunning realism.
The Xylo add-on for Pianoteq is available to purchase for 49 EUR.
Modartt has also introduced two new bundles:
- Rock Collection 89 EUR, includes Electric pianos, Clavinet, and Rock piano add-ons.
- Chromatic Percussions Collection 99 EUR, includes Vibes, Celeste, and Xylo add-ons.
More information: Pianoteq