Modartt has announced the release of the PETROF 284 Mistral virtual concert grand piano instrument for Pianoteq.

Authorized by PETROF, the instrument pack reproduces the exquisite sound signature suitable for demanding concert performances.

PETROF 284 Mistral Concert Grand Piano is the PETROF company masterpiece. Measuring 2.84 m in length, it is their largest piano, and is loved for its tremendous bass and resonant treble. Artists find in it a trusty companion when performing the most demanding works. It also possesses the soft, romantic tone that is so characteristic of all PETROF grand pianos.

The physically modelled virtual reproduction of the original instrument benefits the latest innovation by Modartt, introduced in Pianoteq 7: the Double Polarization — modelling string vibrations that can take any direction, allowing more complex and longer tones to be reproduced. This new modelling implementation is particularly useful for emphasizing the bass range of the PETROF 284 Mistral.

And of course, PETROF 284 Mistral can be used for creating new sounds by using the other Pianoteq 7 innovations: Morphing, letting you create new hybrid instruments with acoustic authenticity, and Layering, letting you mix several instruments or split them across the keyboard range.

The PETROF 284 Mistral is available as part of the PETROF instrument pack, alongside the previously released ANT. PETROF 275. It costs 49 EUR / $59 USD.

The instrument requires the latest version of Pianoteq 7.3, an update which also brings an improved repetition model benefiting all acoustic pianos, piano lid removal (double click on lid), and bass range and upper range revoicing for the Steinway B.

More information: Modartt