Pianoteq 6!

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Spitfire31
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2920 posts since 18 May, 2003 from Sweden

Post Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:17 am

scherbakov.al wrote:Pianoteq is getting better!
I very much agree!

I've had Pianoteq Stage from, I think, version 3 and I've never really clicked with it. There was always something a bit sterile that made me approach it for a while, then leave it, then coming back but never staying.

With version 6, I suddenly feel inspired by Pianoteq, for songwriting and just plain noodling. It feels like it's come up from an 'uncanny valley' as it were; it feels organic and alive.

Useful upgrade!

/Joachim
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Kalamata Kid
KVRAF
4160 posts since 27 Jul, 2001 from Tarpon Springs, Florida, USA

Re: Pianoteq 6!

Post Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:22 pm

I am considering the PianoTeq pro 6 because of the
"Thousands of editable overtones" and to a lesser
degree "Note-per-note edit 3"

$519 is very steep for me so I will wait for the
Black Friday sale for the and then decide.

LGK_Dude
KVRian
968 posts since 30 Dec, 2005

Re: Pianoteq 6!

Post Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:06 am

A little late to the party, but had a chance to demo today and the Steinberg models (D & B) are for sure a noticeable step up. There is a clarity and dare I say "life" to the new version that was missing in V5. I then A/B'd between the Bluethner and didn't hear much of a difference, if any. I then demoed the YC5 and was shocked that I greatly preferred the V5 version of this model. The V5 had a nice "glassy" quality in the high end, that is now completely gone. I would often use the V5 YC5 in fuller rock & pop mixes where it stuck out quite nicely. Now with V6, that glassy high end is gone, and now its more boxy, less open, and doesn't have the same character I loved about the V5. Really amazing the difference.

Question for those who upgraded, does V6 overwrite V5 or do you get installations for both? I'll need to keep V5 installed just for the YC5 and I worry that it will be like my upgrade from Stage to full, where the V5 will still be installed on my machine, but it will be overwritten by V6 in my account and I will not be able to re-install it in the future?
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Gamma-UT
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5255 posts since 8 Jun, 2009 from UK

Re: Pianoteq 6!

Post Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:13 am

I've still got the download for the most recent v5 in my account - it's hidden just below the v6 download links. This is on a Mac, but P5 and P6 have different plugin names and run alongside each other.

mcbpete
KVRAF
1674 posts since 24 Jun, 2006 from London, England

Re: Pianoteq 6!

Post Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:10 am

LGK_Dude wrote:Question for those who upgraded, does V6 overwrite V5 or do you get installations for both? I'll need to keep V5 installed just for the YC5 and I worry that it will be like my upgrade from Stage to full, where the V5 will still be installed on my machine, but it will be overwritten by V6 in my account and I will not be able to re-install it in the future?
They're separate installs which can co-exist on your system - You'll notice that the VST is named 'Pianoteq 5' in your DAW/host rather than just 'Pianoteq'

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Sampleconstruct
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15050 posts since 12 Oct, 2008 from Here and there

Re: Pianoteq 6!

Post Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:24 pm

Improvising with a slightly modified Steinway D patch in Pianoteq 6 Pro, internal FX are off but 2 EQs, reverb is provided by Breeze 2.

https://youtu.be/qp7fCKzFTrc
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This was my first test after dialing in a sort of muted piano sound and recording a quick sequence yesterday after purchasing Pianoteq 6 Pro.

https://youtu.be/NVwl6TOHBoo

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EvilDragon
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19291 posts since 7 Jan, 2009 from Croatia

Re: Pianoteq 6!

Post Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:23 pm

Nice to hear your musings with Pianoteq, Simon. Welcome to the family :)

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Sampleconstruct
KVRAF
15050 posts since 12 Oct, 2008 from Here and there

Re: Pianoteq 6!

Post Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:42 pm

EvilDragon wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:23 pm
Nice to hear your musings with Pianoteq, Simon. Welcome to the family :)
Thanks Mario, the last time I tested Pianoteq was about 10 years ago. They've come a long way for sure.

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EvilDragon
KVRAF
19291 posts since 7 Jan, 2009 from Croatia

Re: Pianoteq 6!

Post Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:46 pm

Yep, pretty much a quantum leap since then!

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Sampleconstruct
KVRAF
15050 posts since 12 Oct, 2008 from Here and there

Re: Pianoteq 6!

Post Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:48 pm

Absolutely!

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TheSynthScientist
KVRist
230 posts since 29 Nov, 2018

Re: Pianoteq 6!

Post Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:39 pm

EvilDragon wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:46 pm
Yep, pretty much a quantum leap since then!
Pianoteq 6 is pretty sweet.
Here is one of the PT presets I have been working on for a while.
Its a fun instrument to tweak.

https://soundcloud.com/user-289452406/p ... collection

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layzer
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6711 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Re: Pianoteq 6!

Post Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:04 pm

i wonder how much better ver.6000 wil be than ver.6 many moons from now....
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KVRAF
5865 posts since 28 Apr, 2013

Re: Pianoteq 6!

Post Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:24 pm

Just waiting for the upgrade to v.7. to unlock the additional instrument packs.

electro
KVRAF
4586 posts since 6 May, 2002

Re: Pianoteq 6!

Post Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:43 am

V6 is recent. I would not expect a V7 update for several years.
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Sampleconstruct
KVRAF
15050 posts since 12 Oct, 2008 from Here and there

Re: Pianoteq 6!

Post Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:49 am

Well 2.5 years after the release of version 6 is not really "recent".

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