Pianoteq 7

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KVRAF
32448 posts since 14 Sep, 2002 from In teh net

Post Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:12 am

Just realised Pianoteq 7 seems to be missing the NKS version

KVRian
1304 posts since 27 Oct, 2009

Post Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:18 pm

Thumbs up if you love the Bluthner! :tu:

(U4 is really nice too)

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KVRist
189 posts since 23 Apr, 2006 from Berlin

Post Sat Nov 28, 2020 3:33 pm

aMUSEd wrote:
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:12 am
Just realised Pianoteq 7 seems to be missing the NKS version
I see the NKS patches in Komplete Kontrol including the new Steinway NY but the image in the keyboard is from Pianoteq 6. So I’m not sure if it works because I had the v6 demo installed before I bought v7.

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KVRAF
32448 posts since 14 Sep, 2002 from In teh net

Post Sat Nov 28, 2020 3:46 pm

I can only see Pianoteq 6 files and that is all that loads.

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KVRAF
32448 posts since 14 Sep, 2002 from In teh net

Post Sun Nov 29, 2020 2:08 am

Ah it has added it under 'Synthesisers' instead of 'Piano and keyboards' - might need to change that

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KVRian
706 posts since 2 Sep, 2019

Post Sun Nov 29, 2020 2:24 am

Blüthner is too wooly for me.

My current favorites are the YC5 and Steinway Model B. Previously I was digging the Bechstein DG and K2 the most.
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KVRist
300 posts since 2 Nov, 2020

Post Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:29 am

The Ant. Petof can't be overlooked!

The YC5 is a little thin sounding compared to the new models (at least in 6) but I can see it work in a mix.

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KVRian
706 posts since 2 Sep, 2019

Post Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:41 am

Those are my current preferences as of Pianoteq 7. The YC5 and Model B sound very lively now. I’ve always liked the YC5 in particular, but now it really shines in v7.

The Yamaha C5 (and the larger C7) are popular rock/pop pianos because they are light and bright.
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KVRian

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1006 posts since 26 Feb, 2018

Post Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:13 pm

Obviously choice is very personal, and some libraries have as many likes as dislikes, so you have to experiment to see what suits your ears and style.

Having said that, for Pianoteq 6 it seems to me the generally best liked libraries across users were: Steingraeber, Bechstein, and Steinway B.

My personal favorite in v6 is Steingraeber, and it's funny now with the new version 7, it sounds a bit more lively, but it also sounds more sub-grand now, a bit uncontrolled and easy to get testy if you hammer it. Lost some of the pristine elegance I was hearing before, in favor of more realism that makes it sound more flawed. So I'm not sure I prefer the v7 to the v6 because of what I liked about the v6.

I think it will be a while before we pick favorites again. We'll just have to enjoy the process of testing all the sounds.

I went for the Steinway D this time, because of their generosity of offering both versions in the same pack. It was one of my least favorite models in v6, but now for v7 I've heard some demos that caught my ear. Time to get hands on.

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KVRAF
15574 posts since 12 Oct, 2008 from Here and there

Post Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:16 am

Pianoteq 7 - improvising with HB Steinway D, slightly tweaked, some sparse accompaniment.

https://soundcloud.com/sampleconstruct/ ... 16-12-2020

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KVRian
706 posts since 2 Sep, 2019

Post Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:47 pm

Pianoteq 7.3 is out now.
The Ant. Petrof instrument pack now includes a Petrof 284 Mistral model for v7.3 and up.

So it looks like if you already own Pianoteq 7 and the Ant. Petrof pack, you get a new piano for free. 8)

https://www.modartt.com/petrof
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KVRAF
2515 posts since 31 Dec, 2004 from People's Republic of Minnesota

Post Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:28 pm

Sampleconstruct wrote:
Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:16 am
Pianoteq 7 - improvising with HB Steinway D, slightly tweaked, some sparse accompaniment.

https://soundcloud.com/sampleconstruct/ ... 16-12-2020
Haunting! Love it.

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KVRian
706 posts since 2 Sep, 2019

Post Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:46 am

Changes:

7.3.0 (2021/04/07)
  • Introducing Petrof 284 Mistral concert grand piano.
  • Improved repetition model benefiting all acoustic pianos.
  • Piano lid removal now possible (double click on lid).
  • Steinway B update: bass range and upper range revoicing.
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KVRAF
20703 posts since 12 Jul, 2003 from West Caprazumia

Post Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:02 am

Hm... I wonder how realistic most of the libraries actually are - the Hohner Electra certainly sounds not at all like an Electra going by the examples - it seems more like a Rhodes to me or something - is this supposed to be a joke? Or do they give semi-random names to semi-random parameter variations?

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KVRAF
2175 posts since 12 May, 2004 from Oxford, UK

Post Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:12 am

jens wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:02 am
Hm... I wonder how realistic most of the libraries actually are - the Hohner Electra certainly sounds not at all like an Electra going by the examples - it seems more like a Rhodes to me or something - is this supposed to be a joke? Or do they give semi-random names to semi-random parameter variations?
Odd, I used the Hohner Electra in one of my tracks partly because I thought it sounded nothing like a Rhodes.

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