Modartt has announced the release of Pianoteq 6, offering increased compatibility, and new features. Pianoteq 6 brings numerous refinements in its engine and physical model, now implemented in all of the 49 physically modelled instruments.
Steinway & Sons have approved the sound and playability of the Pianoteq virtual instruments Steinway Model D and Steinway Model B, which have gained from the refined physical model. Modartt say these virtual grand pianos will appeal to all musicians in search of the most famous piano sound signature.
Pianoteq 6 adds compatibility with the VST3 format and the ARM architecture (Linux version only, for example on Raspberry Pi 3 boards). It includes chord identification, and the tuning section has become even more advanced with new tools. The standalone version now offers a MIDI playlist, an improved MIDI archive, and the ability to export audio to FLAC and MP3 formats, in addition to WAV.
Pricing starts at €99 for new customers. Existing Pianoteq customers can upgrade to version 6 on the Pianoteq website for €29/$39. Download and evaluate the free trial version of Pianoteq from the website www.pianoteq.com, where you can also listen to audio samples.
Summary of what's new in Pianoteq 6:
- All 49 instruments available in Pianoteq have been overhauled (the pianos, EPs, percussions, etc, including KIVIR).
- VST3 plugin format support has been added (plugin formats supported in Pianoteq 6: VST2, VST3, AU, AAX (64-bit), LV2).
- A MIDI playlist is now available.
- The MIDI auto-recording and archiving is improved and more configurable.
- The MIDI Mappings feature is more configurable -- MIDI Mapping can now be either global, or preset specific.
- Audio export in MP3 or FLAC format has been added.
- New tuning tool (available in Pianoteq Std and Pro only).
- A simple chord detector has been added.
- The Linux version is now available for ARM architectures.