More instruments can be purchased separately, at any time. You need a licence of Pianoteq (Stage, Standard or Pro) to use them.
As a registered Pianoteq user, you also have access to a set of free instruments: historical and bells.
Steinway D is featured in many recording studios and concert halls worldwide. This instrument pack is authorized by Steinway & Sons, and now includes both the New York and Hamburg variants, providing the famous Steinway concert piano sound with superb musical expression.
The instrument that served as reference is a Steinway B from Hamburg that belongs to the Martha Argerich Edition, a set of 25 grand pianos selected and signed in 2014 by the prestigious pianist for their musicality. Subtle refinements of the physical model were made, resulting in a noticeably clear tone and astounding dynamics.
Ant. Petrof 275 and Petrof 284 Mistral are the two Petrof masterpieces, bringing the authority required for concert halls. Authorized by Petrof, the physically modelled pianos capture the characteristic Petrof sound with a range of presets offering a beautiful palette of timbres suitable for all kinds of music.
This physical model of C. Bechstein Digital Grand is originally derived from a C. Bechstein D 282 concert grand piano, captured by the acclaimed Teldex Recording studio in Berlin. Authorized by Bechstein, the Pianoteq model reproduces the outstandingly brilliant and powerful sound of the C. Bechstein D 282 with its singing, richly coloured voice, suitable for many different music genres.
Steingraeber E-272 Concert Grand Piano is praised by many pianists as being one of the most distinctive and outstanding instruments on the market today. This physically modelled virtual instrument for Pianoteq 6 captures the characteristic Steingraeber sound with a range of presets offering different colours suitable for various types of music.
The Concert Royal grand piano by Grotrian is rightly considered to be one of the best grand pianos in the world. Its tone, playing mechanism and construction meet the very highest standards in terms of quality, refinement and perfection – strengths which can be heard and felt all the way back to the last row in large halls and concert houses.
Authorized by Blüthner, this is the world's first physical model of Blüthner's finest grand piano, widely celebrated for use on the concert stage. One of our most popular grand piano models.
The K2 grand piano was created for Pianoteq 5. Thanks to its 2.11m (6' 11”) cabinet, the sound quality is magnificent, bringing a perfect balance of warmth, brilliance and clarity. Enjoy its dark, woody character in a musical allround environment.
The Rock piano is developed to meet requirements for a specific pop/rock piano, modelled from a well known Japanese grand piano, frequently seen on stages and very much appreciated by touring artists for its musical qualities and reliability.
The U4 upright piano emphasizes the characteristics of upright pianos, offering 21 exciting presets. Besides the beautiful timbre of well-built acoustic pianos, there are some increased “imperfections” in presets such as Blues, Vintage, Honky Tonk, Detuned, Ruined, Bierkeller, Tacky, Wavy, Weathered, Club...
The Karsten Collection includes five historical instruments built between 1600 and 1858, provided by instrument collector Peter Karsten, Braunschweig, Germany. The virtual copy of the New York Steinway square piano (1858) is evaluated and authorized by Steinway & Sons.
The Kremsegg museum collection #1 includes 4 historical pianos from the 18th and 19th centuries: Dohnal, Besendorfer, Erard, Streicher. Incomparable for rendering the music of the 19th century composers, but also for playing other music styles like Jazz.
The Kremsegg museum collection #2 includes 4 historical pianos from the 18th and 19th centuries: Broadwood, Pleyel, Frenzel, Bechstein. Incomparable for rendering the music of the 19th century composers, but also for playing other music styles like Jazz.
Hans Ruckers II harpsichord for Pianoteq is a superb virtual instrument with authentic sound and response, and it is a joy to play. It is equipped with the three registers - lower 8', upper 8', and 4' - which can be combined in ways not even possible in the real world.
This pack features a model of a nylon classical guitar, with its shiny bass and warm treble. Not only a dedicated model has been precisely developed to capture the essence of this instrument, using several references ranging from a student guitar to a luthier one, but the user experience has been thoroughly designed to help you play guitar on a keyboard.
The Harp pack includes a Concert Harp and a Celtic Harp. The Concert Harp is physical modelled after a Salvi concert harp, used by many baroque and classical composers in the 18th and 19th century. The Celtic Harp is frequently heard in folk music as well as in earlier classical music and contemporary new-age. Both harps include foot-controlled pedals to change the pitches of the strings. They also add the ability to play harmonics (flageolets) and glissandos.
You surely already know these famous electro-acoustic pianos from the seventies. Four amazing instruments with a gorgeous sound, Vintage Tines MKII, Vintage Tines MKI, Vintage Reeds W2 and Vintage Reeds W1, are included. Each instrument comes with several variants and you can customize them to your own taste.
Tested and authorized by Hohner, this collection includes four famous Hohner keyboard instruments: Electra-piano, Pianet N, Pianet T and Clavinet D6. Manufactured by Hohner from the early sixties until the early eighties, they appeared in many hit records of that period. Hohner® is a registered trademark of Matth. Hohner GmbH.
Two virtual vibraphones, V-M and V-B, reproduce faithfully the characteristic sound of two well-known vibraphone brands. The V-M is a virtual copy of a Musser vibraphone (USA) that belongs to the famous French vibraphonist Dany Doriz. The V-B is a virtual copy of a Bergerault vibraphone (France).
This pack includes four instruments: Celesta, Glockenspiel, Toy Piano and Kalimba. By striking metal plates, the sounds have a bell-like quality that have fascinated composers throughout history and still today. The Toy Piano and Glockenspiel models have slightly extended octave ranges. The Kalimba, also known as Mbira, is a small handheld instrument, originally from Africa.
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.
This pack includes four instruments: Steel Drum, Spacedrum, Hand Pan, Tank Drum.
Each instrument is provided with one preset faithful to the original instrument modelled and several variants.
In addition to the instruments above, Modartt offers to registered Pianoteq users a rich set of free instruments, including piano predecessors such as cimbalom, harpsichord and clavichord, an electro-acoustic piano CP-80, bells, tubular bells, etc.