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#2877417 - 09/06/17 09:20 AM Pianoteq 6 Released (Sept 6, 2017)
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Hope Elmer doesn't mind me stealing his job wink ...

Pianoteq 6 has just been announced. The brief summary of the changes from v5:

Quote:
6.0.0
  • 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.



That last one is interesting:

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...the ARM architecture (Linux version only, for example on Raspberry Pi 3 boards)


So Theo will have something new to play with. wink

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#2877422 - 09/06/17 09:27 AM Re: Pianoteq 6 Released (Sept 6, 2017) [Re: Sven Golly]
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I also noticed its just a $39 upgrade.
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#2877424 - 09/06/17 09:30 AM Re: Pianoteq 6 Released (Sept 6, 2017) [Re: Toano88]
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#2877425 - 09/06/17 09:32 AM Re: Pianoteq 6 Released (Sept 6, 2017) [Re: Legatoboy]
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Oh, and with the update to the modeling engine, they now boast:

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Authorized by Steinway†&†Sons

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. These magnificent virtual grand pianos will appeal to all musicians in search of the most famous piano sound signature.
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#2877440 - 09/06/17 10:39 AM Re: Pianoteq 6 Released (Sept 6, 2017) [Re: Sven Golly]
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Originally Posted By: Sven Golly
Oh, and with the update to the modeling engine, they now boast:

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Authorized by Steinway†&†Sons

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. These magnificent virtual grand pianos will appeal to all musicians in search of the most famous piano sound signature.


Thank you for the news! I guess I will reload my PianoTeq and do the update.
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#2877443 - 09/06/17 10:41 AM Re: Pianoteq 6 Released (Sept 6, 2017) [Re: EscapeRocks]
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Looking forward to hearing what everyone thinks! I am using Addictive Keys (grand and upright) on my older macbook pro and have considered possible upgrades. Nothing really wrong with AK I guess but that's gas for you smile

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#2877448 - 09/06/17 10:54 AM Re: Pianoteq 6 Released (Sept 6, 2017) [Re: Stokely]
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Sven,

Thanks for the heads up. Will download the trial tonight.

-John

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#2877454 - 09/06/17 11:29 AM Re: Pianoteq 6 Released (Sept 6, 2017) [Re: johnchop]
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I'm on 5 Std. Is the Grand D4 the same as the Steinway D? I purchased the Steinway B and it shows up as Model B. When I look at the ads for version 6 it shows the Steinway logo and "Steinway D Prelude" peset, which I'm not seeing with 5 Std. I see no way to demo the Steinway D (unless it is the Grand D4).



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#2877477 - 09/06/17 12:44 PM Re: Pianoteq 6 Released (Sept 6, 2017) [Re: burningbusch]
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If anyone wants to do an A/B comparison, I rendered a MIDI of Chopin's Revolutionary Etude with the same preset in both Pianoteq 5 & 6 for the D4, Grotrian, K2, YC5, and Bluthner, and some of the EPs/Clavinet. No other effects added. Source MIDI included. WAVs are 96000hz/24-bit.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/pl9rrq8neppcgsu/AAAt24ePkKrSCJJ6QlJ_Wfk0a?dl=0

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#2877479 - 09/06/17 12:54 PM Re: Pianoteq 6 Released (Sept 6, 2017) [Re: Sven Golly]
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Originally Posted By: Sven Golly
Hope Elmer doesn't mind me stealing his job wink ...

Pianoteq 6 has just been announced. The brief summary of the changes from v5:

Quote:
6.0.0
  • 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.



That last one is interesting:

Quote:
...the ARM architecture (Linux version only, for example on Raspberry Pi 3 boards)


So Theo will have something new to play with. wink

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smile you can share whatever you like, Sven!
Especially when it's THIS good!

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#2877501 - 09/06/17 02:25 PM Re: Pianoteq 6 Released (Sept 6, 2017) [Re: burningbusch]
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Originally Posted By: burningbusch
I'm on 5 Std. Is the Grand D4 the same as the Steinway D?


Hey Bill -
click on the link in Sven's post, then click on "What's New". Looks to me like Pianoteq now has the manufacturers approval to use the Steinway trademark. Let me know if you agree.
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#2877506 - 09/06/17 02:51 PM Re: Pianoteq 6 Released (Sept 6, 2017) [Re: davedoerfler]
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Originally Posted By: davedoerfler
Originally Posted By: burningbusch
I'm on 5 Std. Is the Grand D4 the same as the Steinway D?


Hey Bill -
click on the link in Sven's post, then click on "What's New". Looks to me like Pianoteq now has the manufacturers approval to use the Steinway trademark. Let me know if you agree.


Thanks. That was it. Yes the original Grand D4 is the Steinway D and then you can add the B. I upgraded to 6 and everything is working and looking as expected. Seems to sound better, but I haven't used the plugin all that much so I'm not in a good position to judge.

Busch.

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#2877543 - 09/06/17 07:05 PM Re: Pianoteq 6 Released (Sept 6, 2017) [Re: burningbusch]
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Quick take (from a hack like me): I think the upgrade is worth it. Obviously you can judge for yourself.

For the Steinways, they seem to have really dialed back that metallic sound in the attack, to the point where it's really not noticeable, and they've brought out more "wood"/body. The overall tone decays really nicely and more naturally. I get the sense these will speak better in a mix.

-John

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#2877544 - 09/06/17 07:06 PM Re: Pianoteq 6 Released (Sept 6, 2017) [Re: burningbusch]
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I have always been a fan of Pianoteq, and have owned it since version 2 or so. Upgraded to 6, now just need some time to try it out.

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#2877552 - 09/06/17 07:53 PM Re: Pianoteq 6 Released (Sept 6, 2017) [Re: HSFlik]
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Originally Posted By: HSFlik
If anyone wants to do an A/B comparison, I rendered a MIDI of Chopin's Revolutionary Etude with the same preset in both Pianoteq 5 & 6 for the D4, Grotrian, K2, YC5, and Bluthner, and some of the EPs/Clavinet. No other effects added. Source MIDI included. WAVs are 96000hz/24-bit.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/pl9rrq8neppcgsu/AAAt24ePkKrSCJJ6QlJ_Wfk0a?dl=0
6 sounds more clean and refined than 5
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#2877557 - 09/06/17 08:28 PM Re: Pianoteq 6 Released (Sept 6, 2017) [Re: Throbert]
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Just upgraded to 6. Played around with it for a couple of minutes. Sounds and plays awesome.

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#2877588 - 09/07/17 12:10 AM Re: Pianoteq 6 Released (Sept 6, 2017) [Re: TomKittel]
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Upgraded this morning and need to now stop playing and do some work. A significant improvement over version 5. Forgot how lovely Pianoteq is to play from a feel perspective.
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#2877650 - 09/07/17 08:21 AM Re: Pianoteq 6 Released (Sept 6, 2017) [Re: Lee T]
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Nic asked me for a MIDI recording from 2012 I did when BETA testing PTeq.
No clue what it is, but I get 6 for agreeing.
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#2877656 - 09/07/17 08:55 AM Re: Pianoteq 6 Released (Sept 6, 2017) [Re: hardware]
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I will concur with the positive reviews here so far. I upgraded last night. The Steinway D really seems polished now. More "body" as someone above put it.

My K2 also sounds/feels a lot better. More warmth and fullness, as I call it, using identical setups as I did in ver.5.

Lastly, not sure if it's something ModArrt did, Apple did with the latest Mainstage update, or both; my CPU now sits idle at 2% with PT loaded, and heavy playing with damper and mallet bounce never went over 35% CPU. Nice!
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#2877716 - 09/07/17 01:22 PM Re: Pianoteq 6 Released (Sept 6, 2017) [Re: EscapeRocks]
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Hmm, didn't get the email, even in spam. Maybe just because I'm near the end of the alphabet. I'll do the upgrade next week; hopefully it's the same price for those of us with the full-on pro edition. I think I have a couple of add-ons I haven't bought yet as well.

Other than the pianos, I'd say the stuff I've been using the most is the Vibraphone and Steel Drums. I have good sample libraries for both, but sometimes Pianoteq is the only one that handles the dynamics the way I expect. Looking forward to hearing the improvements.
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#2877725 - 09/07/17 01:55 PM Re: Pianoteq 6 Released (Sept 6, 2017) [Re: Mark Schmieder]
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Hey Mark, I didn't get an e-mail either so I don't think it has anything to do with your surname.
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#2877735 - 09/07/17 02:49 PM Re: Pianoteq 6 Released (Sept 6, 2017) [Re: Mark Schmieder]
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Originally Posted By: Mark Schmieder
Hmm, didn't get the email, even in spam. Maybe just because I'm near the end of the alphabet. I'll do the upgrade next week; hopefully it's the same price for those of us with the full-on pro edition. I think I have a couple of add-ons I haven't bought yet as well.


Go to the pianoteq site. Then click on "buy"

Scroll down until you see the upgrade options. You can upgrade at any level: Stage, Standard, and Pro.

Choose which one, then it will ask you to enter the serial number (found on your user area of the site)

Then you're good to go with payment and download.
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#2877742 - 09/07/17 04:22 PM Re: Pianoteq 6 Released (Sept 6, 2017) [Re: EscapeRocks]
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I understand that; it's not the point. I don't make a habit of visiting vendor websites, even irregularly. Email remains the best way for many of us to be made aware of product updates.

To put this in perspective, I deal with almost 1000 software products from around 600 vendors. Neither "vendor website visits" nor subscription models work well for me, for the most part (I make an exception for Slate Digital products), and I'm not alone. :-)


Edited by Mark Schmieder (09/07/17 04:24 PM)
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#2877767 - 09/07/17 08:45 PM Re: Pianoteq 6 Released (Sept 6, 2017) [Re: Mark Schmieder]
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Wow. The Steinway D is wonderful in the upgrade. I ran it through the studio monitors and the Fulcrum PA. Played at the same volume as my acoustic grand it is delightful. Played louder than an acoustic, in my studio, it sounds like a too close mic'd piano played too loud. A little bit of reverb pushes it back just a bit and makes it sit a bit better.

My real piano is not this clean. There's subtle variations in tuning (even though it is freshly tuned), and more more soundboard "bleed". It makes a fuller more harmonically complex sound. Individual notes sound a little "wider" on my real grand, richer.

Pianoteq is almost like a perfect idealized piano sound, right after a concert quality tuner gets done with a world-class piano. It seems to be a "close mic'd", relatively immediate sound on the default "Prelude" voice. There's no noise from hammers hitting the rest rail (which shouldn't happen on a freshly regulated piano, but currently happens on mine). There's no unusual resonances or peaks in the sound - and in that way "perfect", or idealized. The Pianoteq Steinway D piano is very articulate - like a Fazioli, but more harmonically complex.

But as always, it is wonderful as a player - that piano is just always responsive in a very musical way.


Edited by Nathanael_I (09/07/17 08:48 PM)

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#2877863 - 09/08/17 08:28 AM Re: Pianoteq 6 Released (Sept 6, 2017) [Re: Nathanael_I]
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I've listened to Blutner 5 & 6, and unpleasantly found out that the 6 version might blow people's ears of with the penetrating mid frequencies, not recommendable unless you can control this.

I saw the wav player in the browser indicate 24 bit 48kHz wav, which is cool. The rhodes 'bark' is, strange, it's nice to have that grand change in the sound from subtle to thundering, however the subtle Rhodes sound isn't really there. And also: screaming mids at some points, not pleasant.

The RD2000 grand 0001 sounds great to me.

T.

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#2877871 - 09/08/17 09:00 AM Re: Pianoteq 6 Released (Sept 6, 2017) [Re: Theo Verelst]
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FWIW, I just bought the upgrade grin. PT5 was/is playing so nicely with the SL88 Studio that I figure 6 can only be an improvement.
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#2877873 - 09/08/17 09:00 AM Re: Pianoteq 6 Released (Sept 6, 2017) [Re: Mark Schmieder]
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Originally Posted By: Mark Schmieder
I understand that; it's not the point. I don't make a habit of visiting vendor websites, even irregularly. Email remains the best way for many of us to be made aware of product updates.

To put this in perspective, I deal with almost 1000 software products from around 600 vendors. Neither "vendor website visits" nor subscription models work well for me, for the most part (I make an exception for Slate Digital products), and I'm not alone. :-)



Hey Mark, I misunderstood your post smile
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#2877903 - 09/08/17 12:15 PM Re: Pianoteq 6 Released (Sept 6, 2017) [Re: EscapeRocks]
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I received my email notification/newsletter today, dated today, so presumably everyone will have been adequately notified to their satisfaction in the next day or so. wink cop
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#2877913 - 09/08/17 12:43 PM Re: Pianoteq 6 Released (Sept 6, 2017) [Re: Sven Golly]
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Ah, good to know. It's generally best to wait for emails when possible, as sometimes they are tailored to the individual based on their specific level of loyalty/investment. :-)
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#2877926 - 09/08/17 01:06 PM Re: Pianoteq 6 Released (Sept 6, 2017) [Re: Mark Schmieder]
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LOL I received mine today as well, and I'm keeping Arturia in business over the years smile
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#2878109 - 09/09/17 08:52 AM Re: Pianoteq 6 Released (Sept 6, 2017) [Re: EscapeRocks]
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Phil does a great job of showcasing these pianos in v.6. I'm drawn to the Steinway B, but in his hands there are others I like better.



Busch.

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#2878118 - 09/09/17 10:17 AM Re: Pianoteq 6 Released (Sept 6, 2017) [Re: burningbusch]
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Yeah, Phil is really a great ambassador for PT6. When I listen to him play, I get reminded of pianistic ideas that I haven't played on an electronic instrument because the nuance just wasn't there.

I didn't get the email (yet) but thanks to this thread I picked up my update. Overall it sounds more cohesive than version 5. CPU is clearly much more stable on Mainstage (not necessarily lower for me, but I might have more complicated patches, than I did before) as David mentioned. Sweet! thu

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#2879233 - 09/14/17 12:30 PM Re: Pianoteq 6 Released (Sept 6, 2017) [Re: JerryA]
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Finally found an email in spam that had come in a couple of days ago while I was off the grid in Idaho farm country. The upgrade cost is the same for Pro users ($39), which was a relief.

While I was add it, I completed my add-ons by purchasing Grotrian. It's interesting to see that that one, and both Steinway B and Steinway D, are now re-branded with official endorsements.

Didn't have a chance to try it yet -- hopefully tonight. Too busy downloading and installing Superior 3, which is humongous.
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#2879576 - 09/15/17 08:55 PM Re: Pianoteq 6 Released (Sept 6, 2017) [Re: Mark Schmieder]
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Finally had a chance tonight to download and install this new version. I can't believe how good it is. Best $39 dollars I ever spent on a VST hands down. The acoustic pianos are bigger, fuller, although there is still a difference from an excellent sampled piano.Very happy with the Steinway D. What I didn't expect is how good the EP's sound now. The Rhodes Mark I and Mark II are significantly improved, and I actually like the Wurlitzer now, never cared for it before. I'll never like the Clavinet so I didn't spend but 2 minutes with that. Models still aren't going to replace samples for pure authenticity, but the play ability is great and the CPU load is small. This is a must upgrade for anyone who owns Pianoteq, it's the same price to version 6 no matter what version you currently own.
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#2879588 - 09/15/17 10:25 PM Re: Pianoteq 6 Released (Sept 6, 2017) [Re: davedoerfler]
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+1 Thanks for the reminder Dave. Been away and had not gotten around to upgrading.

The faint metallic string noise on the lower octaves seems to be gone and 6 sounds fuller and better balanced. Every patch I have in 5 is modified, if only to turn reverb off, so it will take a little time to do a full side by side comparison.

But on first play I may not bother, just retweak in 6 and enjoy, PT is just so good to play no point wasting time searching for subtle differences.

CPU usage on my machine has fallen from 30% in 5 to 24% in 6.
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#2879737 - 09/16/17 11:22 PM Re: Pianoteq 6 Released (Sept 6, 2017) [Re: Markay]
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Originally Posted By: Markay

CPU usage on my machine has fallen from 30% in 5 to 24% in 6.


I didn't measure it myself but at 20% drop in CPU usage is of major significance. Thanks for that info, Mark.
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#2890269 - 11/14/17 01:07 PM Re: Pianoteq 6 Released (Sept 6, 2017) [Re: davedoerfler]
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Definitely less CPU-intensive since this update. In fact, I now use it as my first piano plug-in until I am ready to do final rendering, for that very reason.

Although v6 is a huge step forward, the very most recent (and ONLY the very most recent) sample libraries have finally surpassed it in realism, but nothing beats Pianoteq for getting realistic phrasing right out of the gate and for capturing a good initial performance if live playing will be a big (or only) part of the final score.
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#2912777 - 03/02/18 08:39 PM Re: Pianoteq 6 Released (Sept 6, 2017) [Re: Sven Golly]
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Originally Posted By: Sven Golly
Hope Elmer doesn't mind me stealing his job wink ...
Pianoteq 6 has just been announced.

following up on this, 6 months later...Modartt news (2 March 2018) - Pianoteq 6.1 available.
Version 6.1 introduces a new spatialisation technique which brings more air and presence to the instruments, increasing realism. Minor re-voicing has also been done on some instruments/presets.
Furthermore, new features are introduced along with support for the NKS (Native Kontrol Standard) extended plug-in format from Native Instruments.
update is free of charge. thu
https://www.pianoteq.com/home

I am downloading now so I don't have any opinion yet.
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#2912812 - 03/03/18 06:35 AM Re: Pianoteq 6 Released (Sept 6, 2017) [Re: davedoerfler]
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Sounds like the update addresses two areas of concern in the mid octaves on all the pianos Iíve tried. Iím looking forward to hearing this! Thanks for the heads up.
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#2912875 - 03/03/18 01:09 PM Re: Pianoteq 6 Released (Sept 6, 2017) [Re: drawback]
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I updated mine a day or two ago, and hope to spend time today going over some of it to hear what is different, as their notes were rather vague about which instruments are affected by the upgraded features.

I always turn off the Reverb and most of the other effects as well, even though they have gotten better over the years, as I always have better stuff available to use during production.

The spatialisation techniques new to 6.1, however, seem to be at the level of the model rather than related to improvements in the effects (which also have been done for this release), so I suspect all or most instruments (including bells and vibes) will be affected by this update.
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#2913097 - 03/04/18 11:29 PM Re: Pianoteq 6 Released (Sept 6, 2017) [Re: drawback]
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Originally Posted By: drawback
Sounds like the update addresses two areas of concern in the mid octaves on all the pianos Iíve tried. Iím looking forward to hearing this! Thanks for the heads up.


I used Filters in my DSP Mixer and mic placement to alter middle octaves.
But 6.1 really does have better control now so my work arounds arenít needed.

Iíve never had CPU issues.
I use 2 layers of Pianos and EPianos from Kontakt, PianoTeq and Keyscape.
Keyscapes Digital eps, Rhodes, Wurlitzer and MKS Blend well with PianoTeq and Canterbury.
3 layers is too much but 2 is perfect.

Pianoteq is really sweet with Upright and Keyscape Upright.
Best layer is 8DIO Clavinet and PianoTeq D6.
Better than a real Clavinet.

Love PianoTeq.
Ainít It Fun was recorded with Tank Drum.
Sounds like a hybrid marimba.
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#2913593 - 03/07/18 02:53 PM Re: Pianoteq 6 Released (Sept 6, 2017) [Re: hardware]
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The Tubular Bells are much improved. More consistency, so they sit better in the mix, cut through better, and sound more realistic; more three-dimensional and more accurate in the harmonics.
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#2913633 - 03/07/18 10:42 PM Re: Pianoteq 6 Released (Sept 6, 2017) [Re: Mark Schmieder]
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Pianos can be easier to adjust mic placement now too.
The difference of sound on my K12s and SSv3 sub stack is different so I always made 2 similar instruments for acoustic pianos.
Other instruments were fine but the APs were finicky.
I tweaked mic placements with noticeable improvements.

Also feel like some developers are reallly giving us great updates.
I noticed Omnisphere/Keyscape, Kontakt and now PianoTeq are using 20% of my i7 4790k CPUs.
And only see maybe 10% across all Cores?
2 years ago this was at least double the current IPS.

This makes me want to try cooler quieter solutions like this.

https://www.eteknix.com/asus-launches-prime-j4005i-c-gemini-lake-soc-motherboard/

Cheaper, quieter and cooler.

Thanks developers for optimizing our apps.
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#2946704 - 09/05/18 11:56 AM Re: Pianoteq 6 Released (Sept 6, 2017) [Re: EscapeRocks]
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Just purchased Pianoteq Standard online.
Registered, have a download link.
It's asking me to choose my two instruments now.
I click - it asks me to choose Acoustic Pianos, Electric Pianos, or Chromatic Percussion. So I choose Acoustic pianos, then I'll click validate.

So, what should I expect to see next? Which piano models I want? Any recommendations? I know I like the two most recent Grotrian and Steingraeber. Would I be missing out on the Model D, Bluthner or others?

Thanks for the advice.
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#2946706 - 09/05/18 12:19 PM Re: Pianoteq 6 Released (Sept 6, 2017) [Re: ElmerJFudd]
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If I had to select only two it would be the Steinway B and Grotrian Concert Royal. Having said that they are all really good.

To activate:

https://www.pianoteq.com/activation_help
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#2946715 - 09/05/18 01:05 PM Re: Pianoteq 6 Released (Sept 6, 2017) [Re: ElmerJFudd]
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if you choose acoustic, then Pianoteq delivers the model D and K2, which is a Pianoteq hybrid. Everything else is in demo mode, and then can be purchased separately at your convenience
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#2946734 - 09/05/18 02:37 PM Re: Pianoteq 6 Released (Sept 6, 2017) [Re: davedoerfler]
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Thanks! Helpful!
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#2946768 - 09/05/18 07:09 PM Re: Pianoteq 6 Released (Sept 6, 2017) [Re: ElmerJFudd]
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If you like the sound of Rhodes, Wurlitzer and Hohner, I would suggest you select Electric Pianos now and later add the Steingraeber and the BlŁthner for acoustics.

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