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Pianoteq BF: Instruments, Standard & Pro on sale
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30% on instruments, 20% on standard & pro. From what I gather, instruments sales are pretty rare for PT:
https://www.modartt.com/buy?black_friday=2020

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Nice. Bought all missing Pianos. laugh


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Hi all,

Currently I`m using PTQ 6.7 (aquired as vers. 6.3) plus some instruments including Steinway D.

Now my question: To use Steinway NY D, have I got to upgrade PTQ to version 7 only OR must I also upgrade/buy NY D to compliment my existing HB D?

Thanks

p.s. I got all other pianos aside of YC5 and SS B. Is any of those a good selection to spend my money instead of buying a Mercury?

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Thanks... It's annoying that my birthday always falls in Black Friday week - there's always an excuse to buy something!

Which are there best 3 instrument packs?


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Originally Posted by Burkey
Which are there best 3 instrument packs?
Why not choosing yourself ? Pianoteq can be tested un demo mode freely !


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Burkey, that answer only you can provide. smile

Originally Posted by Burkey
Which are there best 3 instrument packs?

Having said that, I asked the same question one year ago and the answers I got were helpful.


http://forum.pianoworld.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/2911287/your-favorite-pianoteq-piano.html

One of the responders made me reevaluate the Bechstein. I had discarded it at first as I did not like it much after playing the demo and listening to audio samples, but, after retrying it on demo and listening again to samples, I selected it and it turns out it became my favorite. I like Grotrian as well, with Steingraeber as a close third. And Petrof. Those were my choices as I purchased the PRO version as last year its BF price was just a little higher than Standard.

I hope this helps


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So that I understand this correctly, is an 'instrument pack' just one single instrument?

I.e. 3 instrument packs would just be 3 instruments?

Just that in English an 'instrument pack' would normally mean multiple instruments - otherwise you'd just say '3 instruments' not '3 instrument packs'.

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Originally Posted by Chordo24
To use Steinway NY D, have I got to upgrade PTQ to version 7 only OR must I also upgrade/buy NY D to compliment my existing HB D?

When I upgraded to version 7 (for free, since I had bought the upgrade to Standard a few months ago), I suddenly had the NY Steinway along side my existing Hamburg Steinway. I did not pay for the NY Steinway.

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So that I understand this correctly, is an 'instrument pack' just one single instrument?

Most instrument packs contain just one instrument (including many presets for that instrument). Some instrument packs contain several instruments (including many presets for all of them). You can see the instrument packs here:

Pianoteq instrument packs

EDIT: Actually there seem to be 11 packs with several instruments, and just 10 with a single instrument. But for acoustic pianos, there are only three packs with several instruments.


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Originally Posted by Burkey
So that I understand this correctly, is an 'instrument pack' just one single instrument?

An instrument pack is one OR more instruments.

TBF most of the modern piano packs are one instrument per pack (although for Steinway D you now get both the New York and Hamburg variants) but the historical instrument packs contain 4 or 5 instruments per pack, the electric instrument packs contain 3 or 4, the harps pack contains 2 harps, etc.

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I think the Steinway D and C.Bechstein interest me... Time to find number 3 smile


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I see Pianoteq Pro 6 is cheaper elsewhere...

Do I get a free upgrade to 7 if I purchase 6?

Edit: I took the plunge, ordered Pianoteq Pro 6 for USD $314.

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They also have Pianoteq 6 Standard for USD $209 (174 EUR):
https://www.altomusic.com/pianoteq-6-standard-12-41379#child_index=1611

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Originally Posted by EVC2017
FWIW I discarded the Bluthner because of a strong (or so it sounded to me) thump. It makes it interesting though, and It could be my sixth choice if it were available with the PRO license.

Have they fixed this 'thump' in the Blüthner?

Otherwise I'll go with:

Steinway D
Steinway B
C.Bechstein
Steingraeber & Söhne

I guess I can just purchase the Blüthner later anyway.

Edit: since instrument sales are rare, I'll just get it now!

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I'm thinking of adding the Petrof 275 myself. @Burkey, I would go with the C.Bechstein before the Steinway D. YMMV smile


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I'm thinking of adding the Petrof 275 myself. @Burkey, I would go with the C.Bechstein before the Steinway D. YMMV smile
The Pro license gives me all 4 yeah?

Plus I'll purchase the Blüthner as the 5th... Then I'll have increased from 3 to 10 VST instruments smile

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Sounds like you have a plan. I have been happy with the Standard version and keep looking at the Pro license but for me I don't see the need at the moment.


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Originally Posted by Burkey
Originally Posted by EVC2017
FWIW I discarded the Bluthner because of a strong (or so it sounded to me) thump. It makes it interesting though, and It could be my sixth choice if it were available with the PRO license.

Have they fixed this 'thump' in the Blüthner?

Otherwise I'll go with:

Steinway D
Steinway B
C.Bechstein
Steingraeber & Söhne

I guess I can just purchase the Blüthner later anyway.

Edit: since instrument sales are rare, I'll just get it now!
Those 5 were also, and still pretty much are, my first choices.
I now have the Studio bundle, and do enjoy the Grotrian, Petrof, YC5 and U4 as well. Even the highly unique K2 is magnificent. And those Kremsegg and Karsten packages. But the Electric Pianos pack is what I would purchase sooner. Damn fine Rhodes and Wurly. Also the Hohner pack, with that wonderful Pianet N. And then you have to play the Ruckers II harpsichord. And the Celtic Harp. And the Celesta for that WTK Bach Prelude. Man, they’re all incredible. Wait till you start morphing and layering.

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Originally Posted by Burkey
Originally Posted by EVC2017
FWIW I discarded the Bluthner because of a strong (or so it sounded to me) thump. It makes it interesting though, and It could be my sixth choice if it were available with the PRO license.

Have they fixed this 'thump' in the Blüthner?

Otherwise I'll go with:

Steinway D
Steinway B
C.Bechstein
Steingraeber & Söhne

I guess I can just purchase the Blüthner later anyway.

Edit: since instrument sales are rare, I'll just get it now!
Which bump? I do not hear it.


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