Pianoteq 8 4+

Play inspiring pianos and more


    • 4.5 • 38 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Pianoteq is an award-winning virtual instrument that can simulate many instruments (Pianos, Electric Pianos, Harpsichords, Vibraphones, Guitar, Steeldrums and more) thanks to physical modelling. This means that Pianoteq is not playing recorded sounds, it is computing them by applying the equations of physics: it calculates how the strings vibrate, how the wood soundboard radiates the sound.

This is what makes Pianoteq superior to other virtual instruments, the instruments being physically modelled, Pianoteq can simulate the playability and complex behaviour of real acoustic instruments. Because there are no samples, the file size is just a tiny fraction of that required by other virtual instruments, making Pianoteq perfect for your iOS device.

Authorised: many brands have officially authorised Pianoteq: Steinway, C.Bechstein, Petrof, Steingraeber, Grotrian, Blüthner, Hohner have all reviewed the faithfulness of Pianoteq.

How to use:
- connect a MIDI device to your iPad/iPhone
- launch Pianoteq
- start playing!

You can also use Pianoteq as a plugin in any Audio Unit host application, such as GarageBand, AUM, Cubasis, Camelot etc.

Please note: all instruments will run in demo mode (a few keys are disabled) until you purchase a Pianoteq STAGE license (unlocks two instruments), or link it to an existing user account (with a valid Pianoteq license) on our website. Licenses purchased on the App Store will also allow you to use Pianoteq on the other platforms that we support (macOS, Windows, Linux).

What’s New

Version 8.1.1

- Do not try to auto-detect the supported sample rate of the audio device as it can be very slow for some devices.
- Allow selecting more than two channels for audio devices that support it.
- Fix a random deadlock when loading multiple plugin instances at once.
- Slightly better popup menu behaviour.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

gospelmusic4life ,

High playability!

I still need to purchase the app pianos but the sound and feel of this is awesome. I really think modeling is the way to go on iOS apps. I recently spent a lot of cash on getting PC and other iOS apps so it’s a little steep right now for me but definitely worth the the price. I will invest more in this app later as it pretty much takes care of all my auv3 needs for a piano sound. I also like the multi platform payment model. Pay once and available for iPad and Mac. They app seems very stable also and I have not seen any crashes that I remember. Kinda glad I held off on some of the other piano apps. The hype about pianoteq seems to be true. 😃

ccampo133 ,


Amazing! I’ve been a Pianoteq user for some time now on my laptop. This app appears to offer feature parity and can provide the same professional quality sound you would expect from the desktop version. It’s such a game changer to be able to hook up my piano to my iPad via USB and have an array of amazing sounds at my fingertips in real time. The licensing model is also fantastic as you can try every single piano model for free, and it just excludes a few keys. Pianoteq has always been amazing software and this app further elevates it.

Ion677 ,

This is how you port an app to iOS

Kudos to Modartt for porting the full version of their beautiful app to iOS with a pricing model that just makes sense. It’s a huge step forward for music making on the platform. Hoping other companies take notice and follow in their footsteps. This is not just the best sounding piano on iOS, but possibly the biggest technological leap EVER in the VST space. Do your research before buying. Worth every penny.

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