Thanks for the info, bought the upgrade without hesitation.
I must say that Modartt has an extremely fair upgrade policy. I had bought the Pro Studio version 6 (because of all the awesome instrument packs), even though it was rather expensive, and when v7 came out, I was a bit worried how much it would cost to upgrade - and then it was less than 10 percent of the original price.
I don’t think so. The guitar should be included, it was in my upgrade.
EDIT: Sorry for causing confusion. I own the Studio license (= Pro plus all instrument packs), and here, new instrument packs are included in the upgrade price, but not in Pro. I was confused because when I start Pianoteq, it calls itself “Pianoteq Pro”, because it’s the same program; Studio is just an additional bundle.
Ah, right. I have the Studio licence (= Pro plus all instrument packs), and apparently that also includes instrument packs in future upgrades - even though the upgrade costs only €29 as well. That’s nice.
I’m pretty happy with Pianoteq 7, and thought it was worth the update to v8 at 29 euros just to get the guitar. Thanks for the tip, I won’t bother now. Anyway, I think I’d prefer a good organ VST as it would be used more.
I only got v7 three days ago so naturally 8 was free. Basically I’ve skipped 7 altogether, it looks like! What I like most about Pianoteq is simply playing it – I’m still not sure I don’t prefer a competent sampled piano in my actual works.
Upon playing a bit with v8 late at night (this is a veiled disclaimer), I see that while the guitar instrument is not included, the guitar interfaceis included.
So, one could use that to apply some twist to the instruments they already possess. I didn’t try the pianos, but with electric keyboards I got some interesting sounds using the legato and tapping modes.