I am trying hard to get a very close/direct sound with pianoteq, but so far it is still a bit 'distant'?! I moved the microphones setting very close/ no reverb,...but it is still sounding (to me) like there are some early reflections or so in.
I kind of do not notice it if I am playing Solo, but especially in a pop mix it does bother me.
I notice this is your third post to the forum, so you are relatively new here. Welcome!
Three months ago, this topic was addressed, and I came up with an idea to use four or even all five pickups, closely positioned, to capture the entire radiation pattern of the soundboard. Here is an excerpt from that thread:
In particular, one might wish to use four or all five pickups, with the first one or two placed about 1/6th of the distance along the string away from the bass note strings' hitchpins, and place one or two others near where the dampers of the midrange strings would be, and the remaining one or two pickups in a way that captures all of the high notes -- this is to evenly capture the sound of all of the strings. One can adjust the volume and panning (or lack of panning) of these closely spotted pickup points that captures all of the notes of the piano with equal intensity.
I would also agree with EvilDragon's assessment that Pianoteq's own reverb would be shut off, but with an additional detail that the signal gets fed through a third party electronic reverb unit, either hardware reverb unit or a virtual reverb unit, rather than an emulation of any particular room environment.
Hope this helps.