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The most expressive and realistic software piano ever made.

Ravel is a breathtaking emulation of a Steinway Model B grand piano.* Building upon UA's industry‑leading physical modeling techniques, Ravel goes far beyond other piano plug-ins and sample libraries with its unprecedented realism, giving you album-ready sonics and inspiring playability — perfect for modern music productions from pop to rock, R&B to hip‑hop.

Play and record the most organic, responsive, and expressive software piano ever made

Harness UltraResonance technology for unparalleled realism, dynamic sensitivity, and timbral characters

Easily mix between close and room mics, expertly placed by Allen Sides at United Recording

Animate your tracks with unique reversed-piano sounds that can add thrilling textures and haunting atmospheres

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The Ultimate Model of a Model B

The Ultimate Model of a Model B

The 6' 11" Steinway Model B is the most recorded studio piano for a reason, delivering the ideal, mixable studio grand sound as heard on countless modern hits, across every genre. Its rich tones blend perfectly with drums, bass, electric guitar, and other surrounding instruments — never muddying up mixes and instead giving you a balanced, mix-ready piano track every time.

Introducing UltraResonance<sup>™</sup> Technology

Introducing UltraResonance Technology

Sympathetic string resonance — or the phenomenon of undamped strings and the soundboard vibrating in response to other strings being played — is often the Achilles’ heel of virtual pianos. Using proprietary modeling and sampling techniques, UA's exclusive UltraResonance technology exactingly recreates these complex interactions, giving you the airy, evolving palette of harmonics that allows notes to melt into each other. From soft muted notes to languid, pillowy nuances, UltraResonance sets a new benchmark in resonance and realism.

Simple Control of Perfectly Placed Mics

Simple Control of Perfectly Placed Mics

Designed to give you a professional, record-ready sound right out of the gate, Ravel's easy-to-use interface lets you sculpt your piano sounds with three pairs of hand-chosen vintage mics from famed engineer Allen Sides' mic locker. Featuring only the controls you need, Ravel ensures you'll never get lost in confusing menus. Easily tweak Ravel's Volume, Tone, and a microphone Close/Room slider, letting you go from intimate tones to a lush room sound, and everywhere in between.

More Modern Textures

More Modern Textures

Looking to add drama, suspense, or other left-of-center timbres? Ravel's Reverse feature lets you easily add unique atmospheric piano sounds. Use the Mix control to add in subtle reverse textures to your normal piano playing, or go completely "backwards" for all kinds of fun. You can even “play the control” for surprising real-time performance changes.

*All trademarks are property of their respective owners, and used only to represent the instruments modeled as part of LUNA software.

Watch The Reviews

      Key Features:

      Exacting model of the legendary studio grand piano, the Steinway Model B

      All-new UltraResonance™ technology captures all of the complexity, overtones, and sonic beauty of true "damper pedal down" and "soft pedal" behaviors

      Recorded at United Recording Studio by multi-Grammy winning engineer Allen Sides using his personal collection of mics and preamps

      Flexibly adjust between close mics sound and a beautiful room sound

      Reverse feature for easily adding atmospheric backwards piano sounds to your creative palette

      Customer Reviews

      Ravel

      Overall Rating

      3.8/5
      (57 reviews)

      E. Morgan

      January 30, 2023

      Excellent!

      Ravel sounds huge, responds really well, is easy to use, and the mic placement ratio is brilliant for sound shaping.
      I dig it.
      E.

      J. Vierra

      January 14, 2023

      Great sound! Cuts through the mix.

      Great instrument. Have several piano instruments, but Ravel sounds authentic and maintains its place in the mix better than others I have tried.

      A. Portillo

      January 9, 2023

      Incredible

      This is the best Grand piano VST I have tried. It sounds natural and big as it should.

      V. József

      January 7, 2023

      Piano sound on request

      A piano tone tailored to the light music genre, nothing more, nothing less.Don't substitute it for a real instrument when comparing.

      J. Maasakkers

      January 1, 2023

      Ravel Piano

      Best sounding piano VST I have ever heard, very rich and natural sound, nice response and action & dynamics, play's smooth and with inspiration.

      L. Spilger

      December 25, 2022

      Beautiful!

      Since I got the Ravel it‘s my goto piano. I have the impression it reacts more responsive than other Pianos when playing. And it‘s easier to get it sitting in busy mixes.

      B. Salazar

      December 21, 2022

      top3

      sounds too good!!

      M. Fagnoul

      December 7, 2022

      UA does it again!

      Wow!
      The adjustable mic positions for room life, the reverse verb sound design possibilities and what a piano sound, smooth and natural. Don't need anything else for a good recording environment. Thanks UA! Way to go, thanks to keep the good work done Mr. Putnam.
      Found my last piano to work with for playing, recording and mixing. Ouffff!!! ...

      J. Bostwick

      December 1, 2022

      Not Good

      Sounds like somebody made a perfect recording of a Steinway with a down comforter thrown over it.

      C. Özdemir

      September 28, 2022

      Not variable

      Every single plugin i own from ua is outstanding. unfortunately not this plugin. if you want exactly that one sound, it's good. otherwise it is not so variable.

      J. Welch

      September 22, 2022

      Disappointed

      Any chance I could have my money back? Too much mid-range muddiness and room tone. Gets too crowded when playing lots of notes.

      I. Ortiz

      September 20, 2022

      Ravel is

      Sounds super dope

      M. Lara Riquelme

      August 30, 2022

      Ravel Rules

      Amazing Sound , Ready for Action !

      C. Finn

      August 21, 2022

      Some good elements but leaves a lot to be desired

      Hoping a new piano will be uploaded for Spark. This is useable in mixes, but alone it leaves so much to be desired. No full sounds or real punch - quite a plastic sound.

      A. Ruoff

      August 6, 2022

      actually I’m thrilled by the products of UAD Plugs

      ravel didn’t satisfy my expectations!

      L. Grubišić-Čabo

      July 22, 2022

      Must have upgrade

      After seeing the results of the Light version and the satisfaction of academic piano players using the free version in my studio the only logical step was to buy this full version.

      S. Aagaard

      July 21, 2022

      The best

      There is no pianosoftware sounding as real and perfect like this in my opinion - its a must have.

      A. Pütz

      July 21, 2022

      Great Steinway Sound

      This PlugIn gives you a great Steinway sound. Great to use in Pop/Rock or Jazz productions.

      UAD User

      July 15, 2022

      You have to bring it

      In today’s virtual piano world one Company is the benchmark — Spectrasonics. And Ravel falls far below this standard. This plugin is deceptively priced. UAD makes great products; this isn’t one of them. Get Keyscape instead.

      E. Theocharous

      July 13, 2022

      Medium

      Medium Sound