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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

      3.6/5
      (48 reviews)

      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

      B. McDade

      July 13, 2022

      Reverse is added texture

      I was running a VSL imperial on a project I’m working on but swapped it out with Ravel to compare the textures. Suffice to say this is now a perm fixture in my template! Try it you will buy it!

      D. Willis

      July 9, 2022

      You Made Me Buy It

      UA, you made me buy this by resetting my demo. When I finally got to try it, I wasn't expecting much since I already have lots of good piano sounds. But there is something about this one... it has a heft and weight to it that just feels substantial. It's that same UA ineffable quality that makes me buy their products -- there's just a "feel" to it that others don't have. I spent almost an hour doing an A/B with 6 other high end piano sounds, trying to talk myself out of it.

      The bottom line for me is that this instrument is very playable. Anything that feels more like play and less like work is worth it. And it sits in the mix nicely. In a dense mix, I have to do a high pass filter on it, otherwise it will take up too much space. But it's always better to subtract than to add something that's not there!

      I always thought the UA instruments were a novelty, but this is going to be a workhorse for me.

      P. Lira

      July 4, 2022

      No tricks pony.

      I have tried to use RAVEL on my newest projects but every time I compare it with Keyscape and I end up using Keyscape instead. The reason is that I think RAVEL lacks body and a dry focused sound. Even the driest setting is too wet. I really want to use it on a project, but it just doesn't sound very good in the mix. Too roomy, muddy, and harsh.
      I produce mostly pop/rock.
      I am still looking for that one trick (at least) for this new pony.

      C. Huet

      June 29, 2022

      Correct but not perfect

      It is correct, but the major defect in my opinion is the irregularity of the sounds and velocities: there is too big a difference between the C5 and the A4 Sharp for example.
      I don't understand how you can give 5 stars, in any case, they are surely not professional musicians. You have to be deaf not to hear this kind of defect.
      It's still usable but not as a main piano. And compared to the competition, it's not worth more than 70$.

      D. Hughes

      June 27, 2022

      Decent, but has flaws

      Got this to have some options when tracking digital piano. There is a lot of body and deep tone in this software. It does have a more intimate feel to the resonance of the piano.

      At first it was a huge improvement to the stock plugs in my DAW. However, as I’ve been mixing with this software, I’ve started to notice some slight distortion in the samples. I checked it on 5 different DAW setups at various rooms I mix in. The same result in all of them. It worth the price and I will keep using it from time to time, but I will keep searching for a richer tone that doesn’t have distortion embedded in the trigger samples.

      S. Ellis

      June 17, 2022

      Excellent Sound

      Sounds very real and sits really well in a mix. I’m using the UADx plugin in Logic Pro and haven’t experienced any issues like some of the other reviews have said.

      P. Lira

      June 14, 2022

      Waste of time. Won't have my money.

      I tried the demo version with the intention of buying it after 14 days of tests. Well... it is so glitchy that I refuse to waste my time playing this piano. It is as if a beta version was abandoned by the creators instead of finished. Too roomy as well... not good for most genres of music. I am so glad I tried the demo first.

      N. Shaw-Hulme

      June 10, 2022

      At the moment it is unusable as a UADx plugin via Spark

      The sound is good, great in a mix but and this is huge BUT, I cannot use it on anything except single lines. If I play chords it cuts out and give the reverse sample sound with pedal use. A real shame as it's character is very different to my Keyscape C7 or my Arturia Pi. I would love it to be a flavour I could use as the timbral control is like moving mics around a real piano. I am confident it will be fixed but for now I can't risk it.

      P. Morey

      June 4, 2022

      Great Sound!

      I’m not a music producer or sound engineer. In fact I’m only just learning to play the keyboard and wanted something that sounded right. Ravel does just that, a lovely deep rich sound which makes learning rewarding.