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
Ways to Buy
Buy for your Apollo interface/UAD hardware or get with UAD Spark on subscription.Buy for Apollo and UAD
Get with UAD Spark$19.99/month
- •Buy once — no subscription required
- •Requires Apollo or UAD hardware
- •Subscribe and save
- •No UA hardware required
TAKE A LISTEN
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™ 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
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
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
“Switching DAWs is a big undertaking, but I can definitely see LUNA finding a place in people’s workflows. I love Ravel, Moog Minimoog, and Neve Summing — plus it works seamlessly with Apollo.”
“LUNA's integration with my Apollos lets me forget that I'm using a computer to make music. The crazy-low latency workflow of LUNA has further blurred the line between production and mixing for me — with LUNA, I can just make records.”
– Fab Dupont (Jennifer Lopez, David Crosby, Shakira)
September 20, 2022
Sounds super dopeRead More
M. Lara Riquelme
August 30, 2022
Amazing Sound , Ready for Action !Read More
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...Read More
July 21, 2022
There is no pianosoftware sounding as real and perfect like this in my opinion - its a must have.Read More
July 21, 2022
Great Steinway Sound
This PlugIn gives you a great Steinway sound. Great to use in Pop/Rock or Jazz productions.Read More
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...Read More
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
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.
Any chance I could have my money back? Too much mid-range muddiness and room tone. Gets too crowded when playing lots of notes.
Sounds super dope
M. Lara Riquelme
Amazing Sound , Ready for Action !
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.
actually I’m thrilled by the products of UAD Plugs
ravel didn’t satisfy my expectations!
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.
There is no pianosoftware sounding as real and perfect like this in my opinion - its a must have.
Great Steinway Sound
This PlugIn gives you a great Steinway sound. Great to use in Pop/Rock or Jazz productions.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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$.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.