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Grand Canyon Piano
There needs to be a dry setting on any virtual instrument. Sadly few of them do.
Too much room
The Ravel Grand Piano is way too roomy for my taste. Even if it's set to only close mics it still sounds like it's in a foyer or a back room or something. If you are looking for that kind of thing, I guess it is useful. For me - not so much.
Good-sounding virtual grand piano
There are other virtual grand pianos that have more setting options, features. Nevertheless: the Ravel from UAD sounds very fine and works perfectly!
Way too roomy
This piano is way too roomy to be useful for any project.
A plugin that makes you play the piano for hours.
During the time I studied music, I played on many pianos from different builders.
When I play through this plugin, it reminds me of big concert halls with Steinway & Sons pianos! The sound is so beautiful that it makes me play for hours and hours.
I know, it's expensive! Maybe you should wait for the discount season :)
Works great in many mixes, cuts through nicely. great feel, very dynamic. Recommended!
Way too roomy and need options to adjust mic placements
I always admire the sound of Steinway B and I think Ravel did a great job on getting the feel, the sound, the warmth of the piano. I just wish I have the option to manually adjust the mic placements, on/off of all the six mics or even choices of different mics. The piano sound is way too roomy even with only the close mics. Need to updates with these options then you will have a winner.. meanwhile I just wait and see
The sound is realy nice, the playability on my Mac is awful, I can’t use it it does this weird thing when you try and change chords it sort of plays a reverse note, very glitchy , pops & crackles. I’ve tried every option with buffer size etc but no good, ultimately I end up using my UVI C7 samples which plays fine. Very disappointed after big expectations from all the UA ads I’ve been getting after also buying a Volt interface . So £200.00 + spent I’m a bit miffed TBH , I hope they get it sorted.
OK but not outstanding
Sounds pretty good for a sampled Steinway, but there are some funky artificial sounds as notes decay. I hit a C below middle C, and thought there was a speaker rub with my monitors. Nope, it was in the sample.
Really like it
I've used a variety of piano's from Native Instruments. I like their Noir, but I am not a fan of their plugin interface (Kontact). I thought I would give Ravel a try (got a good sale on it). I am really happy with it. I find myself using it more now than native instruments.
Ravel sounds huge, responds really well, is easy to use, and the mic placement ratio is brilliant for sound shaping.
I dig it.
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.
This is the best Grand piano VST I have tried. It sounds natural and big as it should.
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.
Best sounding piano VST I have ever heard, very rich and natural sound, nice response and action & dynamics, play's smooth and with inspiration.
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.
sounds too good!!
UA does it again!
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!!! ...
Sounds like somebody made a perfect recording of a Steinway with a down comforter thrown over it.
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.