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.
Runs on your Mac or PC without UA hardware.
UAD Native plug-ins run on both macOS 10.15 Catalina or newer and Windows 10 and 11. Go to our UA Support page for system requirements.
- 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 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)
February 5, 2024
Very nice sound!!!Read More
January 15, 2024
Raver. PlugIn de piano
Es un piano correcto y útil. Dispongo de otros pianos de sampler pero este es más sencillo y sobre todo no me atasca el Logic ya que los DSPs de mi Apollo6 se ocupan de él. Como soy...Read More
January 10, 2024
Nice Sounding Piano
It Sounds Great. Great job on the quality it self . I just thought it would have more to it than it does. It feels limited but it...Read More
January 8, 2024
simple and efficient
Nice sounding piano. No more and it’s perfect like this. They focused on the piano in a good way. You set your own good dynamic and eq tools after the mics. A dream would to get new piano...Read More
January 7, 2024
Best piano plugin
I've tried a ton of other piano plugins, and this is by far the best, most realistic of them all!Read More
December 28, 2023
Really like this piano. It’s not my main instrument but it’s definitely the best piano plugin I’ve tried . I would recommend !!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
Very nice sound!!!
Ravel Piano doesn't work
Ravel Piano doesn't work. It doesn't show up in the list of plugins in Protools.
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Raver. PlugIn de piano
Es un piano correcto y útil. Dispongo de otros pianos de sampler pero este es más sencillo y sobre todo no me atasca el Logic ya que los DSPs de mi Apollo6 se ocupan de él. Como soy guitarrista es posible que haya cosas que se me escapen; pero mi valoración es positiva.
Very disappointing. I wish I had know there was a 14 day trial period. That would have saved me $49. I will never use this sample, sorry to say.
Nice Sounding Piano
It Sounds Great. Great job on the quality it self . I just thought it would have more to it than it does. It feels limited but it does have a excellent playing response. Hopefully they add to it. At least more options and tweaks.
The piano itself sounds great and realistic. The rating is because I can not get it play all the notes. Some of the notes cut off when it feels like it I guess. Not many piano parameters and being an advanced piano play, I need those extra parameters to shape the sound I'm looking for when it comes to a piano.
simple and efficient
Nice sounding piano. No more and it’s perfect like this. They focused on the piano in a good way. You set your own good dynamic and eq tools after the mics. A dream would to get new piano (Fazzioli !) in the same way. :)
Best piano plugin
I've tried a ton of other piano plugins, and this is by far the best, most realistic of them all!
For UAD to create this piano library is great, I just wish it was more tweakable features than the standard options it comes with. First low rating ever when it comes to this company.
Really like this piano. It’s not my main instrument but it’s definitely the best piano plugin I’ve tried . I would recommend !!
This piano is just slightly underwhelming on its own. However, layered with my Ketron piano sound, it adds a level of dynamics and realism that works really well. Also, layering with other pads etc, it really shines, especially when pushed. I feel like one of these days, a software update will put this one over the top.
First of all, the greatest advantage of this RAVEL piano is its quick response. I'm not talking about your DAW's buffer size or other latency settings. The software itself reacts super quick. * i.e. It reads out the samples very fast. That's why you feel so good playing on it and it sounds so natural; It's almost like playing a real Steinway. Steinway is known being particularly “direct” and “quick” among many pianos.
In parallel, the quality of the recording / sampling is also worth mentioning. It captures the subtle nuances of the hammering attack, the presence of the ultra-low (no longer “sound”, but rather kinetic energy) that only pianists can feel. And you even have the resonances of the “bell” resonator, unique to the Steinway piano.
However, alas, to be honest, I have some frustrations, too ;
1 - algorithmically added / controlled resonances, such of strings, casting frame or resonance board are too much and there is no parameters to decrease the level….. (no, no. It’s not “room echo” you’re talking about, mate !!)
Those too remaining resonances are disturbing when you need subtil half pedal expressions, in particular.
Of course such sounding piano does exists. But if me, I might say “well, the damper is tired. We need to call a piano tuner (!)….”
2 - strange dull rumbling and persisting noises added intentionally as long as the damper pedal is engaged. It is obvious this was added for more “realistic” pedal resonance but too much and “too long”. And still no control for its duration or for it’s level………
In spite of such not-so-appreciable points, and though I am quite sure that our Universal Audio’s perfectionist pals will give us great news soon, I stay one of happy users of this remarkable software piano, yes, quite surely.
Wanted a simple, beautiful sounding piano in the box with minimal interface and this is it...
Not totally perfect in tuning/sampling, but that's why I love this, that's why it sounds real! it's a superb solo instrument, truly realistic. Reverse stuff probably will fade after it gets done to death, but as a truly convincing piano it has few peers (coming from an avid Ivory fan). The top end in particular is just gorgeous..
Really average - too bad
Honestly, this is the only UAD plugin that I'm going to rate low. All of their products are fantastic. Just not this one.
Compared to Alicia's Keys, Noire and a couple of Spitfire libraries that are 29usd... it sounds muffled, too roomy and not a lot of settings to tweak to make it sounds to my liking.
In the end it's 9GB on my hard drive for very little use. I'm going to keep using my other VSTs.
True to the sound. Deep and transparent. (I changed the piano) It's literally poetry.
My Favorite ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
relentless phase! beautiful spectrum! outstanding settings! dizzying sensitivity! inspiration from C1 to C8... . I love this work, the timbre of this piano is for everything and its amazing precision leaves it for many more instruments and of course for vocals. UA is always at the top
D. De Pauw
This is just great. I love it and prefer it over the Native Instruments piano's (have 'm all). It just sounds wonderful. I love the room sound and wouldn't know why anyone would want to turn it off. It's such a big part of the sound and this fits like a glove.
Best sounding piano sampling I've ever heard, bar none. The added effects are just great too.
The sound quality is very good, plus the plug-ins are stable and do not run out of control.
If I had to say something, I would say that there are not enough setting items. I would have liked at least a velocity setting.