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)
March 2, 2023
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...Read More
January 30, 2023
Ravel sounds huge, responds really well, is easy to use, and the mic placement ratio is brilliant for sound shaping. I dig it. E....Read More
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....Read More
January 9, 2023
This is the best Grand piano VST I have tried. It sounds natural and big as it should.Read More
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.Read More
January 1, 2023
Best sounding piano VST I have ever heard, very rich and natural sound, nice response and action & dynamics, play's smooth and with inspiration.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
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.
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.