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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.
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.
There is no pianosoftware sounding as real and perfect like this in my opinion - its a must have.