Introducing ASCEND: Modern Grand, the incomparable Concert D, reimagined.
Starting with one of the finest cinematic pianos in the world, Heavyocity then pushed the grandest of grand pianos even further, exploring new ways of evoking sound from this nine-foot frame. First, capturing several prepared performances in intricate detail (brushes, hammers, ebows, chains, and twine) and then, developing an all-new engine to bring these extraordinary sounds to life.
Recorded in stunning detail at a historic NYC studio, this specific grand piano was hand-selected by the Heavyocity team for its outstanding warmth, depth, and detail. Armed with a world-class selection of vintage and modern microphones, the team once again partnered with acclaimed Film Score Mixer Satoshi Noguchi, this time to bring the legendary Steinway sound into your studio. Simply put, ASCEND is your opportunity to play one of the finest cinematic pianos we've ever heard.
What's included in ASCEND
- Rich Concert D Grand Piano, Captured in Stunning Detail
- Creative Prepared Piano articulations including twine, ebows, brushes, and chains
- Beautiful ppp Performance Captured for Emotional Cinematic Composition
- All-new ASCEND Engine Creates Truly Inspirational Canvas
The gorgeous ASCEND engine is a whole new world to explore -- complete with a library of rhythmic convolutions and dozens of layerable sources and FX. The highly-flexible Three Point Mixer provides instant inspiration, and the proprietary Echoes feature accompanies your performances with a lush musical randomness. With ASCEND, Heavyocity has crafted a new breed of cinematic grand piano. Your score may never be the same.
- 47.8 GB uncompressed (23.3 GB on Disk with NI lossless compression)
- Available as direct download only
- 1 NKI
- 110 Snapshot Presets
- 25 Ascended
- 10 Core Concert D
- 25 Extended
- 25 Rhythmic
- 25 Rhythmic Melodic
- 16 Sound Sources
- Intuitive Sample Browser
- ARP for building complex, rhythmic arpeggios
- THREE POINT MIXER for realtime source blending
- Stand-alone, VST, AU, AAX
Requires Kontakt Player 6.1 or later
Keyboardist "Dream Theatre"
"With ASCEND- Heavyocity has taken the sound and spirit of the piano to another level. From traditional to otherworldly- this instrument is inspiring and original…I was immediately drawn into its sonic magic and found myself hitting the record button to capture my performances!"
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The following list shows, whether the respective Kontakt version is compatible with your operating system:
- OS X 10.6 & 10.7 = until 4.2.4
- OS X 10.8 and higher = no longer supported
- OS X 10.6 = until 5.0.3
- OS X 10.7 = until 5.3.1
- OS X 10.8 = 5.0.3 - 5.5.1
- OS X 10.9 = 5.3.0 - 5.6.6
- OS X 10.10 = 5.3.0 - 5.7.3
- OS X 10.11 = 5.5.1 - latest
- Mac OS 10.12 = 5.6.1 - latest
- Mac OS 10.13 = latest
- Mac OS 10.14 = latest
- Mac OS 10.15 = latest
- Mac OS 10.12 -10.15 (latest update)
- XP = until 4.2.4
- Vista = until 4.2.4
- Windows 7 = until 4.2.4
- Windows 8 & 10 = no longer supported
- XP = until 5.2.0
- Vista = until 5.2.0
- Windows 7 = latest
- Windows 8 & 10 = latest
- Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 (latest Service Pack)
FOR ALL SYSTEMS:
1GB free disk space
Additional hard drive space according to the library’s size
Stand-Alone | VST | Audio Units | ASIO | CoreAudio | WASAPI | AAX Native (Pro Tools 10 or higher)
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