Introducing ASCEND: Modern Grand is an incomparable, rethought concert grand piano. Starting with one of the best cinematic pianos in the world, Heavyocity pushed the greatest pianos even further, exploring new ways to sound from this nine-foot frame. First capture several prepared performances in complex details (brushes, hammers, elbows, chains and twine), and then develop a completely new engine to bring these unusual sounds to life.
The magnificent ASCEND engine is a whole new world to explore – complete with a library of rhythmic convolutions and dozens of multi-level sources and effects. A flexible three-position mixer provides instant inspiration, and the patented Echoes feature accompanies your performances with a magnificent musical accident. Heavyocity has created a new breed of cinematic piano VST. Your score can never be the same.
Recorded with stunning detail in a historic studio in New York, this special grand piano was hand-selected by the Heavyocity team for outstanding warmth, depth and detail. Armed with a collection of world-class vintage and modern microphones, the team teamed up again with the famous Film Score Mixer Satoshi Noguchi, this time to bring the legendary Steinway sound to your studio. Simply put, ASCEND is your opportunity to play one of the best virtual cinema piano instruments we’ve ever heard.
• 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