WALKTHROUGH: Heavyocity release new hybrid piano library: ASCEND: Modern Grand


Heavyocity has announced ASCEND: Modern Grand

“An all-new cinematic grand piano sampled from the incomparable 9-foot Concert D.”

Recorded in stunning detail at a historic NYC studio, the Heavyocity team chose to deeply sample this specific grand piano because of its outstanding warmth, depth, and detail. This is the cinematic composer’s opportunity to play one of the finest pianos Heavyocity has ever heard.

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 caputring several prepared performances in intricate detail (brushes, hammers, ebow, chains and twine) and then, developing an all-new engine to bring these extraordinary sounds to life.

Immortal Tone
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.

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.

What’s Included
Rich Concert D Grand Piano, captured in stunning detail
Creatively prepared piano articulations including Twine, Ebows, Brushes, and Chains
Beautiful ppp performance. Captured for emotional cinematic composition
All-new ASCEND Engine creates a truly inspirational canvas

47.8 GB uncompressed (23.3 GB on Disk with NI lossless compression)
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

For all details visit the official ASCEND: Modern Grand page at The Official Plugin Boutique ASCEND


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