Checking Out: Ravenscroft 275 by VI LABS

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The handcrafted Ravenscroft 275 is truly a work of art and possesses a gorgeous tone that will satisfy even the most discerning piano connoisseur. Built to soar across the top of an orchestra, the Ravenscroft 275 is equally at home playing ballads and jazz.

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Checking Out: Ravenscroft 275 by VI LABS

Ravenscroft 275 by VI LABS normally sells for $199 from Audio Plugin Deals

 

Thoughts

VI Labs bills the Ravenscroft 275 as “the worlds finest piano”. That will no doubt strike off epic debate in some purist circles but the sound speaks for itself. This particular piano was modeled off serial number 004 in the line. Each piano, named for composer Bob Ravenscroft takes approximately 1,000 hours to manufacture by hand. This is truly the discerning player’s piano.

I have used the VI Labs Ravenscroft 275 since it came out and it is one of my very favorite pianos – and I own a great many of them. The sympathetic resonance and true pedal noise are just stunning. The piano contains the traditional full mic mix as well as presets for close, player and room. Depending on your style and taste there is something here that will fit any style of music, whether you are mixing with an orchestra or playing a film score or jazz ballad.

The controls afforded are extreme. You can alter the temperament, draw your velocity curves and adjust control over everything from sympathetic resonance, pedal noise, key noise, stereo width, reverb and IR selection, repedal and lid position are but a few of the control parameters. Technicalities aside, this is by far one of the more superior virtual pianos on the market today and this current deal makes it an even more appealing prospect.

As will all of my reviews, check out the demos and videos provided to make sure that this product is right for you.

Facts

Ravenscroft 275 downloads at 6 GB and requires either the UVI workstation 2.5.8 or Falcon as well as MAC OSX 10.7 or higher or Windows 7 or higher.

Ravenscroft 275 by VI LABS normally sells for $199 from Audio Plugin Deals

 

Demos of Ravenscroft 275 by VI LABS

 

Videos of Ravenscroft 275 by VI LABS