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ASCEND: Modern Grand

Kontakt Instrument by Heavyocity

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"With ASCEND, Heavyocity has taken the sound and spirit of the piano to another level."
. Keyboardist | Dream Theater.
"Fresh sounding and malleable, ASCEND: Modern Grand is perfect for creating evocative organic piano textures.
. Composer | Game of Thrones, Iron Man, Pacific Rim, Safehouse, The Great Wall, Westworld.
"ASCEND is a beautifully-sampled grand piano."
. Composer: ATROPA, Batman Unlimited, Constantine: City of Demons, Higher Power.

Introducing ASCEND: Modern Grand, an all-new cinematic grand-piano virtual instrument for Kontakt and Kontakt Player. ASCEND is the incomparable 9-foot Concert D, reimagined. 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)
  • 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

System Requirements

  • Powered by the Kontakt Player 6.1 Engine
  • Kontakt 6 (Player) or later
  • Komplete Kontrol integrated (NKS-ready)


  • macOS 10.12, 10.13 or 10.14 (latest update)
  • i5 processor


  • Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 (latest Service Pack)
  • Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU
  • 2 GB RAM

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