• The captivating sound of a rich concert D grand, including creative prepared piano articulations
  • Explore a world of rhythmic convolutions, layerable sources, and effects with the ASCEND engine
  • 16 blendable sound sources recorded using vintage and cutting-edge mics, plus arpeggios, rhythmic snapshots, and more


ASCEND captures the colossal tone and intricate force of a nine-foot, cinematic concert grand. Heavyocity recorded a diverse array of preparations, including brushes, hammers, ebows, chains, and twine, and developed a brand-new engine to bring this wealth of sampled content to life.

About Heavyocity

Heavyocity Media is a New York-based developer of award-winning virtual instruments and effects for computer-based music production, composition, and sound design. Heavyocity’s critically-acclaimed products push the boundaries of creativity, providing new and unique tools for professional composers and producers.


Product type: KONTAKT instruments
For use with: Free KONTAKT PLAYER or KONTAKT version 6 and higher.
Download size: 21.7 GB (47.8 GB uncompressed)
System requirements: Free KONTAKT PLAYER or KONTAKT version 6 and higher.
Please also see the KONTAKT PLAYER system requirements and the KONTAKT PLAYER FAQ.
You can install this instrument with Native Access – just as you would with any Native Instruments product.

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