ASCEND: $149 $49

Reimagining the Concert D

Starting with one of the finest cinematic pianos in the world, we pushed the grandest of grand pianos even further exploring new ways of evoking sound from its hallowed nine-foot frame in this modern grand piano virtual instrument.



We captured all of the richness, subtlety, and emotion of the Concert D grand piano in stunning detail in this grand piano VST.


In Heavyocity ASCEND, we went beyond the ordinary with this modern grand piano virtual instrument, capturing creative articulations including twine, elbows, brushes, and chains.


In this grand piano virtual instrument, the proprietary Echoes feature accompanies your performances with lush, musical randomness.


Explore an intuitive canvas to blend, manipulate, and fine-tune sources to your liking.

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Awards, Reviews, and Testimonials

Fresh sounding and malleable, ASCEND is perfect for creating evocative organic piano textures. ASCEND is packed with wildly creative articulations that come together seamlessly with Heavyocity’s powerful new engine.

Ramin Djawadi

Game of Thrones, Westworld, Iron Man

Straight out of the box, the Core Concert D fits perfectly within a myriad of different mixes. They’ve done some pretty innovative stuff with ASCEND -- definitely gets the creative juices flowing and I am glad it’s part of my arsenal.

Kevin Riepl

ATROPA, Batman Unlimited, Higher Power

"ASCEND starts with a great collection of prepared piano samples, but that’s only the beginning. From dark, emotional pianos to hypnotic patterns, and all the way to subtle atmospheres and evil dronescapes, ASCEND will go there.

Charlie Clouser

Spiral, Saw, Wayward Pines


ASCEND stretches the limits of what this immortal tone is capable of, delivering not only the meticulously-sampled playable version, but also several prepared performances—from brushes and hammers to ebows, chains, and twine.


Hand-selected for its outstanding warmth and depth, and recorded in stunning detail by acclaimed Film Score Mixer Satoshi Noguchi, ASCEND puts one of the finest cinematic grand pianos we've ever heard directly at your fingertips.


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, while the all-new Echoes feature accompanies performances with a lush, musical randomness.

  • 16 Sound Sources:
    • Concert D Grand Piano
      • Full Mix
      • Close Mic
      • Room Mic
      • Under Mic
    • ppp Concert D
      • Full Mix
      • Close Mic
      • Room Mic
      • Under Mic
    • Struck
      • Muted
      • Metal
      • Wood
      • Chains
    • Sustained
      • Brush
      • Ebow
      • Twine
      • Harmonics
  • 110 Custom Presets:
      • 25 Ascended
      • 10 Core Concert D
      • 25 Extended
      • 25 Rhythmic
      • 25 Rhythmic Melodic
  • Intuitive Sample Browser
  • ARP for building complex, rhythmic arpeggios
  • Three Point Mixer for realtime source blending
  • Echoes feature adds lush, musical randomness to performances
  • 47.8 GB uncompressed (23.3 GB on Disk with NI lossless compression)
  • Powered by the Kontakt 6.1 Engine
  • Latest Kontakt 6 (Player)
  • Komplete Kontrol integrated (NKS-ready)
  • Available as direct download only
  • Stand-alone, VST, AU, AAX
  • Minimum System Requirements:
    • Mac: macOS 10.12, 10.13 or 10.14 (latest update), i5
    • PC: Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 (latest Service Pack), Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU, 2 GB RAM
  • ASCEND is uniquely watermarked for each individual customer
  • All files in ASCEND are watermarked using a propriety technology
  • Customers may be required to provide their full Identification for authorization purposes


  • Heavyocity Media, Inc. will use all remedies of the law, to their full extent, against anyone who illegally distributes/sells/shares the library
  • Heavyocity Media reserves the right to modify these terms at any time
  • Prices, Watermarking, and Availability subject to change without notice.