Turn your mac into a wonderful Grand Piano !

Simply plug a MIDI keyboard in your computer and you're ready to play one of the best instrument ever made : a Steinway™ Model D Grand Piano.

UVI Instruments are well known and have been deeply used by professional musicians and producers for more than a decade thanks to some unique software like MOTU MachFive™, Ethno™ and BPM™, Spectrasonics Stylus™ and Atmosphere™, UVI Workstation™...  to name a few.

UVI Grand Piano features the best of the UVI technology and the most efficient user interface to play the piano: launch it and play !

UVI Grand Piano features :

- Super easy to use and great sounding instrument

- Steinway™ Grand Piano Model D

- Recorded in a world class studio

- Deeply multi-sampled (sustain, release, pedal noise...)

- Expertly edited and scripted using the latest UVI Engine

- Low Memory usage thanks to lossless realtime decoding : only 400 MB instead 3 GB

- Custom velocity curves to fit your playing style

- Superb integrated convolution reverb

- CPU efficient

- Ultra low latency

- Compatible with built-in and all third party soundcards.

- Compatible with all USB/MIDI keyboards and controllers

What's New

Version 1.0.4

Fix regression introduced in previous build

Ratings and Reviews

Exceptional for the price…

Mark Bowen Design

I came across this app just the other day on the internet and liked what I heard from the samples online.

I currently own a Yamaha CP1 Stage Piano so have an exceptionally good sound and weighted keys anyway but I really do like the sound of this app. For the price it is exceptionally good and is nice to have a Steinway sound in my arsenal as well as the Yamaha Grand Piano sounds that are installed on the CP1.

The only reason I took one star off was due to if I play very soft and with the pedal on I was tending to get slight crackles and pops with the audio. I'm sending the audio out through the optical port on my MacBook Pro to a Yamaha O3D so not too sure what the problem is here. As soon as I play firmer / louder though the crackles go away so seems to be a build up in the softer range of playing.

Other than this the app is absolutely fantastic with a stunning sound to boot. Love having the key release sound and especially the pedal sound.

Setup was simple - load the app!! :-)

Good tone, poor dynamics but great value!


Considering the price this piano sounds great! It's very responsive and has a nice Steinway tone. The timbre changes quite well with changes in velocity but the volume doesn't. From the gentlest pp to the heaviest ff there's almost no change in volume. It's so bad that it has to be a bug so I'm hopeful it will be fixed. I wasn't expecting a great deal from such a reasonably priced piano but the dynamics really should be better than this!

That said everything else about this app is superb! If they can improve the volume response it'll get 5 stars from me!

Two minor things I'd like to see if UVI are interested in requests, the second octave above middle c (c4 to b4 I think) has an odd epiano quality - not nearly as nice as the rest of the range. Also it would be nice to see a plugin version so it could be used with Garageband, Logic etc.

overall great value!

Worth it


Pros: Really authentic sounding sound. Better the speakers the better the quality but even through my iMac speakers it sounds good. The option of different velocity curves is great to help customise it to your playing style. The UI is quite pretty too, but would be even better if you could resize it, or even go full screen.

(Only) Con: The range isn't great, you can't control how loud or quiet it is. In fact, it's rather loud even when you gently press the keys. But this is a minor niggle.

Overall - well worth it.


312.6 MB
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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