Heavyocity Media has announced the release of a virtual instrument that expands the abilities of the classic electric piano.

AVANT: Modern Keys pushes the ordinary into new realms of musical genres and scoring.

Selected for its distinctive sound and influential musical history, the Heavyocity team began with a classic Mark II electric piano and rediscovered the best-kept secret under its hood. With the inner components isolated and captured through pristinely prepared performances (using hammers, ebows, twine, and picks), its breadth has been expanded to defy all expectations — delivering a diverse range of ornate, innovative, and unusual sounds for you to explore.

Paired with the powerful ASCEND engine, the sound sources in AVANT can be taken to an entirely new level, allowing for complete customization by layering, modulating, and processing up to three different sources at the same time. With AVANT, Heavyocity has forged a new class of modern electric keys capable of telling any story.

“Our goal with AVANT was to reinvent electric keys,” said Dave Fraser, Co-Founder, Heavyocity. “To offer unique content that breaks the genre-defining barriers of what this instrument is capable of. AVANT is, without a doubt, a sonic treasure trove.”

AVANT for Kontakt 6 and the free Kontakt 6 Player is on sale for the introductory price of $99 USD at the Heavyocity store and from Plugin Boutique until October 28th, 2022 (regular $119 USD).

Owners of ASCEND: Modern Grand or ASPIRE: Modern Mallets will receive an additional 20% off.