I’ve played with the Ravenscroft for some time now - I have to admit I really like it! Nice full body and good tone across the whole range. Plus, nice dynamics and “touch”.
But it will NOT replace my AddictiveKeys Grand for live usage - can’t beat the resource efficiency, and the sound and playability doesn’t leave much of a gap against the Ravenscroft.
BUT: you have to really work with the AddictiveKeys - just picking a preset doesn’t cut it. I’ve reduced it to a very “naked” version with just one set of microphones, very little processing, no room or reverb - just like you would mike a real grand piano on stage (wouldn’t really use a distant room mike on stage with a rock band to mike up a piano, would you?).
Once I had the naked tone down to the essentials, I added a separate EQ in my piano rack, so that I can create different voicings (biting, soft, …). Room-/reverb-wise, I use a general reverb in my main keyboard rack - better to have a more homogenous reverb with individual sends per rack than each plug-in bringing their own.
I’ve since added some specific effects plugins to my piano rack for some customized sounds; plus for some rack states, I play with different dynamics curves - but these are non-essential additions. And across all of this, I have exactly ONE setting of the Addictive Keys plugin - everything else is just later processing.
Like having a piano on stage