Roland has released version 3.0 of their Zenbeats music making app
20.05.2022

Roland has released version 3.0 of their Zenbeats music making app

Words by Cambell Courtney

Stacked with new features including a sample-based internal drum machine and sequencer

Roland has released version 3.0 of their Zenbeats app, a portable digital audio workstation (DAW) designed to be used on your phone, tablet, and computer. 

What you need to know:

  • Zenbeats is a portable music creation tool that can run on handheld devices such as smartphones and tablets.
  • Includes synths, drum machine, effects, sequencers and more
  • Three ways to get it. Free, with reduced features, paid in full, or as part of the Roland cloud subscription model.

Read all the latest product news here.

The music creation app is a software that works across multiple platforms, providing everything you need from sketching out ideas all the way to full mixed compositions. 

Included in the app are a range of tools to get you started. This includes the ZC1, Roland’s ZEN-Core synthesis technology, which emulates classic Roland synths with over 900 presets and 90 multi effects to help make these sounds your own. On top of that, there are features found in just about every DAW, including a mixer, sequencers, and effects. 

With the 3.0 update, Zenbeats adds a range of new features. Some of the more notable ones include the ZR1, a sample-based internal drum machine and sequencer loaded with classic Roland sounds as well as the ability to upload your own samples. In addition to that, Roland have improved browser and UI systems, added the ability to group tracks, and introduced MIDI to audio conversion.

Zenbeats by Roland offers an exceptionally powerful music creation tool that is deemed even more impressive due to its ability to run on handheld platforms such as smartphone and tablets, allowing you to take your studio with you wherever you go.  

Zenbeats is available for free with reduced capabilities, or it can be paid for in order to unlock the full version. It is also included in the Roland Could service, available to all with an active subscription.

Head to Roland for more information.