Roland has introduced Zentracker, a free audio recording app for iOS and Android mobile devices. They say that, ideal for singers, songwriters, and instrumentalists, the app turns the device in everyone's pocket into a professional-level multitrack recorder with advanced audio production tools. A spokesperson told us, "Zentracker puts the focus on getting ideas down while they're fresh with an easy-yet-powerful way to record, edit, and mix music anywhere."
Here's the details direct from Roland...
Recording music doesn't have to be complicated, and a complex home studio full of expensive gear is not required to get great results. Zentracker is simple to use and designed to capture inspired moments with a friendly, pick-up-and-go approach to recording and mixing. A complete studio is never further away than a smartphone or tablet, and a simple finger tap is all that's needed to begin a new project.
Zentracker can be a musical scratchpad or the starting point of a professional production--or both. Creators can quickly record new ideas or build complete songs, all within the app. Over 200 audio loops are also included to jumpstart the creative process and fill out productions. And by saving Zentracker projects to Google Drive* or Microsoft OneDrive, it's easy to share and collaborate with friends, bandmates, and other artists.
With unlimited tracks to work with, Zentracker puts no bounds on musical creativity. Users can craft complex, layered textures and overdub as much as needed to complete a project. The integrated mixing console provides touch control of each track's level and pan position, and 16 audio effects are available for pro results that don't require a degree in audio engineering.
The free version of Zentracker is mighty powerful, but users can unlock even more creative options by upgrading to a Roland Cloud Core, Pro, or Ultimate membership. Additional Zentracker features include expanded audio effects, unlimited track sends, stem export support, timeline automation, over 20 Loop Packs, and much more. Membership also provides access to all the other wonders on Roland Cloud, like authentic Roland virtual instruments and effects, expanded sound content, additional mobile apps, and many other powerful production tools.
*Google Drive support coming soon.
*Zentracker uses "élastique efficient V3 by zplane.development" for its time-stretching engine.
Pricing and Availability:
The Zentracker app is available now for free to all Roland account holders and can be downloaded via the App and Google Play Store.
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