Roland has introduced the latest update for the Zenbeats music creation app. They tell us that Zenbeats 3.0. features a surplus of curated music creation tools for all styles and sounds, provides a mobile-friendly format allowing anyone to be creative anytime, anywhere. A spokesperson said, "With Zenbeats Zenbeats 3.0, the app is your instrument making it easier than ever to drop a beat, sketch synth ideas, record audio tracks, and mix musical masterpieces on the go."
Here's the details direct from Roland...
The latest app update includes new features such as the ZR1 Drum Sampler with classic drum tones from the TR-808 and TR-909, enhanced UI/UX functions for superior browsing, group track options, fresh new sounds weekly, and more all available for $3/month with the Roland Cloud membership, plus users get access to even more Roland offerings!
Experience a New Kind of Beat Machine with ZR1
With Zenbeats 3.0, you can now fast track your percussive prowess!
- Sample your world - Sample and import directly into ZR1's drum pads with the touch of a finger.
- Edit. Refine. Repeat - Tweak your sounds with advanced editing functionality.
- Beatmaking bliss - Create complex rhythms with the deep and dynamic step sequencer, complete with accents, per-step automation, and more.
Enhanced MIDI and audio power at your fingertips
With enhanced UI/UX functions for easy browsing and discovery, Zenbeats 3.0 will keep every new composition fresh and exciting.
- Browse, Discover & Create - Grab the sounds you're looking for with the intuitive browser, plus tag and filter your go-to sounds with a single tap.
- Fresh sounds. Fresh ideas - The Zenbeats Store is loaded with sounds, loops, and creative tools to expand your musical palette with new sounds added weekly!
*Pricing options for Zenbeats include:
- Free: With the free version of Zenbeats, you get music production essentials plus the ability to purchase additional loops and presets in the Zenbeats Store. When you're ready to expand, there are three ways to unlock the full Zenbeats experience:
- Platform Unlock (starting at $14.99): Get all features, instruments, and effects on your favorite platform. Platform Unlock includes over 2,500 presets, loops, and sounds (2.5 GB), ZR1 Drum Sampler with sampling/editing, ZC1 Synthesizer with 90 built-in MFX, full SampleVerse modular synthesizer with editor, VST/AU/AUv3 support, and unlimited mixing and export capabilities.
- Max Unlock ($149.99): Get all features, instruments, effects, and store packs on all platforms and devices. Max Unlock includes over 14,000 presets, loops, and sounds (over 8 GB), ZR1 Drum Sampler with sampling/editing, ZC1 Synthesizer with 90 built-in MFX, SampleVerse modular synthesizer with editor, VST/AU/AUv3 support, and unlimited mixing and export capabilities.
- Roland Cloud Membership (starting at $2.99/month or $29.99/year): All Roland Cloud membership tiers include Zenbeats Max Unlock. Roland Cloud is a Mac and Windows service featuring an ever-evolving collection of legendary Roland software synthesizers, sounds, samples, loops, and access to the wider world of ZEN-Core. With this flexible workflow, you can use the same tones in ZC1, ZENOLOGY, and compatible ZEN-Core hardware.
Zenbeats is available on most devices including Chrome OS systems supporting Android apps, Android 8.0+, iOS 11+, macOS 10.11+, and Windows PCs running Windows 8/10, with 2GB of RAM, and 2GB of available storage.
*Price at the time of publishing
Oh and NAMM too
And more - from back in the day
Melbourne Instruments launch
And a host of other features too