Zenbeats

Music Creation App
Zenbeats

Find Your Creative Flow

Roland Zenbeats is a music creation app that keeps you in an effortless artistic flow. Get started on any device or platform. With its collection of both modern and legendary sounds, Zenbeats brings Roland’s history of innovation into a new, accessible format.

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Music Shouldn’t Feel Like Work — It Should Feel Like Play

Music Shouldn’t Feel Like Work
—It Should Feel Like Play

Whether you’re an emerging musician or an established producer, Zenbeats makes music creation easy. Make beats, take lessons, and sample the world around you. Wherever you are, no matter what platform or device you use, capture your creative spark with Zenbeats.

The Next Generation of Sound

The Next Generation of Sound

ZC1 is a new plug-in synthesizer using Roland’s ZEN-Core Synthesis System. Available in Zenbeats as a free instrument, ZC1 has 60 presets and a sleek touch-based interface. Use the XY pad for Resonance and Cutoff or other parameters. Plus, unlock ZC1 to share sounds with ZENOLOGY and ZEN-Core-compatible hardware and get around 900 additional preset tones and 90 built-in MFX effects. These sounds cover a wide range from acoustic and electronic to ethnic instruments.

Fresh Sounds — Fresh Ideas

Fresh Sounds—Fresh Ideas

The Zenbeats Store is packed with sounds, loops, and creative tools to expand your musical palette. Pick up hip-hop packs like “Trill and Chill” and “Crunch Boom.” Explore “Ambient Dreamscaper,” “Pathways,” and other electronic collections. Whatever mood you’re after, the choices are there. Sort by genre or dial in a hyper-specific style to find your sound.

Manage the Magic

Manage the Magic in the Cloud

With Zenbeats, your sound is always with you thanks to cloud-based integrations like Google Drive™ and OneDrive. No matter when inspiration strikes, capture your latest ideas. Start to collaborate with partners.

Streamline your creative process by loading song templates from a single dashboard interface. With Zenbeats, you can open, search, rename, and even add personalized art to your songs. Save your work to Google Drive™ and OneDrive via smooth stem and loop exporting for other DAWs. When the time is right, show your work off online via SoundCloud®.

Beginner’s Mind Meets Professional Power

Beginner’s Mind Meets Professional Power

If you’re new to producing or beat-making, you’ll love the intuitive workflow features like beat-sync and key-lock. They let you quickly capture ideas, regardless of skill level. And the in-app lessons help you hit the ground running and steadily gain confidence.

If you’re experienced in music production, you’ll appreciate the multi-platform plugin support and professional tools like SampleVerse, Loopbuilder, ZC1, and more. There’s even a mixer view featuring a master channel with global options to view your track's volume, effects and sends.

Touch the Future

Roland Zenbeats’ elegant interface places you in a tactile music-making zone. Optimized for touch, Zenbeats arrives pre-loaded with on-screen controllers, instruments, and effects. Tap, swipe, modulate, and pitch bend sounds using gestures with on-screen instruments including drum pads, keys, and ultra-flexible note grid.

Touch the Future
Sample the Universe

Sample the Universe

SampleVerse is a powerful tool to play, edit, and capture sounds from your world, including acoustic instruments and live vocals. With its phrase arpeggiator, multiple oscillators, note expression (MPE), and extensive filters, SampleVerse makes musical possibilities infinite.

Pure Polyphony

Pure Polyphony

With MIDI Polyphonic Expression, Zenbeats gives you detailed control of each note’s parameters. MPE, paired with the intuitive touchscreen interface, makes working in Zenbeats a uniquely expressive experience. Users can now build and edit patterns faster than ever with note editing tools such as step input, note divide, and an enhanced MIDI inspector.

Beatmaking Bliss

Beatmaking Bliss

Roland Zenbeats provides access to extensive beatmaking tools and comes stocked with a collection of kits and pattern presets. Craft powerful rhythms with classic Roland sounds, studio kits, and grooves. Audition and sequence drum sounds, then swipe from left to right to create fills, double-time hits, and ratchet effects. Adjust your pattern’s length and time signatures to create highly unique grooves.

Expand Your Creativity with Zenbeats

Whatever your experience level or creative role, Roland Zenbeats helps create music as boundless as your imagination.

Capture the spark

Capture the Spark

Creating music is the ultimate freedom. When there’s an idea, you need to get it from your head into the world to share it with friends and collaborators. Features like Bluetooth-integration mean you’ll be close to inspiration at all times.

Develop the sound

Develop the Sound

Being in the creative zone is what it’s all about. Making tracks with other artists, sharing sounds, beats, hooks—that’s where the magic is. Expand your vision with new musical possibilities, including the ability to use the same tones in ZC1 as in ZEN-Core-compatible hardware and ZENOLOGY.

Bring it all together

Bring It All Together

Helping artists come together and shape their sound is the most powerful feeling you know. It should be easy, intuitive, natural. It’s a zen thing. Easy transfer between phone, tablet, and desktop makes the distance between you and your finished product even shorter.

Free or Unlock: The Choice is Yours

With the free version of Zenbeats, you get music production essentials plus the ability to purchase additional loops and presets in the Zenbeats In-App Store. When you’re ready to expand, there are three ways to unlock the full Zenbeats experience:

  • Platform Unlock: Get all features, instruments, and effects on your favorite platform devices. Includes: 2,500+ presets, loops and sounds (1.5 GB), full ZC1 synthesizer with 90 built-in MFX, full SampleVerse modular synthesizer with editor, VST/AU/AUv3 plugin support, and unlimited mixing and export capabilities.
  • Ultimate Unlock: Get all features, instruments, effects, and store packs on all platforms and devices. Includes: 10,000+ presets, loops, and sounds (7 GB), full ZC1 synthesizer with 90 built-in MFX, full SampleVerse modular synthesizer with editor, VST/AU/AUv3 support, and unlimited mixing and export capabilities.
  • Roland Cloud Core Membership: Sign up for Roland Cloud Core membership and receive Zenbeats Ultimate Unlock including everything above. Plus, you’ll get access to the wider world of ZEN-Core, including ongoing expansions. With this flexible workflow, you’ll be able to use the same tones in ZC1 as in ZENOLOGY and ZEN-Core-compatible hardware.
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Specifications
Number of Tracks
Unlimited (Audio Track, Instrument Track, Drum Track, Send Track)
Main Views
LoopBuilder Mode
Timeline/Automation Mode
Mixer View
Drum Editor
MIDI Editor
Audio Editor
On-Screen Instruments
Main Features
Saving and Sharing
Song Transfer
Track Freeze
Track Effect Slots
Track Sends
Key Lock
In-app store to purchase feature upgrades and additional contents
Internal Instruments
ZC1 (ZEN-Core Synthesizer): 57 preset tones/3 drum kits (837 presets, 90 MFX, and user preset import/export functions available by Unlock)
SampleVerse (Sampler): 25 presets/250MB samples (120 presets/900MB samples available by Unlock)
Drum Machine: 5 drum kits/50 patterns/25 one shots (55 drum kits/200 patterns/250 one shots available by Unlock)
Electro-Series (Bass, Composer, Guitar, Keys, Organ, Pulse, Synth): 13 presets (128 presets available by Unlock)
Internal Audio Effects
Full functional effects: 7 (EQ, Reverb, Compressor, Delay, Chorus, Flanger, AutoWah)
Effects available with full function be Unlock: 9 (Filter, Limiter, AutoFilter, Drive, Gater, Bitcrusher, Glitch6, Zenbeats MultiVerb, Zenbeats Chorus)
Contents
Loops and Presets: 450/1GB (2,500/1.5GB available by OS Unlock, 11,400+/7GB available by Ultimate Unlock)
Lessons
System Requirements
RAM
2GB (4GB or more recommended)
CPU
Dual Core CPU or better
Storage
2GB of free space
GPU
Intel(R) HD Graphics (or better)
Resolution
1,200 x 800 (or higher)
Touch Support
Up to 10 finger multi-touch (touch screen required for multi-touch)
OS
Windows® 8/10 (32bit** and 64bit)
macOS 10.11+
iOS 11+
Android 8.0+ (32bit** and 64bit)
Chrome OS systems supporting Android apps (32bit** and 64bit)
**Devices running 32bit processors and operating systems (Intel x86 and ARMv7), will not support the ZC1 ZEN-Core Synthesizer.
Others
To use this software, an Internet connection and user registration/logging in to Roland Account are required.
Any communication expenses (packet communication fees, etc.) incurred while using this software will be charged to customers.
This software might not be available depending on your country or region.
User support for this software is available in English only. Support for Free version is not available.

* Although Roland has tested numerous configurations, and has determined that on average, a device system similar to that described above will permit normal operation of this software, Roland cannot guarantee that a given device can be used satisfactorily with this software based solely on the fact that it meets the above requirements.
This is because there are too many other variables that may influence the processing environment, including differences in hardware design and the particular combination of other devices involved.

* In the interest of product improvement, the specifications and/or appearance of this software are subject to change without prior notice.

- Zenbeats uses “élastique efficient V3 by zplane.development” as time stretching engine.
- Mac is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
- VST is a trademark and software of Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH.
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