Software Effects

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Sweeten your sound.

For nearly fifty years, Roland has delivered memorable, genre-defining sounds. And a big part of that sonic footprint is our unique approach to effects processing. The swirling JUNO chorus, feedback-drenched tape echo, and other sounds have left their mark on countless tracks over the decades—and with ZENOLOGY FX, you can now add that flavor to any keyboard sound or instrument track right inside your DAW.

+ Standard Features

  • Includes over 90 authentic Roland effects
  • Bring keyboard and synthesizer sounds to life
  • Create sparkling arps, spacious keyboard riffs, monster leads, and more
  • VST3, AU, and AAX support for popular DAWs
Zenology FX
Zenology FX | Desired effects

Desired effects.

With over 90 processors to choose from, there's a wealth of ways to make your synth sounds come alive. Add delays to arps, larger-than-life modulation effects to chord progressions, and twist and distort basses and lead tones that leap from the speakers.

Zenology FX
Zenology FX | Legendary inspiration

Legendary inspiration.

Many of the effects found in ZENOLOGY FX are inspired by those found in some truly legendary Roland products. The swirling JUNO chorus, CE-1 stompbox, and the JD-800's complex multi-effects section are just a few.

Zenology FX | Modern design

Modern design.

While many of the processors in ZENOLOGY FX have vintage inspiration, what you can do with them, and how you work with them is thoroughly modern. Based on ZENOLOGY, these effects have a contemporary interface and simple controls for free-flowing creativity.

Zenology FX
Zenology FX | Desired effects

Master of modulation.

Modulation effects include choruses, phasers, flangers, and more—and they work wonders on synths and other keyboard instruments. This is how you add movement to synth parts and enhance sounds so they seem to exist outside the bounds of your speakers.

Zenology FX
Zenology FX | Desired effects

Gratifying delays.

Delays add space without taking away presence and immediacy. And Roland delays are known for adding some serious drama to the recipe with feedback and modulation controls to really spice things up.

Zenology FX
Zenology FX | Desired effects

Exotic sonics.

ZENOLOGY FX includes a menagerie of unique Roland effects to propel your tracks into uncharted sonic territory. Explore the DJFX Looper and lo-fi effects from the SP-404, or the layered multi-effects of the famed JD-800 synthesizer. Or color your sounds with slicers, filters, overdrives, and other selections from the vast Roland effects legacy.

Zenology FX | Try ZENOLOGY FX for free

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Specification
Effects
93 Type
Sampling Frequency
44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz
Plug-In Formats
VST 3.6 (64 bit)
AU
AAX
System Requirements Mac OS
Operating System
macOS 10.14
macOS 10.15
macOS 11
Host Application
VST version: VST 3.6 compatible
Audio Units (AU) version: V2 Audio Units compatible
AAX compatible
CPU
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 or better (Quad-core CPU recommended)
Apple M1 Chip
RAM
2 GB or greater
Storage Space
200 MB or greater
Display Resolution and Colors
1,280 x 900 dots or higher, 16.7 million colors or greater
Other
You'll need Internet connectivity to authenticate this software.
System Requirements Windows
Operating System
Microsoft(R) Windows(R) 10

* This does not work with the Windows(R) RT.
* This does not work with the Windows(R) Phone.
* This does not work on the virtual machines such as Hyper-V, Virtual PC, or Boot Camp..
Host Application
VST version: VST 3.6 compatible
AAX compatible
CPU
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 or better
RAM
2 GB or greater
Storage Space
200 MB or greater
Display resolution and Colors
1,280 x 900 dots or higher, 24 bits Full Color or greater
Other
You'll need Internet connectivity to authenticate this software.
* Although Roland has tested numerous configurations, and has determined that on average, a computer system similar to that described above will permit normal operation of the ZENOLOGY FX Software Effects, Roland cannot guarantee that a given computer can be used satisfactorily with the ZENOLOGY FX Software Effects 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 motherboard design and the particular combination of other devices involved.

Microsoft Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

VST is a trademark and software of Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH.

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