Advanced Software Synthesizer

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Design your sound.

Harness the vast power of the ZEN-Core Synthesis System and dive deep into the world of custom sound design with ZENOLOGY Pro. You get the amazing sound quality and efficiency of ZENOLOGY, plus an expansive interface to craft all-new sounds that inspire your music.

+ Standard Features

  • ZEN-Core Synthesis System with full editing capabilities
  • Over 3500 patches and drum kits, easily expandable to over 7000
  • Powerful synth architecture with up to four partials per tone
  • 4 oscillators with 9 virtual analog waveforms, Supersaw, noise, PCM, and PCM SYNC
  • 1840 PCM waveforms, easily expandable to over 7000
  • 10 filter types, including JUPITER and other iconic models
  • 11 LFO shapes, including tempo-synced Step LFOs with 37 curves per step
  • 90 effects, including vintage Roland processors like the JUNO-106 chorus
  • Edit in software and export to ZEN-Core hardware like FANTOM, JUPITER-X, and more
Zenology Pro
Zenology Pro | Take control

Take control.

The ZEN-Core Synthesis System features an array of detailed parameters to develop big, complex sounds with animated movement. With its clear, resizable interface and multiple edit views, ZENOLOGY Pro provides full access to every aspect of ZEN-Core, letting you create sounds you've only imagined.
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Go deep.

ZEN-Core is ultra-flexible and based on discrete synth voices called partials—each containing an oscillator, filter, amplifier, and dual Step LFOs. You can use up to four partials simultaneously, choosing from thousands of waveforms, 10 modeled filter types, and 11 LFO shapes. Combining multiple synthesis types, lush effects, and deep modulation capabilities, you're able to build stunning sounds that spark new ideas.

Zenology Pro | Go deep
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Zenology Pro | Get moving

Get moving.

Low-frequency oscillators add movement to static sounds—and more LFOs mean more modulation possibilities. ZENOLOGY Pro has two LFOs per partial with 11 different LFO shapes. With four partials per tone, that's eight simultaneous LFOs in a patch! And the Step LFOs have 16 steps of beat-synced automation with 37 curve choices per step, perfect for creating long, evolving passages, modular-style animated textures, and sounds with deeply intricate motion.

Zenology Pro | Designer drums

Designer drums.

ZENOLOGY Pro has a huge selection of ready-to-go drum sounds, including famous Roland rhythm machines, natural acoustic kits, authentic electronic sounds, and exotic hybrid kits that use layers and combinations. Use them in your tracks as is, or mix and match them to build dreamy custom kits. You get multiple edit views for precise control over each kit piece, plus six dedicated drum compressors for maximum punch and impact.

Zenology Pro | Highly effective

Highly effective.

Roland effects processors are as revered as their legendary instrument counterparts. Sweeping JUNO-106 and CE-1 choruses, spacious delays, and unique effects like the SDD-320 Dimension D are just some of ZENOLOGY Pro's 90 effects that can shape and color your sound.

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Model perfect.

With support for our growing collection of Model Expansions, you can instantly transform ZENOLOGY Pro into an entirely different instrument with its own sonic personality, features, and preset tones. From rare and sought-after classics to the designs of tomorrow, Model Expansions give you unprecedented access to the historic and ever-evolving world of Roland synthesizers.

Zenology Pro | Model Expansions
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Zenology Pro | Designer drums

A universe of sound.

With ZENOLOGY Pro, you have thousands of patches and all the tools you need to create nearly any sound from scratch. But you can also access the ever-growing collection of Sound Packs, Wave Expansions, and Model Expansions on Roland Cloud, which provide an expansive palette of starting points to craft entirely new tones and textures.

Zenology Pro | Highly effective

Find your way.

With thousands of sounds available, ZENOLOGY Pro’s friendly and informative browser helps you find exactly what you’re looking for. Filter and organize your sounds, rate favorites, and even create custom banks—so no matter how you work, your sounds are never far away.

Zenology Pro | Hardware and software in harmony

Hardware and software in harmony.

ZENOLOGY Pro works seamlessly with compatible Roland hardware like FANTOM, JUPITER-X, and the RD-88. Use ZENOLOGY Pro to craft custom ZEN-Core tones, and use the same sounds in your DAW and hardware instruments. You can even share Model Expansion sounds between ZENOLOGY Pro and the JUPITER-X/Xm.

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Zenology Pro | Shaping the future

Shaping the future?
No time like the present.

Try ZENOLOGY Pro for free as part of a 30-day trial of Roland Cloud Pro or Ultimate membership.

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1 Part
Tone Memory Type
2 Types (Tone/Drum Kit)
Multi Effects: 90
Sampling Frequency
44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz
3,597 Tones
80 Drum kits
Tones (ZENOLOGY Lite)
176 Tones
6 Drum kits

*ZENOLOGY Lite cannot save or write user data
*ZENOLOGY Lite cannot Import or Export User Tone/Drum Kit data
Tones per bank
2,048 tones or less
*User can make new user banks
Plug-In Formats
VSTi 3.6 (64 bit)
System Requirements Mac OS
Operating System
macOS 10.13
macOS 10.14
macOS 10.15
Host Application
VST instruments (VSTi) version: VST 3.6 compatible
Audio Units (AU) version: V2 Audio Units compatible
AAX compatible
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 or better
2 GB or greater
Hard Disk
1 GB or greater
Display Resolution and Colors
1,280 x 900 dots or higher, 16.7 million colors or greater
You’ll need Internet connectivity to authenticate this software.
System Requirements Windows
Microsoft(R) Windows(R) 8.1
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 instruments (VSTi) version: VST 3.6 compatible
AAX compatible
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 or better
2 GB or greater
Hard Disk
1 GB or greater
Display resolution and Colors
1,280 x 900 dots or higher, 24 bits Full Color or greater
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 Software Synthesizer, Roland cannot guarantee that a given computer can be used satisfactorily with the ZENOLOGY Software Synthesizer 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.
ZEN-Core Model Expansions

ZEN-Core Model ExpansionsAuthentic Roland Synthesizers. Ready When You Are.

Model Expansions transform ZENOLOGY and ZEN-Core hardware into entirely different instruments with their own sonic personalities, features, and preset tones. From rare and sought-after classics to the designs of tomorrow, Model Expansions give you unprecedented access to the historic and ever evolving world of Roland synthesizers.Read more…



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