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In early April, Roland began offering the full unlocked version of Zenbeats for iOS and Android for free for the time being through the #rolandathome initiative. The giveaway garnered attention from Yahoo Finance, Discchord, KEXP, Trend Hunter, CDBaby Podcast, The Verge, and other outlets.
Whether making a first beat or tracking a full song, Zenbeats' sounds and on-screen instruments make creation easy for first-timers and experienced musicians alike.
Users can develop an idea on a mobile device, then quickly export it for sharing and collaboration. Zenbeats also includes in-app lessons to sharpen musical skills.
The full mobile version of Zenbeats iOS & Android Unlock V1 includes:
With the 1.2 update, Zenbeats offers full Bluetooth MIDI integration. Users can utilize any Bluetooth-supported MIDI device, allowing for complete cable-free composing and track building. Zenbeats 1.2 also features Roland Cloud integration, allowing paid Roland Cloud members and Roland Account holders to use instruments—including ZENOLOGY—on macOS and Windows platforms. No purchase is required. Zenbeats MultiVerb, a brand-new effect features multiple halls, rooms, and plate reverb effects.
Zenbeats 1.2 also features MIDI effect routing to record output, MIDI Output support for Android, and Plug & Play functionality with A-88MIKII for Android. Other enhancements include a new fader style for Mixer, gesture scrolling, drum machine optimizations, and plugin browser.
Ultimate owners receive three new sound packs with the 1.2 update: Tone Ringer's electric pianos, the atmospheric sounds of Ambient Dreamscaper 2, and Indie Drums.
Roland Zenbeats is a music creation app designed to keep users 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 dynamic, accessible environment.