Roland has released Zenbeats 3.0, its free beatmaking app for Android, iOS, Mac & Windows.
Zenbeats 3.0 features the new ZR1 Drum Sampler, Group Tracks, Drag and Drop MIDI to Audio Conversion and more.
Here’s what’s new in Zenbeats 3.0:
- ZR1 Drum Sampler
- Sample and import right into Drum Pads
- Slice Editing
- Mixer Integration
- Sound Browser and Discovery Enhancements
- Album Art
- Favorites feature
- Group Tracks with nested folders
- New dynamic UI along with dozens of additional enhancements
Here’s the official video intro:
Pricing and Availability
Zenbeats is a free download with In-App purchases, including:
- 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.
5 thoughts on “Roland Zenbeats 3.0 Features New Drum Sampler, MIDI To Audio Conversion & More”
every time i hear any branding having to do with Roland’s ZEN_XXXX, my instinctive reaction is the opposite of ZEN.
14,000 presets in the Max set? That’s Omnisphere territory. If you take on 3 or 4 environments this big, how much time will you spend using each one rather than just reviewing sounds? It can become a serious time trap, so make sure you’re pretty wild for the basic overall tone of the company’s instruments beforehand. I like the Roland sound, but it makes better sense to have ‘band members’ from different places. I’d never give up my Korgs, but I have several softsynths that blend with them like mad. Talk about broad string sections….
Absolutely love Zenbeats. It’s pretty much all I use on PC now. Sometimes I renew my Presonus sub but getting so I never have to anymore. I just dig the workflow so much.
Exactly Bob, I’ve been addicted to the zen workflow since 1.0 and because of missing features (primarily sidechaining, which I still just use automation as workaround) I’ve tried many other DAWs but none of them feel as fluid in flow as ZB. Ive spent a good amount of time learning others properly but as soon as I fire up zenbeats again I feel at home. I imagine by 4.0 it will be damn near perfect.