Roland Zenbeats 4+

Roland Corporation

    • 3.5 • 179 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Description

Zenbeats 3.0 is here!
https://youtu.be/us-s8u-g4xU

Find your creative flow.

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



The app is your instrument.

Whether you’re an emerging musician or an established producer, Zenbeats makes music creation easy. Build beats, compose full multitrack songs, or sample the world around you. Wherever you are, no matter what platform or device you use, capture your creative spark with Zenbeats.



A universe of sound.

Whatever style you’re working in, you’ll find the perfect sounds for your tracks in Zenbeats. From vintage Roland JUNO and JUPITER tones to diverse and progressive instruments for any genre, the 14,000-plus presets will keep your compositions fresh and exciting.



ZR1. The future of beatmaking.

Our ZR1 Drum Sampler is a new kind of beat machine. Fast track your percussive prowess with seminal Roland drum tones from the TR-808, TR-909, and more.



Sample your world.

Sample and import directly into ZR1’s drum pads with the touch of a finger.



Edit. Refine. Repeat.

Tweak your sounds with advanced editing functionality. Manipulate and chop your one-shot samples with the slice editor and quickly crop and fade as needed.



ZC1. Roland’s most advanced synth engine.

ZC1 is a versatile synthesizer based on our powerful ZEN-Core Synthesis System. The free version features signature Roland synth sounds and 60 presets, driven by a sleek touch-based interface with an X/Y pad for easy sound manipulation. When you unlock the full version of ZC1, you get over 900 additional presets and 90 MFX that are all fully compatible with ZENOLOGY and supported ZEN-Core hardware.



Deep MIDI and audio power at your fingertips.

The Zenbeats ecosystem offers tons of time-saving tools to document, edit, and refine your ideas. Quickly capture and play sounds with LoopBuilder, or use a traditional approach with the Timeline view for more sophisticated arrangements and automation options.



Fresh sounds. Fresh ideas.

The Zenbeats Store is loaded with sounds, loops, and creative tools to expand your musical palette. Whatever sound or genre you’re chasing, the Zenbeats Store has you covered. All sounds are royalty-free and new tones are added weekly.



Mix and match.

With the full-screen mixer view, it’s simple to control volume, filter, panning, and more. Browse through 17 native FX, EQ tracks to your liking, and balance all your audio, instrument, and drum tracks from one streamlined location.



Easy Sharing.

Effortless transfers between phone, tablet, and desktop make the distance between you and your finished product even shorter. Use Google Drive™ or OneDrive to share Zenbeats projects and export stems and loops for use in other DAWs.



Free, unlock, or membership. 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 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. 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: Get all features, instruments, effects, and store packs on all platforms and devices.


Roland Cloud Membership: All Roland Cloud membership tiers include Zenbeats Max Unlock. All memberships come with Zenbeats Max Unlock for as little as $2.99 USD per month.

What’s New

Version 3.0.0

Zenbeats 3.0 is here!


Introducing ZR1 Drum Sampler
- Sample and import right into Drum Pads
- Slice Editing
- Mixer Integration
- and more


Sound Browser and Discovery Enhancements
- Album Art
- Favorites feature


Group Tracks with nested folders


New dynamic UI along with dozens of additional enhancements

See https://www.roland.com/us/products/rc_zenbeats/ for more info

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
179 Ratings

179 Ratings

Dr Who Loves Me, Who Loves Me Not. ,

Great, but crashes a lot when trying to do more.

Started using this app as a fast way to create some simple beats and work on song structure. Sounds great, lots of options and a fairly intuitive, pleasing interface.

I quickly found out after playing with the app for twenty minutes that even a simple 1 bar beat loop with 4 preloaded sounds (no effects, or automations) is about all this app can handle. As soon as you go to add an effect to a sound the app just crashes, no way to restore what you were working on or anything. SAVE OFTEN!

A ton of potential, but with as much time and effort I have lost to this app’s unexpected crashing it’s not worth spending time with in its present state.

If you want a simple 4 sound loop with no enhancements, effects, or processing it’s fine. If you want something to flesh out ideas, be able to modify the sounds, and be able to save your work when you get things to where you want them without the app crashing look elsewhere for now.

iOS 13.4.1 on 2019 iPad Pro 11” 256.

May 18th update: Several of the guided tutorials in the app are broken. When it asks you to click the bottom left arrow to expand the left side-panel you cannot progress through the tutorial, the only button in the dialogue window is ‘back’ and not next. The tutorial does not register whether you have pressed the arrow to expand the left side-panel, even repeatedly.

Developer Response ,

Hi there!

Sorry you had an issue and thank you for the report! We'll look at the lesson issue. Please note there is much more than simple 4 loop sounds. I recommend signing up for one of our free live tutorial classes or create a support ticket at https://www.roland.com/backstage/#/zenbeats-support We are here to help!

Codowlsky Polopumus ,

This thing is amazing now. The amount of improvement is staggering!

Let me start out by saying Ive been checking in on this app off and on for maybe 6-8 months (just a best guess). My first impression was “ah, this is awesome - real potential here”. But then the bugs and crashes and freezes got me.

I’ve checked back maybe every 45 days or something since then and it’s just been rock solid, steady improvement after steady improvement after steady improvement. I think I own just about every music production app worth owning on iOS these days (and scores of apps not worth owning!) and I have to say, never before have I ever seen an app improve consistently like this. Ever. No where even close that I can think of. This thing has just gotten better and better and better. Now it’s super stable, reliable, powerful and for my money, the best tool for top to bottom on iOS at the moment. I said it. I believe it.

I’m all about Roland these days, extremely refreshing, extremely impressive. This brand has earned my respect and I can’t wait to see what the future has in store.

Developer Response ,

Hi Codowlsky,

Thanks for taking the time to review. We'd love to hear more about your frustration points. Contact us at https://www.roland.com/backstage/#/zenbeats-support and we'll be here to listen.

808's & snares ,

iOS 13 please fix

I switched from stage light to Zenbeats the moment I found out about the merger and new app was released.... I loved everything about it.... wanted it to be my DAW for my iPhone am Ipad.... PERIOD.... then last night I updated my software to iOS 13 and now the bugs have begun... piano mode is glitching badddd, audio files that have been imported will lose sound randomly while playing, the drum sequencer will intermittently not let you click in notes towards the end of the pattern...longer load time for app to start up, etc... I know it’s new and so is the update and I have a lot of faith in the good peeps over at Roland.... please get this fixed ASAP so I can continue producing and tel the world about how amazing this app is! Thank you in advance!!!!

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for your feedback! We are in the process of logging and eliminating issues with iOS 13. Check often for Zenbeats updates and, rest assured, all of these issues will be addressed as quickly as possible. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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