All kinds of companies have offered their apps for free or offered extensive free trials so everyone stuck inside during the coronavirus pandemic can learn new skills or be inspired. Roland – creators of iconic synthesizers and guitar effects – is the latest to join us. The company’s Zenbeats is a cross-platform digital audio workstation, allowing users to create songs on mobile, desktop and even Chrome. The base level has always been free, but the next step, Zenbeats Unlock, typically costs $ 15 and includes more instruments, effects, and presets. Roland is temporarily offering free downloads of this version at ios and Android users.
To get the free content, users must download the free Zenbeats app. From there, they can upgrade to Zenbeats Unlock. Those interested in 80s and 90s sounds will probably want to take a look at this one – Zenbeats offers several of Roland’s classic synth and drum machine sounds that have become staples of new wave genres, post-punk and techno. The app also has plenty of features to explore, so musicians stuck at home may be able to get up to speed with Zenbeats and have a decent amount of time learning how to get the most out of the software.
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