Roland demos Zenology FX plugin for Mac & Windows (Video)

"Nearly 50 years of legendary Roland sounds and over 90 genre-defining effects..."

Roland has released a demo of Zenology FX, its software effects plugin for macOS and Windows, included as part of the Roland Cloud membership platform.

Zenology FX boasts “nearly 50 years of legendary Roland sounds, including over 90 genre-defining effects.” Roland is essentially offering up the effects from the Zen Core sound engine in a separate plugin.

Now you can harness the swirling JUNO chorus, feedback-drenched tape echo, and other storied sounds to add flavor to any instrument track or synth sound right inside your DAW.

Modulation effects include choruses, phasers, flangers, and more—and they work wonders on synths and other keyboard instruments. You can add movement to synth parts and enhance sounds so they seem to exist outside the bounds of your speakers. Plus, delays add space without taking away presence and immediacy.

ZENOLOGY FX includes a menagerie of unique Roland effects to propel your tracks into uncharted sonic territory. Explore the DJFX Looper and lo-fi effects from the SP-404, or the layered multi-effects of the famed JD-800 synthesizer. Or color your sounds with slicers, filters, overdrives, and other selections from the vast Roland effects legacy.


Zenology FX is available through Roland Cloud. All account holders (including unpaid ones) can test drive Zenology FX for free until December 31, 2021; it’s also available to all Roland Cloud members with a Core membership or greater at prices starting at $2.99/month.

Roland Cloud requires an account and a computer capable of running MacOS 10.9 or Windows 7 SP1, and a 64-bit DAW or plug-in host that supports VST, AU or AAX instrument plug-ins.

Check out some of the sound demos in this playlist:


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