Posting this as a way to reming anyone that bought Stagelight to switch before it is too late...
It was more or less painless and it recognized the Stagelight purchases... Only one problem the most important stuff (the MPE enabled sample instruments) does not want to download even though it shows up as bought... Hope that gets fixed as one of the big pleasures of using Stagelight is the sampler instrument with the MPE and have got the Analog Rumble pack with nice basses...
Otherwise it is essentially Stagelight with a new skin and one or two things slightly streamlined.
One good thing is that it seems that it is optimized. Had some problems with the MPE playing before that may be better now but does not fully know until have the basses that got used before.
If not having used Stagelight and have been looking at it, Zen Beats is definitively worth looking
into. Specially if wanting something more complete.
Have all the bases covered as apps like SunVox, FL Studio Mobile, G-Stomper Studio/Producer, Caustic. Just a question of preferences in workflow.
Anyway will play a little bit more with it tonight... Yesterday was the first time in many months that any music app got used so feel the urge coming on strong now and have been thinking about how to get more music made using all them tools at my disposal together with da guitar.
Roland Zenbeats - Music Creation App -Replaces Stagelight and some pain in the ass switching account...
Is this gonna be better than Stagelight?
Have no idea have not switched over to the new app yet and will do it tomorrow.
There is a 90 day limit to switch account and it is necessary to spend any credits that you may have beforehand or loose it...
Copied and pasted the process at the bottom of the post and there is more information here:
So I like Stagelight (great with the MPE keyboard control and the sampler) and do not know yet if there is any big differences with Zenbeats.
Guess that it is interesting that a company like Roland is getting into the Android space and the price is the same as it was for Stagelight.
In either case here is the Play Store info:
Find Your Creative Flow.
Roland Zenbeats is a music creation app designed to keep you 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.
Music Shouldn’t Feel Like Work—It Should Feel Like Play
Whether you’re an emerging musician or an established producer, Zenbeats makes music creation easy. Make beats, access lessons, and sample the world around you. Wherever you are, no matter what platform or device you use, capture your creative spark with Zenbeats.
Fresh Sounds—Fresh Ideas
The Zenbeats store is packed with sounds, loops, and creative tools to expand your musical palette. Search by specific genre or access the entire collection with “Ultimate” to unlock everything inside Zenbeats.
Classic Roland Sounds and Themes
Awaken your music’s possibilities with signature sounds from Roland’s legendary TR-808, TR-909, and TR-707. Choose custom skins to match the vibe of your Zenbeats mobile or home studio. Launch themes include “808 Nights" and “909 Days,” with many more to come.
Touch the Future
Roland Zenbeats’ touchscreen interface places you in a tactile music-making zone. Zenbeats arrives pre-loaded with on-screen controllers, instruments, and effects. Tap, swipe, modulate, and pitch bend sounds using gestures with Zenbeats’ on-screen instruments including drum pads, keys, and ultra-flexible note grid.
Experience core versions of all nine instruments and 14 effects with your free membership. Then, upgrade to “Ultimate” to unlock external plugin support, automation graphs, and other features.
Sample the Universe
With its phrase arpeggiator, multiple oscillators, and powerful filters, SampleVerse makes musical possibilities infinite. Play, edit, and capture sounds from your world, including acoustic instruments and live vocals.
Incorporating MIDI Polyphonic Expression, Zenbeats gives you control of each note’s parameters. MPE, paired with an intuitive touchscreen interface, makes working in Zenbeats a uniquely expressive experience.
Roland Zenbeats provides access to beatmaking tools and comes with a collection of kits and pattern presets. Craft rhythms with classic Roland sounds, kits, and grooves. Audition and sequence drum sounds, then swipe from left to right to create fills, double-time hits, and ratchet effects.
Manage the Magic
Streamline your creative process by accessing and recalling song templates from a single dashboard interface. With Zenbeats, you can open, search, rename, even add personalized art to your songs. Save your work to GoogleDrive, OneDrive, and other cloud-based locations. Share tracks with your musical partners and collaborate. Finally, when the time is right, show your work off online via SoundCloud.
Beginner’s Mind Meets Professional Power
Features like loop-building, beat-sync, and key lock make Zenbeats the perfect platform for aspiring songwriters, beatmakers, and producers.
As a bonus, included with Zenbeats are tutorials like “Using the Loop Browser,” “Using the Audio Editor,” and others to elevate your music-making.
Start using Zenbeats for free. Then, upgrade to unlock more features.
-Unlimited audio and MIDI tracks
-Nine instruments with full features
-Basic song sharing
Zenbeats Android Unlock V1 ($14.99)
Unlock Zenbeats for your Android and ChromeOS devices.
-All 23 instruments and effects fully unlocked
-Sampleverse plus 500MB content pack
-Unlocked mixing features
-Pro export options including stems
Zenbeats Ultimate V1 ($149.99)
Get an all-access VIP pass to Zenbeats and every loop and preset pack. Ultimate unlocks all Zenbeats features across all platforms and devices.
-All in-app loop packs included
-All in-app preset packs included
-Over 6000 sounds
How do I transfer purchased features and content into Zenbeats?For a limited time, you can transfer features and content purchases to your new Zenbeats* account. Follow the steps listed below. Some content will not transfer**.
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Musical android You can do it! It will feel amazing afterwards!!!