Free audio recording app from Roland is a pocket studio for producers old and new
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Super-simple Zentracker is a new free music making app for Android and iOS.
Download this music production app free from Roland and you can record music wherever you are, on the bus or on your lunch break. Zentracker is a multi-track recording studio within your phone, available as a free app for iOS and Android, or with extra features in a subscription version.
The app is designed to be really easy to use, offering quick recording on mobile devices without having to get to grips with a complicated DAW interface. Once you’ve recorded some ideas or even finished a whole track on the app you can export stems and tracks to a DAW easily using Microsoft OneDrive or Google Drive.
Zentracker has an unlimited number of audio tracks and boasts full recording, editing and mixing capabilities within the app. You also get more than 200 audio loops, audio editing with effects like stretch and reverse, and track freezing.
The controls are optimized for touch. The app has 16 audio effects on the mixer and timeline automation, with two track effects and sends on each channel. There’s also AUv3 audio effects plugin support for users on iOS devices.
That’s quite a lot of recording capabilities for a free app. You get more features if you get a Roland Cloud membership, including virtual instruments and unlimited track sends, but the free version of Zentracker seems like it would be a classy choice for beginners or producers looking to sketch out their ideas on the fly.
Check out Zentracker here – it’s free to download and use.
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