Roland bundles the Zenology Pro synth plugin with all Model Expansions in a new Collection

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Roland bundles the Zenology Pro Synthesizer plugin with all five Model Expansions (Juno-106, Jupiter-8…) in a new lifetime key Collection.

ZEN-Core is the engine and the ecosystem that the Japanese company is currently using. Whether hardware or software, it is used everywhere. If you are a user of the recent Juno-X/Jupiter-X/XM synthesizers or the Fantom workstation lineup, you benefit most from it.

Mainly because you can exchange sounds between the software and hardware but also upgrade your hardware synths with new engines. These are the Model Expansions based on vintage synth classics. Since not everyone wants to subscribe to the Roland Cloud, Roland also offers its plugins with lifetime keys. Today, Roland introduced a new collection with which you go all-in ZEN-Core.

Roland Zenology Pro Collection

Roland Zenology Pro Collection

The Zenology Pro Collection bundles the flagship Zenology Pro plugin and all five separately available Model Expansions.

As a reminder, Zenology Pro is a Synthesizer plugin based on Roland’s ZEN-Core Synthesis engine. You can find it in their latest hardware synthesizers but also plugins. It mixes multiple synthesis types, combining vintage Roland oscillators and filters with PCM waves capable of sync and cross-modulation.

It’s a multi-layer instrument with up to four layers, each containing a multi-voice oscillator, multi-type filter, amplifier, dual LFOs, and effects. In addition, you can load the Model Expansions into the Zenology Pro. These are interchangeable engines based on vintage synthesizers and can also be used in the respective hardware synths. This is the Fantom lineup and the Juno-X/Jupiter XM/X.

Zenology Pro Collection includes all five Model Expansions: Juno-106, Jupiter-8, SH-101 with polyphony, JD-800, and JX-8P.

Key Features

  • ZEN-Core Synthesis System plug-in and five Model Expansions for Mac and Windows
  • Thousands of tones and drum kits, easily expandable to over 10,000 selections
  • Clear, intuitive interfaces for free-flowing production
  • Increased polyphony over the original hardware on some models
  • Extended parameters, advanced arpeggiator, onboard effects, and more
  • Works in compatible ZEN-Core hardware
  • Swap Model Expansions and load sounds instantly
  • VST3, AU, and AAX compatibility and native support for Apple silicon
  • Available as a Lifetime Key purchase

Roland Play 4 Life

As an alternative to this bundle, Roland is currently offering a very good deal on the Roland Cloud. For a limited time, purchase one year of Roland Cloud Pro or Ultimate Membership and get free lifetime keys.

In detail: with one year Pro, you can keep a plugin; for an Ultimate year, you can keep two plugins of your choice. For example, if you opt for the large package, you get one-year Roland Cloud access for $199 and two plugins. So they cost you $99 per plugin. Not a bad deal. This deal is only available until August 8th, 2023.


Roland Zenology Pro Collection is available now for $599 as a one-time purchase. They run as a VST3, AU, and AAX on macOS (Intel + native Apple Silicon) and Windows.

More information here: Roland 

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