Overall: 172 140 170
30-Day: 188; 7-Day: 190; Yesterday: 220
Roland Cloud is a powerful cloud-based suite of high-resolution software synthesizers and sampled instruments, connected services and software for modern music creators. The global community of artists, creators and dreamers have easy-access to an ever-growing catalog of legendary and brand-new software instruments.
Lovely library of Roland's most classic instruments. Not sure about the low rated reviews beneath me but I wasn't building out my studio around RCM. Reactivation is only needed about once every 3 months. The US is a 3rd rate Internet shop and I always have a connection.
The VSTs load quickly and have never given me any issues with bugs or lockups. Very easy on the CPU.
The Play4Life program has given me lifetime licenses for 4 synths now and I know I've got 2 more coming this year. The sample packs are extremely useful and often have MIDI available, giving you a chance to really get flexible with sounds and timing.
Would be worth it for the Zenology Synth & FX alone, but if you need some classic Roland in your life, it's a great way to go.
Windows 11/Reaper/Mixcraft 9.Read Review
To get access to retro Roland stuff which is most interesting part of offering you need to buy the highest level which is kinda expensive if you are only after their top 4 synths. You can also buy plugins for one time payment but it's very difficult to find pricing on their web pages.
as you can expect plugins checking online license very often. It means no Internet - no work. Sometimes you have Internet but their license server is not doing the best work. You can keep retrying, it will get fixed after one day.
Sound wise these plugins are average, you can find better retro gear emulation with another vendors. I would not say that Cloud is exceptionally bad, Roland just working that way and getting any kind of support is pretty difficult.Read Review
I had it, then I cancelled the subscription. I don't think they are as good an emulation as they could be...they certainly don't stand out and make me think WOW over and above any other emulations of their classic stuff. The SH101 and XV emulations were good, not sure why anybody would want a Sound Canvas emulation...some of the older ROMpler style synths really show the age of the original units. Sampling has come on a long way since then. I think the Model 84 takes the crown of best Juno 106 emulator over Rolands own offering. The 303 was ok but I ended up buying the Behringer TD3 which I love. The 808 and 909 were ok but I think I ended up preferring the D16 emulations.
The UI's are pretty horrible, finding presets and the way they use banks is awful. It just wasn't a pleasant experience. All in, they are years behind the latest developers which leads me to believe they are trading on name and reputation and just aren't putting the effort in for a premium product.