Open Labs announced that Stagelight and Stagelight team have been acquired by Roland Corporation. Under Roland, development has proceeded at a rapid pace, and the company has announced immediate availability of the next version of Stagelight, now known as Roland Zenbeats.
As a part of Roland’s historic family of products, Zenbeats features genuine Roland sounds as well as a sleek new interface. Zenbeats includes expressive on-screen instruments, 3rd party plugin integration including drag and drop support, collaborative jamming via Ableton Link, streamlined cloud support, and enhanced exporting options.
Open Labs says that all Stagelight credits will be honored through December 31, 2019. Users must spend their remaining credits in Stagelight before making the transition to Zenbeats. You may continue to use Stagelight after this date, however, downloads and support services will be discontinued as of January 1st 2020.
Open Labs also wants you to know that Roland Zenbeats is not available in all countries at this time. They recommend that you follow Roland Zenbeats on social media for future announcements concerning expanded availability. Roland has big plans going forward, and Open Labs encourages all Stagelight customers to upgrade to Zenbeats today.
It is also worth noting that Zenbeats requires a free Roland Backstage account.