28 iconic Roland Cloud AU plugins now offer native support for Apple M1 Macs

Roland Cloud Apple M1
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It’s a case of ‘vintage synth meets modern computer architecture’ over at Roland, as the company has announced that 28 of its Roland Cloud-hosted AU plugin synths now offer native support for Apple silicon Macs.

The list of updated plugins includes some stone-cold Roland classics - the likes of the TR-808, TR-909, Juno-106, and Jupiter-8. There are also plenty of emulations of more contemporary instruments, including the System-1 and System-8, as well as classic sound modules such as the JV-1080, XV-5080 and their companion expansion boards.

Zenology, which is powered by Roland’s Zen-Core engine, is now M1-compatible, too.

For the full suite of Roland Cloud instruments you’ll need a Pro membership, which will set you back $20 a month or $200 a year, though lower-priced tiers are also available.

Find out more on the Roland Cloud website.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it. 

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