Roland Launches Its First Music Game App

TRRECHere’s something has been a long-time coming:

Roland is pleased to announce the launch of the TR-REC GAME on Apple’s App Store and Google Play. TR-REC GAME is a rhythm entry game app for smartphones and tablets that incorporates the rhythm programming schemes used in Roland’s TR-808 and TR-8 rhythm machines.

Players can enjoy programming authentic dance music in a fun game setting. TR-REC GAME features 16 original dance music pieces, and 48 stages in all. Players receive points for tapping in the rhythmic elements correctly, and receive bonus points for completing a pattern.

To download the TR-REC GAME, click here.

Want to get your hands on a real Roland? That’s sort of the final boss of our Master Program, which ends with a course in live music synthesis. More info on that can be found here. Payment plans available!

Designing Your Perfect Sound With Z3TA+2 and Ben Cantil


The magic of today’s music lies in its ability to be created anywhere. With an entire studio’s worth of production capabilities stored on the hard drive of a compact laptop, the world is now the musician’s studio. Over the years, even synthesizers have found their way onto our laptops, providing nearly endless possibilities for effects, filters, and patches that are no longer limited by the physical space tangible synths take up. We’ll talk more about that tonight.

One such virtual synth, the Z3TA+2 from Cakewalk, is so customizable that it verges on daunting. Thankfully, Mmmmaven is lucky enough to host a free master class tonight with Ben Cantil, an artist and Berklee assistant professor who has worked closely with Cakewalk as a sound designer.

Cantil’s workshop will illustrate how exactly electronic artists can use Z3TA+2 to customize tracks and design unique sounds, all while relieving any potential stress that comes with learning a new software.

Z3TA+2 prides itself on its applicability to all producers, regardless of preferred genre. Whether you’re dreaming of gracing major festival stages with your big room house tracks or entertaining Berlin club-goers with deep techno, this virtual synth will help you get the exact sound you want thanks to its waveshaping capabilities, 2,000-plus presets, and customizable FX.

All it takes is an understanding on the user’s part to harness the total power Z3TA+2 has to offer.

RSVP here and stop by Mmmmaven tonight to learn all about Z3TA+2 and how it can help you craft your own unique sound. If you want to get familiar with the virtual synth in the meantime, download Cakewalk’s free trial and start discovering all it has to offer.

Are you completely new to production and looking to learn more about making music with programs like Z3TA+2? Schedule a tour of Mmmmaven’s school today.