MATRIXSYNTH: Roland Introduces $699.99 VERSELAB MV-1 Production Studio

Monday, January 11, 2021

Roland Introduces $699.99 VERSELAB MV-1 Production Studio

Make a Song in Under 10 Minutes with the Roland VERSELAB MV-1

"Roland, the creator of the TR-808, brings you the VERSELAB MV-1, an all-in-one song production studio to help you capture, refine, and finish your ideas from start to end. The fluid, hands-on workflow simplifies song creation with modern vocal recording and effects, intuitive song-writing tools, a curated ZEN-Core sound library with over 3000 sounds, on-board mixing and mastering, and so much more. VERSELAB has everything you need to make radio-ready tracks without all the complications, so you can focus on what matters most—your music.

In this video, Blackillac’s Zeale walks you through VERSELAB’s workflow, quickly creating a beat, arranging a song, recording vocals, and mixing it down. Follow along with the timestamped chapters below.

00:00 – Introducing VERSELAB MV-1
00:40 – Workflow
01:12 – Tracks
01:44 – Creating the Beat
03:16 – Bass, Melodies, and Chords
04:17 – Song Sections
05:42 – Song Mode
06:02 – Vocals
06:25 – Recording Vocal Takes
08:17 – Mixing and Mastering
08:42 – Mix Down

If you’re a VERSELAB owner, make sure to update to the latest firmware to enjoy all the latest features, and register your VERSELAB at to receive an invite to the Roland Cloud Academy, a real-time online learning platform to help you master your instrument."

"VERSELAB uses our most advanced sound engine—the ZEN-Core Synthesis System. It’s at the heart of our professional synthesizers and ensures top-notch sound quality. With Roland Cloud, you can expand the onboard library with thousands of new tones, including genre-specific Sound Packs to keep your music fresh.

Finish complete songs with inspiring hands-on workflow

Record vocals with modern effects like Auto-Pitch, Harmonizer, and Doubler

Curated collection of over 3000 sounds for modern styles from the makers of the TR-808

4x4 pads and TR-REC step sequencer for drums, basslines, and melodic parts

Songwriting tools and generators get you started and keep you flowing

Interface with your smartphone, tablet, or computer for easy file transfer

Plug-and-play integration with Roland Zenbeats app expands your production capabilities*

High-quality mixing and mastering effects for pro results

Make music on the move with power via a mobile battery or USB

Built-in mic and XLR mic input with phantom power

Stereo ¼-inch I/O, dual headphones jacks, and MIDI I/O"

And the press release:

Roland Unveils VERSELAB MV-1 Song Production Studio

All-in-One Composition Tool with Inspiring Workflow, Vocal Recording, Sequencing, ZEN-Core Sounds, and More

Los Angeles, CA, January 11, 2021 — Roland introduces VERSELAB MV-1 Song Production Studio, an innovative new composition tool for modern music creators. Offering an all-in-one design for go-everywhere production, VERSELAB allows composers to create professional multi-track songs with vocal recording, 16 velocity-sensitive pads, and Roland’s famous 16-step TR-REC rhythm sequencer. VERSELAB’s onboard ZEN-Core sound engine provides a vast library of premium instrument and rhythm sounds to choose from, while future integration with Roland’s Zenbeats music creation app will allow users to enhance their workflow with a computer or mobile device.
VERSELAB gives vocalists and beatmakers everything they need to develop songs anywhere. With templates, pattern generators, and a guided workflow that smoothly moves through the process of making tracks, VERSELAB eliminates option paralysis and lets creators focus on what matters most—finishing their music.

Users can easily record vocals via the built-in mic or an external XLR mic and add an array of contemporary effects, from auto-pitch to harmonizers. The powerful ZEN-Core engine delivers a history of classic Roland instruments and a wide range of curated sounds for quick-fire inspiration. The TR-REC sequencer and 4x4 pads provide a direct, hands-on interface that’s perfect for building drum tracks, bass lines, and melodic parts as fast as the ideas come.

VERSELAB also includes an arsenal of pro mixing and mastering effects to create polished tracks ready for distribution. Plug-and-play integration with Roland’s popular Zenbeats app will be coming soon, providing even more production options by interfacing with a computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Availability & Pricing
The VERSELAB MV-1 Song Production Studio will be available in January 2021 for $699.99.

Learn more about the VERSELAB MV-1 at


  1. Because we all remember the Roland PMA-5 as such a rolicking success.

    1. Definitely designed for a certain demographic. God help us.



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