A MULTI TRACK RECORDER THAT REDEFINES ‘EASY’
With a familiar touchscreen interface, the R20 makes it insanely simple to track, edit and mix your songs, letting you focus on the music.
MUSICIANS, BE PREPARED TO GET BLOWN AWAY
The R20 has the best preamps and noise floor of any multi track recorder Zoom has ever designed. With six XLR inputs, two combo inputs, and 16 tracks of recording, the R20 is perfect for singer-songwriters to full bands.
DRAG. DROP. PINCH. SWIPE. CREATE.
Navigate and edit with ease, via the R20’s 4.3-inch color LCD touchscreen interface.
COLOR-CODED FOR CLARITY.
Improve your workflow with color-coded faders, gain dials, and touchscreen track regions, making sure you are always adjusting the correct channel.
PUT THE PIECES TOGETHER
Cut, copy, combine and loop. The R20’s interface provides intuitive editing. You’ll immediately feel at home.
SPICE THINGS UP!
Polish your tracks and mixes with professional effects such as EQ, compression, and more.
The R20 provides a full MFX processor compatible with Guitar Lab software.
THE RHYTHM IS GONNA GET YA!
30 genres, 150 rhythm patterns and song form variations, It’s hard to find a drummer this versatile.
18 BUILT-IN SYNTH SOUNDS
Plug in a MIDI keyboard via USB-C or use the touchscreen to add sonic textures with the R20’s internal synthesizer.
The R20 can import and playback standard MIDI files allowing you to import bass lines, melodies, piano parts, and more.
RECORD TO SD
The R20 records directly to SDHC or SDXC cards up to 1 TB, giving you plenty of space to track your next song or album.
MONITOR & PLAYBACK
The R20 has a headphone jack for monitoring while recording and dedicated outputs for mixing on your favorite monitors.
A VERSATILE AUDIO INTERFACE
You can use the R20 as an 8-in/4-out or a 2-in/2-out audio interface with PC, Mac, iOS and Android.
The R20 utilizes the Mackie control Protocol to allow you to use the faders and transport controls while recording with your computer and DAW.
WIRELESS CONTROL APP
Use the optional Zoom BTA-1* Bluetooth Adaptor to control the R20 wirelessly from your iOS device.
*BTA-1 available separately.
LET’S MOVE FORWARD TOGETHER.
Accessibility for the Visually Impaired
The first multi-track recorder that allows accessibility for the visually impaired, the R20 Control App features VoiceOver and VoiceOver Gestures.
- 4.3” Full-color LCD touchscreen display
- Easy-to-use DAW-inspired interface
- Record up to 16 tracks (8 simultaneously)
- Eight XLR mic preamps, including two mic/line/instrument combo jacks
- Hi-Z available on input 1 and 48V phantom power available on inputs 5-8
- Onboard editing and built-in effects
- Pre-loaded drum loops
- Optional BTA-1 Bluetooth enables wireless control via the R20 Control App
- USB-C audio interface (Multi Track Mode : 8-in / 2-out, Stereo Mode : 2-in / 2-out)
- Records directly to SDHC cards up to 32GB and SDXC cards up to 1TB
- New locking-type AC Adapter (ZAD-1220)
- Up to 24-bit /44.1kHz audio in BWF-compliant WAV
- Compatible with Guitar Lab software for Mac/Windows PC
MIC/LINE (mono): 8
MASTER OUT: 1
Connectors: XLR/TRS combo jacks x 2 XLR x 6 (XLR: 2 HOT/TRS: TIP HOT)
Input gain: +6 ~ +50 dB
Input impedance: XLR: 3.9 k OHM TRS: 5.3 k OHM/1 M OHM (when Hi-Z is ON, for INPUT 1 only)
Maximum input level: +4 dBu (@0 dBFS)
Phantom power: +48 V (INPUTS 5-8, switchable in pairs)
Equivalent input noise: -121 dBu or less (IHF-A) with +50dB/150 OHM input
Frequency response: -1.0 dB: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
Connectors: 2 TRS phone jacks (balanced)
Maximum output level: +14 dBu
Output impedance: 200 OHM
Connector: 1 standard stereo phone jack
Maximum output level: 20 mW + 20 mW (into 32 OHM load)
Output impedance: 33 OHM
– High: 10 kHz, +/-12 dB, shelving
– Middle: 2.5 kHz, +/-12 dB, peaking
– Low: 100 Hz, +/-12 dB, shelving
Maximum simultaneous recording tracks: 8
Maximum simultaneous playback tracks: 16
Recording format: 44.1kHz, 16/24-bit, mono/stereo WAV
– 4-32GB cards compatible with the SDHC specification
– 64-1TB cards compatible with the SDXC specification
Maximum number of simultaneous effects: 3 effects (One insert effect on one channel or one send effect available to all tracks)
Patch memories: 50
Tuner: Chromatic/Guitar/Bass/Open A/Open D/Open E/Open G/DADGAD
Time signatures: 3/4, 4/4, 6/8
Tempo range: 40.0-250.0 BPM
Sound source format: PCM
Number of loops: 150
Sound source format: FM
Number of sound types: 18 + PCM drum kit
4.3″ (480×272) full-color touchscreen LCD
Use a USB cable that supports data transfer. USB bus power is not supported.
USB 2.0 Full Speed
USB 2.0 High Speed
44.1 kHz, 16/24-bit
MASS STORAGE OPERATION
Host/Device: USB 2.0 High Speed (5V/500mA power supplied when host)
GUITAR LAB CONNECTION
USB 1.1 Full Speed
USB MIDI KEYBOARD CONNECTION
USB 1.1 Full Speed (5V/500mA power supplied)
DAW CONNECTION (CONTROL SURFACE) FUNCTION
USB 1.1 Full Speed
Dedicated wireless adapter (ZOOM BTA-1)
AC adapter (ZOOM ZAD-1220): 12 V/2.0 A
11 W maximum
378 mm (W) x 206 mm (D) x 58 mm (H)
Weight (unit only)
Note: 0 dBu = 0.775 V
What’s In The Box?
ZAD-1220 AC adapter
Steinberg Cubase LE Software