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ZR20 – Zoom R20 Portable Multitrack Recorder

Brand: Zoom


Zoom R20 Portable Multitrack Recorder

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  • Standalone Recorder or 8×4 USB Interface
  • Record up to 16 Tracks (8 at Once)
  • 8 XLR Mic Preamps, 1 with Hi-Z
  • 4.3″ Color Touchscreen Interface
  • Color-Coded Faders, Gain Knobs & Tracks
  • Onboard Editing and Effects
  • Built-In Drum Loops and Synth Sounds
  • Records to SDHC or SDXC Cards up to 1TB
  • MIDI Keyboard & MIDI File Import Support
  • 1/4″ Headphone and Main Outputs

An intuitive, all-in-one tabletop solution for recording, editing, and mixing music, the Zoom R20 Portable Multitrack Recorder merges a DAW-inspired touchscreen interface, color-coded tactile controls, and up to 16 total tracks so that solo artists and full bands alike can produce songs and let their creativity flow without relying on a computer. If a DAW-based workflow is needed, the R20 can serve as an 8×4 USB audio interface for virtually any audio production software.

The R20 is part recording console, part virtual instrument, and part effects unit; it comes loaded with eight preamps, channel strips, drum loops, synth sounds, and digital processing such as compression, EQ, gating, and more. Multiple mics, an electric guitar, headphones, speakers, and even a MIDI keyboard can be hooked up to the R20, making it a capable centerpiece for any home studio or mobile production rig.

Multitracking Made Easy

Equipped with a DAW-inspired touchscreen interface that feels instantly familiar, the R20 helps you focus on being creative by making it exceedingly easy to track, edit, and mix your songs.
Bring the Whole Band
The R20 has the best preamps and lowest noise floor of any multitrack recorder Zoom has ever designed. With six XLR inputs, two combo inputs, and 16 total tracks (record up to eight at a time), the R20 is perfect for singer-songwriters, full bands, and everything in between.
Just a Gesture Away
Navigate and edit with ease, via the R20’s 4.3″ color LCD touchscreen interface. Drag and drop, pinch, swipe, and more.
Color-Coded for Clarity
Color-coded faders, gain dials, and touchscreen track regions improve your workflow and ensure that you are always adjusting the correct channel.
Put the Pieces Together
Cut, copy, combine, and loop. The R20’s interface provides intuitive editing, so you’ll immediately feel at home.
Add Pro-Level Effects
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.
Drop the Beat
With 30 genres and 150 rhythm patterns and song form variations, the R20 can be a drummer when you need one.
Synth Sounds on Tap
Plug in a MIDI keyboard via USB Type-C or use the touchscreen to add sonic textures with the R20’s 18 built-in synth sounds.
Backing Tracks
The R20 can import and playback standard MIDI files, allowing you to import bass lines, melodies, piano parts, and more.
Record to SD Cards
The R20 records directly to SDHC or SDXC cards up to 1TB, giving you plenty of space to track your next song or album.
Monitor and Playback
The R20 has a 1/4″ headphone jack for monitoring while recording and dedicated 1/4″ line outputs for mixing on your favorite monitors.
App-Based Wireless Control
Use the Zoom BTA-1 Bluetooth adapter (available separately) to control the R20 wirelessly from an iOS device running the R20 Control App (available in 2022).
Accessibility for the Visually Impaired
Through VoiceOver and VoiceOver Gestures via the R20 Control App (available in 2022), the R20 allows accessibility for the visually impaired.
Attention to Detail
  • Hi-Z is available on input 1 for electric guitar and bass
  • 48V phantom power is available on inputs 5-8, switchable on pairs of channels
  • The locking power adapter ensures security against accidental unplugging
  • Access a fully adjustable click track at the press of a button
  • Record audio in up to 24-bit / 44.1 kHz resolution in BWF-compliant WAV format
  • The R20 also functions as an 8-input / 4-output USB Type-C audio interface

Zoom ZR20 Specs

Form Factor Desktop
Number of Tracks WAV:
Maximum Simultaneous Tracks 8 x Recording / 16 x Playback (at 44.1 kHz)
Display 4.3″ Color LCD Touchscreen
Maximum Sampling Rate 44.1 kHz / 24-Bit
Number of Microphone Preamps 8 Preamps
Built-In Microphone None
Input Level Adjustment 8 x Knob
Number of Headphone Mixes 1 x Master
Sample Pads None
Signal Processing
Pad None
Gain/Trim Range +6 to +50 dB
High-Pass Filter None
EQ Input Channels:
3-Band EQ
EQ Parameters High: ±12 dB at 10 kHz
Mid: ±12 dB at 2.5 kHz
Low: ±12 dB at 100 Hz
Dynamic Processing Input Channels:
Compressor, Limiter, Gate
Built-In Effects Distortion
Analog Audio I/O 1 x Combo XLR-1/4″ TRS Balanced/Unbalanced Mic/Line/Hi-Z Input
1 x Combo XLR-1/4″ TRS Balanced/Unbalanced Mic/Line Input
6 x XLR 3-Pin Balanced Mic/Line Input
2 x 1/4″ TRS Balanced Line Output
1 x 1/4″ TRS Unbalanced Headphone Output
Phantom Power 48 V, Selectable On/Off (on 4 Channels)
Digital Audio I/O None
Host Connection Protocol USB 2.0
USB (Non-Host) 1 x USB Type-A (Remote)
Sync I/O None
Network I/O None
Wireless Connectivity None
Frequency Response Mic, Line Inputs:
20 Hz to 20 kHz -1 dB
Maximum Input Level Mic/Line Inputs:
+4 dBu for 0 dBFS
Maximum Output Level Line Outputs:
+14 dBu
Headphone Output Power 20 mW per Channel into 32 Ohms
Impedance XLR Mic Inputs:
3.9 Kilohms
1/4″ Line Inputs:
5.3 Kilohms
Hi-Z Inputs:
1 Megohm
Line Outputs:
200 Ohms
Headphone Outputs:
33 Ohms
EIN Mic Inputs:
≤ -121 dBu A-Weighted (150-Ohm Source, +40 dB Gain)
Digital Audio
Audio File Formats BWF
Sample Rates 44.1 kHz (BWF)
Bit Depths 16 / 24-Bit
Sync Sources Internal
Audio Storage & Playback
Supported Media SDHC Card, SDXC Card
Memory Card Slot 1 x SDXC
Supported Media Capacity SDHC:
4 GB Minimum to 32 GB Maximum
64 GB Minimum to 1 TB Maximum
OS Compatibility macOS
*As of November, 2021: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
Supported Drivers/API & Plug-Ins macOS Class-Compliant (No Driver Needed)
Windows Driver Downloadable from Manufacturer
Required Hardware Available USB Port
Power Requirements AC/DC Power Adapter (Included)
AC Input Power Not Specified by Manufacturer
AC/DC Power Adapter 12 VDC at 2 A, Center-Positive (Included)
Power Consumption 11 W (Maximum)
Dimensions 14.9 x 8.1 x 2.3″ / 37.8 x 20.6 x 5.8 cm
Weight 2.9 lb / 1.3 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight 4.505 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 19.7 x 9.4 x 3″
Weight 2 lbs


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