Zoom R20 Portable Multitrack Recorder

$489.99 $449.99

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Vendor: Zoom SKU: ZM-ZR20-US
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 8x4 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.

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
In the Box
  • Zoom R20 Portable Multitrack Recorder
  • ZAD-1220 AC Adapter

    Additional Information

    Zoom R20 Portable Multitrack Recorder Specs



    INPUTS MIC/LINE (mono)8
    PHONES 1




    ConnectorsXLR/TRS combo jacks × 2 XLR × 6 (XLR: 2 HOT/TRS: TIP HOT)
    Input gain+6 ~ +50 dB
    Input impedanceXLR: 3.9 kΩ TRS: 5.3 kΩ/1 MΩ (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/150Ω input
    Frequency response–1.0 dB: 20 Hz – 20 kHz




    MASTER OUTConnectors 2 TRS phone jacks (balanced)
    2 TRS phone jacks (balanced)
    Maximum output level+14 dBu
    Output impedance200 Ω
    PHONESMaximum output level 20 mW + 20 mW (into 32Ω load)
    Output impedance33 Ω




    EQ High: 10 kHz, ±12 dB, shelving
    Middle: 2.5 kHz, ±12 dB, peaking
    Low: 100 Hz, ±12 dB, shelving




    Maximum simultaneous recording tracks8
    Maximum simultaneous playback tracks16
    Recording format44.1kHz, 16/24-bit, mono/stereo WAV
    Recording media4–32GB cards compatible with the SDHC specification
    64–1TB cards compatible with the SDXC specification




    Maximum number of simultaneous effects3 effects (One insert effect on one channel or one send effect available to all tracks)
    Patch memories50
    TUNERChromatic/Guitar/Bass/Open A/Open D/Open E/Open G/DADGAD




    Time signatures3/4, 4/4, 6/8
    Tempo range40.0–250.0 BPM




    Sound source formatPCM
    Number of loops150



    Sound source formatFM
    Number of sound types18 + PCM drum kit
    Display4.3" (480×272) full-color touchscreen LCD




    ConnectorUSB Type-C
    • Use a USB cable that supports data transfer. USB bus power is not supported.
    Audio Interface Operation

    Stereo mix

    USB 2.0 Full Speed

    44.1kHz, 16/24-bit



    USB 2.0 High Speed
    44.1 kHz, 16/24-bit

    Mass Storage OperationHost/Device USB 2.0 High Speed (5V/500mA power supplied when host)
    Guitar Lab ConnectionUSB 1.1 Full Speed
    USB MIDI Keyboard ConnectionUSB 1.1 Full Speed (5V/500mA power supplied)
    DAW Connection (Control Surface) Function  USB 1.1 Full Speed




    REMOTEDedicated wireless adapter (ZOOM BTA-1)
    POWER AC adapter(ZOOM ZAD-1220): 12 V/2.0 A
    Power consumption11 W maximum
    External dimensions (W x D x H) 378 x 206 x 58mm /14.8 x 8.1 x 2.2 in

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