Zoom has announced the R20 Multi Track Recorder
14.12.2021

Zoom has announced the R20 Multi Track Recorder

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Words by Eli Duxson

Set to release early 2022!

Zoom has announced the R20 Multi Track Recorder which allows you to record mobile live performances, as is their strength, while now including editing and arranging abilities through its DAW-like touch screen.

What you need to know:

  • Zoom has announced the R20 Multi Track Recorder providing the ultimate recording flexibility.
  • Arrangement and editing is possible through an intuitive DAW-like touch interface, while also including voice control to the accompanying control app to make the device accessible to the visually impaired.
  • The Zoom R20 is set to be available early 2022.

Read all the latest product news here.

The Zoom R20 is a complete 16-track production station boasting eight mic preamps, four of which can deliver phantom power and one can act as a high-Z instrument to truly cover whatever you’ll be running through it.

Recordings can be stored on SDHC or SDXC cards which hold up to 1TB in capacity, as practically all of its functions are accessed through a 4.3” colour touchscreen. 

All eight of its physical inputs can be tracked at once which makes it possible to track a full band either in one pass, or with more than one drum mic setup on the first pass and overdubs thereafter, providing the ultimate flexibility for your setup. 

With ease of use at the forefront of their thinking, arrangement and editing is possible through an intuitive DAW-like touch interface where all the usual swiping and pinching gestures apply, while Zoom have also added voice control to the accompanying control app to make the device accessible to the visually impaired.

As if the audio aspect wasn’t enough, the R20 also comes loaded with an internal sound module, containing 18 different instrument sounds and a drum kit, while connecting a MIDI keyboard or controller to the R20’s USB-C port will let you play all of those sounds directly, recording the performances alongside your audio.

With the optional Zoom BTA-1 Bluetooth adaptor fitted, it’s also possible to control the R20 wirelessly from your iOS device, while the R20 can also import and play back standard MIDI files from the SD card slot.

For more information, head to Zoom’s website. For local inquiries, get in touch with Dynamic Music