By Eli Duxson
Release scheduled for early 2022!
Zoom announced the R20 multitrack recorder which lets you record mobile live performances, just like their strength, while now including editing and arrangement capabilities via its DAW-like touchscreen.
What would you like to know:
- Zoom has announced the R20 Multi Track Recorder offering the ultimate in recording flexibility.
- Arrangement and editing is possible through an intuitive DAW-like touchscreen interface, while also including voice command to the accompanying control app to make the device accessible to the visually impaired.
- The Zoom R20 is expected to be available in early 2022.
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The Zoom R20 is a full 16-track production station with eight mic preamps, four of which can provide phantom power and one can act as a high-Z instrument to really cover whatever you’re going to go through.
Recordings can be stored on SDHC or SDXC cards with a capacity of up to 1TB, as virtually all of its functions are accessible via a 4.3-inch color touchscreen.
Its eight physical inputs can be followed at the same time, allowing an entire group to be followed either in a single pass or with more than one drum mic setup on the first pass and overdubs afterwards, providing flexibility ultimate for your setup.
With ease of use at the forefront of thought, arrangement and editing is possible through an intuitive DAW-like touchscreen interface where all the usual swipe and pinch 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 weren’t enough, the R20 also comes with an internal sound module, containing 18 different instrument sounds and a drum kit, while connecting a keyboard or MIDI controller to the The R20’s USB-C port will allow you to play all of these sounds directly, recording the performance with your audio.
With the optional Zoom BTA-1 Bluetooth Adapter, it is also possible to control the R20 wirelessly from your iOS device, while the R20 can also import and play standard MIDI files from the SD card slot.