Zoom R20 Multitrack Recorder

Zoom R20 Multitrack Recorder
Zoom R20 Multitrack RecorderZoom R20 Multitrack RecorderZoom R20 Multitrack RecorderZoom R20 Multitrack Recorder

Zoom R20 Multitrack Recorder

Multitrack recording - easier than ever before

The R20's touchscreen interface makes it incredibly easy to record, edit and mix songs, so you can focus on the music. The R20 offers the best preamps of any multitrack recorder Zoom has ever designed. With six XLR and two combo inputs and 16 recording tracks, the R20 is the perfect solution for singer-songwriters and bands.

18 integrated synth sounds

Connect a MIDI keyboard to the R20 via the USB-C port, or use the touchscreen to create sound textures with the built-in synthesiser.

Backing tracks in a snap

The R20 supports traditional MIDI files to import and play back bass lines, melodies, piano parts, and more.

Monitoring and playback

The R20 offers a headphone jack for monitoring during recording, as well as separate outputs for connecting your favourite monitors for mixing.

Recording to SD card

The R20 can record directly to up to 1TB SDHC or SDXC cards, giving you plenty of space to record your next song or album.

This is creativity at your fingertips.

The R20's 4.3" LCD touchscreen makes navigating and editing easy.

Important details

The new locking Zoom power adapter provides security against accidental unplugging.

Clear colour coding

Optimise your workflow with colour-coded faders, gain controls and track regions on the touchscreen. This ensures that you always edit the right channel. Cut, copy, combine and loop. The R20's user interface allows intuitive editing.

Versatile drums and effects

Spice up your recordings and mixes with professional effects like EQ, compression, etc. 30 genres, 150 rhythm patterns and song variations - where else can you find such a versatile drummer?

Wireless app control

With the help of the optionally available Zoom BTA-1* Bluetooth adapter, you can control your R20 wirelessly via your iOS device.

Valuable features for the visually impaired 

As the first multitrack recorder, the R20 can also be operated by visually impaired people via the app functions VoiceOver and VoiceOver gestures.


  • 4.3" colour LCD touch screen
  • Intuitive, DAW-inspired user interface
  • Recording on up to 16 tracks (up to 8 simultaneously)
  • Eight XLR mic preamps including two combo jacks for Mic/Line/Instrument
  • Hi-Z switchable for input 1
  • 48V phantom power switchable for Input 5 - 8
  • Colour-coded volume faders, gain controls and tracks
  • Integrated editor and effects
  • Pre-installed and user-creatable drum loops
  • Optional BTA-1 Bluetooth adapter for control via the R20 app for smartphones
  • USB-C audio interface with 8 inputs and 4 outputs
  • Record directly to SDHC cards with up to 32 GB or SDXC cards with up to 1 TB capacity
  • WAV format with 44.1 kHz,16/24 bit
  • Compatible with Guitar Lab




XLR/TRS combo jacks x 2
XLR x 6

Input Gain -3 - +40 dB
Input Impedance

XLR: 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 +40dB/150Ω input
Frequency response –1.0 dB: 20 Hz – 20 kHz


Master Out
Connectors 2 TRS phone jacks (balanced)
Maximum output level +14 dBu
Output Impedance 200 Ω
Connector 1 standard stereo phone jack
Maximu output level 20 mW + 20 mW (into 32Ω load)
Output Impedance 33Ω

Track Settings


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

Send Effect
Stereo Link


Maximum simultaneous recording tracks 8
Maximum simultaneous playback tracks 16
Recording format 44.1kHz, 16/24-bit, mono/stereo WAV
Recording media 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
Guitar Lab Compatible? Yes


Time Signatures 3/4, 4/4, 6/8
Tempo Range 40.0 - 250.0 BPM

Rhythm Loops

Sound source format PCM
Number of Loops 150 or more


Polyphony 8
Sound Source format FM
Number of Sound Types 18 (including PCM drum kit)



Use a USB cable that supports data transfer
USB bus power is not supported

Audio Interface Operation
Stereo Mix

USB 2.0 Full Speed
44.1 kHz, 24-bit


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


Tuner Chromatic/Guitar/Bass/Open A/Open D/Open E/Open G/DADGAD
Display 4.3" (480x272) full-colour touchscreen LCD
Remote Dedicated wireless adapter (ZOOM BTA-1)
Power AC adapter (ZOOM ZAD-1220); 12 V/2.0 A
Power Consumption 11 W maximum
External Dimensions 378 mm (W) x 206 mm (D) x 58 mm (H)
Weight (unit only) 1.33 kg


Delivery Services

At Pinknoise Systems we like to offer our customers a wide choice of delivery options for their orders, and our prices are affordable and competitive. We also use only the best, most reliable couriers and delivery services to get your equipment where it needs to be - quickly and securely. Please find an outline of our services, prices and timescales below.

Delivery Times

Delivery times are based on when the package(s) leaves our premises. Sometimes, due to stock restrictions or a non-completed order, delivery may take longer as there is a delay with couriers, which is unfortunately out of our hands. If your order is urgent, or details change, please do let us know.
For full details, fees, and time schedules, please see our Delivery Information page.

Returns & Refunds

New items: You can return goods you have ordered from us for any reason, at any time within 30 working days of receipt (14 to initiate the process), for a full refund or for an exchange for a different product from our range. Items must be packed suitably and insured for full loss in the event of a delivery problem. Pinknoise Systems will not be responsible for lost or damaged return goods. Lost or damaged goods may affect the level of refund you receive. For full details of our returns policy, please click here.

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Model:  ZOOM-R20
Part No.:  R20
Manufacturer:  Zoom

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825 802

International Delivery

International delivery

We ship across Europe and around the world and have a multitude of shipping options available to our international customers during the checkout, including express delivery for urgent orders.


We have a next day shipping option available for the UK with our DPD courier service, which features delivery alerts, personal delivery preferences and driver tracking with the DPD mobile app.


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Zoom R20 Multitrack Recorder

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