Roland RC-20 Phrase Recorder

Roland Updated: 2009-02-12 RSS
Roland RC-20 Phrase Recorder

The RC-20 Loop Station™ is the first compact phrase recording and sampling pedal that's actually easy to use. A long sampling time of up to 5 1/2 minutes, helpful Guide Click and Loop Quantize functions, Realtime Tempo Change and hands-free control make the RC-20 a "must-own" pedal for musicians looking to create and play back loops "on the fly."

* World's most powerful phrase recording/sampling pedal
* Guide Click and Loop Quantize functions for quick, easy creation of perfect loops using footpedals
* Realtime Tempo Change function allows for changing recorded samples' tempo without changing pitch
* Overdub function allows for creation of "sound-on-sound" loops
* Stores up to 10 looped phrases and 1 "one-shot" phrase, even after power-off
* 5 1/2 minutes total sampling time
* Mic input, Instrument input and Auxiliary input for sampling vocals or pre-recorded audio–even simultaneously
* Auto Start begins sampling automatically with incoming audio
* Reverse sample playback on the fly


Nominal Input Level
- INPUT: -20 dBu (variable)
- MIC: -40 dBu (variable)
- AUX IN: -10 dBu
Input Impedance
- INPUT: 1 M ohms
- MIC: 1 k ohms
- AUX IN: 47 k ohms
Nominal Output Level
- OUTPUT: -20 dBu
Output Impedance
- 1 k ohms
Recommended Load Impedance
- 10 k ohms or greater
Internal Memory Recording Time
- 5 min. 30 sec. (max.), 10 loop phrases + 1 one-shot phrase (max.)
- INST Jack, MIC Jack, AUX IN Jack (Stereo miniature phone type), PHRASE SHIFT Jack, REVERSE Jack, OUTPUT Jack
Power Supply
- DC 9V: Dry battery (AA type) x 6, AC Adaptor
Current Draw
- 85 mA (9V max.) (Expected battery life under continuous use; [Carbon: 9 hours], [Alkaline: 25 hours] These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.)
- Owner's Manual, Dry battery (AA type) x 6 (We recommend that alkaline batteries be used when replacing the batteries.), Sound Library for RC-20 (Sample Phrase CD)