Roland VS-20

V-Studio 20 Audio Interface/Control Surface w/ Guitar Tracks Recording Software for Guitar & Vocals

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The Roland VS-20: A Vocalist/Guitarist's Dream Come True!

Wake up, all you guitarists and vocalists out there; the Roland V-Studio 20 has arrived! With BOSS guitar effects and Roland’s revolutionary COSM® modeling built into powerful hardware and recording software, the V-Studio 20 matches the simplicity of a portable hardware recording system with the great versatility and control of modern software recording.

Whenever, Wherever
Wherever you are, whenever inspiration strikes, you can easily hook up a guitar or a microphone to the VS-20 and load up some genuine BOSS sounds to make your recording sound just the way you want it. Once you’re set up, just hit record and then head to Cakewalk's Guitar Tracks 4 software on your computer for further arranging, editing, mixing, finalizing and even sharing through Cakewalk Publisher. You owe it to yourself to put your faith in Roland, Cakewalk and BOSS. They are heavy-hitting professional audio industry names you can trust to deliver the best recording equipment for any situation.

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Product Features:

  • V-Studio 20 Stereo Audio Interface/Control Surface
  • Record and playback up to 32 tracks of audio
  • Seamlessly arrange, edit, and mix your song with included Guitar Tracks 4 recording software
  • Share your music with the world through Cakewalk Publisher
  • Includes a suite of 11 stunning effects
  • Features the Roland TTS-1 synthesizer
  • Jam to 1 GB of loops, songs, and backing tracks
  • User-friendly software & hardware are tightly integrated for flawless recording
  • Phantom powered XLR input for recording vocals
  • Includes COSM® DSP effects for recording harmony, real-time pitch correction, reverb, compression & more
  • Hi-Z input for recording guitars
  • Features amp simulation and 4 virtual pedal modules with 36 BOSS effects and 50 presets
  • Portable and USB bus powered — ideal for mobile recording
  • Smoothly control your mix with real knobs, faders and buttons
  • Marvelous tones from zero-latency hardware COSM® DSP effects with software control
  • Includes I/O connections for monitors, headphones, pedals, and footswitches
  • Also found as: VS20, V-S20, V-Studio 2.0, VS2O
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty

What's In The Box?

  1. (1) VS-20 USB Audio Interface and Control Surface
  2. (1) VS-20 DVD-ROM Installation Disc (for Windows)
    • Cakewalk Guitar Tracks Recording Software
    • VS-20 Software Effects Editor
    • VS-20 USB Driver
    • Owner's Manual (PDF) in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch
  3. (1) Owner's Manual in English (see Product Summary below for PDF)
  4. (1) USB Cable

Optional Accessories:


  • Number of Input Channels: 2
  • AD/DA Conversion:
    • Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
    • Bit Depth: 24-bit maximum (depending on software)
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz (+0/-3 dB)
  • Residual Noise Level: -90 dBu or less
  •   (INPUT: GUITAR/BASS, 47 k ohm terminated, INPUT SENS knob = center, DIRECT
    MONITOR knob = center, OUTPUT LEVEL knob = center, IHF-A, Typical, Effect = OFF)
  • Nominal Input Level:
    • GUITAR/BASS: -10 dBu
    • MIC 2: -40 dBu
    • LINE: -10 dBu
  • Input Impedance:
    • GUITAR/BASS: 1 M ohm
    • MIC 2: 4 k ohms
    • LINE: 10 k ohms
  • Nominal Output Level: OUTPUT: -10 dBu
  • Output Impedance:
    • OUTPUT: 2 k ohms
    • PHONES: 44 ohms
  • Recommended Load Impedance:
    • OUTPUT: 20 k ohms
    • PHONES: 32-100 ohms
  • Connectors:
    • GUITAR/BASS: 1/4" phone type
    • MIC 2: XLR type (balanced/phantom power +48 V)
    • LINE: 1/4" phone type
    • OUTPUT: RCA pin type
    • PHONES: Stereo 1/4" phone type
    • REC/PLAY (FOOT SW): TRS 1/4" phone type
    • EXP PEDAL: TRS 1/4" phone type
    • USB: B type
  • Current Draw: 320 mA
  • Phantom Power: +48 V/10 mA
  • Weight: 1 lb. 11 oz. (0.76 kg) (VS-20 hardware)
  • Dimensions: 11-13/16" (299 mm) W x 5-11/16" (144 mm) D x 2-1/8" (53 mm) H

System Requirements:

  • USB Port
  • Windows XP (32-bit)/Windows Vista (32-bit)/Windows 7 (32-bit)*
  • Intel® Pentium® 4 1.3 GHz or AMD Athlon™ XP 1500+ or higher
  • 512 MB RAM (1+ GB recommended)
  • 100 MB for core program (6 GB recommended)
  • 1024 x 768, 16-bit color screen resolution
  • DVD-ROM drive for installation

Netbook Requirements:

  • USB Port
  • Windows 32-bit OS: XP/Vista/Win 7 (32-bit)*
  • Intel® Atom® or AMD Athlon Neo™ Processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 100 MB for core program (6 GB recommended)
  • 1024 x 600, 16-bit color screen resolution
  • DVD-ROM drive for installation
  •   * Software also available via download for Netbook users without DVD drives
An internet connection is required for viewing online video tutorials and for uploading music. Cakewalk Publisher requires you to have available web server space with FTP access privileges.

Note: Guitar Tracks 4 does not support Windows 95, 98, ME, 2000, NT, or XP x64 Professional Edition.

QuickTime support requires QuickTime 7 or higher. Guitar Tracks 4 is presented on DVD media. DVD-ROM, DVD+/-R or DVD+/-RW drive required for installation.

* This product does not support Windows XP Media Center Edition or XP Professional x64. When running Vista x64 or Windows 7 x64, Guitar Tracks runs in the 32-bit emulation layer. Macintosh computers running Microsoft Windows are not officially supported.

** This product has been tested on representative computers that meet the system requirements, but we cannot guarantee that it will operate on any computer that meets these requirements. Please be aware that even under the same conditions, differences in the operating environment may produce differences in processing capability.


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1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
90 days
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V-Studio 20 Audio Interface/Control Surface w/ Guitar Tracks Recording Software for Guitar & Vocals


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