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Cakewalk V-Studio 20 Stereo Audio Interface

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The Roland V-Studio 20 audio interface fulfills the dreams of guitarists who desire BOSS guitar effects and Roland's breakthrough COSM modeling built into a powerful hardware and recording software bu... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Roland V-Studio 20 audio interface fulfills the dreams of guitarists who desire BOSS guitar effects and Roland's breakthrough COSM modeling built into a powerful hardware and recording software bundle.

The Roland V-Studio 20 matches the simplicity of a portable, hardware recording system with the power, flexibility, and control of modern computer-based recording. Whether you're at home or on the road, you can easily connect a guitar or mic to the Roland VS-20 hardware and dial up genuine BOSS sounds. Once you're ready, the audio interface lets you record directly to your computer for further editing and mixing using Cakewalk Guitar Tracks recording software. Don't settle for imitations”choose an audio interface from a brand you can trust to deliver the best recording solutions for today's musicians.

Note: The V-Studio now supports both Macintosh as well as PC. Guitar tracks pro will not work but the COSM editor and interface will on a Mac and will now control Logic and Garage band.


  • Get high-quality recordings with a stereo audio interface
  • Compact, portable, and USB bus powered”perfect for mobile recording
  • Control your mix and playback with real faders, knobs, and buttons
  • Incredible tones from zero latency, hardware COSM DSP effects with software control
  • 36 genuine BOSS effects with COSM Effects Editor
  • Easy-to-use hardware matches Cakewalk Guitar Tracks software with tight integration
  • Includes connections for monitors, headphones, pedals, and footswitches
  • Supports both Mac and PCs
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
  • 512MB RAM (1+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 /Windows 7 Home Premium (32-bit)*
  • Intel Atom or AMD Athlon Neo Processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 100MB for core program (6GB 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
  • Number of input Channels: 2
  • Digital Signal Processing: Maximum 24-bit (depending on software)
  • Sampling frequency: 44.1kHz
  • Frequency response: 2020Hz to 20kHz (+0/-3dB)
  • Residual noise level: 90dBu or less (INPUT: GUITAR/BASS, 47k? terminated, INPUT SENS knob = center, DIRECT MONITOR knob = center, OUTPUT LEVEL knob = center)
  • Nominal input level: GUITAR/BASS: -10dBu, MIC 2: -40dBu, LINE: -10 dBu
  • Input impedance: GUITAR/BASS: 1M?, MIC 2: 4 k?, LINE: 10k?
  • Nominal output level: OUTPUT: -10dBu
  • Output impedance:
  • Output: 2k?, Phones: 44?
  • Recommended load impedance: Outpt: 20k? or greater, Phones: 32-100?
  • 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
  • Dimensions (WxDxH): 299mm x 144mm x 53mm, 11-13/16" x 5-11/16" x 2-1/8"
  • Weight: 760g, 1 lb. 11 oz. (VS-20 hardware)
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(38 of 39 customers found this review helpful)


Great for beginners

By Mr. Bruce

from DC

I purchased this unit after conducting countless hours of research on home based recording. I was drawn to it due to Cakewalk marketing the VS-20 as a solution for mobile recording, and for those of us with netbooks. I viewed all the available information at the Cakewalk website, read several reviews, and decided to give it a shot. I had compared it against units like the Line 6 UX2, and chose it due to its low computer system requirements, and previous experience with SONAR/Guitar Tracks; which I find to be very stable software programs, at least in my low-end computer. My ASUS 1201N netbook runs beautifully with this unit. Thus far I have recorded 2 tracks simultaneously, and edited/mixed up to 8 all with effects running. So far I have encountered no clicks, pops, or other issues. I will advise that I followed Cakewalks installation and set-up instructions very well, and only had one ASIO issue which the Guitar-Tracks software help-menu showed me how to correct quickly. Overall, I view this as a way for a beginner like me to enter home based, and mobile recording; as well as providing an interface that will grow with my hobby over time. To sum it up, this product delivers everything that Cakewalk promised and a few pleasant surprises too.

(23 of 24 customers found this review helpful)


Very easy and fun to use.

By Leo

from Chicago, IL

This is a step up, or maybe a step left for me. My previous recording tool was a BOSS BR-600 that I used copiously over the past 4 years. So as you can image, having everything on the monitor is fabulous. I no longer have to scroll thru a menu to increase the high end on a track! Fabulous. Set-up is a breeze. BOSS has definitely improved their COSM technology. The amp sims sound considerably better on this than on my old BR-600. Setting up a sound is super easy with the on screen editor. It would be nice if they had more routing options for the guitar signal. For example you can't put your modulation or delay before the amp. There is also no settings for cabinets or mics. But that's nitpicking. There are still plenty of options to get a variety of tones quickly which I think is the idea. I think I going to have some fun with this product!

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


highest quality-fastest song creation!!!

By mickeyratt

from newtonville, nj

I have worked with guitar tracks pro in the past and was very pleased..I just picked up the cakewalk v-20 and it is amazing..I can create a full blown song and publish it all in the same day. I also purchased sonar x-1 essentials and the v-20 interface works with it as well. The guitar tracks software that comes with the v-20 are the most simple and powerful tools avail. on the market. anybody with even the smallest lick of talent and very little computer or recording skills can navigate the v-20 with ease and create someting that sounds like it just came from the most professional studio! bang for your buck ....period!!!!!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Amazed & Delighted!

By Steven McDonald

from O Fallon, Missouri

First time using a product like this. Easy to get started and did everything I wanted to do better than I expected. For the price you can't go wrong. Everything you need to start recording in one package.

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