Cakewalk V-Studio 20 Audio Interface, Control Surface

Cakewalk V-Studio 20 Audio Interface, Control Surface

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SKU CAK-VS20
MPN VS-20
Features

The V-Studio 20 from Cakewalk is a guitarist's dream by providing BOSS guitar effects and Roland's COSM modeling built right into powerful audio interface/effects processor, along with comprehensive recording software. The package matches the simplicity of a portable, hardware recording system with the power, flexibility, and control of modern computer-based recording.

Whether at home or on the road, you can easily connect a guitar or microphone to the VS-20 hardware and dial up genuine BOSS sounds. Once you're ready, record directly to your computer for further editing and mixing using Cakewalk Guitar Tracks recording software. Built-in microphones allow for spontaneous recording that can capture that fleeting moment of inspiration.

The hardware interface features 8 faders and transport controls, along with inputs for optional control pedals. The microphone input can provide phantom power for use with condenser microphones.

Roland Cakewalk V-Studio 20 Features:
  • The VS-20 hardware combines a stereo audio interface, control surface, and built-in stereo mics
  • Get amazing guitar tones with a Hi-Z input and on-board BOSS-powered, COSM DSP effects for amp simulation and 4 virtual pedal modules (Compression, Overdrive/Distortion, Chorus/Mod, Delay) including 36 genuine BOSS effects and 50 presets
  • Record vocals with a phantom powered XLR input and get a great sound with built-in latency free COSM DSP for harmony, real-time pitch correction, reverb, compression, and more
  • Hardware and software share a similar user-interface and feature controls that make it easy for anyone to record their music
Roland Cakewalk V-Studio 20 Hardware Features:
  • Combines a stereo audio interface, control surface, and built-in stereo microphoness
  • On-board BOSS-powered, COSM DSP effects and a Hi-Z input deliver amplifier simulation and 4 virtual pedal modules (compression, overdrive/distortion, chorus/mod, delay)
  • Includes 36 real BOSS effects and 50 presets for generating amazing guitar tones
  • Record vocals with a phantom powered XLR input and get a great sound with built-in latency-free COSM DSP for harmony, real-time pitch correction, reverb, compression, and more
  • Hardware and software share a similar user-interface and feature controls that make it easy for anyone to record their music
  • Compact design and USB-bus power make the V-Studio 20 perfect for mobile recording with a laptop or Netbook
Roland Cakewalk V-Studio 20 Effects Features:
  • Compressor/FX - compressor, limiter, pedal wah, pre EQ, slow gear, single hum, hum single, AC Sim, radio voice
  • Overdrive - booster, natural, OD-1, blues, distortion, metal, core, fuzz, bass drive, vocal
  • Modulation - chorus, flanger, phaser, tremolo, pan, rotary, Uni-V, 3-band EQ
  • Delay - single, pan, stereo, modulate, analog, tempo
  • Reverb - room, hall
  • Plus - Vocal Mode with built-in harmony and pitch correct. Use standalone or in combination with guitar effects to create unique vocal sounds
  • Designed for guitarists and singer-songwriters, Guitar Tracks recording software provides powerful, streamlined recording, editing, mixing, finalizing, and sharing of music
  • Record and playback up to 32 tracks of audio
  • Easily arrange, edit, and mix your song
  • Includes a suite of 11 stunning effects
  • Features the Roland TTS-1 synthesizer
  • Jam to 1GB of loops, songs, and backing tracks
  • Tight integration with hardware for flawless recording
Specifications
Roland Cakewalk V-Studio 20 Specifications:
Inputs
1 x 1/4" TS phone Guitar/Bass 1 x XLR Microphone (48V phantom powered) 2 x 1/4" TS phone Line
Outputs
2 x RCA 1 x 1/4" TRS phone Headphone
Other Connectors
2 x 1/4" TRS phone Footswitch 1 x USB
Converters
24-bit maximum (software dependent)
Sampling Frequencies
44.1kHz
Frequency Response
20Hz to 20kHz, +0/-3.0dB
Noise
90dBu or less
Power Requirements
USB bus powered
Dimensions (WxDxH)
11.8 x 5.68 x 2.1" (299 x 144 x 53mm)
Weight
1.7 lbs (0.76kg)
Specialties
Built-in microphones allow for spur of the moment recording of ideas without needing to connect instruments and microphone
Media Details
Roland Cakewalk V-Studio 20 Overview- PRESS PLAY
System Requirements
Roland Cakewalk V-Studio 20 System Requirements:
Computer Requirements
Intel Pentium IV 1.3GHz or AMD Athlon XP 1500 or higher Windows XP (32-bit), Vista (32-bit), or Windows 7 (32-bit) 512MB RAM (1GB recommended) 1024 x 768, 16-bit color screen resolution USB Port DVD-ROM drive for installation
Netbook Requirements
Intel Atom or AMD Athlon Neo Processor Windows XP (32-bit), Vista (32-bit), or Windows 7 Home Premium (32-bit) 1GB RAM 100MB for core program (6GB recommended) 1024 x 600, 16-bit color screen resolution USB Port DVD-ROM drive for installation Software also available via download for Netbook users without DVD drives
Package Contents
  • (1) padKONTROL
  • (1) USB Cable
  • (1) USB Setup Guide
  • (1) Owner's manual
  • (1) CD-ROM containing:
  • Drivers
  • Guitar Tracks 4
  • VS-20 Editors
  • Manuals
Warranty Details Warranty InformationWarranty Information
Product: Period:
Roland Cakewalk V-Studio 20 1 Year
Reviews
  1. Great with Sonar Review by ben
    Rating

    First of all, this box is just what you want if you use Sonar or other Cakewalk software. It's a control surface, a mic input, and a complete guitar processor. You can re-amp stuff, even. It's incredible when used with Sonar because every button is integrated.

    The guitar processor is AMAZING. Chorus, delay (with tempo sync), distortion, amp simulation, etc. And it's not harsh like a lot of VST guitar sims, either. Very smooth and beautiful sound.

    It's a little bit less awesome with other DAWs, however - the control surface, as far as I can tell, doesn't work at all with any non-Sonar software. It might work with Cubase or Nuendo that allow you to map MIDI stuff manually but it'd be manual setup. It doesn't work at all with Pro Tools 9, though. The rest of it works great - its' still good for re-amping, it's still a full-fledged guitar processor, it's still a mic input, and it's still a great box. Another con is that it feels kind of flimsy and the buttons are very stiff.

    Just not quite as "do it all" as it is with Cakewalk's software. Tha'ts because Cakewalk is owned by Roland so they go together like peas and carrots.

    There are 2 condenser mics built into teh device, and I use them for Skype. They're pretty good for that, but I wouldn't use them for anything else. If you use the VS20 editor to set up effects, the effects affect the built-in mics, so if you want to sound different, you can. It's silly and kind of fun to play with in that regard.

    The Guitar Tracks software included is pretty lame - no MIDI editing at all; you have to use MIDI loops or pre-made MIDI files; you can't adjust notes, velocity, sustain, etc. AT ALL. The audio editing is pretty bare-bones, too. Sonar X1 Producer makes all those issues go away but it's not particularly cheap. (Posted on 4/3/12)

  2. A real, mobile all-in-one box Review by Johnny5
    Rating

    This is an amazing package, first and foremost. You're getting a ton of features, which I'll review in order.

    1 mic preamp - which is quiet and very transparent, and has +48v phantom power

    stereo mics built in - not something you'd want to use for a real recording but if you're just walking around with your computer, the vs-20, and a guitar (and really, who isn't?!) you can lay down a quick demo to record whatever inspiration just hit you at that time.

    A ton of effects processing - it's mostly aimed at electric guitars, with the amp simulation and various chorus/distortion/phase effects, but it's also got a very usable compressor and harmonizer which are great with vocals.

    A control surface - the only downer is that the faders aren't motorized. But still, they work and with Cakewalk software they don't even require any setup. So what you're basically getting in this little box is equivalent to a Roland Tri-Capture, a Korg nanoKontrol, a BOSS ME-25-style effects processor, and software control over the whole thing. That's a ton of value in a small package. (Posted on 7/19/11)

  3. A real, mobile all-in-one box Review by Johnny5
    Rating

    This is an amazing package, first and foremost. You're getting a ton of features, which I'll review in order.

    1 mic preamp - which is quiet and very transparent, and has +48v phantom power

    stereo mics built in - not something you'd want to use for a real recording but if you're just walking around with your computer, the vs-20, and a guitar (and really, who isn't?!) you can lay down a quick demo to record whatever inspiration just hit you at that time.

    A ton of effects processing - it's mostly aimed at electric guitars, with the amp simulation and various chorus/distortion/phase effects, but it's also got a very usable compressor and harmonizer which are great with vocals.

    A control surface - the only downer is that the faders aren't motorized. But still, they work and with Cakewalk software they don't even require any setup. So what you're basically getting in this little box is equivalent to a Roland Tri-Capture, a Korg nanoKontrol, a BOSS ME-25-style effects processor, and software control over the whole thing. That's a ton of value in a small package. (Posted on 6/25/11)

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Description

SKU CAK-VS20
MPN VS-20

Features

Features

The V-Studio 20 from Cakewalk is a guitarist's dream by providing BOSS guitar effects and Roland's COSM modeling built right into powerful audio interface/effects processor, along with comprehensive recording software. The package matches the simplicity of a portable, hardware recording system with the power, flexibility, and control of modern computer-based recording.

Whether at home or on the road, you can easily connect a guitar or microphone to the VS-20 hardware and dial up genuine BOSS sounds. Once you're ready, record directly to your computer for further editing and mixing using Cakewalk Guitar Tracks recording software. Built-in microphones allow for spontaneous recording that can capture that fleeting moment of inspiration.

The hardware interface features 8 faders and transport controls, along with inputs for optional control pedals. The microphone input can provide phantom power for use with condenser microphones.

Roland Cakewalk V-Studio 20 Features:
  • The VS-20 hardware combines a stereo audio interface, control surface, and built-in stereo mics
  • Get amazing guitar tones with a Hi-Z input and on-board BOSS-powered, COSM DSP effects for amp simulation and 4 virtual pedal modules (Compression, Overdrive/Distortion, Chorus/Mod, Delay) including 36 genuine BOSS effects and 50 presets
  • Record vocals with a phantom powered XLR input and get a great sound with built-in latency free COSM DSP for harmony, real-time pitch correction, reverb, compression, and more
  • Hardware and software share a similar user-interface and feature controls that make it easy for anyone to record their music
Roland Cakewalk V-Studio 20 Hardware Features:
  • Combines a stereo audio interface, control surface, and built-in stereo microphoness
  • On-board BOSS-powered, COSM DSP effects and a Hi-Z input deliver amplifier simulation and 4 virtual pedal modules (compression, overdrive/distortion, chorus/mod, delay)
  • Includes 36 real BOSS effects and 50 presets for generating amazing guitar tones
  • Record vocals with a phantom powered XLR input and get a great sound with built-in latency-free COSM DSP for harmony, real-time pitch correction, reverb, compression, and more
  • Hardware and software share a similar user-interface and feature controls that make it easy for anyone to record their music
  • Compact design and USB-bus power make the V-Studio 20 perfect for mobile recording with a laptop or Netbook
Roland Cakewalk V-Studio 20 Effects Features:
  • Compressor/FX - compressor, limiter, pedal wah, pre EQ, slow gear, single hum, hum single, AC Sim, radio voice
  • Overdrive - booster, natural, OD-1, blues, distortion, metal, core, fuzz, bass drive, vocal
  • Modulation - chorus, flanger, phaser, tremolo, pan, rotary, Uni-V, 3-band EQ
  • Delay - single, pan, stereo, modulate, analog, tempo
  • Reverb - room, hall
  • Plus - Vocal Mode with built-in harmony and pitch correct. Use standalone or in combination with guitar effects to create unique vocal sounds
  • Designed for guitarists and singer-songwriters, Guitar Tracks recording software provides powerful, streamlined recording, editing, mixing, finalizing, and sharing of music
  • Record and playback up to 32 tracks of audio
  • Easily arrange, edit, and mix your song
  • Includes a suite of 11 stunning effects
  • Features the Roland TTS-1 synthesizer
  • Jam to 1GB of loops, songs, and backing tracks
  • Tight integration with hardware for flawless recording

Specs

Specifications
Roland Cakewalk V-Studio 20 Specifications:
Inputs
1 x 1/4" TS phone Guitar/Bass 1 x XLR Microphone (48V phantom powered) 2 x 1/4" TS phone Line
Outputs
2 x RCA 1 x 1/4" TRS phone Headphone
Other Connectors
2 x 1/4" TRS phone Footswitch 1 x USB
Converters
24-bit maximum (software dependent)
Sampling Frequencies
44.1kHz
Frequency Response
20Hz to 20kHz, +0/-3.0dB
Noise
90dBu or less
Power Requirements
USB bus powered
Dimensions (WxDxH)
11.8 x 5.68 x 2.1" (299 x 144 x 53mm)
Weight
1.7 lbs (0.76kg)
Specialties
Built-in microphones allow for spur of the moment recording of ideas without needing to connect instruments and microphone

Media

Media Details
Roland Cakewalk V-Studio 20 Overview- PRESS PLAY

Sys Req.

System Requirements
Roland Cakewalk V-Studio 20 System Requirements:
Computer Requirements
Intel Pentium IV 1.3GHz or AMD Athlon XP 1500 or higher Windows XP (32-bit), Vista (32-bit), or Windows 7 (32-bit) 512MB RAM (1GB recommended) 1024 x 768, 16-bit color screen resolution USB Port DVD-ROM drive for installation
Netbook Requirements
Intel Atom or AMD Athlon Neo Processor Windows XP (32-bit), Vista (32-bit), or Windows 7 Home Premium (32-bit) 1GB RAM 100MB for core program (6GB recommended) 1024 x 600, 16-bit color screen resolution USB Port DVD-ROM drive for installation Software also available via download for Netbook users without DVD drives

Contents

Package Contents
  • (1) padKONTROL
  • (1) USB Cable
  • (1) USB Setup Guide
  • (1) Owner's manual
  • (1) CD-ROM containing:
  • Drivers
  • Guitar Tracks 4
  • VS-20 Editors
  • Manuals

Warranty

Warranty Details Warranty InformationWarranty Information
Product: Period:
Roland Cakewalk V-Studio 20 1 Year

Reviews

Reviews
  1. Great with Sonar Review by ben
    Rating

    First of all, this box is just what you want if you use Sonar or other Cakewalk software. It's a control surface, a mic input, and a complete guitar processor. You can re-amp stuff, even. It's incredible when used with Sonar because every button is integrated.

    The guitar processor is AMAZING. Chorus, delay (with tempo sync), distortion, amp simulation, etc. And it's not harsh like a lot of VST guitar sims, either. Very smooth and beautiful sound.

    It's a little bit less awesome with other DAWs, however - the control surface, as far as I can tell, doesn't work at all with any non-Sonar software. It might work with Cubase or Nuendo that allow you to map MIDI stuff manually but it'd be manual setup. It doesn't work at all with Pro Tools 9, though. The rest of it works great - its' still good for re-amping, it's still a full-fledged guitar processor, it's still a mic input, and it's still a great box. Another con is that it feels kind of flimsy and the buttons are very stiff.

    Just not quite as "do it all" as it is with Cakewalk's software. Tha'ts because Cakewalk is owned by Roland so they go together like peas and carrots.

    There are 2 condenser mics built into teh device, and I use them for Skype. They're pretty good for that, but I wouldn't use them for anything else. If you use the VS20 editor to set up effects, the effects affect the built-in mics, so if you want to sound different, you can. It's silly and kind of fun to play with in that regard.

    The Guitar Tracks software included is pretty lame - no MIDI editing at all; you have to use MIDI loops or pre-made MIDI files; you can't adjust notes, velocity, sustain, etc. AT ALL. The audio editing is pretty bare-bones, too. Sonar X1 Producer makes all those issues go away but it's not particularly cheap. (Posted on 4/3/12)

  2. A real, mobile all-in-one box Review by Johnny5
    Rating

    This is an amazing package, first and foremost. You're getting a ton of features, which I'll review in order.

    1 mic preamp - which is quiet and very transparent, and has +48v phantom power

    stereo mics built in - not something you'd want to use for a real recording but if you're just walking around with your computer, the vs-20, and a guitar (and really, who isn't?!) you can lay down a quick demo to record whatever inspiration just hit you at that time.

    A ton of effects processing - it's mostly aimed at electric guitars, with the amp simulation and various chorus/distortion/phase effects, but it's also got a very usable compressor and harmonizer which are great with vocals.

    A control surface - the only downer is that the faders aren't motorized. But still, they work and with Cakewalk software they don't even require any setup. So what you're basically getting in this little box is equivalent to a Roland Tri-Capture, a Korg nanoKontrol, a BOSS ME-25-style effects processor, and software control over the whole thing. That's a ton of value in a small package. (Posted on 7/19/11)

  3. A real, mobile all-in-one box Review by Johnny5
    Rating

    This is an amazing package, first and foremost. You're getting a ton of features, which I'll review in order.

    1 mic preamp - which is quiet and very transparent, and has +48v phantom power

    stereo mics built in - not something you'd want to use for a real recording but if you're just walking around with your computer, the vs-20, and a guitar (and really, who isn't?!) you can lay down a quick demo to record whatever inspiration just hit you at that time.

    A ton of effects processing - it's mostly aimed at electric guitars, with the amp simulation and various chorus/distortion/phase effects, but it's also got a very usable compressor and harmonizer which are great with vocals.

    A control surface - the only downer is that the faders aren't motorized. But still, they work and with Cakewalk software they don't even require any setup. So what you're basically getting in this little box is equivalent to a Roland Tri-Capture, a Korg nanoKontrol, a BOSS ME-25-style effects processor, and software control over the whole thing. That's a ton of value in a small package. (Posted on 6/25/11)

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