Inspiration can happen anywhere. The XR20 is loaded with pro-grade, industrial-strength drum, percussion, bass, synth, sound effects, vocal and instrument hit sounds and has the ability to lay them in a groove wherever and whenever you're ready. Over 700 pre-loaded sounds, and an integrated effects engine for Reverb, EQ and Compression put you in full control of your beat production. A microphone input is even included for mixing vocals with your patterns. Brilliant backlit pads provide visual cues for added beat precision. The XR20 features sounds of standard and electronic drums, single (one-shot) hits, bass and synth sounds to easily create your maximum mix in minimal time.
Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of sounds are in XR20?
XR20 has an entirely new sound set that was developed by music producers Chronic Music, containing over 700 sounds that can't be found anywhere else.
What are the blue lights for?
In addition to its blue-backlit display, the pads on XR20 light to the beat for a fresh, attention-grabbing stage appearance.
What can I connect to XR20?
XR20 has a full compliment of inputs and outputs. You can connect a microphone with the mic input. There are master outputs and aux outs for connection to amplifiers, PA system, or DJ mixer. A headphone output lets you stealthily build beats and monitor your work. MIDI in and out let you connect and interface with other MIDI-compliant gear including a keyboard for programming bass lines. A footswitch input enables remote start/stop or triggering of fills.
What is Pattern Play Mode?
Pattern Play Mode enables different patterns to be triggered from each pad directly so you can customize your performance as it happens.
Does XR20 have effects?
Yes: Reverb, Compression, and EQ are on each drum kit and switchable.
Can I take XR20 mobile?
XR20 is designed for portable operation. It can run five hours on average on batteries or the included AC adapter.
How do I program bass lines?
There are two ways: you can use the pads directly, or connect a keyboard via MIDI. XR20 even responds to pitch-bend messages via MIDI.
How many parts can I program at once?
The sequencer in XR20 is capable of one drum part, one percussion part, and one bass part at a time, and you can program different drum, percussion, and bass parts for Pattern A, A Fill, Pattern B, and B Fill sections in each pattern.
- Main and Aux outputs: SNR 94dB A-weighted THD+N ~0.004% @ 1.38KHz
- Samples: 32MB 16 bit, max 44.1kHz sample rate uncompressed PCM
- Pads: 12 velocity-sensitive pads
- MIDI: In, Out/Thru
- Power: Input 12VDC 500mA, center pin is ground 6 AA batteries, 1.5V nominal each
- Weight: 0.94 kg
- Dimensions: 250mm (W) x 195mm (D) x 50mm (H)
- Power Adapter (12V DC 500mA)
- Quickstart Manual
- Reference Manual
- Safety and Warranty Information