"RC-20" By "XLN AUDIO" Review

By Serhat Gedik 1/5/2019

Hey there guys!

We're back with another amazing review and it is no other than "RC-20" by XLN AUDIO!

Did you ever wonder how do some of the songs you hear on the radio or on your daily online music streaming platforms sound more warm, got more of a depth to it then some of the other songs you hear? Well, the secret is revealed: "RC-20" by XLN AUDIO!

"RC-20" does exactly what it says on it's cover: it gives your digitally produced song, or a recent recording of an instrument / vocal, a rather warm, retro'ish sound by adding great texture to it.

RC-20 Main interface

"RC-20" comes with a ton of amazing presets (one of them is called "I'm a Drop Out..lols) which sounds amazing and can be edited the way you like. It also has 6 FX modules which enables you to manipulate them all individually to give that particular signal the character it's missing. The 6 main FX modules are as follows:

1- Noise

2- Wobble

3- Distort

4- Digital

5- Space

6- Magnetic

6 Main parameters as mentioned above

In the "Noise" module, you have different emulations of presets. Such as;

VHS, Vinyl, Radio, Tubes, Cassette Tape, 8 Bit, White Noise, Studio and so on. These and more presets are located within the "Noise" module which can be adjusted by the dry/wet knob as you desire. Imagine how these presets can be used in order to make your songs come alive? Limitless ideas must be going through your head right now as you're reading this! ;)

A simple reminder to make using this plugin easier for you is by reminding you of the "Magnitude Slider" which is like a "Dry/Wet" knob that allows you to control the intensity of all processing you make.

Magnitude Slider

You can add "RC-20" to your master channel of the mixer, to a Aux Bus channel or to any individual channel to give warmth, texture to an individual signal you desire.

This amazing plugin is the best Saturation/Distortion plugin we've seen so far and we will recommend to all of our readers to grab a demo version of it from the link below and test it out for 30 days to get idea of what this amazing plugin can do to transform your songs from just a song, into a giant sounding track!

XLN Audio RC-20: https://www.xlnaudio.com/products/addictive_fx/effect/rc-20_retro_color

Price: $79.95



macOS 10.9 or later (32 & 64-bit)

2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)

Internet connection (during installation only)


Windows 7, 8, 10 (32 & 64-bit)

2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)

Internet connection (during installation only)