Pricey, but I love that sound on albums in the 80s. I'm sure a good number of people will flock to this.
On show for the first time at NAMM 2020 (Booth 14008), the RMX16 500 Digital Reverb Module delivers all the musicality of its famous predecessor, but at a fraction of the price. Furthermore, this new unit incorporates the nine programmes that came as standard with the original AMS RMX16, PLUS the nine rare aftermarket programs that were only available to users via a remote control with bar code reader input.
The new RMX16 500 comes in a 3-slot wide format and retails at USD1,295/GBP995 making it a much more affordable proposition for a far wider user base. It is simple to operate with 18 factory programs including the unmistakeable Ambience, Nonlin and Reverse, simulating different reverberant environments, with the ability to control all parameters.
Last Edit: Jan 13, 2020 5:45:52 GMT -6 by sirthought
Pretty big drop off on nonlinear with the plug...but having used it a bit, I think you can get there with different settings. Otherwise, I don’t see much reason for the HW
I dunno, I can't stop chuckling at that hipster combover to give it a serious listen, but I think I preferred the original in almost every case. Maybe the time of day, but the OG has a dirty darkness to it.
Last Edit: Feb 13, 2020 16:31:59 GMT -6 by swafford
Seemed the plugin was a little flat and two dimensional compared to the HW. Or I’m just biased against plugins. 🤔 Probably wouldn’t matter much in most mixes. Nonetheless I’ll likely pick up the 500 unit sooner or later. Price is better than I would have expected.
I just have a problem buying digital HW when there’s a digital version available. I just listened in my car, but I thought only the nonlinear sounded worse with the plug...and I bet some fiddling could get it a lot closer. Maybe when I listen again I’ll hear a bigger difference
I'm trying to resist the bling factor of the 500- but I have plenty of empty space for it. What do do? It's been a while since I've bought any hardware for the studio, and this little jewel would be a nice alternative to yet another compressor. But then . . .
As others say, the 500 sounds more hi-fi than the original and I'm not sure that it's a bad thing. To my ears, both hardware versions beat the plugin. Yes, the original has more mojo (whatever that means) but I'll always have a bit of trouble with vintage pricing regardless of the piece.
Post by thephatbaby on Feb 14, 2020 14:12:50 GMT -6
i owned the original many many years ago and eventually sold it to david kulka as the one i owned was very unreliable and i don't think i really used it often enough, made everything sound early phil collins.