CLASSIC 80'S REVERB SOUND IS HERE
|TRIPLE WIDE 500 SERIES MODULE, MONO-IN, STEREO-OUT|
I added another API 500 series rack so I could play with the AMS RMX 16 reverb processor. Was it worth the price of the rack and the module? Read on to find out.
The enclosure is stainless steel (I love the look and feel of stainless). This was the easiest 500 module to install that I've ever experienced, it practically fell into the correct alignment and installed itself. The two edge card connectors aligned perfectly with the new API brand VPR 500 rack I installed it in.
|PRECISION BUILT CHASSIS, MADE IN ENGLAND|
SOUND: I've been playing with the AMS on drums/vocals and it sounds glorious.
EASE OF USE: After you get accustomed to the controls the RMX16 is very easy to adjust and dial in exactly the right reverb mix.
PRO'S: Low noise, classic reverb tones, designed for reverb so interface is streamlined, efficient and focused. Modern digital converters sound great. Display is easy to read.
CONCERNS: It's not inexpensive, white keypad feels a little cheap, module uses three 500 series slots of real estate.
|AMS reverb mounted in API chassis|
I can see that I might want a second one of these reverbs, one for drum tom-toms and one for snare drum. I love reverb and this one does not disappoint.
The AMS reverb is not cheap but it's A LOT less expensive than a Bricasti and depending on what you're looking for you might like the AMS better. Where the Bricasti is transparent and natural sounding, the AMS has teeth and grit. The AMS lets you create thick sound that was not there originally in a recorded track. The physical interface is streamlined, quick and easy to use.
Another great box from AMS-NEVE.
Good Music To You!
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The Ambience sound has become a serious favorite here on drums, it's a sound you'll instantly recognize from years of records we've enjoyed. It does not require a lot of tweaking, get it in level-balance with the music, adjust the predelay and enjoy this fine algorithm. As I become more familiar with the RMX16 I am becoming addicted to the reverb sounds contained in this small package.