AMS® RMX16 Expanded Digital Reverb
A rare, fully customized reverb like no other — back after 30 years.
The AMS RMX16 was the world's first microprocessor-controlled, full-bandwidth, digital reverberator. Heard on hundreds — if not thousands — of seminal recordings from the 1980s onward, the RMX16 is still found in nearly every major recording studio the world over.
The unique and lush reverb programs of the RMX16 are instantly recognizable, from U2 and Peter Gabriel to Radiohead and Rihanna. Exclusively for UAD hardware and Apollo interfaces, the new AMS RMX16 Expanded Digital Reverb plug-in not only captures the sonics of the original hardware, it adds nine rare, custom programs, giving you double the sonic possibilities of the original AMS RMX16 plug-in.
Now You Can:
Record and mix with the only authentic RMX16 digital reverb plug-in, developed by original hardware designer Mark Crabtree
Apply classic Ambience, Nonlinear, Room, Hall, or Plate reverbs and unique Echo, Chorus, and Reverse effects
Get plug-in-only features including Dry/Wet Mix, Wet Solo, and easy “click-and-type” editing of control values
Harness the exact legendary reverb and delay algorithms of an ultra-rare, custom RMX16
Sculpt with an expanded palette of rare programs like Nonlin 1 from this quintessential rack unit
Get new presets from famous RMX16 power users Steve Levine, Ross Hogarth, David Isaac & more
Take a Listen
The Only Authentic AMS RMX16 Emulation — Anywhere
In developing the UAD plug-in version of this landmark processor, Mark Crabtree of AMS Neve dusted off his original schematics and extensive notes. It was a laborious two-year process, but well worth the effort. The end result is a UAD plug-in that contains exact instruction-for-instruction models of the original algorithms — giving you iconic reverb sounds in your DAW.
New Custom Programs
In the ’80s, if you were fortunate enough to have AMS Neve's exclusive aftermarket bar code reader system, you could load nine additional programs into a stock RMX16, including 810 ms of delay, brighter rooms, and variations of the legendary RMX16 Nonlin, Reverse and Plate reverbs. The new AMS RMX16 Expanded Digital Reverb plug-in gives you all of these ultra-rare programs of a fully customized unit.
Designed to be musical rather than mathematical (Peter Gabriel owned a prototype unit and delivered notes), the original RMX16 was tuned and re-tuned by ear to provide as wide a "sweet-spot" of settings as possible. The RMX16 Expanded Digital Reverb plug-in faithfully emulates the original’s straightforward control set — meaning no menus to navigate.
A Legendary Second Act
Whether you’re putting the finishes touches on a lead vocal, transforming a drum bus, or using an Apollo interface to track guitar with shoegaze ambience, the RMX16 Expanded Digital Reverb plug-in marks a powerful update to this unmatched studio tool.
“The AMS RMX16 plug-in has all of the musicality, detail, and elegance of the original unit. It provides endlessly superior options to your search for that sound.”
– Kevin Killen (U2, Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush)
“The UAD AMS RMX16 is one of the most detailed plug-ins I have ever used. The response and tonal quality is incredible. If you want that classic 80s reverb in your mixes get it now!”
– Darrell Thorp (Beck, Radiohead, Charlotte Gainsbourg)
“It’s great to see that the RMX16, once only found in the top studios, is finally available to all, reborn in the UAD platform.”
– Chuck Zwicky (Prince, Soul Asylum, Reggie Watts)
“The AMS RMX16 plug-in raises the bar of vintage equipment reproductions in software. It has a permanent home in my virtual effects arsenal.”
– Richard Chycki (Rush, Aerosmith, Dream Theater)
“I’ve been using the AMS RMX16 since the mid 80s. It’s indispensable to nearly every project I have worked on. Having the plug-in on the UAD platform gives me the same sound without compromise.”
– Mick Guzauski (Daft Punk, Mariah Carey, Eric Clapton)
“During the 80s the AMS RMX16 was the go-to reverb for many record producers, including myself. Now with the UAD plug-in, you will be creating your own classic reverbs in seconds.”
– Steve Levine (Culture Club, Beach Boys, Ziggy Marley)
“Anything that was used to make Thriller, and used by Quincy Jones and Bruce Swedien, is a no-brainer in my book. Now the RMX16 is back and better than ever as a UAD plug-in. Outstanding.”
– David Isaac (Marcus Miller, Luther Vandross, Eric Clapton)
“I've used the AMS RMX16 on every record I've made since the early 80s. I doubted if a plug-in could truly capture all the nuances of my very favorite digital reverb. I'm blown away with the result.”
– Ross Hogarth (Van Halen, Ziggy Marley, Motley Crue)
“I’m addicted to this plug-in. No other reverb sounds like an AMS RMX16. Such classic programs and the UAD version has all the depth and character of the original hardware.”
– Jeff Balding (Taylor Swift, The Eagles, Florida Georgia Line)
June 14, 2021
Like the originalRead More
April 5, 2021
Excellent reverb. Well worth the full price.Read More
March 23, 2021
I've been a record producer/musician/composer for 41 years. This reverb brings me that nostalgic & unique ambience that I...Read More
February 22, 2021
UA HAS DONE IT AGAIN!
So, I saw a few engineers using this plugin and thought "I have over 10 reverb plugins, I don't need any more." How naive of me. This thing is AMAZING. The exact sound I wanted...Read More
February 21, 2021
issue opening daw after download
after installing this plug in I haven't been able to open Logic Pro. every time I click Logic Pro it pulls up the ams rmx16...Read More
February 5, 2021
Beautiful 80’s reverb
The 80’s sound is back, and we need the 80’s equipment back too! This is such a great reverb unit. It’s worth having this just for the ambience and Nonlin. Amazing sound!Read More
Modeled exactly after the original AMS RMX16 design and schematics under supervision of its original designer, Mark Crabtree
Fully endorsed by AMS Neve as the world’s only authentic emulation
Record and mix with the authentic AMS Neve RMX16 in use by top studios worldwide
Access 18 classic RMX16 Programs such as Ambience, Room, Hall, and Plate reverbs, as well as Delay, Echo, Chorus, Nonlinear, Reverse, Image and Freeze effects
Exclusive plug-in-only features include Dry/Wet Mix, Wet Solo, and easy click-and-type editing of controls
Mix with Artist Presets from Kevin Killen, Chuck Zwicky, Alex Aldi, Darrell Thorp, and more
AMS RMX16 Expanded Digital Reverb
Like the original
Excellent reverb. Well worth the full price.
I've been a record producer/musician/composer for 41 years. This reverb brings me that nostalgic & unique ambience that I need....
UA HAS DONE IT AGAIN!
So, I saw a few engineers using this plugin and thought "I have over 10 reverb plugins, I don't need any more." How naive of me. This thing is AMAZING. The exact sound I wanted for my drums & percussion for orchestral mixes or indie rock or super 80s style music.
issue opening daw after download
after installing this plug in I haven't been able to open Logic Pro. every time I click Logic Pro it pulls up the ams rmx16 expanded digital reverb and not my DAW. I can hear the effects on the microphone it sounds awesome so no complaint there but am unable to see my DAW. if anyone has a solution for this please contact me here or via email thank you... email@example.com
Beautiful 80’s reverb
The 80’s sound is back, and we need the 80’s equipment back too! This is such a great reverb unit. It’s worth having this just for the ambience and Nonlin. Amazing sound!
This is amazing! Love that reverb,
Best emulation on the UA roster!!!
Used the original for over 20yrs and I believe this is the best emulation on the UAD platform! If you like early Def Jam hip hop, 80’s synth wave or Industrial Metal this plugin is a no brainer!!!
Excellent as the original hardware and everything of UAudio !
Legendary.... 80' came back ! And good for all ! Must to have !
A great big portable studio in my Mac !
By the time and waiting the right promotion i will buy everything of UAudio!
Digital magic in digital world
You name it, that’s it, the beautiful RMX16. I use it everywhere, it’s very special, it has a loads of character but is also very transparent at the same time, weird in a great way.
Please UA continue to make such niche plugin emulations. Thanks.
Didn't Know I Needed
I had planned on only demoing this unit and purchase another. Well, I placed it on a buss for a vocal track I am producing at the time of this writing, and after a little tweaking, came up with a setting that is a perfect fit. I tried to replicate this with several other plugins, and though some came close (the UA Korg SDD 3000 was the closest), none captured the texture I was able to dial in with the RMX16. Even if I don't use it on another track, it's worth it for it's unique sound. Definitely a sound of its own. Looking forward to experimenting with some of the settings it is known for.
One of my go to reverbs...try before you buy
Lush and beautiful
Lush and expensive sound, although with a fairly heavy dsp usage
Toyed around during a session then couldn't go without the AMS RMX16
i'm having fun with my AMS RMX16. Tried a few different units before going with the RMX16. Once I discovered preset 8 on drums.... Then I just dug in and had fun with it for a few hours. When the session was over I couldn't go without the AMS RMX16 in my plugin arsenal.
That early 80's gate reverb sound.
That early 80's gate reverb sound emulated so convincingly. You feel the vibe immediately.
Multipurpose machine...never thought I was going to use it on every mix for ambience and efx...its perfect for my taste.
Great to add extra excitment in that distinct 80s kinda way
Great Non Linear Reverb
I bought this because it adds that wonderful non linear reverb sound to my mixes. Works Great.
Exactly what I needed.
Been watching so many YouTube tutorials, browsing through presets of nonlinear reverbs to find this classic gated reverb. Hours of scrolling and trying reverbs with sidechain gates, signal generators... Until I finally pulled the trigger, bought the RMX16 and hit the nonlin mode. Exactly what I needed.
J. López Uribe
Really, really Awesome!
It sounds just like our 80's hits