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)
February 6, 2020
AMS RMX16 - Rocks !
I have been waiting for the right time to grab this baby, and had a coupon calling my name. It is simply awesome on a snare. Thnx UA!Read More
January 23, 2020
I like it!
The best reverb I have.Read More
January 7, 2020
Want 80s reverb. Welcome to the AMS.
I produce a lot of 80s era music and this is an essential tool for me. I love the 224 and 480 but the AMS is really the standout digi-reverb for me to create that 80s sound. Obviously great...Read More
December 8, 2019
I was impressed
This sound was exactly a “professional sound”.Read More
November 7, 2019
perfectly complements lexicon 224Read More
October 4, 2019
you do not really need other reverses when you have this with the exception of LexiconRead 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
AMS RMX16 - Rocks !
I have been waiting for the right time to grab this baby, and had a coupon calling my name. It is simply awesome on a snare. Thnx UA!
I like it!
The best reverb I have.
Want 80s reverb. Welcome to the AMS.
I produce a lot of 80s era music and this is an essential tool for me. I love the 224 and 480 but the AMS is really the standout digi-reverb for me to create that 80s sound. Obviously great on drums but also amazing on vocals and pads. Well actually amazing on everything. NonLin prog is to die for. Also the expanded version has 9 extra programs that were initially not available to the original hardware users unless they had the special magic wand (go check the history of this bit of hardware).
Of course, this one has the same layout as the hardware one, I know that - but I find this plugin a bit complicated. Many others are quite easy to get a nice sound through. This one is quite hard, and I find the use for this plugin a little bit limited. This is not a reverb for everything and everyone. Also, it's a bit expensive.
I was impressed
This sound was exactly a “professional sound”.
perfectly complements lexicon 224
you do not really need other reverses when you have this with the exception of Lexicon
D. Fornes Berenguer
¡ La mejor reverb que puedas tener !
Impresionante carácter musical, es una pasada una vez la insertas en un bus no puedes dejar de usarla. Interfaz adictivo e intuitivo
Reverb for Great songs
This is one awesome machine and we dig the plugin.Well done indeed.Cheers
ma superbe reverb en 1983
Elle coutait extrêmement cher à l'époque. C'était vraiment une bonne machine. Je l'ai préféré aux Lexicon 224 et 480 mais j'aimais également celles-ci. on faisait du brillant travail avec ces outils. Mais à l'époque c'était la ruine pour s'équiper. Aujourd'hui je retrouve à travers ce logiciel un plaisir de travailler et de créer de belles ambiances. Merci UAD.
I'm ashamed to admit how much I use this on everything. All the time! it's a beaut
Loving this on drums and synths
This brings me back to the past. This is just that sound we all remember from thos classic albums
I love this plugin. I didnt think i need the epanded version but Man it sound amazing. Once again great job UA.
Nice to have for that classic tom reverb
I wish UA would not stick to the classic user interface, though
macht was es soll, klingt super, preis war gut ,also daumen hoch.
As good as the real thing
Every now and again there's something this box provides that you can't get anywhere else. It's amazing to have it on tap in plugin form
makes a useful reverb even more useful
Nice to hear this old box do things I hadn't heard before.
It's good - REALLY good!
My ageing hardware RMX16 is still good, but getting very old and a little bit unreliable, so I purchased the plugin. It's ...better!!
This is death sounding. Like a convolution reverb.
Not a single movement. Nice GUI.