New! AMS RMX16 V 3.2 Program Upgrade Kit With All 17 Programs

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AMS RMX16 V 3.2 Program Upgrade Kit With All 17 Programs.

The AMS RMX16 is one of the most renowned reverb processors. Nearly every ""name"" studio owns at least one, and they have been used on countless hit records.

Over the years, Studio Electronics has refurbished hundreds of AMS reverbs and delays. Three questions we're often asked are ""How can I get more reverb programs?"", ""Why does my RMX16 freeze when I scroll past program 9?"", and ""Why did I lose programs 10 through 12?"" Here's a upgrade that satisfies all these issues quite nicely.

A set of 4 new program IC's easily plug into the Program Interface Board. With the kit installed you'll have all 17 RMX16 programs -- the 9 you had before, and 8 more:

1. Ambience

2. Hall A1

3. Hall B3

4. Hall C1

5. Room A0

6. Room A1

7. Room B1

8. Plate A1

9. Plate B1

10. Image P1

11. Nonlin 2

12. Reverse 1

13. Reverse 2

14. Chorus 1

15. Echo A

16, Delay

17. Freeze

An instruction sheet is included. Installation is pretty easy and can be done by anyone -- you don't need a tech. This upgrade is compatible with ALL versions of the RMX16.

 If you're interested, here's more background on the RMX16 program history...

The RMX16 was originally released with 9 programs: Ambience, Room A1, Hall C1, Plate A1. Hall B3, Chorus 1, Echo A, Nonlin 2, and Reverse 1. AMS included a 9-pin serial port on the rear, which interfaced with the RMX16 remote control unit.

After the RMX16 went into production AMS created new 8 reverb programs and implemented a novel install method. The new AMS programs were converted to long bar codes, and printed on letter size sheets. By using a bar code reader with the RMX16 remote, the owner (or his AMS dealer) could scan the bar code sheets and upload up to 3 programs. The were stored in battery backup RAM, in program locations 10, 11, and 12.

Pretty neat, but the install method was difficult, and there were some downsides. Since the programs were in stored in battery RAM, they were lost when the battery failed. In many RMX16 versions, if programs 10-12 were empty, scrolling past 9 would crash the unit -- to reboot, you had to flip the power off and on. And of course, you were limited to just 3 of the 8 programs.

Our upgrade kit is a permanent solution that resolves all of these issues.

Note: some very early RMX16's only have a ""one digit"" LED display for the program number. On these machines program 10 displays as 0, 11 displays as 1, 12 displays as 2, and so on. But you still have all 17 programs, and all the program names appear in the text section of the display. (This is a hardware limitation of the early machines, that cannot be updated.)

Also, RMX16’s from a certain production period have a known bug, where scrolling above program #17 causes a system crash. Since there is no program 18, and program 17 (Freeze) is almost never used, this is rarely an issue.

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