Originally Posted by Matt Allison
Indeed; I'd love to hear Sean's take on the AMS non-lin.
Don Gunn and I rented an RMX16. Honestly, I didn't think that the algorithms were all that good. I could see getting a few useful delay taps out of some of the algorithms, but in general the algorithms sounded like "allpass loop" reverbs that didn't have the allpass lengths set particularly well. I know that all sorts of classic music has been recorded with the RMX16, but I think that you could put Peter Gabriel through the spring reverb on a Peavey Bandit and he would still sound fantastic.
I'll revisit the impulse responses we recorded at some point, to see how things sound again. One thing that was interesting about the RMX16 was that the reverbs didn't sound very good when soloed, but within the mix they added a LOT of 3D-ness.
The main thing that was interesting about the RMX16 was how easy the interface was to work with. There are only a few parameters, which made things easy to navigate, and the parameters that are adjustable (predelay, decay, high/low tone) have a big impact on the sound. The simplicity of the RMX16 was an influence on the interface design of ValhallaVintageVerb. Obviously, the RMX16 doesn't look like a 1975 Winnebago, but the idea of only having as many parameters as absolutely necessary was a goal for VeeThree.