Looking for an AMS RMX16 manual
« on: January 19, 2006, 12:33:29 PM »
Trying to find a manual for an AMS RMX16 reverb. pdf or hard copy. Anyone have one?  Thanks

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pucho812

Looking for an AMS RMX16 manual
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2006, 12:38:43 PM »
If you hit the pot button while the decay time button is in, it allows you to scroll the decaytime quickly rather than having to nudge values up or down one at a time.......to change program just use nudge up and down while program button is pressed.You can also enter program number on keypad and press the hash key . Hope it helps.......

Aside form that try calling fletcher at mercenary audio. IF they have it they can copy one for you.

or can get one from funky junk in europe.
http://www.proaudioeurope.com/london/lists/Manuals.htm
You tell me whar a man gits his corn pone, en I'll tell you what his 'pinions is.

Nadege

Looking for an AMS RMX16 manual
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2006, 01:53:15 PM »
I have an RMx 16 I'll have a look to see if I can find the manual. Where are you coming from?

Looking for an AMS RMX16 manual
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2006, 03:19:51 PM »
I'm in NJ.  That's pretty far away from you.  I was hoping that someone had a scan already.

echorec

Looking for an AMS RMX16 manual
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2006, 03:44:23 PM »
Hi Nadege, I would be very interested in a copy too.

Thanks,

Gunnar

SSLtech

Looking for an AMS RMX16 manual
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2006, 06:03:31 PM »
We bought these new. I don't think I ever saw a manual that told me anything.

They're simple, basic and the only documentation that I recall was to do with the remote, the barcode, and the software issues.

Try Howard Jones in the UK, he was the specialist, now he works for an independant company, but he knows more than everyone else has forgotten.

If I didn't have a manual, I don't think I'd worry.

Keith
"A waist is a terrible thing to mind"
Quote from: PRR
Ah, but that was 1999; we don't party like that any more.

Looking for an AMS RMX16 manual
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2006, 06:34:56 PM »
The basic functions are pretty straightforward. It's the keypad on the right side that I'd like to know more about. That and saving patches. Besides, I like to have manuals for all of our gear both for myself and the other engineers that work here.

gyraf

Looking for an AMS RMX16 manual
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2006, 03:44:05 AM »
Quote
and saving patches


The analouge way:

http://www.barryrudolph.com/recall/pdfs/amsrmx.pdf

 :razz:
..note to self: don't let Harman run your company..

Nadege

Looking for an AMS RMX16 manual
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2006, 04:24:52 AM »
Hi guys,

sorry, but I couldn't found the manual..

But the machine is simple to use, If you have any question I can try to answer.

SSLtech

Looking for an AMS RMX16 manual
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2006, 09:05:13 AM »
The keypad works numerically, with the
  • button for enter.


If you wanted to enter a decay time of 2.6 seconds, you can either:

highlight decay and press the
  • or [-] 'nudge' buttons until you reach the required number


or you can press the 'pot' button (for decay time only, I recall... the pot is the single most useless control on the face of the unit...) and turn the dial until you get to 2.6 seconds

or you can press [2] [.] [6]
  • . (two-point-six, enter)


That's all it does.

Saving gives you nine glorious memories, 1 through 9. You press save, then a number flashes, indicating the number it is going to save to. You either press
  • (enter) to okay the selection, or press a different number and press enter.


Recalling is the same: recall, followed by enter (if it's flashing the number you want) or recall (the number you want) followed by enter.

Later software issues had 12 memories. Programs created by the remote could be stored in 10-12 only. I forget if there were user registers or program registers though.

We got our first RMX-16s in the early 1980's, and it took about 5 minutes with the first one to work everything out, with no manual.

the memories are pretty much not needed. All you have is program number, decay time, predelay and HF/LF filter. Some programs don't even have all of those. Many of the programs were never used. I don't think that any clients ever[/u] used the chorus, delay or echo programs. The plates and halls sounded rather un-musical, the room program (there was only one) was scarcely if ever used, and the reverse and nonlin were mono. reverse 2 and nonlin 2 were stereo, but the reverse was unfriendly. That left Nonlin and Ambience.

Every time you walk into a control room with an RMX-16 powered on, it ALWAYS has either ambience or nonlin on the display. That's because that's about all the box does. For a long time, it was KING of both of those jobs, and I've still never actually heard anything that sounds like the RMX16 nonlin... There might be decent copies, but I've never heard one.

Basically if you want the "Billy don't you lose that number" Phil Collins snare sound, you have to have an RMX16 (which was the stand-alone evolution of the DMX-15, a similar-looking box which had to be hooked to  a DMX-15-80 (NOT 15-80S) which is used as the input, output and ram  buffer for its processing.

Ultimately, these things break down, and we were VERY lucky to live about 45 minutes drive from the buy who built them at the AMS factory. Nowadays, here in the US, I wouldn't get one unless it was VERY cheap (I'm talking sub-$200) because sooner or later it WILL need a repair that won't cost less than $1000, even IF you can get the parts...

That's my condensed familiarity with the RMX16 as far as I can call to mind in a few moments... -If I think of more, I'll post more.

Keith
"A waist is a terrible thing to mind"
Quote from: PRR
Ah, but that was 1999; we don't party like that any more.


Looking for an AMS RMX16 manual
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2006, 10:43:38 AM »
Thanks for the thoughtful overview. That helped out a lot. The basic parameter stuff was pretty obvious. It was the keypad and recall info that I needed.

Ours has a Non-lin2 patch that comes up. Did that replace the Non-lin 1 in later SW upgrades or is the orig version in there also? If so I couldn't find it.

The Amb and non-lin are the reasons I got this thing. Something about those sound tha work in a mix. It's a nice compliment to our EMT plate.

And yes I am VERY aware of the tech issues regarding these units. Fortunately I bought ours from a tech so I know where to bring it if it flakes out. Evidently a lot of the issues with these can often be resolved by cleaning the card connectors and reseating them. Knock on wood.


 

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