What do you do when an old reverb is still so popular after nearly 40 years? You update it and release it once again. The AMS RMX16 was the world’s first microprocessor-controlled, full-bandwidth digital reverberator and characterized an enormous number of seminal recordings from the 1980s onwards. Its designer’s love for music and experience in the aerospace industry meant it was way ahead of its time on release.
The Eventide H9000 may very well be the very last hardware based multi-effects processor we ever see out of Eventide, as the performance simply can not get any better. The Eventide H9000 continues Eventide’s unbroken tradition of delivering industry-leading signal processing power to the pro audio community. The culmination of a multi-year development cycle, the H9000 features 8x the processing power of the H8000 and a huge array of I/O options, as well as network capability.
The chorus effect has been a studio mainstay since the ‘80s. With greats such as Brian Eno, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Peter Gabriel and so many more incorporating this effect into their recordings, the chorus has become legendary effect in the music industry.
At the heart of this stereo unit are gently sweeping treble and bass EQ shelves (the Baxandall Curves) that give you subtle yet profound control over wide sections of the frequency spectrum. The opposite of a surgical tool, the BAX EQ is all about sweetening sounds with broad, musical adjustments.
As a mastering compressor, the SPL IRON is inspired by the legendary vintage tube compressors à la Fairchild, Collins or Gates and has been developed in a way to give modern productions more energy and power with the advantages of the 120V technology.
With its sophisticated dual detector circuit, unique Smart Dynamics section, automatic attack and release function, unmatched versatility and incredibly transparent, audiophile-grade sound, The Compressor from Dangerous Music is today’s most intelligent analogue compressor, and a true modern classic.
The dbx160SL is a 2U stereo Compressor/Limiter in the tradition of the industry standard dbx160. The signal path consists of a high precision input stage followed by the worlds widest dynamic range voltage controlled amplifier – the dbx V8™ VCA – and then an output stage with phenomenal performance.
The Manley Voxbox combines the Manley Mono Mic Preamp, the ELOP reborn as a lower ratio compressor, the MID EQ blown out as a full range PEAK-DIP-PEAK EQ, and a DeEsser with a second ELOP limiter at the end.
The Lexicon PCM 92 is quite likely the last high end reverb/effects processor we are ever likely to see come out of Lexicon sadly…Whether you require perfection on stage or the gold standard in the recording studio, the Lexicon PCM92 delivers the versatility and smooth, rich sound that is unmistakably Lexicon.
Shadow Hills Industries (to use their full name) is a company that produces and sells one of the finest compressors ever made, a true modern classic by any standard. The fact anyone knows about the Shadow Hills brand at all is amazing, given that their website is so out of date and inaccessible to most people, but despite that, this compressor has become legendary.