Drawmer 1978
Stereo Tone Shaping FET Compressor

OUR PART #:  1978

The Drawmer 1978 builds on the success of the 1973 multiband FET compressor and adorns an unparalleled array of controls to give complete mastering over your mix...
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The Drawmer 1978 builds on the success of the 1973 multiband FET compressor and adorns an unparalleled array of controls to give complete mastering over your mix, and all in a simple 1U frame.

In addition to the normal Ratio, Threshold, Attack and Release controls, the Drawmer 1978 features four character switches offering a wide range of compression flavors, as well as a variable saturation control to add harmonic distortion to the signal. Side chain functionality is also included with side chain insert points on both channels and a comprehensive Side Chain EQ section which offers LF and HF controls with a choice of specific shapes and frequencies for precise frequency-conscious compression like de-essing. A wet/mix control also allows you to blend the processed signal with the dry for parallel compression.

In addition, a fast reacting dual-color backlit VU Meter is employed to provide a visual indication of the amount of saturation added. Time delay relays are incorporated into the outputs to provide clean power-up and down with no pops or bangs, and a low hum toroidal linear power supply.

The Drawmer 1978 is a Buss Compressor that offers compression with character, controlled distortion, tonal shaping, and wet/dry mixing.  The 1978 makes it easy to glue your mix, bring out the bass, control the highs, add warmth or distortion, smoothen or widen, sound less digital or more analog - and at a price for the smallest of studios.

Mix Control - Pricisely Control the Amount of Compression Applied

Incorporated into the Drawmer 1978 is the 'Mix' Control. This acts like a 'parallel compression' effect that mixes the Wet (compressed) and Dry (original) signals to provide a simple and exact way of controlling the amount of compression used - all with the turn of a single knob. With Drawmer's extensive controls for the 1978, such as saturation and tonal shaping, it could be possible to take the effects too far and ruin a mix. This is prevented by the use of the Mix control, by mixing in less of the wet signal and more dry. By the same token, the mix control can add more compression and character by adding more of the wet signal.

Drawmer 1978 Features:

  • Fast Reacting Stereo FET Design compressor with Left/Right Tracking across the Full Range of compression and in a 1U rack mount housing.
  • Threshold, Ratio, Attack and Release controls andGain Reduction Metering
    • Provides familiar and intuative control over the audio.
  • 4 character switches
    • Provide a multitude of compression flavor combinations that allow the Drawmer 1978 to take on the characteristics of other compressors.
  • Comprehensive side chain EQ
    •  This gives simultaneous control of frequency and level of filtering for the low and high bands, and works in conjunction with the rear panel stereo insert points that provide even further control.
  • Variable Wet/Dry Mix plus Output Gain Knobs
    • These give a 'Parallel Compression' function without the need for external mixing devices
    • Provides completel control over the amount of compression used and Output Levels.
  • Two Analog V.U. Meters with Switchable +10dB MeterRescale Mode
    • These have additional, dual-color backlighting that act as a visual indication for the amount of saturation.
  • Internal Low Hum Toroidal Linear Power Supply with Voltage Selector Switch
  • Rugged Steel Chassis and Aluminium Front Panel

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