Welcome to the Drawmer 1977 Vintage inspired Channel Strip with a modern feature set. An ultra clean Pre-amp, 3-band vintage style parametric EQ, fully featured compressor with Big & Air controls, and variable saturation for harmonic warmth. Full control of the signal path means the Engineer can switch the order of the EQ and compressor, plus the EQ, compressor and saturation controls can be individually bypassed to achieve the precision required. Wet & Dry mix controls & a backlit VU meter complete the feature set.
The pristine preamplifier not only incorporates mic, line and instrument D.I. with 66dB of stepped gain, allowing you to make ultra clean, transparent and precise recordings, sweeten up dull audio or perfect your guitar sound, but also mic matching via switched impedance that brings out the best of every mic in your studio. Whether high-end, ribbon or even your dullest mic you will be able to find it’s sweet spot.
The Drawmer 1977 incorporates a true ‘parametric’ equaliser, with three bands of fully variable frequency control and cut and boost of +/-12dB’s and, in addition, a fully variable bandwidth control of the mid band, making it incredibly versatile and capable of modifying everything from subtle fine tuning to tone sculpting problematic recordings, and, of course, anything in between.
A full featured compressor allows you to control the dynamics of your recordings and our trademark ‘Big’ and ‘Air’ modes help to preserve the very deep lows and enhance the sparkling highs that lesser compressor’s remove. The compressor section also incorporates variable harmonic Saturation with a choice of 3 styles, that will allow you to warm up your recordings with complete precision.
The output section includes a wet/dry mix for parallel processing that allows you to easily dial in how much EQ and compression is used via a single knob. Finally the 1977 has an output fade control to either add fade outs or to boost the level to match high end audio interface audio input levels, along with a large backlit VU meter for accurate monitoring.
Incorporated into the 1977 is the ‘Mix’ Control. This acts like a ‘parallel compression’ effect that mixes the Wet (EQ/compressed/saturated) and Dry (original) signals to provide a simple and exact way of controlling the amount of alteration – all with the turn of a single knob. With the extensive controls of the 1977 it could be possible to take the effects too far – this is easily prevented by the use of the Mix control just by mixing in less of the wet signal and more dry. By the same token, the mix cDraontrol can add more warmth simply by adding more of the wet signal.