Drawmer 1978

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2-Band stereo FET compressor

  • Switchable characteristics
  • LF and HF adjustable
  • Mix/Dry control
  • XLR inputs and outputs
  • Jack side-chain
  • Adjustable crossover frequency
  • Adjustable attack, release, gain and threshold
  • VU meters
  • Internal power supply
  • Design: 19"/ 1U
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 482 x 44 x 202 mm
  • Weight with packaging: 2.7 kg
Available since July 2015
Item number 365356
Sales Unit 1 piece(s)
Compressor Yes
Gate No
Peak Limiter No
2-Channel Unit Yes
Attack/Release Adjustable Yes
$888
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wafsound 25.02.2020
I bought my first 1978 about half year ago. Compressor section was too clean for my taste . So i bought an SSL and sold my Drawmer. First time i was happy with it but after a few weeks of hard work on studio every day i started to realise how much i underestimated my Drawmer. I opened some projects which i mixed/mastered by Drawmer and realised that i can't reach this sound with my SSL.
So i had to by it again.

I need to say, that compressor section is still too colorless for itself (on my taste), but with proper use of shaping tool it becomes sooooo much better. Character section allows it to be as much versatile as possible but in 97% of my cases it's only linear release curve (lin, button ON) and unlinked channels (wide button ON).

Saturation section is handy in 90% of cases and only on 5-15% of knob. I wish it would be more settings for this section but for this price you can only dream about it. This "saturation" is more a soft-clipper but sometimes it becomes an awful
distortion that you can't use for mastering (but you can for drum bus or whatever bus).
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Great value for the money.
sted.d 17.12.2019
Pretty good compressor with fet coloring and saturation stage. I used it as main bus compressor for a few months and can say that this thing is extremely versatile, from hip-hop to acoustic ballads it sounds awesome. Tone shaping function is pretty good thing but to my ears it doesn't work like usual sidechain filter, sometimes it works great, sometimes it makes sound too colored and boomy (for the low freq) so be careful with the knobs and add the level slightly from the zero point. Overall if you want classic "HP SC filter sound" you need to think about external sc. The only one thing that disappointed me is that to my ears it's not the best compressor for the vocal, 1176 plug-in from uad did this job better.
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Bargain analogue goodness!
99546 25.07.2015
Amazing piece of equipment for the price. Sounds great, easy to use. Compression can be subtle or aggressive. It satirates wonderfully when pushed.

Only thing i would have wished for was that the saturation was pre-compression instead of post-compression, but you can't complain considering the price!
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Must have it
Johnny Vegas 11.06.2023
After checking out the demos I decided to order one...what a great unit, with quality workmanship, and awesome sound...just great unit all around
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