Drawmer has released the 1970 Dual FET Compressor and Pre-Amp, revisiting the ground held by the company’s flagship 1960 Mic Pre & Vacuum Tube Compressor.

Drawmer 1970 Dual FET Compressor/Pre-AmpDestined to fill a similar role to the vintage model in applications where transparent preamps and punchy FET compression fit the bill, the 1970 Dual FET Compressor and Pre-Amp features two channels of preamplification and compression that can operate independently or in true stereo-link mode. Ivor Drawmer and his team of engineers combined the best of old and new analogue technologies via lessons learned across decades of innovation to make the 1970 tremendously flexible and unfailingly musical in a modern digital workflow. Like its siblings, the Drawmer 1970 is designed and handmade by Drawmer in the UK using a rugged steel chassis and an aluminium front panel.

The 66dB preamps are built around the latest That Corporation technology, and are clean and transparent. In addition to phantom power, the preamps offer matched impedance for unpowered microphones at 200Ω, 600Ω and 2.4kΩ. Like the 1960, the 1970 offers an instrument-level direct input with gain, boost, and newly-engineered bass and treble adjustments. Users select from among the mic preamps, line-level inputs, and instrument-level input as the sources for the compressors, with phase-reverse and a high-pass filter for greater flexibility.

The compressor section includes fine control over threshold, ratio, attack, and release, and the 1970 incorporates Big and Air processing to enhance lows and highs, respectively. The output section includes wet/dry mix, make-up gain, bypass, and a pair of analogue vu meters.

‘The Drawmer 1970 Dual FET Compressor and Pre-Amp is designed and built to be a reliable workhorse that imprints its analogue magic on any signal,’ says TransAudio Group President, Brad Lunde. ‘Whereas the 1960 has a tube sound on both the preamps and the compressors, the 1970 has transparent preamps and a punchy FET sound on the compressors. Users will find a huge range of applications for the 1970, including bass and other DI instruments, preamplification and compression of vocals and other instruments, and line-level compression for individual channels during mixdown or, with the stereo link on, stereo compression of the master bus or stems.’

The Drawmer 1970 is now available at a MAP price of US$1,497

More: www.transaudiogroup.com

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