The Drawmer 1968 MkII is a dual-channel Tube/FET stereo buss compressor designed to provide a transparent and open sound even at high compression.
The Drawmer 1968 MkII uses a J-FET gain reduction circuit designed to provide faster compression than the original Drawmer 1960 while a 12AX7 valve is provided at the makeup gain amplifier stage. This latter stage adds up to 20dB of additional gain. To keep the sound transparent, the 1968 MkII uses a soft knee compression where the ratio increases with the amount of gain reduction.
Furthermore, it boasts improved attack times with six predefined choices: 2ms, 9ms, 15ms, 30ms and 50ms. Release time include three fixed times options (100ms, 500ms and 1s) as well as three program-dependent settings (200ms-2s, 500ms-5s and 1s-10s).
Side-chain connections are provided allowing the unit to be used in conjunction to an EQ or Side-chain signal for ducking. Switchable Big and Bigger modes use side-chain hpf reducing the amount of processing applied to the low end creating a more solid low frequency and less unwanted pumping.
Both Channel 1 and 2 include an illuminated VU meter which glows yellow when signal passes through and changes to red to signify approaching to clipping. The main VU meters can be assigned to normal ouptut levels, gain reduction or VU + 10dB for users working at high output levels.
Drawmer 1968 MkII Main Features:
|Short Description||Dual-channel Tube/FET stereo buss compressor designed to provide a transparent and open sound even at high compression.|
|Demo in Store||No|
|Valve / Solid State||Hybrid Valve/Solid State|
|Channel Count||Dual Channel|
|Attack||2ms, 9ms, 15ms, 30ms and 50ms|
|Release||Fixed: 100ms, 500ms and 1s Program-dependent: 200ms-2s, 500ms-5s and 1s-10s|
|High Pass Filter||SideChain HPF|
|Side Chain Input||Yes|