There is little doubt in the minds of many engineers and producers that vacuum tubes possess a unique sound quality providing a “warmer, more alive” sound. Combining eight active tube stages and the low noise and reliability of solid state electronics, the Drawmer 1960 provides the ultimate direct interface between the sound source and the recording medium. The Drawmer 1960 is a two channel unit with each channel comprised of a completely natural sounding “soft knee” vacuum tube compressor and an extremely low noise microphone pre-amplifier with switchable 48 volt phantom power.
It has long been recognized that vacuum tubes impart a unique ‘warmth’ and ‘musicality’ to an audio signal, but many of the ‘classic’ tube equalizers fall short of the technical performance demanded in today’s digital recording age. Designed to complement the widely acclaimed Drawmer 1960 Mic Pre-Amp Vacuum Tube Compressor, the 1961 Vacuum Tube Equalizer combines low noise circuitry with no fewer than twelve active tube stages to provide two channels of exceptional equalization possessing unique ‘personality’.
The 1969 Vacuum Tube Compressor Pre-Amplifier derives from a collaboration between two of the audio industry’s most established names, Drawmer (UK) and Mercenary Audio (USA). When Ivor Drawmer rose to the challenge of outspoken US producer/engineer ‘Fletcher’ of Mercenary Audio to build a special version of the famed Drawmer 1960 (used by Eric Clapton, Madonna, Sheryl Crow, Stevie Wonder, Bryan Adams and thousands of artists around the world) – both sides joined forces and the 1969 Vacuum Tube Compressor Pre-Amplifier was born!
The award winning 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 deceptively simple 1U frame.
The 4x4R is a 4 in/16 out mic/line signal splitter. Its extremely high audio quality, robust build make it the ideal tool to provide multiple outputs for live sound, broadcast coverage, sports events, live recording, press conferences, corporate events and any situation where distribution of high quality audio is required. It incorporates 4 studio grade mic/line pre-amps, each providing up to 66dB of gain and 16 balanced output stages, each with the option of transformer isolation and comprehensive linking facilities all in a 1U rackmountable housing.
The ADX-100 is a dedicated software plug-in for the Mackie OS/Digital 8 Bus that utilizes 24 bit digital processing power to create a multitude of classic Drawmer dynamic effects. The ADX-100 is an extremely versatile dynamic effects processor and the Mackie D8B is the first mixing console in the world to incorporate Drawmer dynamics. This plug-in includes Drawmer’s industry standard frequency conscious gating, expander, compressions and limiting. The ADX-100 can be used during tracking and may very likely be the only effect you will use regularly between the microphone and the recording medium.
The CMC2 is a compact monitor controller that has been designed to provide the same top quality audio, transparency and accuracy of Drawmer’s other monitor controllers, such as the MC2.1 and MC3.1, whilst retaining all the necessary features that the smaller project studio would require without the cost of the advanced features that would seldomly be used.
The CPA-50 Stereo Power Amp is the perfect partner for any passive speaker, and especially in the studio with a set of passive cube monitors.
Sitting between your monitor controller/pre-amp and a pair of passive speakers, the high performance Class D amplifier delivers 25Wrms per channel into 8 ohms (50Wrms per channel into 4ohms) and offers features including thermal, overload and power up/power down protection and fault indication. With just a 6.5” square footprint, the CPA-50 blends seamlessly with a pair of Yamaha NS10 or Auratone C5 monitor types, for example, and is small and light enough to fit into a bag to take anywhere.
Digital audio facilities often require a number of clock sources, which are used to synchronise outboard processors to the system clock rate using external clock inputs. The Drawmer D-CLock is a dual input, twenty output word clock distributor with a 16 character blue LCD display providing a high accuracy reference measurement of the incoming sample rate. It uses a high stability TCXO (temperature compensated xtal oscillator) along with a microcontroller to measure the incoming sample rate to an accuracy of 2ppm and displays the information in three different formats, actual frequency (to one decimal place), nominal frequency +/- ppm error, or nominal frequency plus percentage of pull up or pull down.
Expanding on the renowned D-Clock in providing word clock measurement and distribution, the D-Clock-R has been developed with not only studio recording in mind but also the live and broadcast environment, where reliability and stability are absolutely imperative.
Designed for fail-safe operation the D-Clock-R incorporates dual redundancy for both the power supplies and also the auto-sensing clock inputs, ensuring that the show will go on regardless of technical difficulties.