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Drawmer Debuts 1970 Dual FET Compressor and Preamp

Drawmer has introduced its new 1970 Dual FET Compressor and Preamp

Las Vegas, NV (January 24, 2020)—At NAMM, the new Drawmer 1970 Dual FET Compressor and Preamp was introduced, designed with a physical layout that harkens back to the company’s 1970s version of its 1960 Mic Pre & Vacuum Tube Compressor.

The Drawmer 1970 Dual FET Compressor and Preamp sports two channels of preamplification and compression that can operate independently or in true stereo-link mode. The 66 dB preamps are built around THAT Corporation technology. In addition to phantom power, the preamps offer matched impedance for unpowered microphones at 200, 600, and 2400 ohms.

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Like the 1960, the 1970 offers an instrument-level direct input with gain, boost and newly-engineered bass and treble adjustments. Users can select from mic preamps, line-level inputs and instrument-level input as the sources for the compressors, with phase-reverse and a high-pass filter available. The compressor section offers 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 analog VU meters. The unit is built in the UK using a steel chassis and an aluminum front panel.

“The Drawmer 1970 Dual FET Compressor and Preamp is designed and built to be a reliable workhorse that imprints its analog magic on any signal,” said Brad Lunde, president of Drawmer’s U.S. distributor, TransAudio Group.  “Whereas the Drawmer 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 available in the U.S. at $1,497.

TransAudio Group •