Multi-bånd-kompressoren 1973 fra Drawmer har allerede blitt prisbelønnet og det er ikke vanskelig å forstå. Det er en meget allsidig enhet som lar deg kontrollere og forme lyd på en måte som andre full-bånds-kompressorer har problemer med å matche – og den ligger likevel i en tilgjengelig prisklasse.1973 kombinerer Drawmer S3 sin funksjonalitet og kontrollmuligheter i verdensklasse med kvaliteten hos de berømte 1960 og 1968, hvilket gir tre bånd med transparent, intuitiv komprimering til prisen av en konvensjonell single-bånd-kompressor. I bunn og grunn består 1973 av et antall delefilter som deler opp lydsignalet i tre frekvensbånd. Hvert enkelt signal passerer så igjennom sin egen kompressor og justeres der uavhengig av de andre signalene. Til slutt legges signalene sammen igjen og Wet/Dry-mix og nivå kan justeres.1973 passer like bra til komplekse akustiske instrumenter som for krevende mastering-jobber.
- Intuitive standardkontroller som Threshold, Gain, Switched Attack & Release med måler for Gain Reduction på hvert bånd
- Fast Reacting Soft Knee av F.E.T.-type med utmerket venstre/høyre-tracking over hele kompresjonens område
- Variabel Wet/Dry Mix samt output gain gir en "parallellkompresjons"-funksjon uten behov for ekstern mikser, hvilket gir komplett og smidig kontroll over graden av kompresjon og utnivå
- Variabelt band-split-filter med en kurve på 6dB pr oktav og med Mute og Bypass på hvert bånd gjør det enkelt å ratte seg inn til en frekvens
- "Big"- og "Air"-settingen hjelper til å bevare de "dype dalene" og forbedre en fin og klar diskant
- To analoge VU-metere med +10dB målerleie og et "Peak "-leie som man normalt ikke ser på konvensjonelle VU-metere
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The award winning 1973 is a multi-band compressor with the versatility, control and ability to shape sound that no full band compressor could ever provide and at an affordable price. Expanding on the renowned range of dynamics processors Drawmer introduce an affordable Three Band Stereo FET Compressor that every engineer will completely appreciate - the 1973. The culmination of 30 years of development and experience, the 1973 combines the functionality and control of the world class Drawmer S3 with the familiarity and quality of the illustrious 1960 and 1968, providing three bands of transparent, intuitive compression for the price of a conventional single full band compressor.
Try the Drawmer 1973 three-band stereo compressor on your next mixing or mastering project, and you'll miss it as soon as you hit the bypass switch. Three variable frequency bands can be compressed individually, giving you more precise and natural-sounding results than you can achieve with a full-band compressor. Reduce boominess in an acoustic guitar without squashing your highs, or use it to make a stereo drum mix explode. A wet/dry blend control makes parallel compression easy. For decades, studio engineers at Sweetwater have known we can trust Drawmer gear to sound amazing and be incredibly reliable. That's exactly what you can expect from the Drawmer 1973.
Drawmer 1973 3-band FET Stereo Compressor at a Glance:
- Three bands give you better dynamics control
- Where's the ratio control?
- Drawmer sounds good in any studio
Three bands give you better dynamics control
While there are plenty of full-band compressors we know and love at Sweetwater, the three-band design of the Drawmer 1973 stereo compressor gives you outstanding flexibility when mixing. Run your drum overheads through it and set your crossover frequencies accordingly, and you'll have individual dynamics control over the bass drum, snare and toms, and cymbals. Turn on the Big switch on the low band to give the kick some extra weight, and hit the Air switch on the high band to enhance the top-end sparkle of your cymbals. You'll get a drum sound that's so full, punchy, and alive, you may barely even blend in the individual drum mics for the final mix.
Where's the ratio control?
Don't worry about it - the 1973 sounds fantastic as-is. It's based on Drawmer's venerable 1960 and 1968 compressors, which have proven to be solid studio workhorses even without ratio controls. You'll use the gain and threshold knobs to find just the right amount of gain reduction for the individual bands. You can set the mix control full-on to only hear the compressed signal, or you can blend it with the original uncompressed signal to maintain more dynamics. Whether you want subtle compression that just brings everything together, or you want to smash drums for parallel compression, the Drawmer 1973 is an all-around performer with simple, intuitive controls.
Drawmer sounds good in any studio
If you're serious about recording, mixing, or mastering, you owe it to yourself to get your hands on the Drawmer 1973. Ask around and you'll quickly see they're widely respected in all audio circles. The 1973 is a compressor you can use like an EQ when you want to, with results that sound larger than life. With outstanding sound quality, plus top build quality and reliability, any engineer would be proud to have the Drawmer 1973 in their rack.
Drawmer 1973 3-band FET Stereo Compressor Features:
- 3-band stereo compressor for mixing and mastering
- FET compression reacts fast with a soft knee
- Top-notch signal path all the way through, with impeccable left/right tracking across the full compression range
- Variable crossover frequencies, with mute and bypass switches for easy monitoring of each band
- Big and Air modes adds low-end body and high-end sparkle
- Analog VU meters have a switchable Peak mode which shows fast transients that normal VU meters won't show
- Simple, intuitive layout makes multiband compression easier to dial in
- Robust build quality, with a rugged steel chassis and aluminum front panel
- Parallel compression is easy thanks to the wet/dry mix control
- Gain reduction meters on each band help you find the right threshold and gain controls fast
- Perfect for reducing booming bass in recordings, without squashing higher frequencies too
Multiband compressors can be intimidating and difficult to use due to the number of controls and poor lay out, with this in mind, the 1973 has been designed to be as simple, familiar and intuitive as possible whilst still giving complete control over the audio. The front panel consists of three near identical compressor bands, flowing left to right, with the Variable Crossover Frequency knobs seperating them. To the right are the large, illuminated V.U. Meters, with Output controls underneath.
Mix Control - Pricisely Control the Amount of Compression Applied!
Incorporated into the 1973 is the 'Mix' Control. This acts like a 'parallel compression' effect that mixes the Wet (compressed) and Dry (original) signals to provide a simple and exact way of controlling the amount of compression used - all with the turn of a single knob.
One criticism of multiband compression is that it is possible to take the effect too far and ruin a mix - this is easily prevented with the 1973 by the use of the Mix control just by mixing in less of the wet signal and more dry. By the same token, the mix control can add more compression simply by adding more of the wet signal. It's that simple!