If you’re looking to add vintage characteristics and analogue musicality to your recordings then look no further than the 1977, Drawmer’s most comprehensive channel strip to date.
The 1977 gives you the clarity of an ultra clean preamplifier, the precision of the three band parametric equaliser, the silkiness of the soft knee compressor and added to this the ability to dial in as much warmth as you desire via the 3 types of variable harmonic saturation.
The pristine preamplifier not only incorporates mic, line and instrument D.I. with 66dB of stepped gain, allowing you to make ultra clean, transparent and precise recordings, sweeten up dull audio or perfect your guitar sound, but also mic matching via switched impedance that brings out the best of every mic in your studio. Whether high-end, ribbon or even your dullest mic you will be able to find it's sweet spot.
The 1977 incorporates a true 'parametric' equaliser which takes it’s inspiration from 1970’s-era analogue gear, with three bands of fully variable frequency control and cut and boost of +/-12dB's and, in addition, a fully variable bandwidth control of the mid band, making it incredibly versatile and capable of modifying everything from subtle fine tuning to tone sculpting problematic recordings, and, of course, anything in between.
The engineer has control over the order of the signal path to operate as either Gain-Equaliser-Compressor-Output or as Gain-Compressor-Equaliser-Output, with each creating a distinctly different tonal quality and coloration.
A full featured compressor allows you to control the dynamics of your recordings and our trademark 'Big' and 'Air' modes help to preserve the very deep lows and enhance the sparkling highs that lesser compressor's remove.
The compressor section also incorporates variable harmonic Saturation with a choice of 3 styles, that will allow you to warm up your recordings with complete precision.
The output section includes a wet/dry mix for parallel processing that allows you to easily dial in how much EQ, compression and saturation is used via a single knob, plus an output fade control to either add fade outs or to boost the level to match high end audio interface audio input levels, along with a large backlit VU meter for accurate monitoring. And finally, a Preamp Direct switch that bypasses the EQ, compressor and saturation completely to provide an ultra clean microphone output.
The result of all these features is a modern take on vintage gear that gives you an incredible degree of control over the clarity, tone and warmth of your recordings, helping you to capture perfect audio every time.
Incorporated into the 1977 is the 'Mix' Control. This acts like a 'parallel compression' effect that mixes the Wet (EQ/compressed/saturated) and Dry (original) signals to provide a simple and exact way of controlling the amount of alteration - all with the turn of a single knob.
With the extensive controls of the 1977 it could be possible to take the effects too far - this is easily prevented 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 warmth simply by adding more of the wet signal. It's that simple!
|20k Ohms or greater
|Maximum Input Level
|Maximum Output Level into 10k Ohms Load
|20Hz to 20kHz +/-0.5dB
|NOISE @ UNITY GAIN
|20Hz to 20kHz
|% DISTORTION (THD & NOISE) @ 1kHz
|@ 0dB & 10dB at Line Input with Compressor and EQ Engaged
|230Volt or 115V at 50-60hZ
|Conforming to IEC 127-2
|20mm x 5mm, Class 3 Timed-Blo, 250Volt working