TransAudio Group announces that the Drawmer 1974 stereo parametric EQ and Drawmer 1976 stereo 3-band saturation and width processor are now shipping. In addition, both units will be on prominent display at TransAudio Group’s Summer NAMM Booth #220.
“Ivor [Drawmer] and his team have been at the forefront of gorgeous analog signal processing for a long time,” says Brad Lunde, founder and president of TransAudio Group. “The 1974 stereo parametric EQ is a great example of a Drawmer tool that superficially shares functionality with products made by other manufacturers, but that imparts a unique sound using intuitive and unique functionality.
“At the other end of the spectrum, the 1976 stereo 3-band saturation and width processor is unlike anything else on the market. The 1976 is a godsend for anyone who wants to bring their digital tracks to life. If you’ve ever wanted a ‘make-it-awesome’ button on your mixer, the 1976 will do the trick. And it’s also certainly worth mentioning that like all Drawmer products, the 1974 and 1976 are designed and manufactured in the UK.”
The 1974 stereo parametric EQ uses one set of controls for both channels via dual-channel precision-stepped potentiometers. It has four bands with features that provide complete equalization control. Variable high pass (10 – 225Hz) and low pass (4kHz – 32kHz) filters let users focus just on the frequency range of the instrument they’re working with. After that, the low and high bands use variable frequency, steepness, and gain settings. The low-mid and high-mid bands provide frequency, bandwidth, and boost/cut controls. All of the 1974’s pots are stepped to make recall and documentation easy and reliable.
The 1976 stereo 3-band saturation and width processor includes three identical sections separated by two variable-frequency crossover filters. Within each section, users can dial in a custom degree of saturation, change the volume, and readjust the stereo signal from mono to stereo to wide or anywhere in-between. Three bands of analog saturation allow users to add warmth and grit only where it’s needed, for example on a bass line or on a shimmery vocal. The width processor will open up the stereo image and provide a more three-dimensional feeling of space and presence.
Both units are each priced at $999 MAP in the USA.