Drawmer 1977 400pxGiven Drawmer’s unprecedented reputation for creating problem-solving and bulletproof products for the recording industry, TransAudio Group, the U.S. distributor of world-class audio recording gear, announces the Drawmer 1977 – the company’s most versatile channel strip to date. Designed by Ivor Drawmer and his creative team, the 1977 gives you the clarity of an ultra-clean preamplifier, the precision of a three-band parametric equalizer, the silkiness of a soft-knee compressor, and the ability to dial in desired warmth with variable harmonic saturation. The Drawmer 1977 is a modern take on vintage gear.

The Drawmer 1977 takes the quest for all-new, workplace-perfect, analog-sounding gear to the next level. The silky-smooth compressor gives the user total control of the recording dynamics. Choose clean, warm, or overdriven with totally controlled saturation. The pristine preamp features mic, line, and instrument D.I. with 66dB of stepped gain.

The preamp responds easily to your commands whether it is to sweeten up dull audio, heighten instrument performance guitar sounds, or mic match via switched impedance to find the sweet spot of every mic in your studio.

The 1977 incorporates a true parametric equalizer inspired from the 1970’s analog gear. Three bands of fully variable frequency control, a cut and boost of +/-12dB and fully variable control of the mid-band allows the user to modify everything from subtle fine tuning to tone sculpting problematic recordings. Another functionality is giving the user control over the order of the signal path operating as Gain-Compressor-Equalizer-Output or with the equalizer preceding the compressor creating a distinctly different tone quality and coloration.

The output section is designed to get the correct level on the first try. With a wet/dry mix for parallel processing controlled by a single knob, an output control cuts or boosts the level to match high-end audio interface input levels, shown on a large backlit VU meter for accurate monitoring. And finally, a preamp direct switch to bypass the EQ, compressor, and saturation for ultra-clean microphone output.

“For over 45 years, Drawmer has been on the forefront of creating and manufacturing beautiful sounding analog gear,” noted Brad Lunde, president, and founder of TransAudio Group. “With the Drawmer 1977, they combined the richness of analog sound with the functionally needed in today’s recording environments. The concept is legendary. The implementation is difficult. Yet somehow Ivor Drawmer and his team made it happen with the creation of the 1977 Channel Strip. I’m excited to bring this product to market. It’s going to meet the almost eternal quest to bring more of that ‘70s analog sound to today’s recordings.”

The Drawmer 1977 is priced at $1749 and is now available. More at https://www.transaudiogroup.com/products/drawmer/70s-series/1977-channel-strip/.

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