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Classic Recording Studio Equipment

Drawmer is a professional audio equipment company that was founded in 1981 by Ivor Drawmer in the United Kingdom. The company initially focused on producing high-quality compressors for recording studios, and quickly gained a reputation for its innovative and effective designs.

One of Drawmer’s early products was the DS201 dual noise gate, which quickly became a popular choice for live sound engineers due to its ability to effectively reduce unwanted noise while maintaining a natural and transparent sound. The company also introduced a range of compressors, including the DL241, which is still widely regarded as one of the best compressors ever made.

Over the years, Drawmer expanded its product line to include other high-quality audio equipment, including equalizers, microphone preamplifiers, and digital mastering tools. However, the company’s compressors and noise gates remained the core of its product line and continued to be highly regarded by musicians, audio engineers, and producers.

Today, Drawmer is still known for its range of high-quality compressors and noise gates, as well as other professional audio equipment, and its products are used in recording studios, broadcast facilities, and live sound venues around the world. Despite increased competition in the market for professional audio equipment, Drawmer has remained committed to its legacy of producing innovative and high-quality products, and it continues to be one of the most respected companies in the world of professional audio.

The Drawmer DS201 is a sophisticated dual channel noise gate incorporating a number of features pioneered by Drawmer, which are invaluable to the sound engineer, and not found on conventional noise gates.
The Drawmer 1960 is a two-channel unit with each channel comprised of a completely natural sounding “soft knee” vacuum tube compressor and an extremely low noise microphone pre-amplifier with switchable 48-volt phantom power. Upon its release in 1993, it was THE mic pre to have!
Designed to complement the widely acclaimed Drawmer 1960 Mic Pre-Amp Vacuum Tube Compressor, the Drawmer 1961 Vacuum Tube Equaliser combines low noise circuitry with no fewer than twelve active tube stages to provide two channels of exceptional equalisation possessing unique ‘personality’.
Crafted to the most exacting standards, the Drawmer DS404 Quad Noise Gate is a perfect counterpart to the globally renowned DS201 Dual Noise Gate, acclaimed as the definitive ‘industry standard’ gate across the globe.
The Drawmer S3 Stereo Three Band Tube Compressor incorporates the very latest in Ivor Drawmer designs and the aim from the very beginning was to create a ‘no technical compromise’ circuit using only the highest-grade components.
The Drawmer S2 Signature Series Dual Channel Tube Compressor is the latest product to emerge from Ivor Drawmer’s high end designs and offers an ‘all tube – no technical compromise’ circuit using only the highest-grade components.
The Drawmer DS101 is the first noise gate designed specifically for the 500 Series rack system and takes its place alongside the Drawmer family of industry standard Noise Gates, such as the DS201, DS501 and DS404. Anyone familiar with those units will immediately be at home with the DS101.
The award winning Drawmer 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.