Drawmer 1973 3 Band Stereo FET Compressor

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  • Variable Band Split Filters
  • Classic Drawmer Steel Chasis
  • Standard Intuitive Controls
  • Two Switchable Analogue V.U. Meters
  • Internal Low Hum Toroidal Linear Power Supply

Drawmer 1973 3 Band Stereo FET Compressor


Drawmer 1973 3 Band Stereo FET Compressor is a new affordable and dynamic unit designed with a culmination of 30 years of development and experience. The Drawmer 1973 3 Band Stereo FET Compressor 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.

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Expanding upon their renowned range of dynamic processors Drawmer introduce an affordable Three band stereo that sound engineers world over will surely appreciate. The Drawmer 1973 3 Band Stereo FET compressor is comprised of a set of crossover filters that splits the audio signal into three frequency bands, each split signal then passes through its own compressor and is independently adjusted, after which the signals are recombined and the final Wet/Dry mix and levels can be adjusted. The advantage is that one band's compression has no affect on the others. Being a three band compressor the Drawmer 1973 far surpasses single band compressors which abilities pale in comparison. It can, for example easily prevent instruments like acoustic guitars, cellos or double basses from sounding boomy on their lower register whilst simultaneously retaining the quality of the high frequencies.

Each band has its respective responsibility and performs a distinct function, combining to create a culmination of optimum audio. For example when recording vocals each band performs its own task to optimize the sound of the individuals voice.Adding heavier compression in the bass band can add to the thickness and richness of the voice, in the mid band raspiness is controlled, whilst compression to the high band can give sizzle and definition to an otherwise bland voice. In addition, sibilance can easily be tamed.


  • Standard intuitive controls such as Threshold, Gain, Switched Attack & Release with Gain Reduction Metering on Each Band.

  • Fast Reacting Soft Knee F.E.T. Design with excellent Left/Right Tracking across the Full Range of compression.

  • Variable Wet/Dry Mix plus Output Gain Knobs give a 'Parallel Compression' function without the need for external mixing devices, providing Complete and Effortless Control over the amount of compression used and Output Levels.

  • Variable Band Split Filters at a 6dB Per Octave slope with Switch-able Mute and Bypass on Each Band make 'Tuning In' to a Frequency Simple.

  • ‘Big’ and 'Air' Modes Help to preserve the Very Deep Lows and Enhance the Sparkling Highs.

  • Two Analogue V.U. Meters with Switchable +10dB Meter Rescale Modes and a Switchable ‘Peak’ mode to Display Fast Transients Not Normally Seen on Conventional V.U.s.

  • Dedicated Gain Reduction Meters On Each Band.

  • Internal Low Hum Toroidal Linear Power Supply with Voltage Selector Switch.

  • Classic Drawmer Build Quality with Rugged Steel Chassis and Aluminium Front Panel.

To find out more about the product and its specifications please see the attached PDF documents.