Drawmer 1978 Stereo Tone Shaping FET Compressor

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Product Ref: 72641

  • Fast Reacting Stereo FET Design Compressor
  • Comprehensive Side Chain EQ
  • Classic Drawmer Rugged Steel Chasis
  • Two Analogue V.U. Meters
  • Variable Saturation Knob

Drawmer 1978 Stereo Tone Shaping FET Compressor


Drawmer introduce the 1978 Stereo Tone Shaping FET Compressor to build upon the success of their award winning 1973 multi band FET compressor. Fitted with an unprecedented amount of features to give the user complete control over their mix all within the confines of a deceptively simple 1U frame. The 1978's distinct capabilities are characterized through it's ability to compress with character, control distortion, tonally shape and express an overall versatility in its application upon wet/dry mixing. It's never been easier to achieve optimum sonic capabilities with the 1978 multi band FET compressor as it grants the user the distinct capabilities of bringing out the bass, highs, adding warmth, distortion as well as the options of widening and even smoothing the sound.

Product Ref: 72641

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Drawmer's 1978 Stereo Tone Shaping FET Compressor's composition goes far beyond that of its previous counterpart the 1973 multi-band FET compressor and so possesses a wide range of additional features to the usual Ratio, Threshold, Attack and Release controls. The Drawmer 1978 Stereo Tone Shaping FET Compressor features four character switches that offer a varied offering of compression flavours, as well as a variable saturation control to add harmonic distortion to the signal. Side chain functionality is similarly included with side chain insert points on both channels and a very comprehensive and flexible side Chain EQ section which offers LF and HF controls with a choice of specific shapes and frequencies for precise frequency-conscious compression such as de-essing.

The 1978 is also equipped with a back lit VU meter that is used to provide the user with a visual indication of saturation that has been added, especially useful for deployment within darkened environments in which sound engineers may often find themselves in.


  • Fast Reacting Stereo FET Design compressor with excellent Left/Right Tracking across the Full Range of compression and in a 1u rack mount housing.

  • Threshold, Ratio, Attack and Release controls and Gain Reduction Metering provide familiar and intuitive control over the audio. Anyone that knows how to use a compressor can operate the 1978.

  • 4 character switches provide a multitude of compression flavour combinations that allow the 1978 to take on the characteristics of other compressors.

  • A Saturation knob allows you to dial in variable amounts of 2nd and 3rd harmonic distortion, and under complete control.

  • Comprehensive side chain EQ giving simultaneous control of frequency and level of filtering for the low and high bands. This works in conjunction with the rear panel stereo insert points that provide even further control.

  • 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.

  • Two Analogue V.U. Meters with Switchable +10dB Meter Rescale Mode. These have additional dual colour back lighting that act as a visual indication for the amount of saturation.

  • Time delay relays on outputs for clean power up/down.

  • 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.