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Drawmer DL251

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Put two channels of compression that won't sap your high-end in your rack with the Drawmer DL251 Spectral Compressor

  • Two channel compressor
  • The compressor section can be switched to provide either HARD or SOFT knee compression
  • A variable Enhance control can be used to 'dynamically' boost any high frequency energy lost during the full band compression process and has sufficient range to add additional 'Spectral Energy' to the programme material for creative processing
  • Comprehensive bar graph displays give 'at a glance' indications of gain reduction, and input/output signal level Gain reduction from 1 dB to -30dB is shown simultaneously with signal level from 20dB to + 15dB
  • A front panel push button with LED status enables the monitoring of any external processing applied to the side chain access connections on the rear panel
  • A fully balanced hard wire bypass connects the input directly to the output allowing signal to pass through the unit with no power applied
  • Stereo linking functionality
  • Balanced inputs and outputs on XLR connections

It is well known that compression, in its basic form, tends to remove high frequencies from any material with a wide bandwidth. This is because material usually has less energy at high frequencies than it does at low frequencies and since single band compressors are not frequency conscious, the 'highs' are attenuated together with the 'lows'. Using a slow attack time improves matters to some extent, but signals containing many harmonics (eg: vocals, strings and brass) or dynamic signals with a powerful 'leading edge' (eg: piano, kick and snare drum) tend to lose some clarity which often requires further audio processing. It is a fact that many engineers who would like to use a compressor in a particular application, avoid doing so because they feel that the 'sound loses something'.

The Drawmer DL251 'Spectral Compressor', incorporates a variable 'Dynamic Spectral Enhancement' (D.S.E.) section which eliminates the problems associated with full band compressors by restoring the high frequency energy lost during the full band compression process. This enhancement circuitry is extremely effective where compression and limiting are employed for broadcast transmission, or across complete mixes in a stereo mixdown situation. 'Dynamic Spectral Enhancement' has many creative applications when recording individual components at the multi-track stage, particularly on such programme as acoustic guitar, piano, brass and vocals.

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  • £579.00

    Say hello to a compact, extremely flexible, and above all affordable AD/DA converter!

    • 1x Stereo Analog I/O
    • 1x ADAT or SPDIF I/O (optical and coaxial, AES/EBU compatible)
    • Dynamic range AD: 110 dB RMS unweighted, 113 dBA
    • Dynamic range DA: 116 dB RMS unweighted, 119 dBA (unmuted)
    • Frequency response AD/DA, -0.1 dB: 5 Hz - 21.5 kHz (sf 48 kHz)
    • Frequency response AD/DA, -0.5 dB: < 5 Hz - 43.5 kHz (sf 96 kHz)
    • Frequency response AD/DA, -1 dB: < 5 Hz - 70 kHz (sf 192 kHz)
    • Separate headphone monitoring output
    • 6x LED meter
    • Dimensions 215 x 44 x 130 mm
  • £1433.00

    What is the ADI-2 Pro? What isn't the ADI-2 Pro! Enjoy high end AD/DA conversion at it's finest with all the I/O you could possibly need.

    • High-end AD/DA converter in professional studio quality
    • Double headphone amplifier in true high-end quality
    • USB DAC like no other - the most versatile and capable one
    • High-end AD/DA frontend and headphone amp for iPad / iPhone
    • Multi-format converter (AES, SPDIF, ADAT) with monitoring function
    • DSD record and playback solution
    • AD/DA frontend for audio measurement at up to 768 kHz sample rate
    • 2 Channel Analog In / 4 Channel Analog Out
    • XLR (Bal.) and TS (unbal.) outputs
    • ADAT or SPDIF I/O optical
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  • 1 year warranty
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