Flexible 1U dual-channel mic preamp designed for both live and studio applications with unique Lift and Shape tonal functions
At a glance
- Two THAT Corporation ultra clean mic pres with 66dB of gain in 6dB steps, plus +/-12dBs trim at the output.
- Separate Line & Mic input XLR’s on the rear plus a pro-quality instrument DI input on the front panel.
- Can be used on many sources, including instruments and all types of microphones in the studio from low to high end, plus ribbon mics.
- A wealth of features not found on other preamps make it easy to capture difficult-to-record sources.
- Unique Lift feature for boosting very low signals without the loud signals clipping.
- Fully variable LoCut and HiCut filters to tune into signals and remove unwanted sounds.
- Two backlit Analogue V.U. Meters with Switchable +10dB Rescale Mode.
- Time delay relays on outputs for clean power up/down.
- Internal Low Hum Toroidal Linear Power Supply with Voltage Selector Switch.
- Switchable Mic Impedance for accurate mic matching and also mic tone sculpting.
- Shape switches are included to control bass and treble using a subtle tilt EQ.
- Phantom Power and Phase Reverse
- Classic Drawmer build quality with rugged steel chassis and aluminium front panel.
- Designed and Handmade by Drawmer in the UK.
The Drawmer 1972 Dual Mic/Line and Instrument Mic Preamplifier is a flexible 1U dual-channel mic preamp designed for both live and studio applications.
The Drawmer 1972 preamp delivers up to 66dB of gain in 6dB steps allowing for precise setup and easy recall for previous sessions or fast changeovers in the live arena.
The 1972 mic pre features a 6-position Select input source switch that lets the user choose between line, instrument and four different positions for microphones, including a setting for phantom power and a choice of three impedance to match the impedance of dynamic or ribbon microphones with a choice of 200 Ohms, 600 Ohms, 2.4kOhms.
The front panel also includes buttons for polarity reversal, 12dB/oct Hi and lo-cut filters. The Low-cut filter has a sweeping range of 1.5kHz-20kHz, and the hi-cut filter has a sweeping frequency between 15Hz-350Hz.
The Drawmer 1972 also includes a unique Lift function, a low-level upward expander that helps boost signals below -30dB until the 0dB level is reached. As the levels approach 0dB, the added gain is gradually reduced, resulting in a smooth and natural automatic gain-riding solution.
Another innovative feature is the Shape function, consisting of two fixed frequency tilt EQs with the low shape providing a 2.5dB boost at 40Hz while bringing a 10kHz attenuation. In contrast, the high shape reduces 40Hz by 2.5dB while providing a 2.5dB boost at 10kHz. Combining the two creates a musical scoop centred at 500Hz, removing buildup frequencies that can create a honky or harsh sound.