Drawmer 1968 Dual Vacuum Tube Compressor

1,399.00 (including VAT @ 23%)

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1 year warranty and 30 day money back guarantee included

1 year warranty and 30 day money back guarantee included

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Product Ref: 72639

  • 2 Channel Tube/FET Compressor
  • Dual Mono or True Stereo Link Operation
  • VU Red Warning Glow to Signify ‘Approaching Clipping’

Drawmer 1968 Dual Vacuum Tube Compressor


The Drawmer 1968 Dual Vacuum Tube Compressor revisits and revitalizes Drawmer's roots. The 1968 utilizes a J-FET (Field Effect Transistor) gain reduction circuit that operates faster than an opto-isolator. The compressor makes use of a 12AX7 tube makeup gain amplifier where the user can add with the Output Gain Control, ul to 20 DB of additional gain. Containing Blend Valves and FET'S for high quality compression, the 1968 Dual Vacuum Tube Compressor delivers a transparent 'open' sound even during heavy periods of compression.

Product Ref: 72639

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The Drawmer 1968 Dual Vacuum Tube Compressor expands attack times to six choices: 2, 9, 15, 25, 30 and 50 ms. Release times come in three fixed times (100ms, 500 ms and 1 second) and three program-dependent choices--200 ms to 2 sec, 500 ms to 5 sec and 1 to 10 seconds--all program-dependent and automatic.The 1968 MkII provides full sidechain access for connecting an external equalizer for vocal stressing or de-essing.

Featured on both channels is a switchable ‘BIG’ and ‘BIGGER’ mode which applies less processing to the fundamental low frequency but still disciplines the upward associated harmonics which if untamed can result in a ‘boomy’ or ‘boxy’ sound. This then results in a solid bottom end with enhanced sub-bass and a smoother, wider frequency response overall. This lets the operator use more compression on an overall mix with less pumping action caused by a kick and/or bass instrument.The outputs of Channels 1 and 2 are monitored on two yellow illuminated VU meters - with a red warning glow to signify ‘approaching clipping’ which is especially useful for monitoring audio, to ensure that equipment isn't damaged or compromised.


  • 2 Channel Tube/FET Compressor.
  • 2 soft-knee compressors with variable threshold, attack, release and output gain.
  • Switchable BIG and BIGGER control on each channel.
  • Dual mono or true stereo link operation.
  • Side chain access and side chain listen facility.
  • VU metering of gain reduction and output levels.
  • Switchable +10dB mode on VU re-scales the meter for users working at ‘hot’ output levels.
  • VU red warning glow to signify ‘approaching clipping’.
  • Balanced +4dB XLR in/outs.

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