The 1970 Dual F.E.T. Compressor and Pre-Amplifier builds on a heritage inspired by the first pro audio "tool box" compressor, the illustrious Drawmer 1960, but with a greatly expanded feature set, making it one of the most adaptable mic preamplifier/compressors on the market today. Bringing vintage audio characteristics at an affordable price.
Whilst the feature set of the 1970 is similar to the Drawmer 1960, and the layout of the controls will add to the comparisons, the 1970 has been greatly improved and the D.I. EQ has been fine tuned to be more accurate than its stable-mate, with various enhancements.
The 1970 use the latest THAT Corporation technology in the 2 mic preamps to provide ultra clean, transparent and precise recordings that can be processed at a later stage using your favourite warming method, be it saturation, valve, transformer or tape. In addition each channel is capable of 66dB of gain, with switchable mic impedance for accurate mic matching to bring out the best from any microphone used. Phantom power, phase reverse and a high pass filter are also included.
From tracking instruments via the dedicated D.I. input, to recording vocals via the ultra clean mic pre's, recording a guitar cabinet with two microphones, or a singer playing guitar, or even stereo buss compression using the comprehensive linking and mix facilities, the 1970 is the perfect versatile tool for any studio or live event.
2017 is shorter, lighter and easier to use than competitive mics. Its smaller dimensions allow it to fit in smaller wind protection units and, since there are no buttons to push on it, you can place it in its protection unit and forget about it.
With an extreme SPL (Sound Pressure Level) handling of 143 dB SPL Peak, low self-noise of 13 dB(A) and a 130 dB dynamic range, the 2017 excels where other good shotgun microphones fail, making it useful in applications where shotguns traditionally do not perform well.