Dual Noise Gate HP and TP filters, “Key List” option, Stereo Mode, Envelope control, Controls: Attack, Hold, Decay, Range, Balanced inputs and outputs, Format. The Drawmer DS is a dual channel gate designed for use in the recording studio. I’ve personally only used it in the studio, so I can’t really. I used to think that gates were all the same. I bought an inexpensive quad gate years ago and have used it quite a bit for cleaning up a bit of tape hiss or amp.

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DS – Dual Noise Gate The DS is a sophisticated dual channel noise gate incorporating a number of features pioneered by Drawmer, which are invaluable to the sound engineer, and not found on conventional noise gates. I don’t think that users will need a manual, but I’ve never had a look at it myself, so I can’t comment on it’s make up.

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The unit can be switched to accept a key input, which allows the gate to be triggered externally. The Drawmer DS is a dual channel gate designed for use in the recording studio.

I srawmer use it for gating drums and noise out, which is what I’m sure most users will be doing with it, and is what I believe it does best. It’s also got high and low-pass filters to enable frequency-dependent gating, which can work wonders on toms and other drums. A gate can be used to impart a slower attack or faster decay to the sound and drawmmer setting of the decay envelope can effectively hide any noise present at the end of the sample.


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With vocals for example, a fairly fast attack is needed so as not to clip the leading consonants but a slower release time will prevent the end of words being clipped off and will also fade out any noise gradually rather than cutting it off abruptly. Tape Op is a bi-monthly magazine devoted to the art of record making. If you continue browsing, you agree to the use of cookies.

I love how much control is available, as you can really do a lot with this versatile gate. Add to wish list. It is rack mountable and will only take up a single space in traditional rack casing. Key input for external triggering. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how we evolve as engineers, and in a way, it’s my favorite part of the job.

Setting up noise gates can be tedious and unrewarding. He’s the owner of Audio Upgrades, If I had others I could find them a utililsation no doubt.

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Browse Related Browse Related. An example of this would be to use a snare drum signal to open the gate on a separate ambient microphone to create a natural alternative to gated reverb.


It overall has a very clean sound and will do exactly what you tell it to do without adding anything on it’s own. We’re looking forward to hearing from you and aim to solve any problems as soon as we can.

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When I got to use the venerable DS I was shocked. I think this is a very unique and Their mic preamps, summing amps, and control room Another important role played by the gate is in the reshaping of existing sounds.

By setting the output switch to key listen the user can hear the action of the filters and adjust them to reject high frequency spillage from the hi-hats. DS – Power Gate.

These parameters dkal under three main sections for key source, function, and output, each with their own switches to choose different modes.

Variable high pass and low pass filters for “frequency conscious” gating. This latter point is very important as the human ear is far more sensitive to rapidly changing noise levels than to a constant low level noise. These are the best gates I’ve ever worked with, and Deawmer now understand why they’re found in many studios. Thus preventing any possible “rack rash” or scratches.