Dual Channel Noise Gate with Peak Punch
List Price $990, call for
Drawmer DS501 is a sophisticated dual channel
noise gate with fully tuneable 'Peak Punch'
incorporating a number of features not found
on conventional noise gates.
'Tuneable' Peak Punch
• variable high pass and low pass filters
for "frequency conscious" gating
• comprehensive envelope control, attack,
hold, decay, and range
• key input for external triggering
• "key listen" facility
• extremely fast attack time, to preserve
the natural attack of the sound
• balanced inputs and outputs
• stereo linkable
• can be used for gating or ducking
Drawmer DS501 Power Gate features a dual mode
tuneable Peak Punch processing section on each
channel. In tuneable mode, a fully variable
frequency selector with a range from 75Hz to
16kHz allows the user to shape the transients
of the gated signal and tune-in to the particular
area of the audio spectrum where the Peak Punch
is to be active. A variable ‘more’
control allows tailoring the amount of processing.
A secondary Full Band Peak Punch mode is also
Designed principally for drum gating, tuneable
Peak Punch can add transient punch to frequencies
lacking in individual drum sounds, adding greater
definition and presence to the gated signal.
Using low frequency Peak Punch adds depth to
thin drums, while higher frequency Peak Punch
can dynamically emphasise rim shots or the crack
of a snare drum.
Drawmer revolutionized drum gates by using two
variable filters, one high-pass and one low-pass,
which act upon the side-chain keying circuitry.
By setting the output switch to key listen,
the user can hear the action of the filters
and adjust them to reject spillage from other
drums, enabling the gate to only open on desired
The DS501 can open in microseconds, preserving
the natural attack of the sound. The comprehensive
envelope controls allows the gain to be changed
at whatever rate best suits the material being
processed. 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
Another use of the Drawmer DS-501 is in the
reshaping of existing sounds. A sampling delay
line may be used to store a sound to be re-triggered
and added to a mix. The DS-501 can be used to
impart a slower attack or faster decay; careful
setting of the decay envelope can effectively
hide most noise present at the end of the sample.
When using a sampler or drum machine, the gate
can be considered a triggered envelope shaper
due to the wide range of the envelope controls.
Key inputs allow the gate to be triggered externally.
For example, a snare drum signal can trigger
the gate on an ambient microphone to create
a 'natural' gated reverb.
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