Drawmer 1968 Mk2 Dual Channel Tube Compressor

Drawmer 1968 Mk2 Dual Channel Tube Compressor

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1968 Mk2 Dual Channel Tube Compressor, Studio compressor from Drawmer.

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Drawmer 1968 Mk2 Dual Channel Tube Compressor tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Drawmer
  • Model: 1968 Mk2 Dual Channel Tube Compressor
  • Category: Studio compressors
  • Added in our database on: 10/06/2011

968 MkII - Dual Channel Tube Compressor

Blend valves and FETs for quality compression. The 1968 MkII is a 1U Tube/FET ‘stereo bus’ compressor which by design delivers a transparent ‘open’ sound even during periods of heavy compression.

The key features are as follows:
    • 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.


Due to customer demand we have introduced new features to the 1968 MkII:

  • Expanded the BIG to include BIGGER - setting the filters to 75Hz and 150Hz.
  • Added internal jumpers that can be configured to remove the soft clip section.
  • Added internal jumpers to make the output hotter by 6dB, if required.
  • Improvement have been made to the PSU to lower the noise floor.

Drawmer 1968 Mk2 Dual Channel Tube Compressor user reviews

Average Score:5.0(5/5 based on 1 review)
 1 user review100 %

e-rod's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Perfect for me."

Drawmer 1968 Mk2 Dual Channel Tube Compressor
I use Compressor DBX 166 for GC and CC, DBX 166A for low and before a Focusrite MixMaster on hand followed by a Aphex Dominator, but I was not very happy ... lack of binder.

With the Drawmer 1968 MK2 Wow, that's what I was looking for ... it ties everything well .... I'm really happy for a while modest 888 euro B-stock price at Thomann.

compressor lamp output XLR connectors rackabe 1U and not even heated.


I'm no expert, but easy enough you can go frankly ear.

Should not hesitate to put a low and back with the output gain threshold.

Just manual describes the function of the buttons.


Ben for the sound, I'm very happy. it's not clear it gives a color that I like. But above all this is the famous "glue" that sticks out the mix on hand of my Zed R16.

I have not used it for anything else.

I have not the opportunity to test large expensive compressor. I hesitated between Elysia Xpressor, but with everything I've read, I took the risk of taking Drawmer. I'm not about to do that Xpressor famous binder, it parrait me less well in hand.

What I hate is in bypass mode it sizzles with me, because this increases the volume a bit and suddenly it pop :( The VU meters are not very useful.

I hesitated a lot between 1968 and 1973 (three bands) but very little return on it because it is new, and not very good experience of the three bands with the MixMaster.

The lamp 1968 is, while not in 1973.

What I like most is that how to tie my songs.


I've had a week.

It took 3-4 hours to make the sound when I put weeks with Focusrite

well I had the Focusrite Platinum which is not too bad but not the Glue.
I much prefer the Drawmer same for sound.

Well I think that there are other solutions, but having bought without trying I'm very happy.

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