TransAudio Drawmer S2 Signature Series
TransAudio Group has announced the availability of the Drawmer S2 Signature Series dual-channel tube limiter.
The S2 is described as having an "all tube - no technical compromise" circuit. In addition to a balanced internal signal path, dual mono or stereo operation, class A design, all signal-path tubes, and isolation transformers on inputs and outputs, the S2 features signal processing capabilities that "are not present in any other analog limiter in the world," according to the manufacturer.
On the S2's gloss-black faceplate, users will find controls for threshold, ratio, attack, release, gain, and stereo link, along with an option for "program-adaptive" release.
Drawmer's "V-Big" section is designed to address bass and minimize undesirable "pumping" created in all compressors by big bass peaks. V-Big is designed to give the user choices of how they want bass handled, with user-selected 75, 125, or 250Hz frequency and depth of roll off. Second, the Drawmer "V-Air" section is designed to dynamically enhance high-frequency content to keep compressed audio from sounding dark, as is common with other limiters. Finally, a "Wet/Dry" section enables users to do what they used to do on adjacent channels of a console, to add compressed (wet) and non-compressed (dry) signals together to get "the right sound."
MAP: US $5,395
More information at www.transaudiogroup.com.