Drawmer Ds501 Power …

Drawmer Ds501 Power  ...Drawmer – Drawmer Ds501 Power Gate
The DS501 is a sophisticated dual channel noise gate with fully tuneable Peak Punch incorporating a number of features pioneered by Drawmer, which are invaluable to the sound engineer, and not found on conventional noise gates. Positioned in the Drawmer range over the industry standard DS201 Dual Gate, the DS501 Power Gate features a new 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. In addition a variable ‘more’ control allows the user to tailor the amount of processing. A secondary Full Band Peak Punch mode is also available. Designed principally for drum and percussive gating applications, tuneable Peak Punch makes it possible to 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, whilst higher frequency Peak Punch can dynamically emphasise rim shots or the ‘crack’ of a snare drum. Setting up noise gates can be tedious and unrewarding. For example, when attempting to separate a signal from unwanted noise or crosstalk that is relatively high in level, spurious triggering of the gate by unwanted components within the sound can be a serious problem. This can often be experienced in the studio when recording a drum kit. If a gate is used to clean up the snare drum sound it is quite likely that the nearby hi-hats will spill into the snare drum microphone and cause the gate to open. Increasing the threshold level may cure this problem, but then there is a very real danger that any quieter snare drum beats may not cause the gate to open at all and the performance can easily be ruined. The DRAWMER solution to this problem is the inclusion of two variable fi’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” High audio specification
Drawmer, Noise Gates DS501