Drawmer DS201

2-Channel Frequency-Conscious Noise Gate
Drawmer DS201 image 1
Drawmer DS201 image 1
Sweetwater Savings: $80.00 MSRP: $875.00
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Special-ordered from Drawmer and usually arrives to you within 1-2 weeks. Please note: special orders cannot be canceled or returned.
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Drawmer DS201
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The Industry-standard High-end Noise-gate!

The industry-standard high-end noise-gate! The DS201 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 like variable high and lowpass filters for "frequency conscious gating." You also get comprehensive envelope control, attack, hold, decay, and range, plus a whole host of other features, all adding up to one amazing processor. Order yours today!

Drawmer DS201 2-channel Noise Gate Features at a Glance:
  • 2-channel, 1-rack space "Frequency Conscious" Gate
  • Designed for better sound quality than any other gate
  • Proprietary "trigger stabilization"
  • Fully variable high and lowpass frequency trigger filters enable wide or narrow frequency keying
  • Proprietary FET based discrete VCA
  • Drawmer "traffic lighting" metering
  • +4dB operation

What Does "Special Order" Mean?

A special-order product is one that we don't normally keep in stock. We order it from the manufacturer as soon as you order from us. We have great relationships with all the manufacturers we carry, so we can get your special order to you as fast as or faster than anyone else. Remember that special orders are non-returnable and non-cancelable, so make sure the item is right for you. A Sweetwater Sales Engineer can help you decide — call (800) 222-4700 for assistance!

Additional Media

DS201 Cue Sheet
DS201 User Manual
Signal Processing Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Total Channels 2
Analog Inputs 2 x XLR, 2 x 1/4"
Analog Outputs 2 x XLR
Rack Spaces 1U
Sidechain Yes
Circuit Solid State
Kind Gate
Linkable Yes
Manufacturer Part Number DS201

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Well I did not buy this from sweetwater however I can attest to its well defined abilities. It took a while to get used to the controls as I am not quite keen on dynamic processing in general. I also had to read so much to learn about the difference between expanders and gates :) At any rate, I turned my mic preamp on (a PEQ2R wunder audio) on, with my mic *high end condenser) and recorded total silence on a track while I started well randomly adjusting the knobs (the be honest I had NOT a clue as to what I was doing) So it just so happens after listening back the first part oh I'd say the first 5-6 seconds, that horrible background noise then MAGIC! slowly the noise dissipated and all I had was pristine silence. Absolutely perfect. Now if I had audio gear to get rid of DOGS BARKING in from the neighbors I'd be much happier :)
Music background: man of many trades
See also: Noise Gates, Drawmer, Drawmer Expanders / Gates, Drawmer Expanders / Gates