Expander-Compressor & NoiseGate-Compressor
The 'Drawmer Dynamics' TDM Plug-In brings Drawmer's industry standard dynamic signal processing to the Avid Pro Tools environment and is part of a range of digital products to emerge from Drawmer's ongoing digital research and development program.
The 'Drawmer Dynamics' module provides the Pro Tools user with frequency conscious noise gating, expansion, ultra-smooth compression, and transparent variable threshold 'brick wall' limiting. Further innovative features include the ability to trigger the noise gate from any other audio track within Pro Tools and shape the frequency response of the trigger signal.
The dynamics package is based on the highly successful Drawmer DS201 Noise Gate and Drawmer DL241 Compressor/Limiter hardware units and has been designed to retain the same intuitive interface. Drawmer have produced software which looks and sounds like their world renowned analog units.
NoiseGate, Compressor, Expander, Braketing Filter for Venue
The Tourbuss Noise Gate is based on the industry standard Drawmer DS201, the world’s first ‘frequency conscious’ Noise Gate. The DS201 redefined the role of gating in both the recording studio and live sound environments and transformed what was previously a simple on/off device into a powerful production tool. This unique design approach resulted in a gate that opens to user defined frequency bands, as well as signal level and in addition provides sophisticated envelope shaping.
The Tourbuss Compressor combines aspects of both the traditional ratio style compressor and the soft knee approach, making it equally adept at creative work and unobtrusive level control. Many advanced facilities that enable quick setup, predictable results and a musical analogue style response have been incorporated.
Aproblem when using any form of compression is that gain make-up occurs during quiet passages or pauses, where the noise floor is pulled up to an unacceptable level and background noise is increased. Dealing with this problem is to make use of an Expander, however, many simple expander devices have trouble identifying between important low level sounds and unwanted background noise. Also, on a vocal track for example, this can lead to the start or ending of words being removed, especially if the singer has a wide dynamic range. The Tourbuss Expander features several advanced concepts, such as Soft Ratio settings, which are designed to overcome such problems. Because the Tourbuss Expander is progressive, low level signals are treated to a lower ratio of expansion while noise during pauses will be subjected to a higher ratio. The outcome is an Expander that requires less stringent set-up and is more tolerant of wanted sounds that are only slightly above the noise floor.
The Tourbuss Bracketing Filter provides Low and High 12dB per octave filters that attenuate any unwanted frequencies. A bracketing Filter is most widely used to remove signals created at high or low frequencies that bleed into the source.