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Softube Announces Availability of Drawmer 1973 Multi-Band Compressor Plug-in

March 8, 2016

LINKÖPING, SWEDEN: Swedish high-end plug-in developer Softube is proud to announce availability of the Drawmer 1973 Multi-Band Compressor plug-in, providing the latest in precision compression and dynamic control with the unmistakable sound of a modern Drawmer classic.

Micro-manage your dynamics

Get deep into the details with independent control over three frequency bands; pull out and fine-tune individual instruments; tame low frequencies while leaving the top end shimmering; tweak the details to get a bigger picture and your mixes wider and louder.

The original Drawmer hardware and then some!

Carefully modelled on the original hardware in collaboration with Drawmer themselves, this ultra- versatile new plug-in brings an iconic compressor bang up to date with added Mid-Side processing and sidechain option.

The Drawmer sound and Softube science solution

The Drawmer 1973 Multi-Band Compressor has a great-looking GUI echoing the hardware original, is CPU friendly, and comes with useful presets. Sleek precision control with the sound quality of an analog classic: an indispensable tool for today’s studio.

In short:
  • Ultra-versatile compression and dynamic control.
  • Zoom in to control the finest of details in your mix.
  • A plug-in with a true analog feel.
  • Carefully crafted with the design team at Drawmer.
  • Additional Mid-Side processing and sidechain not available in the original hardware.
  • Low CPU usage.
  • No USB iLok dongle required.

The Drawmer 1973 Multi-Band Compressor is available to buy from authorized dealers and Softube’s web shop from March 8, 2016, priced at $249. (An introductory price offer of $199 runs until March 31, 2016.)
Please visit the Drawmer 1973 Multi-Band Compressor product page for more information and a demonstration video; a free 20-day demo license can also be downloaded from here:
All Softube plug-ins, including the Drawmer 1973 Multi-Band Compressor, use iLok’s machine-based license system, which is entirely free, meaning a USB iLok dongle is optional.

About Softube (

Aptly dubbed “...the Swedish rock ’n’ roll scientists...” by Sound On Sound magazine, Softube has developed high-end software for the music market since 2003. Its own product roster ranges from modeled guitar amplifiers to professional audio mixing plug-ins, and, most recently, a major musical move into software instruments with Heartbeat, an advanced drum synth with comfortably familiar, yet special sound characteristics. The company has received several awards and award nominations in recognition of its innovative products. Productive partnerships have been formed with an assortment of pro audio companies held in high regard around the globe — including Abbey Road Studios, Mutronics, Solid State Logic, Summit Audio,Tonelux Designs,Tube-Tech, and Trident Audio Developments — to fashion faithful models of their analog hardware units.These third-party companies have happily lent their names and logotypes to the resulting plug-ins. Above and beyond its impressive namesake product lineup, Softube has also developed software products for other notable companies, such as Ableton, Fender, Cakewalk, Marshall Amplification, Native Instruments, Propellerheads, TC Electronic, and Universal Audio. Not one for standing still, 2014 saw Softube successfully sidestepping into the hardware business with the release of Console 1, its next-generation software/hardware hybrid mixer.
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