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Drawmer CMC7 Moniter Controller  From Drawmer

Surround Control that's Compact, Accurate, and Affordable!  

Drawmer

$645.00

Retail:  $725.00

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Manufacturer's Description from Drawmer

The CMC7 is a compact 8 channel / 7.1 / 5.1 surround volume controller and cost-effective alternative to the more complex and feature rich MC7.1. In order to maintain it's compact proportions and to keep the product budget friendly the CMC7 does away with controls that can often be found within your workstation software and concentrates on essential features such as ease of use and the quality of the signal path, ensuring that the audio is transparent and accurate across all channels and operation intuitive.

 

Whether it is producing audio for film or television, or transporting the listener directly into the venue of an all-encompassing orchestral piece, one thing is sure, the number of users that wish to listen to audio within a surround setting has been growing and will continue to do so. There has been an ever-increasing number of surround products coming to market, not only blue ray players and home cinema but also on mobile and media devices. For example, Apple devices have been capable of reproducing 7.1 surround since iOS 9.3. Therefore, it is likely that at some point every artist and engineer will consider trying surround sound, or fear being left behind. The budget friendly CMC7 allows you to do this without the large financial outlay that other setups will produce.

  

Accurate & Transparent

Coming from the same stable as the MC2.1, MC3.1 and MC7.1 you can be sure of the same high quality for the Drawmer CMC7 Surround Monitor Controller. The circuit is just as transparent and accurate. It's controls have the same quality feel and operation and the huge volume knob provides excellent channel matching, and smooth feel. You hear exactly what you've recorded! 

 

Surround Sound

The 8 inputs and outputs are provided via two balanced 25 pin d-sub connectors wired to the Tascam standard making connecting easy. It allows for 8 independent channels, 5.1, 7.1, quadraphonic, DTS®, Dolby Digital EX,THX Surround EX™, DTS-HD™, Dolby Atmos®, etc, the setup is up to the user.

With the Stereo Mix switch active the surround mix can be bounced down to a 2.1 signal in the front left and right monitors and sub-woofer, to test the quality of the recording when in stereo. In addition, it has a professional quality stereo headphone output with a separate amplifier and level control, that provides private mix checking, a DIM switch reduces output by 20dB and a MUTE switch is also available to cut the output completely.

  

Precision

The circuit design of the CMC7 ensures that the channel matching of all 8 channels is consistent throughout the full range of the volume control. Other manufaturers of surround controllers use multi-ganged potentiometers to achieve the levels of the 8 channels, this is especially true of passive surround controllers, this simplifies the circuit but leads to discrepancies in the level of each channel, especially at the lower and upper volumes, where accurate channel matching can vary wildly.

 

Compact

The CMC7 packs a lot of features into a small package. With a footprint of just 18x16cm and a very low profile the CMC7 won't hog your desk space like some other controllers do. And if your on the move it's small enough to pop into a bag to take anywhere.

 

Tough & Secure

Whilst being smart and stylish the rugged, all steel enclosure will withstand the knocks and bumps of the studio, and, coupled with the high quality components used, the CMC7 is built to last. In addition, a Kensington security slot provides protection from thieves.

 

Can you trust the audio that your current monitor controller is providing? Is it colouring the sound? For all Drawmer monitor controllers it is imperative that what you record is exactly what you hear. There is one thing that should always be absolutely guaranteed - that you can rely on the accuracy of your monitor controller.

 

 

Features

 ♦ Ultra low noise and transparent circuit design.

 ♦ All 8 inputs and outputs are via 2 tascam standard 25 Pin D-Sub connectors making connection to interfaces and speakers simple and intuitive.

 ♦ Mix down switch enables you to check the Surround as a Stereo mix with an independent Sub switch controlling the LFE/Sub.

 ♦ Timed relay protection on all speaker outputs to prevent power up/down bangs.

 ♦ A large volume knob incorporating excellent channel matching and smooth feel.

 ♦ An independent Headphone Amplifier with Individual Level Control with jack on the rear.

 ♦ Kensington security slot (also called a K-Slot or Kensington lock).

 ♦ Very low profile desktop enclosure with a footprint of just 18x16cm.

 ♦ Stylish and Rugged Enclosure will withstand the knocks of the studio.

 

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About Manufacturer

The Beginning: The name Drawmer is synonymous with professional signal processing in recording studio, broadcast and live sound reinforcement environments. The company which is based in Yorkshire, England was founded by Ivor Drawmer whose passion was designing audio circuits. "The whole thing started in 1981," explains Drawmer. "I had been playing keyboards with bands in Yorkshire, but that wasn't going so well and also I wasn't getting any younger. With the encouragement of friends I built a small batch of stereo delay lines, which I called the Multitracker, and that was the start of Drawmer." The DS201 Gate: In 1982 Drawmer revolutionised gating by introducing the DS201 Dual Noise Gate, the world's first 'frequency conscious' noise gate. "It came about from working with a producer called Phil Chapman, who wanted me to build him a gate. Without doing any research I built this thing that switched on, held for a certain amount of time and then just switched off. In practice of course it was no good at all, so I then spent some time going around studios looking at how gates were being used. What really surprised me was how long engineers spent fiddling with gates trying to get them optimally set up and I realised very quickly that a better design was needed." The DS201's unique High-Pass and Low-Pass key filters, comprehensive envelope control and ultra-fast attack time has since made it the 'industry standard' gate throughout the world. The 201 transformed the gate from what had previously been a simple "on/off" device to a powerful creative tool playing a significant role in modern music production. "It was the kind of unit that people discovered uses for and it immediately enabled engineers to do the things they'd always dreamed of with minimum fuss," says Drawmer. Very little has changed to the design of the DS201over the years, and Ivor Drawmer claims it sells as well now as it did back in the early 1980s. "It's astounding where they all go, but to date we've sold tens of thousands of units," he says. The 1960 Mic-Pre/Tube Compressor: In 1984 Drawmer released the original 1960 Mic Pre-Amp/Vacuum Tube Compressor which combined two high performance mic pre-amps, two 'soft knee' tube compressors and an instrument pre-amp with EQ. The 1960 was the first self contained 'front end', and for many recordists who required only one or two microphone input channels it replaced the mixing console, assuring the user of a high quality signal path with a 'distinctive' sound. The concept of the 1960 was to combine the 'warmth and character' of eight active tube stages with the low noise and reliability of solid state electronics. The 1960 has been adopted by producers and musicians around the world and acclaimed as the ultimate direct interface between the sound source and the recording medium. Although the basic design and features of the 1960 remain the same to this day, periodic upgrades have been performed, the latest being the addition of high-pass filters and overload LEDs to the mic pre-amp. As the retro movement has escalated, Drawmer says there has been a dramatic surge in 1960 sales which now puts the unit on a par with the gates. Programme Adaptive: During 1989 Drawmer developed a new proprietary gating circuitry which it entitled 'programme adaptive'. This intelligent auto-circuitry was capable of analysing the dynamic content of the incoming signal and constantly optimising the 'attack', 'hold', 'ratio' and 'release' parameters thereby creating a much smoother gating action than previously available. The first products to incorporate Drawmer's 'programme adaptive' circuitry were the DL241 Auto Compressor released in 1990 and the DS404 Quad Noise Gate released in 1991. Also developed in 1989 was a new limiter circuitry which performed 'Zero Overshoot', 'Zero Response Time' transparent limiting. This was also included in the DL241 Auto Compressor and later the DL441 Quad Auto Compressor Limiter. In 1992 Drawmer took the innovative step of incorporating their newly developed 'Dynamics Spectral Enhancement' circuitry into a high quality compressor/limiter which enabled the user to dynamically boost any high frequency energy lost during the full band compression process. The resulting product, the DL251 Spectral Compressor was enthusiastically received by the mastering, broadcast and studio industries. The 1961 Tube Equaliser: With the new series of compressors becoming established amongst professional users Drawmer decided to expand its range of tube products and in 1994 released the 1961 Vacuum Tube Equaliser. An interesting 1961 design feature was the inclusion of a variable input level control on each of the two channels. This design approach allows the user to control the amount of 'warmth' by deciding how hard to drive the tubes giving a sound as 'clean' as the best discrete solid state designs or as 'hot' as the 'hottest' vintage tube models. The 1962 Digital Vacuum Tube Pre-Amp: The 1962 Digital Vacuum Tube Pre-Amp is a hybrid combining solid state, valve and digital technology. It comprises a high performance stereo analog pre-amp with 3-band EQ, low and high pass filters, low and high frequency dynamic enhancement, limiting and variable tube drive which feeds directly to 24-bit A/D converters. As well as analog outputs the 1962 is equipped with AES/EBU, SP-DIF and Tascam's TDIF or Alesis ADAT digital interfaces. "The concept is to offer very high quality analog with optional processing and tube warmth before converting to digital via the high resolution converters," explains Ivor Drawmer. The MX Series: In contrast to the 'high end' 1962, the MX30 Gated/Comp/Limiter and MX40 Punch Gate are low cost entry level dynamics processors bringing Drawmer's professional processing into a wider M.I. market place. The MX range has recently been expanded with the MX50 Dual De-Esser and MX60 Front End One. Digital Masterflow and Future Developments: Digital technology features strongly in Drawmer's future products, and the new Masterflow range of processing units translate some of Drawmer's existing designs into the digital domain. The company has also joined the growing list of manufacturers working on a series of TDM software modules for Digidesign's Pro Tools System and has recently developed a plug-in for the Mackie D8B Digital Console. Ivor Drawmer now works in conjunction with a team of highly qualified technicians with both analog and digital skills. Their design brief is to continue to create innovative and unique products based on feedback from the Sales and Marketing department and the Drawmer International Distributor network.

Specifications

CROSSTALK: >80dB

THD & NOISE: 0.01% @ 0dBu

FREQUENCY RESPONSE:

20Hz-20kHz +/- 0.2dB

PHASE RESPONSE:

20Hz-20kHz +/- 2degrees max

POWER REQUIREMENTS: External Power Supply

Input: 100-240V ~ 50-60Hz, 0.48A MAX.

Output: 15V 1A 

Voltage automatically selected by PSU

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