Drawmer have been manufacturing superior dynamics units since the 70's. I remember Ivor Drawmer coming to see me in the 1970's to see if we would be interested in marketing his delay product, as we were distributing a competing product at the time I foolishly refused because there would have been a conflict. Oh well can't win them all.
Drawmer Say :
Facilities available on the DL251 include:
Compressor : The compressor section can be switched to provide either HARD or SOFT knee compression. In both the HARD and SOFT modes a Ratio control is available. In the SOFT mode the ratio increases gradually over a 10dB input level range until it reaches the ratio set on the front panel control, thus achieving a more natural sounding compression. Selectable manual or automatic Attack and Release times dramatically extend the application range and user scope of the DL251. Selecting the 'Auto' mode removes the need for manual adjustment and is particularly valuable when the programme being treated does not have predictable or consistent dynamics, such as on complete mixes, vocals or 'slapped and pulled' bass guitar. Under manual control the wide range of adjustment available gives the user the ability to create dynamic effects as well as normal compression.