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Drawmer DS301 ~ MIDI-Controlled Expander/Gate

Used – Fair

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Here we have the very rare and pretty much unique Drawmer MIDI-Controlled Noise Gate, the DS301.
This does everything a DS201 does and a whole lot more besides, not just MIDI - there's a whole dedicated expander section, more comprehensive metering, smarter retrigger features, Peak feature to control percussive transients, and it can actually be used to 'add' velocity sensitivity to a MIDI device that lacks it.
In 'Limit' mode it can even be used as a basic compressor/limiter.
As well as the studio, clearly there's a lot of live applications where a unit like this will earn its keep too - such as MIDI-controlled theatre cues etc.
Even if you never used the MIDI features, you'd still own one of the most sophisticated analog gates ever made with all the excellent sound and rugged build-quality that Drawmer is justly famous for.
The unit is obviously 'of a certain age' and there is cosmetic wear & tear from inserting it in and out of racks. Please see photos.
But here's the kicker and why this particular example of an already-rare unit is worth the asking price... I've just last month had this serviced by Drawmer UK themselves at a cost of £85  - new caps & pots have been fitted and all the analog components of the unit have been fully tested and are now in fine working order. (I've included a photo of the invoice for this work.)
I will ship this to you in a brand new Drawmer 19" rack box and the original spiral-bound DS301 manual is also included.
These don't come up very often on the market and I think only a few hundred were ever made so they're almost collectors pieces. I spent years hunting one down and I've had a lot of good use out of it, but it's now surplus to requirements so I've had it professionally serviced & tested by Drawmer before passing it on to its new home.

Thanks for looking!

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Listed2 years ago
ConditionFair (Used)
Fair condition gear should function but will show noticeable cosmetic damage or other issues.learn more
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