Sonic Joy Awards 2016 – The Best Virtual Instruments & Effects

Softube Drawmer 1973

The Softube Drawmer 1973 Multi-Band Compressor is a software version (VST/AU/AAX) of the original Drawmer 1973 hardware, a three band FET compressor.

The plugin was created in collaboration with the Drawmer research and development team, and approved by Ivor Drawmer himself. Softube retained the features of the classic Drawmer unit, adding some extra up-to-date touches, including Mid-Side processing and sidechain

Overall the Softube Drawmer 1973 it’s pleasing to look at and powerfully simple to use once you’re familiarized with its GUI. Two of our favorite features were the BIG and AIR toggles on the low and high bands respectively.

As our reviewer put it “I can’t think of anything I wouldn’t try the Softube Drawmer 1973 on”.