The Drawmer MX40 Pro is a highly flexible but compact quad Gate suitable for a wide range of professional applications including studio, live sound and audio installations. The input and output connections are electronically balanced on XLR connectors and low-distortion VCAs are used to maintain the highest possible signal quality. Although optimized for +4 dBu operation, the MX40 will work equally well with systems operating at the -10 dBu standard.
Any Noise Gate considerably improves the sound of percussive instruments by producing fast leading edges to the signal and then shutting off after a predetermined time. The combination of this fast rising edge, and the silence which follows the gated signal, creates a dramatic improvement to the original signal.
Drawmer pioneered the frequency conscious gating common to many noise gate clones now available in audio processing equipment. The MX40 has a new spin on this feature where both controls have been amalgamated into a single intuitive control, of course with a Key Listen facility. This allows fast and simple setup of frequency selective triggering where unwanted signals are prevented from triggering the gate.