The new Drawmer MC3.1 ($999 MSRP) includes a new 24-bit/192kHz digital input, a mono sub feed that can tap any of the three monitor pairs with its own on/off, an extensive assignable cue system, an upgraded talkback system with external mic input and foot switch functionality, a new “mix check” facility, and a new monitor level “preset” that assures playback at a specific user defined level at any time.
The Drawmer MC3.1’s digital input is AES/SPDIF (24-bit/192 kHz). Two stereo XLR analog inputs, one stereo RCA, and one 1/8-inch jack for iPods are controllable from the front of the unit with a separate volume control. The main mix and cue mix can separately select any combination of these inputs.
Three separate loudspeaker outputs are similarly selectable in any combination, and a separate subwoofer output can be used in conjunction with any, all, or none of the loudspeaker outputs. All loudspeaker outputs have separate trim for precise level matching. Talkback features can use an internal or external mic, engaged from the front panel or from a new foot switch ¼-inch jack.
Mix-checking functions allow engineers to quickly diagnose problems. Calibration of monitor levels has been addressed as well.
The Drawmer MC3.1 is now shipping.