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Wet2Dry: Scaling Up

NORTH AMERICA | 20 March 2024 

From behind a Mackie board in a recording booth, there is total control of the sounds feeding through the mics from the musicians playing in the performance studio. An audio engineer can pot up the vocal compression, add more reverb to the guitar, soften the harsh sheen of cymbals.


A ‘wet’ sound on a drumkit, for example, can sound pleasing to the ears behind the board and on a finished track, with effects and processing. But a ‘dry’ sound is the essence of the instrument. What you hear in the room ten feet away from it. What it’s meant to sound like.

Musicians have their preference on what they want to hear to perform – wet vs. dry. But it’s not a competition. Precision and final outcome is what it comes down to.

So, wet vs. dry when it comes to vacuum? Oil sealed pumps, or wet pumps, like a rotary vane, are established instruments in various processes. They lend to the application at hand but they also need that engineer to look after performance (maintenance, oil changes, etc.)

Dry pumps still need monitoring but are engineered and designed to last longer with less maintenance requirements. Like the precision of drummers Buddy Rich or John Bonham, the internal mechanics are specifically designed to perform at the highest level. Precision.

Take the new mXDS dry scroll vacuum pump range: they are lightweight (under 8 kg), they are flexible, in that, they can be mounted vertically or horizontally and are oil free with no oil to top up, replace or dispose of. They also have a lower power requirement compared to similar capacity pumps, making them a good choice to reduce your carbon footprint and have optimized fan-cooling to reduce noise for quieter operation.

As in studio A of Muscle Shoals or SoundCity, the real music, the real performance, is there in the room. Dry. And our vacuum engineers, like any audio engineer placing mics and assessing the tone of the space, can see what the instruments are at hand in your application and figure a solution for the final output.

Just as well, like the engineer behind the Mackie board in the recording booth, if you need instrumentation for the vacuum instruments involved in your systemization, we have gauges, leak detection and full solutions for monitoring the complete setup.


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Edwards is a full solutions provider

We’re not just about our industry-leading vacuum technology but about making music with our customers. We invite you to studio A to hear the music – dry – the crack of a snare drum, ring of the amps, the space in which discovery is made. 

Want to ensure your studio (lab) won't shut down and you can keep recording? Visit our WebShop where you can find our dry scroll pumps and rotary vane pumps - all available with reduced lead times.

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