Gainlab Audio is well known for making high-end gear with vibe and life all of its own. The Gainlab Audio Dictator Compressor is a rich, flexible tube compressor with character and based on a Variable Mu design. It's available in Stereo and Dual Mono versions. Their Emperess (Pultec style) stereo EQ is highly musical and covers high, low and mid bands making it ideal for mix bus and mastering applications.
The Gainlab Dictator is an impressively flexible compressor with tons of musicality. It never gets pumpy or breathy, even when aggressively compressing and always maintains its smooth character. It's almost as if it's alive and aware of the type of music being run through it. It will change its behavior based on the program material without having to adjust the settings. The Dictator is a unique, one of a kind compressor that's in a class of its own, and a highly valuable tool for the studio.
Gainlab gear isn't just for the studio as demonstrated by Bob Strakele – Front of House Engineer for the hard rock band Slipknot. Check out this in-depth interview with Bob Starkele, where he discusses the cool factor of Gainlab Audio gear and how he incorporates it into his analog setup for the tour.
Also, check out the Gainlab Audio Dictator Compressor in our "Out Of The Box" series here at Front End Audio where we take a quick look at this compressor, the features and what you can expect when you open the box!