Introducing the ​new Gainlab Audio Governor Compressor

Introducing the ​new Gainlab Audio Governor Compressor

By Front End Audio on Dec 22nd 2023

Introducing the ​new Gainlab Audio Governor Compressor

Introducing the new Gainlab Audio Governor Compressor! Based on valves, it features a more parameterizable version of the Tube Boost function found in the Empress. In addition to the sidechain filter, it can receive an external sidechain signal and operate in both stereo and mono modes. It offers three compression modes, ranging from a gentle LA2 style to an aggression what previously unheard of in optical compressors scene. It can handle timing automation and includes a meter section with a peak hold function, providing precise feedback on the compressor's operating status.

In the case of the Governor, the dual slope design means that beyond the compressor threshold point, another threshold point can be set. Beyond this second threshold, the compressor's release curve becomes much steeper, and the compressor begins to operate with a much higher compression ratio. In practice, it's like applying multi-stage dynamic control. The first threshold would set a compressor with a lower ratio and a smoother knee, while the second threshold would set a compressor with a higher ratio and a steeper knee. All of this is done within one device, causing the timing of the two compression phases to influence each other. As a result, the sound of the Governor can be highly flexible, ranging from classic levelers to the sound of modern optical compressors and even to an aggression not heard before in optical compressors, especially when extreme settings are applied.

Gainlab Audio Governor Compressor

Gainlab Audio Governor Features:

  • Electron tube optical compressor
  • Nano crystalline output transformer
  • Dual Slope design
  • Automatic timing option
  • Side-chain filter
  • External side-chain signal reception
  • Comprehensive meter section
  • Stereo and dual mono operation

The Gainlab Audio Governor is available for pre-order now at Front End Audio! If you have any questions about the new Governor or any of Gainlab's other products, give us a call! We're here to help.

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