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DICTATOR

Dual Mono Vari-μ Compressor

GLA-TC2, The Dual Mono Version of the DICTATOR

At Gainlab Audio, we pay special attention to the feedback from our users. A significant portion of these inquiries are about whether it would be possible to use the device in dual mono mode. Due to the unique architecture of the equipment, we had to answer no until now… Dictator is designed to be as versatile as possible on modern materials and to easily integrate into today’s production practice, in addition to it’s traditional vacuum tube design. Originally, the goal was to process two-channel stereo tracks while maintaining the most accurate stereo operation as possible.

Therefore, Dictator’s controls are also designed along this main aspect. In connection with the creation of the dual mono version, the interoperability of the two channels is still important, but the two sides each include a completely separately parameterizable vari-u compressor, with almost the full functionality of the original Dictator.
Accordingly, all controls are implemented with switches to allow operation on the two compressors with the same settings. The sidechain, of course, remained linkable. Based on these, it can be said that the Dictator Dual Mono is a two-channel tube dynamics processor, it can be pulsing on a masterbus or it can produce crispy saturation alongside never existed transients and dirty breaks. Or work as a simple saturator with minimal dynamic control. Now either on standalone tracks or while recording…

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“… The Dictator is a highly impressive early release from Hungary’s Gainlab Audio and offers of valve compression along with a well-trought-out set of features.” 
“…the Dictator can be driven quite hard, and the beautiful saturation that this brings with it is both harmonically rich and extremely musical. “ 

Field of application

  • Master compressor

  • Bus compressor

  • Tracking compressor

  • Sound Design

  • Saturator

Main properties

  • Dual mono architecture

  • True dual pentode valve design

  • All stepped controlls

  • Military grade vacuum tubes (6k4p-EV (6К4П-EB) long life pentode)

  • Permalloy transformers

PICTURES GALERY

Gainlab Audio Dictator Dual Mono Valve Compressor, Tube Compressor, Vari-u Compressor, Pro Audio, Tube Audio, Gainlab
Gainlab Audio Dictator Dual Mono Valve Compressor, Tube Compressor, Vari-u Compressor, Pro Audio, Tube Audio, Gainlab
Gainlab Audio Dictator Dual Mono Valve Compressor, Tube Compressor, Vari-u Compressor, Pro Audio, Tube Audio, Gainlab
Gainlab Audio Dictator Dual Mono Valve Compressor, Tube Compressor, Vari-u Compressor, Pro Audio, Tube Audio, Gainlab
Gainlab Audio Dictator Dual Mono Valve Compressor, Tube Compressor, Vari-u Compressor, Pro Audio, Tube Audio, Gainlab
Gainlab Audio Dictator Dual Mono Valve Compressor, Tube Compressor, Vari-u Compressor, Pro Audio, Tube Audio, Gainlab
Gainlab Audio Dictator Dual Mono Valve Compressor, Tube Compressor, Vari-u Compressor, Pro Audio, Tube Audio, Gainlab

INPUT: 2 x Balanced XLR
OUTPUT: 2 x Balanced XLR


Max. Input: +22dBu
input impedance: >10Kohm

Frequency response: 20Hz-20Khz +/- 1dB


Size: 483x280x89
Weight: 4,8 Kg


Mains: 230V AC (EU), 110V AC (US)

Max. Output: >26dBu
Output impedance: <65ohm


THD+N (0dBu): <0.3%

Compare The Dictators

GLA-TC1 The Dictator GLA-TC2 Dictator Dual Mono
Number of channels: 2 2
Channel configuration:
Stereo Dual mono, Stereo
Operating modes: HICOMP, LOCOMP HICOMP, LOCOMP
Threshold: Continous 12 steps
Time constant attack: Stepped, 4 options Stepped, 3 options
Time constant release:
Stepped, 3 options Stepped, 3 options
Sidechain filter: 22Hz, 40Hz, 80Hz, 130Hz, 200Hz 80Hz, 120Hz
Max. input: 22dBu 22dBu
Max. output: >26dBu >26dBu
THD+N (0dBu): <0.3% <0.3%
Frequency response: 20Hz-20Khz +/- 1dB 20Hz-20Khz +/- 1dB
Size: 483x280x89 483x280x89
Weight: 4.2 Kg 4.8 Kg

SUPPORT AND DOWNLOADS

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DOWNLOADS

GLA-TC2, Dictator Dual Mono MANUAL (EN)
GLA-TC Dictator Calibration MANUAL (EN)
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SOUND SAMPLES (24bit 44,1Khz PCM)

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Ben T Kadar

Promise Me (Shower Thoughts)
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Jazz Friends

Niki's Song (First)
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Shinterz

KREALA (cover)
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REVIEWS AND TESTS

Sound On Sound Magazine’s Dictator Review

A detailed Dictator review in the December issue of Sound On Sound Magazine
Dictator Test Sound On Sound Magazine

Wytse Gerichhausen’s Video Review

Our dictator at the White Sea Studio.

Glenn Fricker’s Video Review

Our dictator at the Spectre Sound Studios, with samples.

Mixdown Magazine’s Dictator Review

OUR DICTATOR COMPRESSOR IS RECEIVED A "MIXDOWN'S PICK" LABEL FROM MIXDOWN MAGAZINE.
Our dictator received a label from Mixdown Magazine.

Dictator, KMR UK Virtual Demo Room Video

Dictator Compressor demo video by KMR UK. (No talk)

Dictator Unboxing Video

Unboxing video by White Sea Studio, with samples

Barnabas Hidasi’s Dictator Article

The author is a hungarian, multi platinum award winning recording and mixing engineer, music producer.
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