Gainlab Audio Dictator with SSL FUSION Analog Bundle

Gainlab Audio Dictator with SSL FUSION Analog Bundle

Boost your studios capabilities to shape sound outside the Box! The Dictator is a tube based dynamic controller which is designed after the same pedigree of classic...


Type :Stereo Bus Compressor


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Boost your studios capabilities to shape sound outside the Box!

The Dictator is a tube based dynamic controller which is designed after the same pedigree of classic vari-mu compressors. Theoretically similar to the legendary Fairchild 670 and Gates STA-Level it packs contemporary solutions in order to have a better control over the sound. The bespoke design of the branch circuits we just simply called the “mu-follower” concept. The two channels of the compressor can provide synchronized operation throughout the whole range of the transition curve and so achieve excellent gain reduction. The time based parameters and the saturation characteristics will be very familiar to experienced tube based compressor users. 

Main Features

  • Fusion Stereo outboard processor with 6 Analogue Color circuits and Mid/Side Matrix
  • True dual pentode tube design compressor
  • Contemporary discrete side chain design
  • Modern line driver
  • Military grade vacuum tubes (6k4p-EV (6К4П-EB) long life pentode)
  • Permalloy transformers 
  • All cabling included - Mogami 2549 XLR-M to XLR-F 2M x 4 units 

    FUSION - Stereo outboard processor 

    New colours from the masters of analogue. Fusion is an all-analogue stereo outboard processor created for the modern hybrid studio. Fusion introduces five completely new analogue colouration tools designed to bring the perfect combination of added tonal character, weight and space to your mix bus or stereo stems, with the detail, warmth and finesse that only real analogue circuits can provide. Give your mix the analogue edge it deserves!


    Vintage Drive - is a unique non-linear harmonic enhancement circuit that brings cohesion and strength to your mix. Drive and Density controls interact to produce harmonic saturation and soft compression derived from overloading an analogue circuit. It can be used lightly for subtle thickening saturation or driven hard for more extreme distortion.


    The SSL Violet EQ - an all-new minimum phase-shift, two-band shelving EQ. The first new SSL analogue EQ circuit for more than 25 years draws on the SSL legacy of carefully selected frequencies and response curves to create a musical and intuitive EQ designed to quickly dial in low-end weight and high-end sheen. High and Low frequency circuits each offer four switched frequency points and +/-9dB attenuation.


    A new High Frequency Compressor delivers the distinctive sound of high frequency rounding in the analogue domain. A compressor that effects high frequencies only, optimised for smooth and transparent harshness reduction and a tape-like high-frequency roll off – great for taming brittle high frequency fizz.


    A new Stereo Image enhancer provides a true analogue Mid-Side circuit that manipulates the Side signal, allowing for widening and spatial manipulation of the stereo field.


    A switched, custom-designed SSL Transformer circuit introduces subtle low-frequency saturation, alongside a high-frequency phase-shift. The result is a simultaneous thickening of the low-end and an added sparkle to the high-end.


    SSL has also always been known for clever connectivity and features that streamline and accelerate production workflow. Fusion fits right in with a collection of workflow enhancing features including: +/-12dB Input and Output Trim controls, an Input overload LED, large peak-hold metering, a front-end 3rd order High Pass Filter with three selectable cut off frequencies, and tri-colour status indicators for the Vintage Drive and HF Comp sections. A set of XLR connections can be used either as a Stereo Insert for stereo mix bus processing or switched to function as a Mid-Side (MS) circuit enabling separate compressors or EQ to be applied to the middle (centre) and sides of a stereo signal. In Stereo Insert mode the insert point can be switched to pre-Violet EQ, when in MS mode the insert can be switched to pre-Stereo Image controls. Input and Output connections are via XLR.

    Field of application for this bundle:

  • Master processor/compressor
  • Bus compressor with MS
  • Tracking processor 
  • Sound Design 
  • Saturator with MS


    Buy the SSL FUSION / DICTATOR stereo outboard bundle from Audiosaurus. The Online Pro Audio Experts in South Africa.