New Budapest start-up Gainlab Audio have just released a follow-up to their classy valve compressor, the Dictator. The Dictator Dual Mono is exactly what it sounds like: a twin-channel version of the original stereo device. As such, it features independent controls for the left and right channels, allowing you to process two mono sources simultaneously. However, it can also be put to good use on stereo sources, thanks to a Link switch that sums the left and right trigger signals, and its use of stepped controls throughout.
The Dictator Dual Mono is available now, priced at €2268. You can read our review of the original stereo version here.