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by B. Emerson (10/22/2014):

i had a chance to compare a real SSL g compressor across my mixes against the plug in and fou ... Read more

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Overview

SSL G Series Bus Compressor Plug-In

Exacting Circuit Emulation of Hit-Making SSL 4000 G Series Master Compressor

The SSL G Series Bus Compressor plug-in for UAD-2 is an incredibly faithful circuit emulation of the legendary SSL 4000 G console's bus compressor. The undeniable drive and punch of this G Series master compressor — modeled to exacting detail by Universal Audio and fully authenticated by Solid State Logic® — helped make the original 4000 G Series the world's most successful studio production console. Engineers have come to rely on this master compressor to "glue together" mixes like nothing else, as well as patching into it for wonderful results on drums, pianos and more.

With simple, intuitive controls and transparent compression characteristics, the G Series Bus Compressor plug-in for UAD-2 captures the iconic SSL sound with stunning accuracy. Plug-in controls comprise fixed Compression Ratios (2:1, 4:1 and 10:1), and Attack and Release controls with program-dependent Auto Release function. Continuous Threshold Control and Make-Up Gain, compressor bypass, and the original Auto Fade (1-60 seconds) feature provide full operational authenticity.

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Reviews

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  • Phil Tan

    (Usher, Mariah Carey)

    “There are several [plug-in] versions of the stereo SSL buss compressor… But the one I always go to is the UAD version. I’m an SSL console guy, and it sounds just like the hardware to me.”

    Ryan Hewitt

    (Red Hot Chili Peppers)

    “The UAD SSL plug-ins are pretty amazing! I use the compressor just as I would on an analog desk, attaining the same results.”

    Frederick Norén

    (Sound on Sound)

    "[The SSL G Series Bus Compressor] ... one of the best compressor plug-ins on the market."

    Frederick Norén

    (Sound on Sound)

    "[With the SSL E & G Series] Universal Audio have set a new standard for analogue emulation in software."

    Geoff Sanoff

    (Pro Sound News)

    “I'm loving it [SSL G Series Bus Compressor]. It's my new glue ... You guys just saved me 4K on outboard gear ... Well done.”

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    G bus magic
    by B. Emerson (Wednesday 22 October, 2014)

    i had a chance to compare a real SSL g compressor across my mixes against the plug in and found the plug in to sound about 90% the same .. the main difference was the threshold on the hardware was more sensitive and i had to use less compression to reach the same 4db . great job UAD ;) … Read More

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    The Magic Glue That Was Missing
    by A. Gamez (Monday 14 July, 2014)

    Ive had the oportunity to work on a SSL desk some time ago and I was always impressed and in love with its buss compressor. It yielded a glue to my mix that is imposible to get without it. Due to my lack of budget, I couldnt afford to buy the real thing and for that reason, I used the waves versio … Read More

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    Smash that 2buss
    by Z. Barzilai (Tuesday 3 June, 2014)

    Have been using the analog version for a year now. this is so close i had to buy it. … Read More

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    PSE Recording Studios/UAD-2 in Pro Tools HD
    by P. Sillaro (Tuesday 13 May, 2014)

    As a hands on Studio owner I work with my gear every day. I became a fan of the UAD-2 system from the start. My new SSL plug-in is superb. Although I still use hardware, the UAD-2 plug-ins are the only ones I use. There is a real good reason why so many producers and engineers select UAD-2 plug-ins … Read More

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    The Glue
    by S. DeRose (Saturday 12 April, 2014)

    This is the glue that is pasting my mix's together! … Read More

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Features & Specs

SSL G Series Bus Compressor

FEATURES:

  • Faithful plug-in emulation of the hit-making SSL 4000 G series bus compressor
  • Officially licensed and fully authenticated by Solid State Logic
  • Specially tailored dynamic characteristics ideal for compressing full mix or subgroups
  • Fixed Attack & Release and Ratio settings
  • Continuous Threshold and Make-Up Gain settings
  • Auto Fade feature (1-60 seconds) as found in original console
  • Analog-style metering and Compressor bypass
  • Requires a UAD-2 DSP Accelerator Card or Apollo Interface available from authorized dealers worldwide.

PARAMETERS:

  • Threshold -15dBu to +15dBu
  • Make Up Gain 0 dBu to +15dBu
  • Attack 0.1ms, 0.3ms, 1ms, 3ms, 10ms and 30ms
  • Release 0.1s, 0.3s, 0.6s, 1.2s or Auto
  • Ratio 2:1, 4:1 and 10:1
  • Compression VU Meter 0 to 20dB
  • Auto Fade Off/On
  • Auto Fade Timer 1-60s
  • Bypass In/Out
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Docs

UAD Plug-Ins Manual

UAD System Manual

Apollo Software Manual

UA Product Catalog.pdf

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