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Customer Reviews 9 Reviews

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by R. Boer (10/15/2014):

Glue baby! I am demoing the 4k channelstrip right now, and I saw the bundle. Thought I'd give t ... Read more

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Overview

UAD 4K Buss Compressor Plug-In

Exacting Circuit Emulation of Hit-Making SSL 4000 G+* Compressor

The SSL 4000* is famous as the console behind more platinum records than any other—the UAD 4K Buss Compressor emulates the console dynamics from the 4000* in all its hit-making glory. With its simple control set and wonderfully transparent compression characteristics, UA has captured this undisputed icon of record production with exacting accuracy. The UAD 4K Buss Compressor is a circuit emulation of the 4000 G+* and a companion to the UAD 4K Channel Strip.

The simple control set of the UAD 4K Buss Compressor comprises fixed Attack and Release controls with an Auto Release, which incorporates a program dependent response. Three fixed ratio settings are available: 10:1, 4:1 and 2:1. Continuous Threshold Control and Make-Up Gain round out the features along with a compressor bypass.

*UAD, UAD-1, UAD-2 and UAD 4K are trademarks of Universal Audio, Inc. All other names are trademarks of Solid State Logic, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Universal Audio, Inc. These trademarks of other manufacturers are used solely to identify the products of those manufacturers whose circuits and sounds were studied during the sound development of the UAD 4K products. Use of third party trademarks are for informational purposes only and do not imply an endorsement or sponsorship of Universal Audio’s products.


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  • Jono Buchanan

    (Future Music UK)

    "If you're an existing UAD owner, these come heartily endorsed but if not, it could be time to reconsider your stance."

    Jeff Russo

    (Tonic)

    "The UAD 4K Buss Compressor was the topper on the master buss, making the rock come out ... smoothing it over & pulling it together."

    Just Blaze

    (Jay-Z, Snoop, Kanye West)

    “I have an SSL 4000. So for me [UAD 4K plug-ins] are just perfect, because the curves translate so accurately."

    Ryan West

    (Kanye West, T.I., T-Pain)

    "I had no problem setting the [UAD 4K] compressor to get that 'grabby' sound I love so much."

    Jono Buchanan

    (Future Music UK)

    "I was wondering whether the sound of a classic could be recreated in the box. The answer [UAD 4K] is a convincing yes."

  • Jono Buchanan

    (Future Music UK)

    "As a 'final stage' processor, the [UAD 4k] buss compressor is a wonderful tool ... beautifully warm and natural "

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    by R. Boer (Wednesday 14 October, 2009)

    Glue baby! I am demoing the 4k channelstrip right now, and I saw the bundle. Thought I'd give this thing a try. I am very glad I did. I have struggled with dialing in that "glue" effect. Popped this thing on the master bus, and the whole track just solidified. Amazing! No pumping, just power. It wil … Read More

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    by T. Liljegren (Monday 14 September, 2009)

    My #1 choice of all UAD-1 final plugz. Very easy to use. Doing the job absolutely perfect! … Read More

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    by M. Trujillo (Tuesday 28 July, 2009)

    Compared it to the rest of UAD's master bus compressors and was the least satisfied with the results. Colored the sound a tad in a way that I didn't like, didn't really increase the loudness of a song in a way that was pleasing, and most annoyingly I have no ideas what the numerical values mean for … Read More

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    by K. Andersen (Friday 8 May, 2009)

    I really liked the Waves SSL, I really did for quite some time, and I used it alot. But then this baby came along. Need I say more? … Read More

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    by M. Blasini (Saturday 18 April, 2009)

    Universal Audio has done a great job again! Both the 4K Buss Compressor and the 4K Channel Strip sound fantastic! I'm a very lucky engineer because I've worked on actual SSL and Neve consoles. The 4K Buss compressor sounds almost identical compared to the original. The only I difference I noticed is … Read More


Artists
  • Phil Tan

    With more than 24 #1 Billboard Hot 100 hits, 3 Grammys®, and nearly 300 album credits, there are few engineers that can touch Phil Tan’s recent track record. Read More

    Arabian Prince

    Veteran hip-hop/electronic producer Arabian Prince has enjoyed a steady career of hits spanning 25 years, and he’s not stopping now. Read More

    Justin Niebank

    Justin Niebank could very well be the nicest guy on the planet. He is also more than eager to talk about Universal Audio. Read More

  • Just Blaze

    Justin Smith, aka Just Blaze, was spinning records in clubs when he was just fourteen years old. Now he produces Platinum-selling mega-hits for stars such as Jay-Z... Read More


Features & Specs

UAD 4K Buss Compressor Plug-In

Features:

  • The UAD 4K Buss Compressor emulates the hit-making sound of the SSL 4000*
  • UAD circuit emulation of the 4000 G+* compressor
  • Specially tailored dynamic characteristics ideal for compressing the full mix or subgroups
  • Fixed Attack, Release and Ratio settings
  • Continuous Threshold and Make-Up Gain settings
  • Analog-style metering and Compressor bypass
  • Requires a UAD DSP Accelerator Card or Apollo Interface available from authorized dealers worldwide.

See the UAD Instance Chart here

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
  • Bypass In/Out

*UAD, UAD-1, UAD-2 and UAD 4K are trademarks of Universal Audio, Inc. All other names are trademarks of Solid State Logic, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Universal Audio, Inc. These trademarks of other manufacturers are used solely to identify the products of those manufacturers whose circuits and sounds were studied during the sound development of the UAD 4K products. Use of third party trademarks are for informational purposes only and do not imply an endorsement or sponsorship of Universal Audio’s products.


Docs

UAD Plug-Ins Manual

UAD System Manual

UA Product Catalog.pdf