SSL® 4000 G Bus Compressor Collection
The ultimate “glue” for your mix bus,
re-modeled with stunning accuracy.
Integral to the hit-making SSL sound, the G Bus Compressor is legend for making mixes bigger, more powerful, and punchy, all the while enhancing cohesion and clarity. Fully endorsed by Solid State Logic, Universal Audio proudly unveils the SSL 4000 G Bus Compressor Collection for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces — an expert end-to-end circuit emulation that goes further than UA’s original standard-defining SSL G Bus Compressor plug-in.
Now You Can:
Mix with a jaw-dropping update of the iconic SSL G Bus Compressor
Give power, cohesion, and drive to mixes, buses, or any source
Harness new features like Side Chain Filtering, Mix, and Headroom controls
Mix with artist presets from Just Blaze (Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar), Peter Mokran (The Flaming Lips, Mary J. Blige), Ian Boxill (Prince, Tupac), and more
Take a Listen
The Only End-to-End
SSL Bus Compressor Emulation
Embarking on a ground-up re-design of the original SSL G Bus Compressor plug-in, UA’s team of engineers meticulously remodeled every nuance of the in-console and FX G384 rackmount specimens, including their unique CV (control voltage) summing. By capturing all of its circuit behaviors, the new SSL G Bus Compressor plug-in gives you all of the famed SSL hallmarks — punchy, transparent glue, and an ultra-accurate stereo image.
From subtle and transparent dynamic control to more aggressive textures with peak limiting, the SSL G Bus Compressor plug-in’s simple, intuitive control set lets you quickly dial in what you need. The fixed Attack and Release controls are SSL-voiced for bus functionality, including the program-dependent Auto Release function. Conjure "barely a wiggle" 2-bus glue, or "bury the needle" full dynamic crush with the continuous Threshold control.
New workflow features make the SSL G Bus Compressor Collection even more vital for the modern producer/engineer. The internal Side Chain Filter allows you precise tailoring of low frequency response to reduce low-end “pumping,” while the Mix control provides inline dry/wet processing — perfect for quick parallel compression on a drum or vocal bus. The Headroom control lets you adjust the overall operating level of the plug‑in.
Fade to Black
Just like the console units, the new SSL G Bus Compressor features the original Auto Fade feature, providing the signature SSL fade taper, up to 60 seconds. With the new SSL G Bus Compressor, plus the included DSP-lite SSL G Bus Compressor Legacy plug-in, you can craft your projects with Platinum‑selling sound.
“My favorite bus compressor reborn in plug-in form — the new new SSL G Bus Compressor captures all the punch and the vibe of the hardware. ”
– Chris Coady (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Beach House, Future Islands)
“The new SSL G Bus Compressor allows me to direct the listener's attention to the important elements of a song in a fluid and musical way. It’s a fantastic tool for mixing.”
– Chuck Zwicky (Prince, Soul Asylum, Reggie Watts)
“The new SSL G Bus Compressor is expertly modeled with useful enhancements. It’s my go-to punchy drum compressor. ”
– Peter Mokran (Christina Aguilera, The Flaming Lips)
“There are several plug-in versions of the SSL G Series Bus Compressor. But I always go with the UAD emulation because it sounds just like the hardware.”
– Phil Tan (Mariah Carey, Ludacris, Rihanna)
July 26, 2017
sooo good! Punchy and glueyRead More
July 24, 2017
Check out the presets as well. The side chain filter and the mix feature added are worth the money if you consider upgrading from the previous version.Read More
July 21, 2017
There it all is!!!
This is the ESSENTIAL tool for making since of your mixes.Read More
July 19, 2017
To G or not to G
Well If you don't have the Ability like most of Us to own a full SSL Rig ,it's a Must to get the entire magic circuitry and put it in your arsenal ,Then you can more confidently reach Your...Read More
July 19, 2017
SSL on Top !
Glue, Glue, Glue !!! A must have plugin !Read More
July 18, 2017
Very successful, good resultRead More
Painstakingly modeled by Universal Audio's plug-in design team, licensed and authenticated by Solid State Logic
Beloved 4000 G era compressor design, measured from the all-discrete hardware
Specially tailored dynamic characteristics ideal for compressing full mix or subgroups
Provides the entire circuit path and control set of the stereo dual-VCA compressor
Signature 4000 G features include fixed range Attack and Release including program-dependent "Auto" release, and Auto Fade
Plug-in exclusive features include SC Filter, Dry/Wet parallel processing and Headroom for user-customizable operating level
Includes low-DSP Legacy SSL G Bus Compressor plug-in
Includes presets from Just Blaze (Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar), Peter Mokran (The Flaming Lips, Mary J. Blige), Ian Boxill (Prince, Tupac), and more
SSL 4000 G Bus Compressor Collection
sooo good! Punchy and gluey
Check out the presets as well. The side chain filter and the mix feature added are worth the money if you consider upgrading from the previous version.
There it all is!!!
This is the ESSENTIAL tool for making since of your mixes.
To G or not to G
Well If you don't have the Ability like most of Us to own a full SSL Rig ,it's a Must to get the entire magic circuitry and put it in your arsenal ,Then you can more confidently reach Your full SSL sound on your mixes and Masters ..
SSL on Top !
Glue, Glue, Glue !!!
A must have plugin !
Very successful, good result
Completes my SSL Collection :-)
Used the real SSL console before. What a great feeling to have all the SSL collection form UAD. This completes my SSL collection. A little bit of G Bus compressor at mix bus for every track I mix. Never did harm :-)
Best Software Emulation on the Market
The SSL 4000 G Bus Compressor Collection is a must have for every Pro !
This SSL Bus Comp can give you everything you need. From "Glue" to "Punish". Great for drums and mix bus and anything else you can think of. HPF is a welcome addition and compliments this plugin greatly.
P. Reynoso Rodriguez
quiero un cupon
Yup, that's the one
Bucks like a wild stallion - so much punch and when you use the HPF, the bottom end really comes to life, while the top ends remains glued and energized. It's really magic. Best compressor plugin I've tried hands down - and wets all over the other versions. Does it sound like the hardware? No idea. But it rocks. Go to this before the API 2500 I reckon. It's all about subtlety though, a little bit goes a long way with this guy and small changes to the threshold can have a big impact.
Love this Plugin.
It's really true. This Plugin is the glue! Sounds Amazing.
Want the hardware
Just demoed this bad boy and upgraded straight from the legacy. Like the sidechain and the sound is outstanding. Now I need a hardware to compare and mayyyybe to go next level. Thank you Uad for this kind of upgrade to my sound!
best bus compressor
my new goto Bus compressor!!!!...i dont know the hardware and i dont care if this sounds like the original, but it sounds amazing on all kind of bus duties...great job UA!!!
Yeah, it's good. Congratulations UA.
I've pretty much used all emulations of this compressor from around the net and the UA version(s) are at the top of the list. Congratulations UA, you guys have much talent that's appreciated.
I stil can't get over the fact this is all still software.
What can I say other than this Compressor does what its supposed to do... and it does it very well!
This thing glues your sound so easily and it is very addictive. It is perfectly modeled by the UAD Team.
Awesome for that final touch :D
I compared this new bus compressor to my API lunchbox SSL bus comp. I prefer the sound of the UAD.
Goodbye hardware hello plug in!
Sounds amazing and the mix knob comes in handy!