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.
“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)
“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 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)
Watch The Reviews
November 1, 2019
Love the New G Compressor! What a beautiful soundRead More
October 18, 2019
Mix Bus MVP
Approximately 90% of all my mixes have this compressor on the mix bus! It's very musical and so variable!Read More
October 4, 2019
Most 3D sounding SSL comp plugin I’ve used
I’ve tried almost all SSL comp G emulations and this one just beats them all! Most others sound like an SSL but feel very 2D and half way there. This one gives the depth that others...Read More
October 3, 2019
A resizable GUI would have made me give it five stars, but that's really a minor issue. Just me being picky and using a 27" high-res screen. Still the best sounding G Bus plug-in...Read More
August 13, 2019
...what say ? Glue , and the parallel mix is the very usefulRead More
July 24, 2019
Great on mixbus!Read 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
Love the New G Compressor! What a beautiful sound
Mix Bus MVP
Approximately 90% of all my mixes have this compressor on the mix bus!
It's very musical and so variable!
Most 3D sounding SSL comp plugin I’ve used
I’ve tried almost all SSL comp G emulations and this one just beats them all! Most others sound like an SSL but feel very 2D and half way there. This one gives the depth that others cannot! I am giving 4 starts and not 5 cause the only thing I’m not too sure about is the stereo field, and how it reacts to a full mix/drums when compared to an actual SSL. I think the way it reacts to music is still not exactly like an SSL G comp does. Close, but UAD can get closer (and I want them to!)
A resizable GUI would have made me give it five stars, but that's really a minor issue.
Just me being picky and using a 27" high-res screen.
Still the best sounding G Bus plug-in I've tried! Highly recommended!
...what say ? Glue , and the parallel mix is the very useful
Great on mixbus!
M. van Biesen
Must have Master Compressor
My go-to-tool for the Master bus - glues everything together while keeping the clarity you need. Very impressive; turns my basement studio into a world class facility :-)
Top of my two mix
The SSL G Buss is at the top of my two mix. What else can you say about it besides its the first last piece of outboard your mix goes through.
Smooth Warm Bus Compressor
I already owned the waves version, but could never make it sound good on any of my mixes. I tried this to compare and instantly sounds better with a much smoother response not to mention the side chain feature is quite handy for opening up the mix by allowing the low end to pass unaffected. The mix control, another feature, for insert parallel compression, but I prefer the full wet sound and would rather do parallel through sends.
It’s dull sounding, unlike the original
Don‘t believe the hype
Sounds nothing like the original. Indeed the plugin is very full sounding, much unlike the actual unit (and also unlike some native emulations of it)
Best SSL 4000 G Bus Compressor Collection
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This is an amazing bass compressor , I heard a very soft and refined bass processing.
Thank you for a very cool plugin.
Recommend to all.
SSL 4000 G Bus Compressor
This is a must have ! It just works, easy to use, brings your mixes into focus in just the right way.
except from limited bandwith (problematic at higher samplerates - quite useless as master compressor) a real workhorse
Vintage at its finest! The sidechain on this compressor really allows you to dial in the frequency you want to bypass from the circuit letting your bass come out without getting to compressed! Good for Trap, Reggaeton, Reggae, Rock you name it!
Even more better!
I held off on the G Compressor upgrade for awhile because I was so pleased with the legacy. I finally caved and I have the result... Clarity! The original is truly great but the update is a surprising improvement. Clarity, more transparent and has less mud but still with that wonderful 80’s glue. Thanks again UAD!
Wie immer ein perfektes Produkt von Universal Audio.
updated version of an already near perfect emulation.
hard to believe UAD made this better, but they did! 5 stars!
UAD words can't explain how much I'm blown away by this version itz just to hardware like and I'm glad I upgraded and kinda learned how to use this gem any newbies out there reading this post get this GEM and put it as the first plug on the master buss and if you have the slate VTM to pair with it by GOD I hope you do. Run your mix through it and just play around with it and just listen it will change you forever musically UAD you ought to be ashamed LOL for doing so good LOL WOW!!!