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4.9/5
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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.

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

Take a Listen
The Only End-to-End<br />SSL Bus Compressor Emulation

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.

Original Recipe

Original Recipe

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.

Custom Enhancements

Custom Enhancements

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

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.

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      Features

      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

      Customer Reviews

      SSL 4000 G Bus Compressor Collection

      Overall Rating

      4.9/5
      (385)

      G. Herrera

      April 14, 2024

      Glue with Color

      It helps to add on my stereo output
      and love what it does, but sometimes its not the right tool but most of the time its exactly what I needed, recording heavy rock and sometimes put it on bass and drums too with good results.

      E. VELAZQUEZ

      March 26, 2024

      Best fixed all of all

      The best Could be vocals strings acoustic guitars. Flutes etc. is a hell of a piece necessary in every studio.

      T. Harp

      March 5, 2024

      Magic box

      I can't imagine mixing without this in my mix buss, or my drums, or my bass , etc....

      E. Zorgman

      January 17, 2024

      Glue Gun 4000 &

      Have you ever used a glue gun that work with so much easy... Where all the controls are just their looking at you and inviting you to to try more and more... I was honestly hesitant and turned out to be an excellent buy.

      k. hamadouche

      January 14, 2024

      Top

      Compresseur au top pour les drums et les bus

      O. Gurtovoy

      January 14, 2024

      Better than Waves

      I use this plug by Waves but version of UA is better!
      Love it.

      A. Thierry

      January 12, 2024

      The best

      There are no compressor out there like that .. drumbus or master it work like magic..

      L. White

      January 11, 2024

      Sounds like the real thing.

      Sounds great. Try for yourself

      M. Cheyka

      January 3, 2024

      Excellent glue for drums or mixbuss.

      Excellent glue for groups and mix buss.

      J. Bru

      January 3, 2024

      Sorprendente

      Cuando salió el API 2500 integrado en Luna, dejé de hacerle caso y me ha sorprendido el efecto glue que proporciona a la vez que transparente. Espero que no tarden en integrarlo en Luna y así poder elegir entre uno y otro según necesidades.

      A. Santana

      December 30, 2023

      Santana

      Excelente

      G. Schwab

      December 28, 2023

      Very successful compressor!

      I acquired this UAD SSL compressor to the SSL channel strip that I often use in LUNA. The SSL Chanelstrip sounds very transparent and detailed. It is not recommended if you prefer strong saturation and coloring. Acoustic instruments, classical ensemble or jazz ensembles sound excellent via this channel strip: very detailed, finely dynamic, transparent and with a certain pleasant warmth that is rather subtle. The color of the instruments is displayed finely nuanced. The UAD SSL compressor compresses very finely, inconspicuously and is highly recommended on the stereo sum when using the SSL channel strip!

      G. Schwab

      December 28, 2023

      Very successful compressor!

      I acquired this UAD SSL compressor to the SSL channel strip that I often use in LUNA. The SSL Chanelstrip sounds very transparent and detailed. It is not recommended if you prefer strong saturation and coloring. Acoustic instruments, classical ensemble or jazz ensembles sound excellent via this channel strip: very detailed, finely dynamic, transparent and with a certain pleasant warmth that is rather subtle. The color of the instruments is displayed finely nuanced. The UAD SSL compressor compresses very finely, inconspicuously and is highly recommended on the stereo sum when using the SSL channel strip!

      G. Schwab

      December 28, 2023

      Very successful compressor!

      I acquired this UAD SSL compressor to the SSL channel strip that I often use in LUNA. The SSL Chanelstrip sounds very transparent and detailed. It is not recommended if you prefer strong saturation and coloring. Acoustic instruments, classical ensemble or jazz ensembles sound excellent via this channel strip: very detailed, finely dynamic, transparent and with a certain pleasant warmth that is rather subtle. The color of the instruments is displayed finely nuanced. The UAD SSL compressor compresses very finely, inconspicuously and is highly recommended on the stereo sum when using the SSL channel strip!

      J. Gellis

      December 27, 2023

      The glue that makes the mix sound finished

      No matter what bus compressor you use, they all sound a little different. If you do not own this compressor, it is worth adding to your collection. It truly is the glue that makes your mix sound finished.

      K. Garry

      December 26, 2023

      One of the best

      I’ve always like the waves gbuss and this one sounds better, close to hardware

      C. YEŞİLYURT

      December 25, 2023

      Nice

      My favorite plug in

      A. Martínez

      December 21, 2023

      4k most to be included

      I wanted to buy the 4k bus compressor thinking that it was included in the collection. I made that buying by mistake. The ssl G sound good but no how 4k sounds. O wrote back to the uad team but no one told me anything regarding it.

      B. Lehaney

      December 18, 2023

      Must have

      One of my most used plugins

      V. Rauhala

      December 8, 2023

      Good old

      Very good for any funky beats, I have been using the waves version for years, butbthis is clearly next level ✨