SSL® 4000 G Bus Compressor Collection

SSL® 4000 G Bus Compressor Collection

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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.

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

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.

Watch The Reviews


      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

      K. Didvalis

      March 26, 2020

      Warm, soft and musically!

      Best classics!

      K. Schwarzer

      March 25, 2020

      As expected!

      For a long time I worked with SSL 4000 Comp by Waves....
      YOU guys do the better job! :)

      C. Benko

      March 21, 2020


      Its a nice comp, sounds good on the mixes

      A. D'Onorio

      March 18, 2020

      Best bus compressor ever!!!!

      Love this one. Really does the job!

      C. Turbin

      March 13, 2020

      Does it well!

      I’d run the demo to try on an album I was mixing and had previously had another plugin G series comp for my rough mixes. I swapped each one in my sessions for this one on demo and was really surprised at how much more punch and drive I got out of it. Later on I was able to get even more out of it using the low sidechain filter and mix knob. Using this as a stereo bus parallel comp is now a new favorite for me. Really helps to give a mix some dynamic control without sounding squashed.

      C. van Dijk

      March 4, 2020

      It's just better than any other Bus Compressor softwere out there!

      It took me a long time to finally purchase the SSL 4000 G Bus Compressor for my UAD plugin collection, but boy did it pay off!

      Before using the UAD version of this plugin, I was using the version of another major plugin software company - but it really doesn't match up to the UAD plugin in any way and I will never go back to the other version again - so I should have just saved my money to buy the UAD plugin much sooner ... ah well ... another lesson learned I guess!

      It's just incredible how well it works. It audibly compresses the mix but without losing any clarity or transparancy and it ads just the perfect amount of saturation, which instantly improves the crest factor of the waveform that is produced when rendering the mix, enabling me to save so much time when mastering my tracks to get that perfect perceived loudness.

      Much , much more important though: It just sounds awesome!

      N. Gureev

      January 25, 2020

      Put it on and SMILE

      I dont know if it’s just me. But as a person who grew up on the music of early 2000 when I put this one on my stereo bus it automatically gives me the vibe of all the records I grew up on.
      This is one of the 2-3 sterebus compressors that I use nowadays. And I’m not a big fan of compression on master bus. But this one truly ADDS to the song - not just compresses it. I feel 3d vibe and overall a shift in the feel of the record and I love it - definitely adds to the industry professional sound we’re all looking for

      s. yang

      January 13, 2020

      Warm, soft and pretty compressor.

      I use uad's many compressors.
      1176, 175-b, 176, Shadow Hill, LA-2A, Fairchild, SSL, 33609 etc.
      All are very interesting compressors that sound differently.

      The SSL 4000 G Bus Comp is my favorite compressor.

      The reason is that it sticks well in any case.
      The SSL 4000 G Bus Comp does not spoil the original source.

      I also use the legacy version as well.
      It's soft, warm and feels good.

      When recording instruments, I sometimes use the SSL 4000 G Bus Comp instead of an equalizer to create color.

      Be sure to try the 14-day demo and see if it works for you.
      I love G comp

      S. Auclair

      January 13, 2020

      The Ultimate Glue!

      I use it on all of my busses! Music to my ears!

      R. Robertson

      December 25, 2019

      SSL 4000 G Bus Compressor

      Once you get on to this plugin it really changes your mix for the better. - Effectively!

      M. Łuczak

      December 13, 2019

      SSL 4000 G Bu

      Work on master bus, and wrks great!

      R. Zareski

      November 1, 2019

      Sounds Great!

      Love the New G Compressor! What a beautiful sound

      D. Schneider

      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!

      D. Salvador

      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 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!)

      J. Landquist

      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 I've tried! Highly recommended!

      M. Altieri

      August 13, 2019


      ...what say ? Glue , and the parallel mix is the very useful

      D. Tetmyer

      July 24, 2019

      The glue

      Great on mixbus!

      M. van Biesen

      July 22, 2019

      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 :-)

      J. House

      July 21, 2019

      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.

      UAD User

      July 17, 2019

      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.