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

    s. bracke

    March 19, 2018

    Great SSL emulation that opens up your mix.

    This plugin is quickly becoming my favourite compressor for the stereo & drum buss. It opens up the mix and gives it a tightness that i have not found in any other SSL emulation.

    S. Moniz

    March 18, 2018

    Mix Bus Resident

    Had to get this version since I loved the legacy version so much. Almost always on the mix bus.

    A. Porcelli

    March 17, 2018

    Ottimo compressore

    Compressore ottimo e davvero vicino all'originale.

    b. hughes

    March 17, 2018

    Ahh the Glue Spank

    I've found tis a handy tool to either gently (or not so gently) throw across a mix, or sub group, or individual track. Controls things quite nicely.

    P. Marriott

    March 15, 2018

    Essential to every mix...

    From Unique Recordings to Powerplay Studios to Hit factory to my home studio the SSL sound has been apart of my work since the 80's and Universal Audio captured it perfectly!

    D. Nelson-Ashley

    March 15, 2018


    a step up from the previous had emulation

    B. Tochilin

    March 1, 2018

    Probably my Favorite SSL G Comp

    I have a Hardware SSL G comp. I do think the hardware sounds better than any of the software I have used including this one. I do think this is the best software G comp I have used. When I need two G comps I use this one. Like on Drums when I have my hardware on the master buss. I do not always use it on the drum buss but sometimes when you need a little bit more punch on the drums.

    T. Tsubaki

    February 19, 2018

    SSL 4000 G Bus Compressor Legacy

    ドラムのバスコンプによく "レガシー" をインサートしています。とてもスウィートなサウンドになってヤミツキです。

    UAD User

    February 14, 2018

    Perfect on Busses

    I was surprised - still expecting - how well this Compressor behaves on my Drumbus and Masterbus. It's very subtle but still very powerful. This Plugin is one of my favourite and most needed amongst my other Plugins.

    D. Pierce

    February 13, 2018

    Crispy Controls

    I noticed how this emulation has a level of control that’s different from the legacy version. The side-chain feature is awesome and the professional clarity and bump makes my music sound radio-ready!

    D. Schoenfeld

    February 9, 2018

    My go-to on my busses

    Loved the waves one and also the UAD legacy one who seemed to be a lil bit much better .. But honestly this new emulation is just perfect. Don't know the original one, but the sound is very clean, transparent and super sick .. ! Loved also the uad Api 2500 from API on my busses for some more character and or color but this one works so well, everywhere, kick, snares, drums, synths, and also on the 2 bus channel. Well done UA, you stole my money, again :D

    M. Smith

    January 28, 2018

    Love it

    Great bus compressor

    J. Lorentzen

    January 24, 2018

    t is absolutely amazing. It behaves as expected

    t is absolutely amazing. It behaves as expected

    UAD User

    January 17, 2018

    Sounds exactly like the real thing

    I've been using the waves version for a long time and decided to upgrade to the UAD version. It blew my mind. Sounds way better. Even when compressing just a tiny bit it makes the mix sound like a record.

    P. Nortey

    January 15, 2018


    I love it

    J. Mage

    January 15, 2018

    Legacy is great! This is even better

    Legacy was very often on my mix bus. This is even more flexible, gluey, magic. No complaints

    N. Roberts

    January 15, 2018

    Best kind of glue!

    Simply won't finish off a mix without it. Hard to describe how it puts the cherry on the top of a mix, but you can more than hear it. A vital ingredient to my production set-up.

    R. Graterol

    January 15, 2018

    Magic sparkle

    I was hesitant to buy this plugin as I already have many other compressors fro UA and others. I realised this was different than the others when I placed it in my mixes. All my mixbuses from my ongoing project had their compressors replaced with the SSL 4000 and boom, huge improvement.

    What I noticed is some kind of tightening of the low end and the fact that the tracks get a nice musical compression without damaging the dynamics. Suddenly my mixes sound more polished and open.

    Good job UAD!

    s. Ha

    January 14, 2018


    Sweet, classy sound

    J. Lewis

    January 14, 2018

    One of my go-to's...but not 5-star for one tiny niggly reason

    If, like me, you are running a lot of UAD plugins on a relatively ordinary computer, you will at some point feel the CPU strain. The legacy versions will help a lot.

    The SSL full version on the mix bus is my go-to. I adore its sound, its warmth, the way it breathes. I really love the SSL sound. The full version feature set and sound are in a league of magic.

    The full version is absolutely 5-star.

    **And the sound and features of the legacy are fine. 5-star. Very important.**

    The 4-star review is for a small and silly reason, but easily fixed!

    I would just like to ask UAudio to not cut the corner too far on the way the legacy SSL looks! To me it just looks a little like it is lacking in pixel resolution. It could just do with a smoother color finish, not the kind of grainy finish it has. Nothing more major than that. It kind of lowers the fun of using it just a touch too much. Check out the Pultec legacy, or the 1176 legacies. They look fantastic, and sound majestic too. That same little bump of "joy" when you open it up would be welcome from the SSL legacy, which is a go-to for me in terms of sound.