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
January 19, 2022
Only a bit from this will change your life :)Read More
January 16, 2022
Love this compressor. It glues things so smoothly. Have been using the 2 week demo and am excited to purchase one day soon!Read More
January 11, 2022
I have all the UAD compressors and if I had to choose just one, this would be it. I used it recently on a restoration project and it turned audio blobs into music. Thumbs up....Read More
January 11, 2022
Fantastic bus compressor.
Want that final mix glue? this is the one for you. I'm lucky enough to have used a real SSL bus compressor and this plugin reminds me of it every day.Read More
January 8, 2022
SSL G Bus
This is a definite improvement over the legacy version. Much cleaner sound and the added controls and flexibility are just icing on the cake....Read More
January 3, 2022
Always sounds great.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
Only a bit from this will change your life :)
Love this compressor. It glues things so smoothly. Have been using the 2 week demo and am excited to purchase one day soon!
I have all the UAD compressors and if I had to choose just one, this would be it. I used it recently on a restoration project and it turned audio blobs into music. Thumbs up.
Fantastic bus compressor.
Want that final mix glue? this is the one for you. I'm lucky enough to have used a real SSL bus compressor and this plugin reminds me of it every day.
SSL G Bus
This is a definite improvement over the legacy version. Much cleaner sound and the added controls and flexibility are just icing on the cake.
Always sounds great.
Excited to use this more
Has some real magic to it.
Best kinda spanking there is!!!
The waves version is horrible in my book...The UAD legacy version is good, but the newest version from UAD is absolutely stunning. If you want that smack and groove from your drums...look no further. Sometimes I'll use this to get that snap and then use another compressor or limiter with a different setting in the mix to morph and gel stuff. It's really something. The push and strength of this plug reminds me of the newest Fairchild emulation UAD made. They just feel strong and have strength to push for days, unlike the anemic and weak plug ins from back in the day or other manufacturers. But I mix like I drive, and ...I drive fast. Bigger better stronger faster. I can't help it...and this plug is that. Cool side chain that you can adjust so it doesn't rob your mixes of the low end. It's that SSL sound.
Unreal!! This is amazing!! Great sound!!! UAD ROCKS!!
In case you're wondering what "glue a mix together" means, I once had trouble with the midrange EQ in a vocal hook and adding an SSL G on the master bus seemed to fix it like magic. I also love the SC filter. It's easy to keep the bass kicking. Overall, I really like the thickness it adds.
Best ssl emulation, more open and round
Mixing and producing in Ableton, the SSL G Compressor on mix bud is warm, round and open compared to others to like glue compressor, waves and others.
Like a Super Saipan version of the Waves SSL COMP! Although it’s great, the Just Blaze presets are simplistically superior!
My favorite SSL Comp emulation so far!
As good as I remember the real one back in the day. Best emulation so far, I've try many of them from different brands and this one have been the best so far!
Great on Mixbus
- works perfectly in Console 1
SSl Buss comp
Kiss keep it simple buss glue Drums ,guitars etc. warm and smart easy. thanks 8o's England design
Simple, But Effective!
Being 100% ITB, I was using Slate VBC on my mix bus for subtle compression on every mix. Wanting to move away from subscription models, I wanted to own a compressor plugin that just works, and the SSL compressor gives me the sound I'm after. I demoed it, and A/B against a few others. This compressor does something pleasing to my ear to the stereo image, just slightly, but something I did not hear in other plugins. If you're leaning towards this, get it. If you know it gives you the sound you're after, get it. It's going on every song I record, so the long-term value is fantastic!
What can you say? I needed it!