SSL® 4000 G Bus Compressor Collection

SSL® 4000 G Bus Compressor Collection

$299.00

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$299.00

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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

      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

      M. Altieri

      August 13, 2019

      Glue!

      ...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.

      B. Schumacher

      June 26, 2019

      Dull sounding

      It’s dull sounding, unlike the original

      B. Schumacher

      June 25, 2019

      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)

      V. .

      June 25, 2019

      Best SSL 4000 G Bus Compressor Collection

      Welcome to Universal Audio.
      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.

      N. Galea

      June 15, 2019

      Glue Me

      Perfect!

      D. Ironside

      May 13, 2019

      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.

      R. Gun

      May 12, 2019

      the default

      except from limited bandwith (problematic at higher samplerates - quite useless as master compressor) a real workhorse

      J. Espinoza

      April 18, 2019

      SSL Compressor

      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!

      T. Spielmacher

      April 12, 2019

      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!

      U. Riedzeck

      April 7, 2019

      Perfekt

      Wie immer ein perfektes Produkt von Universal Audio.

      P. Gharapetian

      March 29, 2019

      updated version of an already near perfect emulation.

      hard to believe UAD made this better, but they did! 5 stars!

      A. Hawkins

      March 16, 2019

      VERY KEWL!!!

      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!!!

      W. Bransford

      March 12, 2019

      Jaw dropper

      I used the waves SSL for a while and really loved it. When I demoed this beast I absolutely couldn't believe what I was hearing. Actually kind of comical the degree to which it slays the waves (which, by the way, is no slouch). This is definitely one of my desert island plugs.

      J. Freudenberg

      March 4, 2019

      Best and musically Comp. for me !

      Working well on group or mixdown!

      J. Le Coq

      February 17, 2019

      First , plug this guy on the master ...

      and then you can start mixing ...

      L. Lammert

      February 11, 2019

      Best ssl bus plugin

      I’ve done massive shootouts and this one won by a mile. Really nice depth and 3D sound,
      Waves one stunk in comparison.