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
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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)
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...続きを読む
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Legacy is great! This is even better
Legacy was very often on my mix bus. This is even more flexible, gluey, magic. No complaints続きを読む
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.続きを読む
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...続きを読む
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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
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.
I love it
Legacy is great! This is even better
Legacy was very often on my mix bus. This is even more flexible, gluey, magic. No complaints
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.
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!
Sweet, classy sound
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.
I always have this one on my mix bus!
This is just stellar, my mix bus cannot live without it!
Just works great
I had the legacy version, but this version just has that sound and is a swiss army knife... A little off the top in regards to compression and it was perfect. Tight punchy and smooth as well
It's my first plugin in every session, it's as dependable as anything I've ever come to depend on.
Un compresseur de bus seduisant
j'ai choisi d'utiliser ce compresseur car sur un bus "master" chaque élément du mix semble se discerner plus distinctement ( c est peut etre cela l'effet "glue" ? )
Maybe we could dream of a combo plugin with both this comp and the ssl Eq so that
we could use a ST/ mid-side tool on the master bus.
This plugin its so cool and great for Mix Bus, I have it in demo mode and its great, really great. Compare with Wave in this case UA its on top but very expansion compare with Wave. UA - $299 Wave - $ 99, because of this just because of this I will buy Wave SSL 4000 G, really sorry UA !!!
Even better than the legacy
This version was an instant winner for me when I tried it at the time of its release.
I used the legacy version of all the tracks I mixed for the cd I my band released and everyone has commented on the sound as to how good the CD sounds.
As good as the legacy isthis plugin immediately impressed me as to its sound and the perception of its real ness.
It just felt like I was using a real piece of gear. It's a subtle differance and yet that differance just does the job.
The only problem would be is that it is probably more DSP hungry but I am not mixing right now so I will deal with that then.
No complaints here.
SSl series .. it's simply magic
Pulls in the punch
I have a small production studio. I recently purchased the SSL 4000 Channel Strip and thought I had the perfect sound. I did not understand what was so special about the SSL Compressor until I got the demo and tried it out on my mixes. My mixes went from night to bright sunlight. This plugin is really the glue that pulls the sound together.
Got it at the sale price but it is truly worth the money. Highly recommended!!!
Expensive but good
Ultimate mix-bus plugin
For years I kept trying different ITB compressors for the mix-bus duties - no plugins ever made me like them. Acustica Audio, other UAD plugins, Sonoris, you name it. BUT! This is the one that actually glues the sound nicely, transparently, beefs it up, doesn't sound like other 2D-sounding software. Basically quest completed, very happy... Finally!
punch for pop and modern music
These beast is my go to bus comp for most pop and modern music styles with a medium to high dynamic. It has a very typical high class compressor sound and works for most modern program material.
This thing works well on drums in parallel processing and as the 2nd dynamic stage. At the bus it is very nice to tame 1-2db while (for higher dynamic material) another compressor before is evening out levels a bit before (i.e. Neve 33xxxxx) - this "couple" allows to control the amount of "SSL sound" of the product (using serial compressors is a bit tricky in finding timings - you have to know what you do). The new version is a huge (!) step compared to the former UAD emulation. This emulation is just much more SSL, much more open and detailed.
ssl g buss compressor
I bought this on impulse when it was on special without checking the demo version first. I had expected great results, but to be honest given the hype, but I was quite disappointed. I have fab filter pro limiter last up in the mastering chain and the Neve VR88 master buss before the pro L. I think the Neve 88 is way more powerful and useful. perhaps the Fab filter pro Limiter does much of the job, but adding the SSL comp before the Pro L did very little to the final mix output sound. not enough wow to warrant the $250 in my opinion. I guess I should demo everything before purchasing anything. a bit disappointed I was......
Stick it to the man
The most transparent glue compressor out there. Period.