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Universal Audio Releases SSL 4000 G Bus Compressor Plugin Collection

UAD Software v9.2 for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces offers a ground-up re-design of the original plugin with Pure Plate Reverb plugin included.

By PSW Staff May 18, 2017

Fully endorsed by Solid State Logic, Universal Audio has introduced the SSL 4000 G Bus Compressor Collection for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces — an expert end-to-end circuit emulation of the compressor that is integral to the hit-making SSL sound.

The G Bus Compressor is known for making mixes bigger, more powerful, and punchy, all the while enhancing cohesion and clarity.

Embarking on a ground-up re-design of the original SSL G Bus Compressor plugin, UA’s team of engineers meticulously modeled every nuance of the in-console and FX G384 rackmount specimens, including their unique CV (control voltage) summing.

The SSL G Bus Compressor plugin from Universal Audio

By capturing all of its circuit behaviors, the new SSL G Bus Compressor plugin offers the same punchy, transparent glue, and accurate stereo image of the original hardware.

SSL 4000 G Bus Compressor Collection key features:

— An authentic end-to-end circuit emulation of SSL’s iconic bus compressor exclusively for UAD-2 and Apollo interfaces
— Specially tailored dynamic characteristics ideal for compressing full mix or subgroups
— Signature SSL G Bus features include fixed range attack and release including program-dependent “auto” release, and auto fade
— Plugin exclusive features include SC filter, dry/wet parallel processing and headroom for user-customizable operating level
— Artist presets from Just Blaze (Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar), Peter Mokran (The Flaming Lips, Mary J. Blige), Ian Boxill (Prince, Tupac), and more
— DSP-lite SSL G Bus Compressor Legacy plugin included

The Pure Plate Reverb plugin provides UA’s plate reverb emulation in a simple, affordable package — with all of the essential features.

Engineered by the modeling experts at Universal Audio to be a no-compromise solution of this classic effect, Pure Plate Reverb captures all of the sonic and mechanical nuances of the steel plate, transducers, and dampers that have flattered iconic recordings for over half a century.

Pure Plate Reverb plugin key features:

— Provides the sound of mechanical plate reverb used on records from the ’50s to today
— Simple control set for intuitive tone shaping
— Low frequency input filtering, pre delay, decay, bass and treble tone controls, balance, and dry/wet mix
— Artist presets from Patrick Carney (The Black Keys), Richard Chycki (Rush, Dream Theater) Chuck Zwicky (Prince, The Time) and more.

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