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SSL G-Master Buss Compressor

“Glue” tracks into a smooth, cohesive mix
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Colorful Compression: The Ultimate Gluefor Your Groups and Mixes


Ask any pro engineer—there’s nothing like the SSL G-Master on the stereo bus. Originally strapped across SSL console master buses to “glue” mixes together into a solid, cohesive experience, the SSL G-Master is also ideal for drum buses, backup vocals, and even solo instruments.

The SSL G-Master Buss Compressor’s crucial role in hit after hit has stood the test of time—and Waves’ emulation faithfully re-creates this essential sound.

  • Adds a smooth, satisfying quality to your mixes
  • Licensed and validated by Solid State Logic
  • Dozens of presets from Grammy-winning recording pros
  • Dozens of presets from Grammy-winning recording pros
  • Avoids overcompression—hitting it hard softens the knee
  • Feedback compression design controls levels unobtrusively
  • Added Trim control for quick level adjustment
  • Added Mix control for easy parallel compression
Watch It in Action

The Secret Ingredient Behind Countless Mixes

  • The Original “Glue” Compressor

    Engineers working with the SSL 4000 G-Series Console quickly realized that its master bus compressor, with its uncanny ability to “glue” tracks together in the final mix, was the perfect way to unify the overall sound.

    Features: Glue Mixes without “Squashing”
  • Beyond the Master Bus

    This versatile compressor’s intuitive operation, along with the ability to compress gently or add color, has also made the SSL G-Master Buss Compressor a favorite for drums, overhead mics, vocals, piano, and more.

  • Licensed and Validated by Solid State Logic

    To create the world’s finest virtual SSL G-Master Buss Compressor, we went to the source: SSL. This compressor’s vintage feedback-based design sounds smoother than the more common feedforward design.

    Features: Fast and Efficient Operation
  • Timeless, with a Modern Twist

    The SSL G-Master Buss Compressor includes the original’s sidechain and fade function, as well as its distinctive analog character with subtle hiss and harmonic distortion. Or, choose a pristine digital implementation.

    Features: From Vocals to “The Ringo Drum Sound”
  • Presets from the Pros

    Choose the right sound fast, by taking advantage of the expertise that’s “baked into” production-ready presets from Chris Lord-Alge, Steve Lillywhite, Dave Pensado, and a dozen other top recording engineers.

    Features: Multiple Modes Fit Different Material