The new 4000 G Bus Compressor UAD plugin comes with SSL’s seal of approval

Solid State Logic and Universal Audio are long-time audio heavyweights, so we’re expecting good things from the SSL 4000 G Bus Compressor Collection, which was just been released for UA’s UAD-2 and Apollo hardware and comes with SSL’s official endorsement.

This promises to be an end-to-end circuit emulation of the classic SSL compressor, which has a reputation for glueing mixes together while adding power, punch, weight and clarity. It comes with presets from the likes of Just Blaze, Peter Mokran, Ian Boxill and more and costs £229/$299.

Also arriving on UAD platforms is the Pure Plate Reverb, which puts UA’s plate reverb emulation into an easy-to-use package. The control set has been kept simple, but the sound is said to be the lush, warm one that you’d hope for. This one is available for £115/$149.

The new plugins are part of UAD Software 9.2, which is available to download now. This also features three third-party plugins: Antares Auto-Tune Realtime (£189/$249), which promises low-latency performance; the Softube-developed Eden WT800 Bass Amplifier (£115/$149); and the Fuchs Train II Amplifier (£115/$149), from Brainworx.

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it. 

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