Solid State Logic Bus+ 2-channel Bus Compressor

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Since the first SSL 4000 B console was released in the late 1970s, Solid State Logic's famed Bus Compressor has been the audio engineer's tool of choice for gluing a mix together. The Solid State Logic Bus+ continues in this fabled tradition, packing five decades of analog-fueled dynamic punch into a convenient rackmount piece of hardware. The SSL Bus Plus boasts an authentic SSL Bus Compressor with multiple modes based on the XLogic, early 4K, and more for maximum sonic flexibility. The Bus+ also includes the D-EQ, a powerful 2-band analog dynamic equalizer for added sound shaping. Both the Bus Compressor and D-EQ are jam-packed with versatile features, enabling you to mold your mixes into an endless variety of sonic textures. The Bus+ contains 100% analog circuitry, with stepped, digitally controlled front-panel pots. This 2-channel processor gives you four modes of operation, external sidechain I/O, configurable processing order, sleep and auto-sleep modes, and a whole lot more. If you've been waiting to pull the trigger on an SSL-style bus comp, now's the time — the Solid State Logic Bus+ is their most advanced compressor to date.

When pro audio enthusiasts think of Solid State Logic, one single piece of gear almost always comes to mind: their venerable SSL Bus Compressor. Originally released as part of the center section on their SSL 4000 B console in 1976, the SSL Bus Comp has been a mainstay in professional studios ever since. This compressor became so popular in fact, that engineers who didn't mix on SSL consoles wanted to integrate this iconic sound into their studios. Thus, SSL created a rackmount version of the Bus Comp — the FX G384 — in 1991. In 2002, the FX G384 was updated to fit alongside the company's XLogic processors, with a multichannel 5.1 version being released the following year. The Bus Compressor became available as a double-width XLogic X-Rack module in 2007, and in 2013 it was adapted into the 500 Series format. Beyond that, there are countless plug-in emulations of this revered hardware processor. If you want to achieve the same elusive, glued-together quality as a pro studio, why not rely on the same secret weapon they do? All you need to do is get your hands on the SSL Bus Plus. It delivers the fabled SSL buss glue and master buss compressor sound you're aiming for — plus a whole lot more.

  • Packs 5 decades of SSL Bus Comp tech into a convenient rackmount unit
  • Excels as a drum buss compressor, parallel compressor, and master buss compressor
  • Contains 100% analog circuitry, with stepped, digitally controlled front-panel pots
  • 2 channels with 4 modes of operation: Classic Stereo, Σ S/C Stereo, Dual Mono, or Mid-Side
  • Authentic SSL Bus Compressor circuit with high-performance 2181 THAT VCAs
  • Multiple compression modes based on the XLogic, early 4K, and more supplies maximum sonic flexibility
  • Negative compression ratios give rise to creative pumping effects
  • Attack and Release time constant options, plus an Auto 2 setting, unlock added versatility
  • 2 ranges of precision MDAC-controlled make-up gain
  • Variable sidechain highpass filter makes tailoring the compressor's behavior a piece of cake
  • Mix control supplies dead-simple parallel compression
  • Super-accurate moving-coil gain-reduction meters
  • Includes an unlockable Transient Expander bonus mode
  • 2-band, parallel dynamic D-EQ includes LF and HF bands
  • 16 selectable frequency points per band gives you plenty of sound-shaping options
  • Includes both Compress and Expand modes
  • 3 choices of time constants for each EQ band: Nominal, Fast, or Auto
  • Each EQ band boasts a 0.5dB–15dB adjustable range
  • HF band can be switched to a bell shape, with selectable frequencies covering high-midrange and high frequencies
  • G-Series mode changes the LF filter to a second order with a degree of under and overshoot
  • Tri-color activity LEDs and individually bypassable EQ bands
  • External sidechain I/O allows you to trigger the compressor with an external signal
  • Configurable processing order ensures maximum flexibility
  • Sleep and auto-sleep modes

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