Issue 91

SSL Launches G3 MultiBusComp Plugin

The legendary Solid State Logic Bus Compressor goes Multiband.


31 July 2023

Solid State Logic has announced its latest plugin, the G3 MultiBusComp. This new plugin, which leverages SSL’s legacy in compression technology, adds multiband capabilities and advanced processing tools to the renowned G Series glue and punch maker. G3 MultiBusComp is available now in several formats as part of the SSL Complete subscription from US$14.99 per/m, SSL’s Rent To Own plan, and perpetual purchase.

​The SSL G3 MultiBusComp plugin takes the original G-Series Bus Compressor and enhances it with multiband technology, advanced processing, and sidechain routing. It is a must-have production tool for producers and engineers looking to achieve the SSL sound in their mixes, delivering the classic SSL ‘glue’ compression across three independently configurable frequency bands.

Whether it’s adding that final polish to a production, carving space in a mix with its powerful sidechain routing, or dialling in precise settings to rectify problematic recordings, G3 MultiBusComp is suitable for any genre and brings a new level of versatility to bus processing.

“Our new G3 MultiBusComp represents yet another significant addition to our growing portfolio of plugins,” says Jon Sandman, plugins Product Manager at SSL. “With three distinct bands of compression, intelligent side-chaining options and other powerful features such as auto gain compensated 4K Drive, this is a must have plugin for anyone involved with mixing or mastering.”

4K Drive, Powerful Side-Chaining & Parameter Linking
​Add the perfect amount of warmth and character with G3 MultiBusComp’s 4K Drive control. Based on SSL’s iconic SL 4000 Series, 4K Drive brings the saturation characteristics and sound of the 4K console to G3 MultiBusComp. Available independently across each processing band, with the option to blend or ‘parallel’ with the original signal thanks to a wet/dry mix setting, 4K Drive can be cranked on a subgroup or added delicately to a master.

G3 MultiBusComp offers sidechain routing and processing, enabling users to customise the high pass and low pass filter cutoffs for each band, accentuate or diminish specific frequencies using the per-band bell filter, and independently trigger each band from an externally routed sidechain signal within your DAW. Advanced parameter linking found in G3 MultiBusComp is an enormous time saver, as it allows users to automatically apply inverse changes between selected parameters on the fly.

Intelligent Workflow
​G3 MultiBusComp’s auditioning feature offers mutually exclusive soloing on each band and each band’s sidechain input, enabling users to hear each band in isolation to make more informed mix decisions. With a resizable GUI that can be adjusted from 50% to 200%, the G3 MultiBusComp provides a comfortable user experience that can be customised to a user’s specific needs.

Multiband processing with classic SSL ‘glue’ compression: With 3 bands of classic SSL ‘glue’ compression, G3 MultiBusComp delivers the same sonic characteristics that SSL is known for, now across three customisable frequency bands.
Parameter link: Quickly and easily apply inverse changes between the input/output gain or the threshold and makeup gains in each frequency band.
‘4K’ drive per band: Inspired by the iconic SL 4000 Series console, add warmth and character to your mix while retaining full dynamic control over your signal.
Powerful side-chaining and filtering options: Easily customise sidechain filters to accentuate or diminish response to certain frequencies. Unlink the sidechain filters from the band crossover and external side-chaining to drive the dynamics from a different frequency band, or a completely different signal entirely.
Band graph view: Provides an intuitive way to set your threshold and frequency crossovers, allowing you to achieve more control over your mix.
Auditioning: Use mutually exclusive soloing on each band and each band’s sidechain input to make informed decisions about your mix.
Resizable GUI: G3 MultiBusComp features a high-resolution GUI that can be adjusted from 50% to 200% for easy sizing and positioning.

G3 MultiBusComp plugin is available now on the SSL eStore to buy for US$199.99, or via SSL’s Rent-to-Own plan.
For more information, to access a 14 day free trail of G3 MultiBusComp, or extended 30 day trial of SSL Complete, visit the SSL website.


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