The legendary sound of Solid State Logic’s Stereo Bus Compressor, which has been glueing mixes together for 35+ years, is available in 500-series form factor with the SSL G-Comp MKIII (New Version). It is the perfect partner for the SSL Ultraviolet EQ module.
Often imitated but never equalled, the center section compressor from the 1980s G-Series analog console is an audio production legend. It is a simple unit with a simple purpose; it makes complete mixes sound bigger, with more power, punch and drive. It brings cohesion and strength to your mix without compromising clarity. To this day it remains a key element of the SSL sound and has featured on countless classic recordings.
The original console compressor had three ratios (2:1, 4:1 and 10:1), the 500 series version brings three additional intermediate ratios, giving all the original options, plus additional 1.5, 3 and 5:1 ratio settings for finer control. ATTACK time is switchable in six steps between 0.1 and 30 ms, and the RELEASE time is selectable between 0.1 and 1.6 seconds in five steps. The AUTO release selection adjusts the release time according to the signal envelope.
Another additional feature of the 500 Series Bus Compressor Module is the incorporation of a sidechain High Pass Filter (HPF). This filters bass frequencies in the compressor sidechain to reduce the ‘pumping’ effect of signals with significant low frequency energy. The filter has five frequency selections at 30, 60, 105, 125 and 185 Hertz.
SSL G-Comp MKIII Features
- 500 Series Module
- Legendary SSL G Series Stereo Bus Compressor
- THE glue and punch maker
- Additional compression ratio settings 1.5 / 3 / 10
- Renowned ‘Auto’ release
- Sidechain In / Out switch
- HPF in sidechain switchable to 30Hz / 60Hz / 106Hz / 125Hz / 185Hz
- Manual here