SSL Duende Native Plugins: Stereo Bus Compressor
SSL Stereo Bus Compressor - Straight out of the centre section of the 1980 G9000 Series Analog console this legendary Stereo Bus compressor, along side the EQ & Dynamics processor plugin, is a ‘flagship’ feature in the SSL Duende Native Plugin Suite bundle.
The SSL Stereo Bus Compressor provides 5 rotaries – Threshold – Attack – Ratio – Release (with program dependent Auto Release) – Make Up Gain – a ’Comp In’ button which independently activates or bypasses the plug-in’s compressor at zero latency providing A/B comparison states – and a highly responsive Gain Reduction meter calibrated at 0 – 20dB at 4dB intervals.
The most common use for the Stereo Bus Compressor is on the Master fader where the superior quality of the plugin is renowned for seamlessly ‘glue-ing’ a mix together and providing level boost while clearly preserving the detail and precision of a track. The SSL Stereo Bus Compressor can be used in a variety of mix scenarios, including: Across a Group Bus for drum processing, as an instrument compressor (particularly Piano) where high amounts of gain reduction can be achieved without degrading the sound source. And, with the compressor’s Ratio set at 20:1, the Stereo Bus Compressor will function as a Limiter.
Working attentively while mixing into the SSL Stereo Bus Compressor can be rewarding because the clear voice distinction, voice seperation and depth of sound in the stereo field surpasses the audio quality produced by the generic plugins offered in most DAWs. Sonically, the Stereo Bus Compressor delivers that unmistakable SSL sound of a rich warm solid punch often associated with analog gear.
Every parameter in each of the SSL Duende Native plugins can be automated in host applications that support automation. Each Duende processing unit performs at zero latency which adds a huge confidence factor when tracking, mixing or mastering. The combination of SSL’s superior sound quality and the unique capability to intechange between a multi-level feature set is conducive with a high quality processor workflow. Duende Native Plugins empower the producer with the sound quality, precision and flexibility needed to meet the demands of producing contemporary professional grade music. It is on this foundation that Duende Native Plugins excel.
All Duende Native Plug-ins are available for a free, fully functional initial 30 day demo AND for ongoing periodic free demos.
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