Solid State LogicThe Bus+ Stereo Bus Compressor


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Solid State Logic The Bus+

Bring the legendary sound and feel of an SSL bus compressor to your studio with the rackmount BUS+ analog compressor. The most versatile Bus Compressor ever, the BUS+ has the same original circuit and includes several different coloration options. Get the clean punch from the SuperAnalogue 9000, grit like the 4000E, or over saturated sounds that are perfect for drums.

Like all of their products, the BUS+ uses only the highest caliber components for the best possible audio quality. 2181 THAT VCAs in the audio path provide superb analog performance and four modes of operation make this compressor exceptionally flexible. Three distinct coloration options give this compressor the versatility to shine for any genre.

The BUS+ also features a brand new Dynamic Equalizer and Transient Expander giving you endless options for sculpting. This is the compressor that all studios need whether you've been waiting for the perfect centerpiece or you just want to add to your sizable arsenal. Grab the 2U SSL BUS+ and give your recordings a touch of secret SSL sauce.

The Bus+ Features

  • Authentic SSL Bus Compressor circuit utilizing high-performance 2181 THAT VCAs
  • 2U 19" Rackmount
  • 4 modes of operation: Classic Stereo, S/C Stereo, Dual Mono or Mid-Side
  • 3 Distinct compression coloration options: 4K Mode - single VCA operation with variable harmonic distortion, LOW THD Mode reduces low frequency distortion caused by compression, cleaning up the bottom end, F/B Mode alters the compression characteristics for a more related feel
  • Stepped pots
  • 2-band Dynamic EQ
  • Transient Expander
  • Configurable processing order: Bus Compressor pre EQ or post
  • External sidechain inputs and sends
  • Variable sidechain high pass control up to 300 Hz in 10 Hz steps
  • Mix control for instant parallel compression
  • Inputs: 2x XLR
  • Outputs:2x XLR Main, 2x XLR Ext Send
  • Sidechain: 2x XLR inputs
  • 2U 19" Rackmount
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Product Demo Videos
SSL THE BUS+ Tutorial
This video is an in-depth tutorial of THE BUS+ and covers set up, operating the unit and audio examples.
Marc Daniel Nelson mixing with THE BUS+
In this video, Marc Daniel Nelson (Fleetwood Mac, Jason Mraz, Colbie Caillat, Solo, Blade Runner) gives you a guided tour of THE BUS+.

Featuring four modes of operation, three distinct compression colours and a host of advanced processing tools, THE BUS + is not only an update of the legendary glue and punch maker, it is the ultimate bus compressor. Let Marc talk you through some of its key feaetures and use it to mix a hip-hop and rock track.
Solid State Logic The Bus+ Stereo Bus Compressor Reviews