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    New SSL G Bus Compressor

    The obvious question is what's been improved with the new G Bus Compressor, beyond the mix knob?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Hepworth View Post
    The obvious question is what's been improved with the new G Bus Compressor, beyond the mix knob?
    Well...

    This is an entirely new model, so the entire signal path was modeled.

    The Legacy version doesn't upsample and model the nonlinearites of the I/O.

    I've worked with it for quite a while now and it is a very different experience and greatly improved, in my opinion!

    -GK
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    I suppose I will demo it - for form's sake Maybe a coupon will thrust its snout into my inbox... Can't imagine it not being as amazing as, and a great complement to, the recent E series channel strip. When will you model the E series 6 way (ABC) buss matrix? It would be great to have a UAD summing emulation. Pretty please....? I know, I know: No one is ever satisfied. Anyway, congrats on this release - should be fantastic.
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    Exciting!

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    I guess my main question about the new SSL comp (Since you have been using it, Gannon) is: How much improvement is there to its behaviour under high compression settings? The legacy version had a tendency for the attack transient to get a tiny bit spongey above a certain amount of compression, and to lose a slight amount of bottom integrity, compared to the Real McCoy. Granted, it is not usually necessary to push it that hard, but I would be curious whether you noticed a difference with the upgraded version?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rjjuly View Post
    I guess my main question about the new SSL comp (Since you have been using it, Gannon) is: How much improvement is there to its behaviour under high compression settings? The legacy version had a tendency for the attack transient to get a tiny bit spongey above a certain amount of compression, and to lose a slight amount of bottom integrity, compared to the Real McCoy. Granted, it is not usually necessary to push it that hard, but I would be curious whether you noticed a difference with the upgraded version?
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    Hey Richard,

    I haven't done a side by side comparison yet, but on the mixes I've done with it so far, it really does high amounts of compression really well. The HPF really helps preserve low end when you're smacking it hard too.

    Feels like a different compressor to me, but you should give it a whirl!

    -GK
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    Thanks Gannon, I am sure I will do more than that. The upgrade price makes it practically a lock...

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    Need to get this into Console 1 pronto!

    Now you it has the side chain filter... I used to love that on the Slate FG Grey, but prefer the cleanses of the UAD SSL G. Now I can have both. I'll be demoing this immediately.
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    I just swapped it out for the original version on mixes I was recalling today and they def sprang to life. The headroom screw plays a big role in the new version. Letting you run it "soft" for a very clean sound (screw towards the left), or run it hot for more mojo (screw towards the right).

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    Is the Make-Up gain knob just plain digital gain, or is it also modelled (in the same way the fader in the channel strip is modelled, whereas the Output knob is just plain digital gain)?

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