Built in 1978 by the legendary Townhouse studio engineers, this unique compressor was created using console components supplied by Solid State Logic (SSL). The only hardware unit ever made was now perfectly recreated by Brainworx.

The bx_townhouse Buss Compressor is the ultimate companion for your mix buss, offering just a touch more vibe and mojo than a standard British console buss compressor.

The original unit was built in a time when there simply wasn't an external console buss compressor available for sale, and was used heavily during the 80s and beyond by some of the biggest names in rock, including Queen, Sting, Muse, and many more.


  • Unique Buss Compressor built using SSL console parts
  • Hand-built by the technical staff at London's Townhouse Studios
  • Smooth, cohesive compression for you master buss and subgroups / stems
  • Plugin-only features by Brainworx include internal sidechain and Dry/Wet mix control

Audio Examples

Customer Reviews

  • you won't regret.

    by Yellen
    Put it on bus = sound great.
  • bx_townhouse Buss Compressor

    by DJ Frank E
    A definite must own! Vocals, drums, and guitars have all sounded good thru this so far
  • Digging It!

    by RoyP
    I've tried/used this on three sessions since I got it, one of which was done. One session with a competitor's Helios emu (with Pie compressor), one with PIA's SSL Console and one with PIA's N… Read More
  • Punchy!

    by Darex
    This compressor is a beast! Love the weight and color it provides to the drum bus or even mixbus!
  • Townhouse Buss Comp

    by CardiffHighlands
    This is the best buss comp I've tried so far. I have demoed A/B'd several over the years. I like this better the Cytomic, Waves SSL Comp, etc. Prior to this I was using Logic's SSL comp (which is… Read More


Supported Plugin Formats
AAX DSP, AAX Native, AU, AAX AudioSuite, VST2, VST3

Supported Operating Systems
Mac OS X 10.9 through 10.13
Windows 7 through 10
Pro Tools 10.3.10 or higher or most VST/VST3/AU-compatible hosts running on a supported operating system

Intel CPU only (minimum 2 GHz recommended)

Intel-compatible CPU with SSE2 instruction set (Pentium 4 compatible or higher; minimum 2 GHz recommended)

System Requirements
Display resolution: 1440 × 900px or 1280 × 960px or higher
Memory: 2 GB RAM


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