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

  • A real beast

    by Alex Picciafuochi
    Try it once on the Drum Bass and you will buy it instantly, really great compressor!
  • No.1 G-Comp Plug in

    Amazing !
  • Great

    by Alex
    Great tone!
  • Townhouse Bus Compressor

    by Pekka
    In short, i compared to similar and i gave up. This one wins, it sounds just right, it has that something soundwise that i like.
    Thanks guys :)
  • subtle and great

    by Tonstudio Melodee
    Adds vintage character, keeps transients and handles them like no other bx comp, brings things forward in the mix. It will be one of my secret weapons in the mix for some elements. I am surprised… Read More


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

Supported Operating Systems
MacOS 10.9 through 10.14
Windows 7 through 10

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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