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

  • 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
  • bx_townhouse Buss Compressor

    by MrChunk
    This is a Slampin Bus Compressor! Let me tell you, this thing adds thickness and clarity. It really does give your Mix that liveliness you're looking for. Very warm and smooth sounding. Great for… Read More
  • bx_townhouse Buss Comp

    by Fabián Rincón
    Its amazing, that kind of magic buss compressor to dream on but super good price. Its warm, super easy to use, all the presets works perfectly, totally recommended.
  • Townhouse Compressor

    by Mats
    This is by far the best Bus compressor out there, glues everything together very nicely! Well done!


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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