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

  • Almost perfect

    by Whtrz
    A really good little comp, much like the Waves SSL but more pronounced - which is no surprise really. Only main gripe is the size of the interface - the knobs are really fiddly and for some reason I… Read More
  • Drum Buss saver

    by Martin von Bargen
    I was looking for something that would make my metal drum buss cut through some very thick and grindy HM-2 guitars. Taking a risk, I went away from my usual 08/15 buss compressor and dialed in a… Read More
  • Need more punch !?

    by Ilker S.
    I have so many compressors, I thought I did not need any more, but when I tested it, I fell in love immediately. has its own beautiful character. I got it in the offer and do not regret the purchase.… Read More
  • Sweet

    by I. VileT
    Quite a different flavor of SSL style bus compressor as compared to Waves, The Glue, Overloud etc. Very colorful and tasty. EXTREMELY analog sounding and usually not subtle at all, although it can go… Read More
  • Wow

    by Matt
    Been using The Glue religiously, on every mix. Until now. I have a lot of bus comps but this one is magic and in a different league. Instant results. Love it.


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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