Solid State Logic XLogic G Series Compressor

2-channel Twin VCA Compressor Stereo Bus Compressor with Auto Fade and Remote Connector
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Solid State Logic XLogic G Series Compressor
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XLogic G Series - The Compressor You've Been Longing For

The 2-channel SSL XLogic G Series Compressor is considered "The Magic Box". According to Kevin Shirley, leading producer and mixer for recording artists including Aerosmith, Black Crowes, Iron Maiden, Journey, Led Zepplin says, "The SSL 2-channel mix compressor sounds great; they are clean and variable and dynamic". The XLogic G Series Compressor unit is a 1U rack mounting stereo compressor. It utilizes the classic SSL G Series center compressor design elements within a SuperAnalogue design topology. This brings the dual benefits of spectacular audio performance with a universally acclaimed compressor characteristic.

The History of the 2-channel Compressor
The SL 4000 console is the world's most successful studio production desk and was the first console to incorporate dynamics processing in every channel and a master compressor in the console center section. The ability to 'patch' into the SL4000's center compressor, and also control its sidechain from an internal sub-mix, allowed engineers to discover the amazingly unique qualities of this compressor for use on instruments like piano and drums, as well as its classic mix finalizing capabilities. This versatility created the demand for a rackmount equivalent and a legendary piece of outboard gear was born. The Solid State Logic SL 4000 G Series has produced hundreds of best selling recordings. A key element in the sound of many of these recordings is punch and drive of the mixes created by the classic G-series center compressor.

Enter the XLogic G Series Compressor
The XLogic G Series Compressor is the latest version of the compressor and it uses the same classic twin VCA design as its console counterpart. Combined with improved input and output circuitry, this new unit provides improved audio performance, while retaining the dynamics characteristics that have provided numerous hit mixes for the world's best audio engineers.

SSL XLogic G Series Compressor Features:
  • Legendary SSL G series stereo bus compressor.
  • Gain reduction meter as fitted to the classic SSL console range.
  • External side chain source select.
  • Auto fade with rate control automatic linear fade in/out control.
  • Remote connector for remote operation of the auto fade function.
The SSL XLogic G Series Compressor gives you the "record-quality" sound you've been dreaming about.

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Tech Specs

Type VCA
Number of Channels 2
Controls Threshold, Attack, Ratio, Release, Make-Up
Threshold -15 dB to 15 dB
Ratio 2:1 to 10:1
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz (±0.2 dB), 100kHz (-3 dB)
Side Chain Inserts Yes
Inputs 2 x XLR
Outputs 2 x XLR
Sidechain I/O 1 x XLR (In)
Rack Spaces 1U
Height 1.75"
Depth 13.8"
Width 19"
Weight 7.5 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number 729946X2

Customer Reviews

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Nothing like the real deal

I've always loved the sound of the SSL Bus compressor and used it on every record I've mixed in the 90's and early 2000's. Once I started working heavily with TV composition and indie artists, I've rarely had the budget to spend in commercial studio's. I have the plugin version of this comp., but nothing beats the real thing so I bit the bullet and purchased this. (Thanks Jeff Green) I've gotten the glue and punch that I've been missing, I mix OTB so this is the perfect bus comp. to achieve the sound I want.
Music background: R&B/Neo-Soul, Hip Hop, Pop

OUT of this world!

i dont think people give SSL enough credit for their electronics .... i have used almost any plug in and rack compressor out there and let me tell you nothing .... nothing sounds like this pice of gear .....!
Music background: Professional engineer and producer


My Sweetwater rep, Keith Schrieber, helped me revamp my studio and we chose this beauty to put in the mix bus chain. But, this thing absolutely rocks on drums, piano, etc. It gives you that very true and musical "spank" sound that everyone's always talking about. Couldn't be happier with my purchase!
Music background: Musician, Producer, Engineer

The mix bus comp of them all

I am very happy with my SSL bus XL logic comp. It sound better to me than most on the 2 bus. Its a must have in any pro level studio. If you don't have one. Get it. I have no complaints. It kills the plug in from Waves. And kills most of my other comps on the 2bus.
Music background: Artist

Makes Me Sound Pro!

Owning one of these things makes me terribly proud. It brings an indescribable pro-sound to a project studio's mixes. I set it up midway through mixdown, once I'm generally comfortable with levels and basic EQ. It makes everything sound punchy, it tames the bass in a very pleasing non-pumping fashion, and just adds mojo. It's really fun to set up, too, because your ear piques when you've achieved the right balance of threshold, attack and release. It's like going to an optometrist and nailing down the perfect eyeglass prescription with that big silly lens flipper tool.
Music background: Producer/Engineer/Composer

Sweetwater Advice

Brad Every

If you've been looking for a way to get that big studio sound the SSL G Series compressor is it! This stereo bus compressor has been used on most of the biggest hit records ever recorded.
See also: Compressors, Solid State Logic, Solid State Logic Compressors / Limiters, Solid State Logic Compressors / Limiters