Buss compression is when you apply a compressor to a whole group of instruments and/or even the entire mix.

As you add a compressor to a group, you will notice your song take a more consistent dynamic signature making your song sound more cohesive and “glued” together.

In this tutorial I will be showing you how to apply buss compression using two plug-ins. One will be Waves Audio SSL G-Master Buss Compressor and the other will be Apples’ stock compressor in which we will attempt to emulate the SSL compressor by Waves.

You can download a set of presets made for Apples stock compressor that closely emulates the classic SSL 4000 G console here.