by Analog Obsession
4.8 / 5     (13 votes)
Win64 OSX
BUSTERse is a classic console compressor with extra filter and transient sidechain options to dominate whole signal.

Compressor Section
  • THRESHOLD (dB) : +15 to -15.
  • ATTACK (ms) : 0.1, 0.3, 1, 3, 10, 30.
  • RELEASE (sec) : 0.1, 0.3, 0.6, 1.2, Auto.
  • RATIO : 1.5, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10.
  • MAKE UP (dB) : 0 to 15.
  • MIX (%) : DRY to WET.

Filter Section (Sidechain)
  • HPF (Hz) : 20 to 500
  • MID (~1500Hz) : -6dB to +6dB
  • HF (~10kHz) : 0dB to -10dB *Will work like famous optical-tube compressor and help you to control high frequencies, better.

Transient Section (Sidechain)
  • BOOST (dB) : 0 to 10 *While boosting attack, it will reduce decay/release of signal to make compressor more sensitive with only attacks/peaks.
  • TILT (~1kHz Center) : -6dB to 6 dB *It's placed before BOOST to send only dedicated range to BOOST. So, BOOST will affect only given frequency range and will boost only this range's transients. If TILT is default, BOOST will affect overall transients.
  • MIX (%) : DRY to WET *Will blend DRY and WET signal. After boosting transients, you can blend with DRY signal to keep reduced release of signal. When MIX in default position, TR is off. So, you can turn MIX knob to all the way up to engage TR section.
  • EXT (External Sidechain) : When you engage EXT, sidechain circuit will listen incoming signal and you can stil use Filter and Transient sections on incoming signal.

Control Section
  • MAIN : General Bypass
  • TURBO : Turbo Mod *Turbo mod will help to compressor to affect whole signal range. Otherwise, compressor will focus on mid frequencies. This mod added to keep original sign of hardware.
  • XFORMER : In/Out Transformers *If you engage XFORMER, in/out ICs will be replaced with transformer to balance it. This will affect to impedance, character, overall sound...
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Anonymous Feb 07 2024
Feb 07 2024
It doesnt seem to work for me, logic is saying it cant validate the component
Davis Jan 14 2024
Jan 14 2024
NIce plugin :)
Dino Oct 20 2021
(5 / 5)
Oct 20 2021
The BusterSe is a nice plugin to have for your 2buss or Drum Bus.
Puf poPuf Sep 02 2021
(4 / 5)
Sep 02 2021
I have started to use it in my masterings like principal compresor. Te sound boopst gives to some lifeless songs is amazing. I really love it. It would be nice anyway to have mid side and dual mono processing. Good job!
Phil Aug 27 2021
(5 / 5)
Aug 27 2021
Quality piece of software!
Mark Lee Wilkins Aug 20 2021
(5 / 5)
Aug 20 2021
Love the Side Chain feature. Tired of the low end from the kicks and toms setting off the other bus comps regardless of how much the low end was rolled off or filtered out.
Eranmadi84 Aug 15 2021
(5 / 5)
Aug 15 2021
The most of the best freeware SSL master mix buss glue compressor ever made in my life, for mixing and mastering, I love you more than everything else analog obsession I'm so happy for the results.
Steve Aug 11 2021
(4 / 5)
Aug 11 2021
Good compressor. Comparable to the Waves ssl comp. Lacks a mid range push the waves has. Still very good. Depends what you want and what flavor, in the end. :)
Guany produce Aug 08 2021
(5 / 5)
Aug 08 2021
Excelente pluggin algun espero poder aportarle algo d dinero para q sogan adelante.
Fra Jul 14 2021
(4 / 5)
Jul 14 2021
I'm confused with the Threshold values
jozepo Apr 23 2021
Apr 23 2021
It doesnt work with cubase elements
Destroy Team Mar 14 2021
(5 / 5)
Mar 14 2021
The best free alternative of the legendary SSL (4000) bus compressor. It's a lot more gently than the one from MSI and all the extra features makes this thing superior to some paid versions.
Danil Feb 12 2021
(5 / 5)
Feb 12 2021
Отличный компрессор для мастеринга, очень мягко и приятно склеивает микс, есть фильтр и многое другое. Хочу заметить, что он не пампит, а именно склеивает. Однозначно 5/5.
Oleg Jun 04 2021
Jun 04 2021
А как он для бас-гитары будет?
Willi Jan 19 2021
(5 / 5)
Jan 19 2021
Very nice bus comp. I often set the filter section so that the comp acts more on the drum hits to give that nice glue effect on every hit. I really like that plugin. Analog Obsession seems to be the holy grail of free analog amulations. Good job :)
Eranmadi84 Nov 17 2020
(5 / 5)
Nov 17 2020
This plugin, BUSTERse, it's the most of the best freeware SSL buss compressor vst 3 plugin 64 bit ever made, it's the best for mixing & mastering compress to give mastering glue mix bus process on the stereo master out bus,for freeware SSL plugin it's do the job perfectly amazingly, I'm so so happy for the results, I love you Analog Obsession.