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Old 17th September 2019
  #17
Lives for gear
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Originally Posted by thismercifulfate View Post
I don’t like how the Waves SSL collapses the stereo image. The UAD one doesn’t, and has the benefit of having a variable sidechain hpf.
This was my impression also and it detracted me from how the compression itself performed.

But regarding the OP question.... There is a big thread: SSL Bus Comp Shootout (SSL X-Rack, Stam SA-4000+, Duende, Slate, Waves, bx_townhouse)
Which has some comparison files, and I struggled to pick the hardware comp, and actually found the SSL Duende the most pleasing to the ear, and I'm one of those believers in 'hardware sounds better than software' people.