When I downloaded The Glue, I wasn't expecting anything out of the ordinary, but the more I used it, the more I realised how versatile it was. It not only performed impeccably on bus‑compression duties, but was also able to tighten up bass guitar, acoustic guitar, drums and vocals without adding a 'sound'. In my opinion, transparent compression will never go out of fashion because what it basically does is to bring up more of the music — without adding compression artifacts.
The Glue is based on the legendary SSL bus compressor and makes a mighty fine job of performing transparent bus compression. Compared to similar plug‑ins, it's more transparent but without sounding flat or boring. It's kind of a 'more of everything' compressor, and at a great price too!