The Bus Glue Billy Decker Bundle is a collection of 7 instrument-specific audio processors made in collaboration with chart-topping mixer Billy Decker. With these plugins, you’ll be able to add Decker’s entire dynamic signal chain for any track to your mix — EQ, compression, limiting and all. Unlock the tried-and-true secrets of a modern country master and you’ll be “Deckerating” your mixes in no time!
About Billy Decker
With 25 years of industry experience, Billy Decker has worked with some of the biggest names in the Nashville music scene. Country superstars including Sam Hunt, Dustin Lynch, Colt Ford, Rodney Atkins, Montgomery Gentry, Billy Ray Cyrus, Trace Adkins, Cassadee Pope, Chris Young, Parmalee & more. They all trust him to help their records achieve radio success and his work speaks for itself. His credits include over a dozen #1 singles, 50+ million albums sold, and billions of streams — and the hits keep coming!
Decker’s signature sound is all over his recent chart successes — big natural drums, bright clear acoustics, and warm round bass. All of these have been refined down to intuitive plugin layouts for each instrument in the series. As Decker says, “these plugins offer decades of experience to mixers of any skill level.”
About the Plugins
The Bus Glue series consists of bus processors designed to excel at controlling the dynamics of specific groups of instruments in a mix. By combining a variety of dynamic processors like EQs, compressors, saturation plugins, and limiters, with decades of chart-proven mixing expertise, we’re able to distill some of the most complex and awesome-sounding mixing chains into easily accessible tools for mixers and musicians of any experience level or background to enjoy.
Ultimately, our goal with any Bus Glue plugin is to come up with something unique that no other plugin in your collection can do. For example, most compressors are designed too broadly, which is why you typically need to stack compressors or insert other processors in your bus chain to achieve desired results. However, Bus Glue processors are about as specific as you can get by design; that’s what makes them so useful.
By using Bus Glue as your dynamic control across your various mix buses, you’ll expand your dynamic palette while crafting a whole new sound that is unrivaled by other plugins.
Bus Glue Billy Decker - Acoustic
The Acoustic plugin tightens up the low end of acoustic guitars, removing any boxiness from your recordings. Whether you’re mixing a fully acoustic song or it’s just one of many elements in your mix, getting a crisp, clear tone is important for any acoustic instrument.
This plugin sounds great on any acoustic instrument. Go ahead and give it a try on mandolins, banjos, dobros, or any other stringed instrument you can think of!
Bus Glue Billy Decker - Bass
The Bass plugin is a perfect hybrid approach ripped straight from the pages of Billy’s bass bus. It incorporates traditional compression and classic equalization, but with modern, digital harmonic enhancement and smooth peak limiting. The end result is bass that sits just as well between two pop songs as it does in a country playlist.
Experiment with switching between “Country” and “Rock” modes as you mix. The grittiness that comes with Rock Mode is perfect for adding a little more grit during dense choruses.
Bus Glue Billy Decker - Drums
The Drums plugin will have you feeling like you’re mixing in a major studio on Music Row. Those legendary Nashville drum sounds are unparalleled in the industry in terms of full, open, and organic audio. Modern country music demands clarity, punch, body, and space.
The best way to achieve all of those at the same time is through a combination of vintage analog channel modeling and modern clip circuitry & compression. You’ll find all of that goodness and more in this processor.
Bus Glue Billy Decker - Electric
The Electric plugin is where Billy really leans into the rock n’ roll playbook — a favorite trick of the trade in modern country mixing. His electric guitars follow a similar recipe to the one many rock and metal mixers use. With a focus on driving the low-mids and pick attack, his guitars sound crisp and aggressive.
This processor’s got some serious color the harder you drive the input — don’t worry, just send it!
Bus Glue Billy Decker - Keys
The Keys plugin is designed after perhaps the most surgical element in Billy’s mix. Whether it’s a piano, organ, or synth, this processor uses world-class signal processing to find all the sweet spots and brings them to the front of the mix.
Crank it up and watch those ivories come to life!
Bus Glue Billy Decker - Vox
The Vox plugin has one of the most extensive signal chains we’ve ever modeled, but for good reason. Billy has a deep love and admiration for vintage microphones and processors in his signal chain; must-have elements of modern country vocals. With his signature Vox plugin, you can switch between genre & gender based on your vocalist to compare multiple compression options quickly and easily.
Get a radio-ready vocal sound without the clutter.
Bus Glue Billy Decker - Master
The Master plugin offers a massive range of tonal capabilities — more than you’ll find in most other master bus compressors. Meticulously modeled around a vintage compressor and topped off with some modern multiband peak limiting, you’re sure to find every style you need in Billy’s Master bus processor.
Professional, polished master bus compression is just a few clicks away for your next country, pop, or rock session.
What You'll Get
- Single-User Perpetual iLok Software License for:
- Bus Glue Billy Decker - Acoustic
- Bus Glue Billy Decker - Bass
- Bus Glue Billy Decker - Drums
- Bus Glue Billy Decker - Electric
- Bus Glue Billy Decker - Keys
- Bus Glue Billy Decker - Vox
- Bus Glue Billy Decker - Master
- Audio Plugins in AAX, AU, & VST3 formats
- User Manuals
- Mac or Windows computer with supported OS and supported DAW
- FREE iLok Account (iLok dongle NOT required - Computer, iLok 2/3, iLok Cloud activation supported), 3 activations provided
Supported Operating Systems
- Windows 7 or above (64 bit only): AAX, VST3
- macOS 10.14 or above (Intel, or M-Series. 64 bit only): AAX, AU, VST3
- Pro Tools
- Ableton Live
- Studio One
- FL Studio
- Digital Performer
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