Fairchild 670 Compressor Demo

August 19, 2008 12:00:00 PM PDT

The two channel Fairchild 670 is the “Holy Grail” of compressors in studio gear esoterica, not only because of its price (around $30,000 on the vintage market), but its extreme rareness and the difficulties in maintaining such a piece. With 14 transformers, 20 vacuum tubes, and a 6 rack-space encompassing girth, the 670 is the heavyweight champion of compression weighing in at 65 pounds.

This video demonstrates some techniques to help you get the most out of your Fairchild 670 Compressor Powered Plug-in.

— Dave Crane