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  • 4 of 4 found this helpful.
    GREAT

    by M. Marantz . 5 out of 5 stars

    Thanks UA for this killlllllllllller upgrade! No joke, this plug is a must have buss compressor if you are on UAD-2. The LF side-chain filter is the big ticket on this plugin. The overall sound of the 670 is beautiful and warm, but the LF side-chain filter allows you the kind of control over the low-end that we didn't have before in the Fairchild 670 MKI. With the MKII upgrade, you are able to control exactly what frequency the compressor begins working at, allowing you to hit it harder without inducing compression pumping. When I set out for a buss compressor, I needed one that covered all my bases stylistically, not just rock, not just acoustic. The Fairchild Pluging Collection (MKII upgrade) does that, and extremely well.


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  • 1 of 1 found this helpful.
    Fantastic for color!

    by C. Chastain . 5 out of 5 stars

    I've only had the pleasure of using the hardware Fairchild 670 once - at Abbey Road 2 - so my reference is limited. But over the last couple weeks I've found myself inserting the 660 and 670 on almost everything while tracking with the Apollo. Many times I'm simply running signals thru it for a bit of color, other times I'm going for no more than 1-2 dB of gain reduction. I honestly have no clue how "authentic" these plugs are - but who cares? I love them for the sonics they provide and the depth of color they afford me.


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  • 6 of 6 found this helpful.
    Beste Fairchild Emulation bisher

    by F. Speer . 5 out of 5 stars

    Nach nunmehr einem Monat des Testens finde ich beide Versionen klasse. Durchaus anders als die ältere UA Variante, viel subtiler, aber eben auch edler. 99 % des Materials, was ich durchgeschickt habe, klang hinterher - bei gleicher Lautstärke wie ohne das plugin abgehört - durchaus transparenter.
    Schön auch die neuen Features (Parallele Kompression, etc.)
    Und das Auge ißt auch mit, davor ist man auch als Audiomensch nicht gefeit.
    Ob einem das - regulär - etwa 220,- Euro wert sind, ist schwer zu sagen. Ich hatte den Vorteil upgraden zu können von der Vorversion und habe noch einen Gutschein hineingeworfen. Da war es dann schon ein No-Brainer. Speziell auf dynamischen und/oder problematischen Stimmen meine erste Wahl!!


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  • 5 of 5 found this helpful.
    lovin\' the new Fairchild...

    by W. Lance . 5 out of 5 stars

    I love this new Fairchild limiter, to me, the magic of both the 660 & 670 lie in the tonal variation you can get by driving the input of the compressor, backing off the output to keep in/out level, and then playing with the MIX control to vary the tone.. on individual instruments such as bass, guitars and saxaphone, using the 660 I'm able to do this and set the mix up around anywhere from 60-90% and get more drive and color (or back it off for more clarity and less presence in the mix) and on the master bus, I love the way this limiter works just to the left or right of the 50% marker on MIX, you can get these tones without even compressing, also play around with the headroom dial to vary the tone, this is by far my favorite compressor..


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  • 2 of 2 found this helpful.
    Fairchild

    by D. Piredda . 5 out of 5 stars

    compression and sound great with a big volume control all enriched atmosphere rettrò. the filters Sidechain beautiful! Wet / Dry Mix very useful and indispensable! great job congratulations!!


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  • 2 of 2 found this helpful.
    Pretty Cool

    by M. Mathieson . 5 out of 5 stars

    I didn't use the legacy version that much, but the new ones are noticeably better. I use them quite a bit.

    Even with no compression it adds depth and definition I could be imagining this, but I don't think so, it's pretty clear.

    the mix knob and sidechain knob are also incredibly useful.

    this basically crushes any other fairchild emulation i've tried.


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  • 3 of 3 found this helpful.
    Loooove this!

    by R. Elliott . 5 out of 5 stars

    I used the Legacy version quite a bit in the past but this is a huge upgrade. This sounds absolutely amazing on everything. I really use this bad boy on overheads, acoustic guitar, and on the 2 bus. I also like to use it on a backup vox bus to tighten the vox without coloring the sound too much. I know the word "warm" is thrown out there quite a bit but for a plugin but this is a truly warm sounding plugin.

    Bravo UAD!


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  • 3 of 3 found this helpful.
    Could this be better than the real thing?

    by S. Leiweke . 5 out of 5 stars

    It might be.

    I have been lucky enough to use a Fairchild. A friend brought one to my studio one day after having his serviced so I could help make sure it was functioning correctly. After having it here for weeks, I didn't think I could live without. When it left, I was sad.

    UA's new Fairchild Collection has brought the smile back to my face that the real hardware originally created. Not only does it sound and function like the hardware, it's even more flexible and tweak-able. Being able to change the headroom and wet/dry mix of the effect was something I could have only dreamed of before.

    Plus I'll never have to be with out it when it breaks down and needs to visit the tech for TLC.

    Well done UA.


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  • 2 of 2 found this helpful.
    Fairchild Tube Limiter Collection - Very decent plugin.

    by W. Garder . 4 out of 5 stars

    Very interesting plugin. Unlike the old version has some differences: 1. Has a more critical attitude to the level of the input signal 2. Button "HR" makes magical things with source 3. Compression itself works very properly, without undue influences. Plugin deserves to be in the collection.


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  • 8 of 9 found this helpful.
    Good Fairchild Emulation But...

    by K. Koby . 4 out of 5 stars

    This plugin is good, but I'm upset that I had just recently purchased what is now referred to as the "legacy version" when this was released. I feel like I should have received a free upgrade to the new one.


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  • 4 of 5 found this helpful.
    A Must have!

    by S. Beckham . 5 out of 5 stars

    First the gripe...I wish that as an owner of the original Fairchild UAD, and almost every plug-in they have, that the upgrade price was less. I paid 150 to upgrade but I think 60-100 would have been more reasonable.......however....

    I have to admit that I have quickly for got that issue, as the plugin is the product of learned, refined knowledge over time, which is really humanity at its best.
    When UAD stops improving on their abilities to make the ultimate in "REAL" software, then we have to morn

    This plug in has MOJO Its versatile and its MUSICAL!!!!

    Art is subjective, try it your self no one can tell you what sounds good...

    except Chuck Norris.... he rules everything.


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  • 3 of 4 found this helpful.
    Beautiful!

    by B. Herle . 5 out of 5 stars

    IMHO this is the most beautiful sounding plug-in I have ever used, bar none. Great job UAD! Simply can't wait to start tracking vocals, drum overheads, pianos, and other things through it with my Apollo! Breathtaking!


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  • 3 of 4 found this helpful.
    More detailed sound

    by A. Picciafuochi . 5 out of 5 stars

    This new version of the stellar Fairchild compressor/limiter has a more detailed and closer sound to the original hardware than its already excellent predecessor, you have to try it absolutely.


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  • 1 of 3 found this helpful.
    review

    by W. Lewis . 3 out of 5 stars

    I am unable to use any of the many many UA plug-ins since I have updated to 7.4.1, as I get -38 and -50 errors repeatedly.
    If I cannot get this resolved, I will be forced to use competitor products, which are not my first choice. Very frustrated.
    Wes Lewis


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  • 3 of 20 found this helpful.
    Complete and utter failure.

    by D. Kallmeyer . 1 out of 5 stars

    I can't do a real review of the quality of the Fairchild
    due to the fact that I had to downgrade to version 7.0.1.
    The operating systems beyond that are completely
    unstable, and I never got a chance to really use the plugin to its potential.
    After many emails and attempts UA support finally admitted
    that the platform does not currently work and advised
    me to downgrade. 7.0.1 is running completely stable but I've lost
    a lot of functionality and had to be refunded for the API, Pultecs, tuner,
    and Fairchild.
    I was issued a refund, but was asked if I was interested in just keeping
    The plugs until a version comes out that is stable.
    This is a complete and utter failure by UA.
    I'm a professional engineer, not a beta tester.


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  • 1 of 9 found this helpful.
    does not work

    by D. Lundy . 1 out of 5 stars

    in updating the 7.4 software the old version of Fairchild does not work and the SSL G locks up the Nuendo. i had to go back to the previous version of the UAD software to get my old mixes to work. very disappointed.

    d


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  • 1 of 10 found this helpful.
    Upgrade path to hell

    by D. Miller . 1 out of 5 stars

    So I got this plugin. Won't work on my system because you must have the latest OS which means a new Mac new interface and new UA hardware as all the FireWire shit has changed. I think I have decided to say fuck off to UA and this upgrade hell. To use this plugin will cost about 5 k. I could possibly get a real one and it would always work. This one won't. Not worth it anymore. Let's see useless PCMCIA card, useless FireWire 800 UAD 2 that is about as reliable as an old Fiat and an Old Mac Pro with UAD 1 cards. Most useless audio gear I have ever collected. Goodbye to UA crap!
    You asked for a review you deserve worse


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  • 0 of 2 found this helpful.
    problems

    by S. De . 1 out of 5 stars

    after i bought this plugin and ran the new authorization, my apollo started to disconnect frequently from my computer. the plugin itself is good, but cant get past it as the new situation doesnt allow me to work.


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  • 0 of 2 found this helpful.
    problems

    by S. De . 1 out of 5 stars

    after i bought this plugin and ran the new authorization, my apollo started to disconnect frequently from my computer. the plugin itself is good, but cant get past it as the new situation doesnt allow me to work.


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  • 0 of 2 found this helpful.
    Great plugins but Satellite still unstable

    by M. Harvey . 2 out of 5 stars

    I would give the plugins themselves a 4 star review.

    However the UAD Satellite still remains an unreliable piece of equipment, unsuited to professional application for those who need gear that works ALL the time.

    On a good day I will only have 2 or 3 crashes but usually I have many more, and often at crucial times. I don't have this problem ever with my UAD solo laptop, and so its clear that the Firewire drivers are the issue here

    I would rather see this issue remedied than new plugins and promotions being released.

    Its a shame to see UAD abandoning their existing customer base


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Fairchild Tube Limiter Plug-In Collection

Fairchild Tube Limiter Plug-In Collection
$299.00
Average Rating [225 ratings]:
4.78 out of 5 stars