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Get the rich sound of the world's most famous compressors.

The Fairchild Tube Limiter Collection gives you the silky warm compression heard on hundreds of hit records from The Beatles and Pink Floyd to countless Motown classics.* Now you can add the same analog "glow" to your vocals, drums, and entire mix with the most accurate plug-in emulations ever made of these one‑of‑a‑kind tube compressors.

Included Versions

UAD Native
Runs on your Mac or PC without UA hardware.

Apollo Realtime & UAD‑2
Runs accelerated on Apollo interfaces and UAD‑2 hardware.

UAD Native plug-ins run on both macOS 10.15 Catalina or newer and Windows 10 and 11. Go to our UA Support page for system requirements.

  • Give your tracks and mixes classic Fairchild tube warmth and character
  • Add harmonics and punch to vocals, drums, and more using Fairchild’s tube-driven gain control and transformer sections
  • Control your compression easily with simple Wet/Dry, Sidechain Filter, and Headroom controls
  • Enjoy the only accurate emulations of “golden-reference” vintage Fairchilds from Ocean Way Studios

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UAD Quick Tip
UAD Quick Tip

UAD Quick Tip

Learn how to thicken vocals, add aggressiveness to drums, and widen your mixes with the Fairchild Tube Limiter Collection.

Add the Iconic Tone of Two Compressors

Add the Iconic Tone of Two Compressors

The Fairchild 670 and companion, the Fairchild 660, have defined some of popular music’s most revered sounds. Renowned for its aggressiveness, the 660 punches up piano, bass, and guitar, tracks, while the flagship 670 is a full stereo compressor that injects vibe and color onto channels, final mixes, and even masters.

The Closest You Can Get to Vintage Fairchilds in a Plug‑In

The Closest You Can Get to Vintage Fairchilds in a Plug‑In

Far beyond other Fairchild emulations, only the UAD Fairchild Collection is based on accurate circuit models of “golden‑reference” units from legendary Ocean Way Studios, giving you all the rich tube tone of the unattainable iconic hardware.

5-Minute Tip: Joel Hamilton
5-Minute Tip: Joel Hamilton

5-Minute Tip: Joel Hamilton

(Pretty Lights, Highly Suspect)
Add presence and texture to lead vocals with the Fairchild Tube Limiter Collection.

Blend Sounds with the Wet/Dry Mix Control

Blend Sounds with the Wet/Dry Mix Control

The Mix control lets you blend your unprocessed signal with the compressed signal, opening worlds of textural possibilities on everything from a drum bus to a mix bus.

Enhance Drums with Sidechain Filters

Enhance Drums with Sidechain Filters

Punch up your drum bus without triggering the threshold of the compressor with the kick drum, for drums with max impact using the Fairchild's Sidechain Filters.

Add Grit with the Headroom Control

Add Grit with the Headroom Control

The Headroom (HR) control can be increased to make mastering applications a breeze, raising the gain reduction threshold and lowering distortion. Conversely, you can decrease headroom, lowering the gain reduction threshold and raising distortion for grittier textures that work on everything from vocals and drums to guitar and bass.

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      *Use of artist names does not constitute official endorsement of Fairchild Tube Limiter Collection software.

      Key Features

      Includes the mono 660 and stereo 670, each with their own sonic attributes and feature sets
      Models entire electronic path, including tube amplifiers and transformers for complete analog color and behavior
      Modeled after Ocean Way’s famous, meticulously maintained golden Fairchild channels
      Lateral-Vertical mode for stereo imaging and balance control
      Includes custom hardware Stereo Sidechain Link mod
      Six attack and release Time Constants (plus additional Time Constant variations with Sidechain Link)
      Includes all-new “digital only” features: Sidechain filtering, Dry/Wet parallel blend and Headroom
      Includes artist presets from Darrell Thorp, Michael Brauer, Ryan West, and more

      Customer Reviews

      Fairchild Tube Limiter Collection

      Overall Rating


      R. Mayo

      December 6, 2023


      I've been using the Fairchild plug-in for a few months now and absolutely love the character it add to every channel and /or buss I add it to. Recently I used 2 660*s on L & R mono tracks to sculpt tone and character while experimenting with a rear buss mixing technique. It was well worth it and a joy to use.

      C. Bors

      December 4, 2023

      Traditional, must have plugin :)

      I like the look, like the tone too :)

      E. Lopes

      November 9, 2023

      Fairchild é incrivel nos grupos de voz

      Uso o Fairchild 670 e Fairchild 660 principalmente na voz, o primeiro geralmente nos grupos e o segundo no processamento pesado paralelo da voz, ele faz a voz ficar atuante, bem definida mas ao mesmo tempo, macia. Suas características de tubo permite uma compressão pesadíssima sem fazer a track parecer dura.

      F. Hasan

      November 9, 2023

      best compressor

      you need it!

      m. lane

      November 7, 2023

      Great but..

      its awesome and everything but gives some kind of color sound a bit but yeah this one is probably specific one and should be used on instruments that need color or warmth.


      October 30, 2023

      Wonderful sound!

      Love this, simply great and natural sounding for recording! Amazing!


      October 30, 2023

      Wonderful sound!

      Love this, simply great and natural sounding for recording! Amazing!

      T. Poe

      October 26, 2023

      Truthfully… you need this if you want a professional studio setup

      Are you a solo artist just starting out and want to know if this is the secret sauce? It might be, but I’d steer you towards the 1073 style color options first. This is a different color and if the 1073 isn’t your thing - this is a really nice alternative and widely applicable across various instruments and vocals

      J. Romero

      October 25, 2023

      ¡Great Sound!

      A must-have complement for the music producer.

      M. Schisler

      October 17, 2023

      Sounds great

      Like most everything UAD, this sounds great with very little effort. And when you run it thru a battery of technical tests it confirms on graphs the same high quality already heard by the ears.

      G. N

      October 17, 2023

      Fairchild Tube

      Awesome plugins, the analog world on my laptop!

      T. Valosek

      October 17, 2023

      Malý zázrak

      Zatím ještě objevuji všechny možnosti, ale už teď jsem nadšený :)

      G. Corben

      October 16, 2023

      I have 5 other Fairchilds but only use this one

      Have a whole bunch of these, one of them is very good, but this one is awesome, plus like most of the other plugins comes with a lesser modelled bonus in this case the mono 660.
      I hate the iLok but this review is for the plugins themselves and these are fantastic

      N. Jeremic

      October 16, 2023

      Vintage vibes FTW!!!

      I love it on my orchestral bus, also great on percussion.
      660 version is great for solo stringed instruments, and mono bass synths.

      D. Vazquez

      October 16, 2023

      A must have!

      Great product, fell in love with the sound and it doesn't disappoint. Gives that instant color with vintage vibes. Love it!!

      R. Studio

      October 15, 2023

      Muy buen compresor

      perfecto compresor

      T. Kottis

      October 15, 2023




      October 15, 2023

      Incredible Additions to Anyone's Collection

      The Fairchild Tube Limiter is an amazing emulator of the hardware, already highly renowned in the music industry. These plugins with their full mono/stereo features makes them seem a bit better than the hardware. The ability to mix between wet and dry signals is also a plus, as well as the ability to link the left/right channels. I know this is not something new, but certainly nice to have. The results of this incredible plugin speak for themselves. Ever tried pricing the actual hardware versions? Combined with the pure quality of these plugins, the price is just a very special bonus.

      J. Hallstrom

      October 12, 2023

      UA Fairchild

      The Fairchild 660 and 670 operate in a much more realistic and natural way, to my tastes, than other emulations. I really enjoy how they work and the finished results I’m getting. I hope that UA will bring the rest of their catalog as well to native platforms: I’ll happily snap them up.

      L. KYRON

      October 12, 2023


      Je n'ai pa s de quoi le comparer vraiment mais j'aime le grain qu'il apporte.