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Fairchild® Tube Limiter Collection

Fairchild® Tube Limiter Collection

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The gold standard in vintage tube limiters — captured for UAD and Apollo.

The Fairchild 670 and 660 are the most coveted vintage compressor/limiters in the world, with good reason. These 20-tube tone titans — which now fetch upwards of $50,000 — impart an unmistakable silky warmth heard on hundreds of hit records from the Beatles and Pink Floyd to countless Motown classics.

Now your vocal tracks, drum bus, and entire mix can benefit from the world’s most accurate plug-in recreations of these one-of-a-kind compressors, with the Fairchild Tube Limiter Plug-In Collection for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces.

Now You Can:

Give your tracks and mixes classic Fairchild tube warmth and character

Harness the Fairchild’s tube-driven gain control, compression curves, and tube amp and transformer sections

Duplicate the famed Ocean Way Studios' compression sound with circuit-modeled recreations of their golden reference units

Complete your “Big Three” compressor arsenal, alongside the LA-2A and 1176 plug-ins

Use “plug-in only” features like Wet/Dry, Sidechain Filters, and Headroom Control

Mix with presets from Darrell Thorp (Beck, Radiohead), Ryan West (Jay-Z, Kid Cudi), and Peter Mokran (The Flaming Lips, Mary J. Blige)

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The Fairchild Tube Limiter Collection

The World’s Most Coveted Compressor

The World’s Most Coveted Compressor

The first Fairchild limiter that audio genius Rein Narma created on Les Paul’s kitchen table transformed recording forever. Soon, these 20-tube, 14-transformer, 67-pound behemoths resided in world-class studios, many of which still employ their vintage Fairchilds. For a half-century, the Fairchild 670 — and its aggressive little brother, the Fairchild 660 — have defined popular music’s most revered vocal and drum sounds. In fact, the world’s elite mixers often employ a 670 simply for the “glow” it brings to their final mixes, even without compression happening.

The Closest You Can Get to<br>Vintage Fairchilds in a Plug-In

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

In 2004, Universal Audio released the Fairchild 670 Legacy plug-in, which was quickly heralded as the best 670 emulation available. Today, UA’s team of DSP experts have improved the original Time Constants and gain reduction curves, while modeling — for the first time ever — the complete tube-powered amplifier and transformer sections of their hardware counterparts. Far beyond other Fairchild emulations, only the new UAD Fairchild Collection is based on an accurate circuit models of Ocean Way Studios' “golden-reference” units.

New Features — Classic Tones

New Features — Classic Tones

Although the Fairchild Tube Limiter Plug-In Collection nails the classic sonics of yesteryear, it also sports useful new features for modern workflows.

Blend Sounds with the Wet/Dry Mix Control

Blend Sounds with the Wet/Dry Mix Control

A Parallel 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

By using the Fairchild’s Sidechain Filtering, you gain another level of control over your tracks. Use it to punch up the drum bus to enhance its impact without triggering the threshold of the compressor with the kick drum.

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.

The Ultimate Companion to the LA-2A & 1176 Collections

The Ultimate Companion to the LA-2A & 1176 Collections

Combined with the Electro-Optical (LA-2A) and FET-based (1176) compressor plug-ins, the Fairchild’s unique tube-driven sound completes the compression “Triple Crown.” Renowned for its aggressive power on piano, bass, and guitar, the 660 is a stereo/mono version of the original mono compressor, while the flagship 670 is a full stereo compressor that can inject vibe and color into tracks or add the final touch to mixes.

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      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
      Requires a UAD-2 DSP Accelerator or Apollo Interface available from authorized dealers worldwide

      Customer Reviews

      Fairchild Tube Limiter Collection

      Overall Rating

      M. Guichard

      November 8, 2019

      La classe !

      La classe !

      D. Lawrence

      October 22, 2019

      yeah its really good....

      its 'that' sound. unbelievable. top marks

      L. Zamponi

      October 20, 2019



      T. Zaporozhets

      October 16, 2019

      Fairchild 670

      Very cool compressor! Works on everything - vocal, bass, drums, piano etc.

      g. mwamlenga

      October 15, 2019

      Real Deal

      When I started I was just recording and I didn’t know how to use, but recently I started using this plugin and I been using everyday!

      p. Fivet

      October 3, 2019

      si vous vous voulez parler d'une couleur sonore

      ce plugin très puissant change totalement la physionomie d'un mix par sa "couleur" et son relief, sans même changer quoique ce soit aux différent potentiomètres. Mais à manier avec précaution...comme toujours

      p. Fivet

      October 3, 2019

      si vous vous voulez parler d'une couleur sonore

      ce plugin très puissant change totalement la physionomie d'un mix par sa "couleur" et son relief, sans même changer quoique ce soit aux différent potentiomètres. Mais à manier avec précaution...comme toujours

      D. Mcnulty

      September 27, 2019

      Spoilt for choice

      Short of spending 50k on a Fairchild, this is the best emulation I have heard to date, truly refined and a joy to play with, I have to hold short of just putting it on everything, Top stuff UAD and thanks

      T. Berger

      September 15, 2019

      Well… What can i say… !

      Universel Audio makes life worth living even for a poor musician.
      A man can dream… And I dream to have them as original hardware in the studio.
      But they just works brillant in digital form !
      It's amazing what technology can do now a days…

      E. Blake

      September 1, 2019

      Compression King

      Only the finest all around compressor we’ve used.Have used the hardware version & was an awesome machine.I thought,did George Harrison use this very one.My Son’s favourite compressor as well and it will be used on most off his songs on his soon to be released debut album.Stewart Pierson Blake.Real music IS back Neil.Cheers

      p. albert

      August 27, 2019


      Plug-in vintage d'une excellente qualité

      J. Nascimento

      August 15, 2019

      Que som sensacional!

      Essa fera é extremamente potente. Melhor emulação de todos os tempos! muitas possibilidades numa coisa só! UA, vocês são demais! Congratulações do Brasil e muito som para todos!

      B. Yatron

      August 14, 2019

      Very nice

      It is REALLY hard to get a bad sound out of this thing. Just make sure you read the manual if you're not schooled in vintage gear. There's a lot about it that's not obvious right away.

      C. Jaeggi

      May 31, 2019

      And then she smiled...a little cheeky ; )

      J.Korhonen's review said it best.
      I agree with T.Hansen also. Vocals are amazing here too! : )

      Who said you can't buy love? Ahh, the Beatles...hmm, but what did/do they really know anyway? : / LOL

      A little pissed off too actually. I don't want the whole world to become digital. But...dang...THANK YOU! UA team is the best, they just are.

      Lotsa luv from me to you : )

      Ok, next song

      E. Bureau

      May 16, 2019

      Upgrade to pro!

      I've been using the Fairchild 670 Legacy as my go-to compressor ever since I started on the UAD platform. Recently changed to the pro-version, and it just sounds much more real. The added feature-set and the inclusion of the 660 is also really appreciated. It is really a great sounding piece of gear, and I prefer the emulation of this over most hardware-compressors I've worked with. I never had the chance to work in a studio where they had a real Fairchild, but when that day comes I will have completed my training in the 'simulator'. Until then, I choose the 670 over almost every other hardware compressor. My UA 1176 hardware comp for example haven't seen much use since I got into the 670/660 plugin. It's glorious on bass, superb on the drum-bus and really nice for mastering.

      l. ray

      May 15, 2019

      Fairchild tube limiter

      une fois de plus je suis surpris par la qualité de vos plugins. J'adore ce plugin, je l'utilise énormément et Je ne vois pas pour le moment de problème majeur. C'est le jour et la nuit, pour mes mixes. Une fois de plus ....super! merçi.

      B. Rainsford

      May 12, 2019

      Essential software

      Been using this for a week or so and it has become an essential insert onto all of my guitar tracks. using it with Slate VMR and a tape emulator it still manages to add a warmth and depth to guitar tracks that really glues the sound into the overall mix.

      T. Davine

      May 11, 2019

      Fairchild, the smooth of the chosen child

      The Fairchild is the compressor with the most smoothest tube sound available, it’s the best sound that I have got out of any compressor plug in. Absolutely awesome, thanks UAD

      r. sveinungsen

      May 8, 2019


      I spesially like this compressor on Bass guitar. It gives a tight and firm basstone. Recommanded from our hearts , from Himmlalyd ......Happy with this in the mix

      UAD User

      May 4, 2019

      A Great Choice !

      This plugin supplies a kind of aliveness and punch that is instantly appealing. Depending on what style of compression is needed for a track this one can be the perfect choice...fantastic on drums ! Download the demo and give it a try...