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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

      W. Tang

      June 6, 2023

      Nice quality

      Nice Price 49

      D. Davidson

      June 6, 2023

      Awesome on everything

      Loving what this does.

      L. Hongbo

      June 4, 2023

      Very Good!!!

      This is the best Fairchild modeling compression I have ever used!

      P. Fiore

      June 4, 2023

      Belleza de una reliquia

      Si buscas esa compresión con ese color hermoso analógico este es el camino, lo utilizo en mi bus master la mayoria de los casos, pero la alternativa 660 cabe muy bien en muchisimos instrumentos individuales, es simplemente hermoso

      S. Jedrek

      June 4, 2023

      Validation is a nightmare

      For some reason these plugins don’t just activate once, they need to activate every time you open them, which means if you have no internet you can’t use them. Why they don’t have the ilok license on the hardware like every other plug-in company I’ve used I’ll never know. Extremely bad user experience, I used for 10 minutes then because it want to re validate again and I had no internet they locked up and I had to go through support to learn a process to get them unlocked again. Now i can’t use them in any projects because if I don’t have internet they won’t run….even though they’ve been validated over and over again, could understand if I was subscribing but I have a perpetual license. It should validate once and never again. If I had spare usb slots I’d get an ilok usb stick but that’s not an option for everyone & we don’t all have 24:7 internet.

      I. Bigel

      June 3, 2023

      Really smooth compression and saturation.

      Great job from UA as always!
      I find UA’s 670 the most useful when I need a tube Fairchild style compressor.
      When the sides aren’t linked there is a real
      Magic the is happening.

      I do find the Output is before the mix a bit weird, also a tooltip may be very useful for the tiny knobs ;)

      Thanks guys,
      Idan B.

      UAD User

      June 2, 2023

      Finally Native - thanks, UAD!

      For years I craved for UAD plugins, mainly because all the pro guys were using UAD. These plugins seemed to have a special aura of authenticity, and generally got great reviews. Few times, I was very close buying Apollo interface just to get to use the plugins. I am glad I didn't.

      After few weeks with the UAD Fairchild compressor, I can safely say that it is quite a good plugin, worth the 49 dollars I bought it for. But it's not that special.
      I own Waves PuigChild, IK multimedia Fairchild and Acoustica Audio Fairchild. They all sound and behave differently. The Waves is a piece of shit, bright and harsh, and haven't used it for years. IK multimedia sounds closest to UAD, both are fat and darkish, UAD maybe little better to my ears. The Acoustica Audio is the most HIFI -sounding. Silky top, open sound.

      I've been using UAD Fairchild as a mix buss compressor, with bass and guitars and, of course, with male and female vocals. And it sounds good and works just fine, although it always seems to bring out the sibilance in vocals.

      So, if you are shopping for a Fairchild plugin, and UAD sells one for 49 dollars - buy it!
      Otherwise, it's way too overpriced. And I recommend everybody to try the Acoustica Audio and IK Multimedia Fairchild compressors, too. Like I mentioned, they all sound different.

      C. Lynch-Franks

      May 31, 2023


      I have tired the waves one the tracks one and the overloud one the overloud is a close second but the had one is just above and beyond

      M. Ridenour

      May 29, 2023

      Great Plugin But Missed the Sale

      The Fairchild plugin is great but I am very disappointed that this $299.00 plugin went on sale for $49.00 three days after I purchased it.

      g. parenti

      May 14, 2023


      Increíble sonido, no he probado nunca un original, pero este plugin, al ponerlo ya mejora todo, super suave y con una calidez excelente, lo uso en cualquier estilo de música, comprimiendo o solo agradando carácter, increíble!

      A. Portillo

      May 7, 2023


      I love the sound it produces. Nice for coloring your sound.

      S. Blecher

      April 30, 2023

      Super Compressor

      Einfach schöne Compressor Plugins , Dreht man mehr am input Regler, wird es analoger, mehr Saturation . Das Compressor Verhältnis ist auch super. Ich liebe dieses Plugin

      A. Cengic

      April 15, 2023


      The Universal Audio Fairchild Compressor plugin is a true masterpiece in the world of audio production. With its stunning attention to detail and faithful emulation of the classic Fairchild 670, this plugin brings a touch of vintage analog warmth and character to any recording.

      From its silky-smooth compression to its harmonic distortion, the Fairchild Compressor plugin delivers a level of sonic excellence that is unparalleled. Its intuitive interface allows for easy control over the compressor's threshold, ratio, attack, release, and more, giving users the ability to sculpt their sound with precision and finesse.

      Whether used on individual tracks or in a mix, the Fairchild Compressor plugin delivers a level of depth and richness that simply cannot be replicated by any other plugin on the market. Its authentic sound and unmatched versatility make it an essential tool for any producer or engineer looking to take their audio to the next level.

      Overall, the Universal Audio Fairchild Compressor plugin is a true game-changer in the world of audio production. It's stunning sound quality and unparalleled versatility make it a must-have for any serious musician or audio professional.

      f. scolfaro

      April 14, 2023

      Classic for a reason

      The UAD Fairchild is a classic in its own right, not just the hardware is one. Whether for vocals, drums (where it to me has an edge over most models, with transient rich content) or entire mixes, this plugin is worth listening to and A/Bing against the best. It won't win every shootout, but it does frequently enough to justify the price tag for me. Going for it is also the smallish footprint.

      J. Hall

      April 14, 2023

      Crown of my Mix Edition Bundle

      I thought the Fairchild 670 and 660 came with my UAD Mix Edition bundle so I read everything I could to decide where in the chain to place it. It didn't, so I bought it. The 1176LN/LA-2A Gray seemed to be a common choice in either order. Order was a study of its own. Long story short... Studder 800 tape, FabFilter Pro Q3, 1176LN/LA-2A, BBE suite (M3/HM/SM/LM) then the Fairchild 660 to polish the chain before the master track, with the Fairchild 670 and API 2500 waiting.

      I'm still working on the Vocal and Guitar tracks and have the Pure Plate Reverb, Lexicon 224 and Studio D Chorus individually paralleled across the BBE Suite using a Blue Cat's PatchWork effects rack. The Fairchild 660 provides a VU Meter at the end of the track chain. It helps to EQ before the 1176LN/LA-2A so dominant bass doesn't crush the mid/treble. I tried the LA-2A/1176LN but liked the 1176 first and backed both off a bit when the signal chain reached the Fairchild 660. If you're new like me, you must tune the chain as an aggregate, so don't stall out on each link. Just get it close and move to the next. plug-in

      This setup rocks big time and I can't abuse it. I tried.

      J. Rieder

      April 11, 2023

      Big mistake

      Not compadible with Mac OS 10.14.6 or below. My fault for not looking at operating system requirements firs. So I'm out the $149 and stuck with a plugin I can't use. I won't be using any UAD plugs.

      D. sutherland

      April 10, 2023

      I really like this compressors

      Yeah they are just the ticket uad thanks 5 star's for you

      T. Sothoane

      April 8, 2023

      Everlasting Quality..

      I first heard of UAD plugins in 2009, and the sense around them was that they were top tier.. But because I couldn't afford them back then, I couldn't necessarily test them out for myself.. 13 years later, I'm now able to afford them, plus them being native makes it a whole lot easier for one to get into the system.. The quality is still outstanding! Unmatched in my humble opinion and it gives you a lot of confidence knowing that the software is working as it should.. I'm really enjoying my Fairchild 670 plugin.. Keep up the amazing work, guys!

      A. Alonso

      April 7, 2023

      Fairchild classic sound

      Is so easy to deal with this compressor, just a classic, the sound is giving amazing analog vibes. I love it, just the best emulation in the market, and maybe I have all of them. Thanks UA, this is like a wine, just better with the time, a trustful plugin

      D. Smith

      March 31, 2023

      The best compressor together with LA-2 legacy

      Worth to buy this non-legacy version. Works great together with Api Channel Strip and LA-2 legacy. It produce strong musical sound, suitable for lead vocals and instruments. Oposite is Tube-Tech compressor which create soft sound for backvocals and background instruments.
      Fairchild is my no.1 for lead vocals.