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

      R. Gun

      April 4, 2020

      special thing

      It behaves like expected. The newer Version sounds even more expressive, makes the snare come out, does compress the lower frequencies.
      The upgrade now has a sidechain filter, but still no real sidechain in the DAW.
      The GUI is ugly as before, now even larger and some useless graphics show a PCB.
      The Power i requires is not so high as other new incarnations have on this platform.
      In general i would say a nice compressor not for every signal but when it matches then it sounds incredible dense, it was a finalizer for records and thats what its specs are.

      D. Scheffler

      March 7, 2020

      It's like hugging a hot girl

      I use my 670 subtlety on my main mix bus giving only .5 to 1db of compression and the only way I can describe it is like hugging a beautiful woman. It just gives that something extra to the sound that is uplifting, cohesive and gives you a sense of "mmmmm"

      R. Maynard

      January 24, 2020

      Terrific

      Another wonderful collection from your good friends at Universal Audio. If you don't have these ,do yourself a favor ,and get this.

      R. Maynard

      January 24, 2020

      Terrific

      Another wonderful collection from your good friends at Universal Audio. If you don't have these ,do yourself a favor ,and get this.

      O. Dramaretskiy

      January 14, 2020

      Very good!!!

      Very very good!!!!!!

      I. Semenov

      January 13, 2020

      Best truly sound of real equipment

      The best paint for mixbus. Unique plugin with unrepeatable sound character. Number one emulation of real firechild.

      P. Sviyazov

      January 2, 2020

      Mixbus

      Favourite midside unit on every mixbus

      T. Roberts

      December 24, 2019

      Very warm and versatile!

      I swear you can use this on just about anything in your mix and you’ll be pleased. One of the best limiters on the market.

      C. Barfoot

      December 16, 2019

      Does not disappoint!

      I used this on a flamenco style guitar part and it tamed transients and provided sufficient limiting to also act as a loudness maximizer all while being surprisingly transparent and music. It does exactly what it promised it would do.

      B. Gibbons

      December 13, 2019

      Best limiter

      There are allot of limiter out there, but this one can beat any one of them. My go to plug in now

      P. FRATTINI

      December 11, 2019

      A classy classic.

      So versatile and so useful, this collection is fire.
      So warm, so smooth, both transparent and colored.
      Try it once, and you’ll never part ways with it.
      The big plus : it sounds great on any sources, from input sources to full mixes. You gotta try it for various situations, in a slot of a chain. It can go a long way to tranform track or pulse life in a track. Love it.

      A. Paulos

      December 11, 2019

      Great for drums and master!!!

      The sound is amazing!!!

      h. rowland

      December 9, 2019

      Mmmmm tasty

      Great bit of kit

      S. Mclellan

      December 8, 2019

      It’s Fantastic

      So good

      A. KULIKOV

      December 2, 2019

      Good job

      Very useful plug-in, beautiful and incredible sound. Good job!

      张. 张永

      December 1, 2019

      Best Emulation by far.....

      Best Emulation by far.....
      Thanks UAD for extending the promotion to my purchase; Software is the best emulation to date. I have Been recording for almost 20 years and I’m not usually impressed by a company but UAD is exceptional with this new technology.

      M. Konneh

      November 28, 2019

      Best Emulation by far.....

      Thanks UAD for extending the promotion to my purchase; Software is the best emulation to date. I have Been recording for almost 20 years and I’m not usually impressed by a company but UAD is exceptional with this new technology.

      d. erdem

      November 28, 2019

      best of best

      best of best
      Very good plug-ins are useful and glossy from the sound.

      d. erdem

      November 28, 2019

      best of best

      best of best
      Very good plug-ins are useful and glossy from the sound.

      M. Guichard

      November 8, 2019

      La classe !

      La classe !