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

      T. Gregoire

      April 9, 2021

      Excellent

      Nice compressor, highly recommanded.

      B. Whitlock

      March 30, 2021

      Nice Color

      Adds a nice color to anything you throw it on. It does take away some low end something to consider. The side chain is a great added feature for this exact reason.

      F. LEMASSON

      March 29, 2021

      Superb Plug !

      Excellent compressor that work perfectly on Bass or Vocals, bring warmth and nice sound. I use it on all my current Logic Pro X Project.

      D. Cárcamo Alvarado

      March 29, 2021

      Amazing!

      100% recommended!

      M. Ramos Jiménez

      March 20, 2021

      Essential for vocals and basses.

      I love the thickness it gives to the voice.

      L. Martella

      March 16, 2021

      Excellent compressor

      Excellent compressor, with an intense and decisive sound. I use it on instruments and voice. Really satisfying.

      c. siebert

      March 10, 2021

      Fairchild Tube Limiter Collection

      As everyone mentions , smooth as silk great sounding plug and getting the collection included as well is just a great bonus...just buy it

      D. Long

      March 2, 2021

      Sounds So Original

      I've read about and listened to the the hardware which i cant afford. But there is such a remarkable similarity it's unbelievable'. very musical. It's now my go to plugin for compression.

      D. Long

      March 2, 2021

      Sounds So Original

      I've read about and listened to the the hardware which i cant afford. But there is such a remarkable similarity it's unbelievable'. very musical. It's now my go to plugin for compression.

      UAD User

      January 22, 2021

      Awesome Plugin!

      This plugin is awesome on vocals and bass guitar!

      R. Craig

      January 21, 2021

      Really glad I got this.

      This has become my go to on. a lot of things. Really like it on the master bus for a bit of glue, but am also using it a lot on guitar and bass. Nice for the softer stuff like clean guitars and mellow bass. Prob my most used compressor at the moment!

      J. Montoya

      January 14, 2021

      I really love this plugin.

      It's an amazing plugin. It sounds fantastic. It is always on my mix buss, just to get that warmth and color a Fairchild can give. And it is amazing when you start compressing things. One of my favorite compressors and UAD did a great job with this plugin! Really happy with this.

      D. Blues

      January 11, 2021

      W A R M T H

      Maybe your track is missing something. Maybe you are missing something. Maybe you just need a hug. Throw the Fairchild on your mix bus, and you might need to take your sweater off. The thing looks like an entire season of Babylon Berlin, but it sounds like GLUE!

      I. El-Kasti

      January 10, 2021

      Uad plugins

      The real problem is :
      when you use the first UAD plugin you always try to own all the collection

      I. El-Kasti

      January 10, 2021

      Uad plugins

      The real problem is :
      when you use the first UAD plugin you always try to own all the collection

      I. El-Kasti

      January 10, 2021

      Uad plugins

      The real problem is :
      when you use the first UAD plugin you always try to own all the collection

      I. El-Kasti

      January 10, 2021

      Uad plugins

      The real problem is :
      when you use the first UAD plugin you always try to own all the collection

      b. zucchetti

      January 9, 2021

      Excellent as everything of UAudio !

      Legendary ! Exremely near the original or the same ? wooww!!
      A great big portable studio in my Mac !
      By the time and waiting the right promotion i will buy everythink of UAudio!

      P. Räisänen

      December 26, 2020

      Legendary compressor

      Fairchild compressor will give your drums, guitars, bass and vocals the legendary sound used by Beatles and other great artists. The sound is unmatched by any other compressor and will give your tracks the grit it needs!

      Y. Baribeau

      December 23, 2020

      A beauty

      Are you looking for a bass tone? Well you are not anymore!