Fairchild® Tube Limiter Collection

Fairchild® Tube Limiter Collection

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$299.00

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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

      E. Blake

      January 21, 2022

      Fairchild beauty

      Finally picked up a proper Fairchild like comp.This plugin is not just beautiful but a huge relief.For me Fairchild n LA2A are kings but knowing Georgie used the 20 valve hardware piece n I have a similar hardware pc.to go with these Perfect emulations gives me a glow at the desk.The 670 is my personal favourite n 660 I adore as well.A huge Thx to UAD for Fairchild perfection Cheers

      j. pecora

      January 16, 2022

      Classic!

      Really glues things together. And the 660 is fantastic on an elec guitar buss.

      J. Vierra

      January 11, 2022

      Put it in the mix

      Smooth and transparent!

      UAD User

      January 11, 2022

      It's all true!

      All the great things you've heard about this plugin, are true! Musical, weighty, powerful yet diverse. Great sound!

      g. Errico

      January 9, 2022

      A MUST HAVE

      One of the best UAD plugin. A must have.

      J. Manning

      January 3, 2022

      Classic

      On every mix!!

      L. Rocha

      January 1, 2022

      Indispensable

      the difference to Legacy is incredible.

      F. Catano

      December 31, 2021

      CATANOMIDILAB REVIEW

      Excelente

      M. Perez

      December 16, 2021

      My Favorite Compressor

      I’ve always liked this compressor but there was always something wrong with plug-in versions of it with other companies. This plugin has that magic that the other companies versions are missing.

      G. Rimoli

      December 13, 2021

      Fairchild

      Great!!!

      T. Ratcliffe

      December 13, 2021

      Just like the real thing!

      I had the pleasure of using a fairchild compressor a few years ago on my recordings and fell in love with it. Now I have the great pleasure of owning this software which authentically reproduces the gear and produces the great quality of sound at a price that I can afford! Forever grateful! Thanks UA

      R. Giannetto

      December 9, 2021

      Fairchild 670

      the product is a little expensive; there aren't enough presets. Finally the "controlls link" button appears to be blocked.

      R. Giannetto

      December 9, 2021

      Fairchild 670

      the product is a little expensive; there aren't enough presets. Finally the "controlls link" button appears to be blocked.

      D. Davis

      December 7, 2021

      FAIRCHILD FTW!! YES IT'S THAT GREAT!!

      I, Like most people, started out with just a few UAD plugs. That turned into having to purchase a satellite octo unit to run along with my Quad core interface so I can run them all to my hearts content. They are just that great. I was kinda miffed on the proprietary system running these plugs cause it's expensive and I have a brand new top of the line laptop that has the power to run them just fine, but once I got into using it, I totally get it now. It's really nice having the dsp chips run everything they way they want it....cause the sound is great.

      This Fairchild plug in is really head and shoulders above most of the other brands and I have them all. But THIS ONE is stunning. When I popped it on some sources I was blown away at just how phat, powerful, and musical the tone was. Doesn't matter what it is either, do a bass and you get phat oomph...push that you didn't expect to hear from this thing. Smashy powerful drums that just sound right. It has a bit of a vintage flavor, but people LOVE that sound...so don't let that stop you from using it. Vocals are creamy goodness. But I guess the one thing that surprised me is the B****S of this plug. It just has BEEF! Gain you can really dial into and get a commercial sounding powerful mix. I like to mix loud and this thing delivers without giving me crap about gain staging plug ins etc. I love it...no regrets. Would buy again. It's one of those heavy hitters you just love....It's an MVP, Take my, and every other person on here's word for it!

      R. Macdougall

      November 16, 2021

      Fairchild 670

      to whom this may help ... I love this compression even in default it sounds fantastic and I dont even really know what im doing

      D. Frey

      November 13, 2021

      Nothing to say, it’s Universal Audio

      Great plugins, really great and fair Customer Service
      Happy with UA!!!
      Fairchild plug-in very professional!!!

      F. Sakizli

      October 17, 2021

      Must Have!!

      there is not much to say if it takes away the guessing! Go for it, totally no brainer!

      N. Meintanis

      October 12, 2021

      Great sound but it crashes very often

      Great sounding plug in, it really adds magic like no other but I get the dreaded -98, -50 device code errors.
      This will be my last purchase from UAD until this, known issue, gets sorted out.

      Š. Kominko

      August 26, 2021

      Simply brilliant.

      Simply brilliant. I was very much looking forward to it and I was happy. Beautiful sound.

      J. KIM

      August 18, 2021

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