Fairchild® Tube Limiter Collection
Fairchild Tube Limiter Collection
If you like Tube, get this
I only mix jazz (big bands, small groups). The new Fairchild was recommended to me. It's a very warm and compact sound. If you want a warm controlled sound on a wide dynamic range of say a trumpet in a big band, this is a very good option. It helps me get more strident sounds to sit in the mix. Due to the extremely fast attack, I would recommend using the mix control at the lower right to dial in the parallel compression so you don't loose all the attack. my two cents...
Disclaimer: I have only use the 660 on individual tracks, not the 670.
FAIRCHILDREN is what they call us. We Love Our Fairchild 670s. Oh, and 660s too!
If you hang out with engineers and they start talking about ITB, The Fairchild Plug from UAD always comes up. "Hey Man, Have you heard that Fairchild Plugin from UA? It Smokes!" or go to the forms and you'll read and hear all about the Fairchild and the SHMC Shadowhills from UAD. These are the 2 best adored Compressors among the Yo Cats. The best part is that the phase is cool and you won't screw up a mix. Love you guys at UAD...The Best Plugin Shop In Town! - GILROY
E. McKenzie Jr
The Fairchild Tube Limiter
The Fairchild Tube Limiter collection has served exceptionally well on sources like vocals, drums, guitars, and synths. It allows vocals and instruments to shine. While it may take some fine tuning to determine how much compression will be applied in context of a mix, the plugin has a mix knob (dry/wet) feature which is extremely useful and also provides a way to parallel compress. Whether the compression you desire is subtle or aggressive, this plugin can certainly add tonal character and weight to your mix. I have used this collection for the past 3 years and believe it's worth adding to your tool kit of UAD plugins.
Now you don't have to sell your house
This compressor is true to the original.
660 is a beast!
The 660 has pretty much lived on a drum parallel for me since I bought this plugin collection - its fast and aggressive and can groove so well with drums. The 670 can be a slightly smoother option for some tracks, with the added benefit of various side chain and unlinking options.
These essentially shine on whatever you throw at them, I'd hate to imagine mixing without them.
Good Ol' Days
Reminds me of and sounds incredibly like the Fairchild from my glory days.
This plugin is gold for Drums stems and Drums+Bass stems.
The color is incredible and the amount of controls like Side-Chain filter, the musicality of the Time Constant knob.. Incredible plugin.
Good for adding gritty compression
This plug in works great to add a detailed, gritty compression. It works great on bass, drums, guitar, and sax.
Smooth and lovely!!
Smooth and Lovely, perfect as the last thing on vocals, great on snares and drum buss!!
El mejor compresor para masterizar rock!! punch y transparencia, Hermoso!!!
C. Calvo Pardos
VARI MU POWER
Slow compression for mix bus, incredible sound
First class compression bundle. Thank you for the great Work
Smooth, smooth, smooth!
I love how smooth, sweet, and musical the Fairchild sounds. It instantly pulls things out of the mix and into your face! Like Gorilla Glue on the mix buss!
Beast of the 2Bus
This monster is pure magic, you can literally just select a preset and watch it do it's thing. Mastering or Mixing it just pulls it all together.
Un compresor que apreta pero no destruye, mantiene la dinamica sin achicar. No es lo mismo que el Legacy, en compresiones altas se nota. Vale la pena tenerlo sin dudas!
MUST HAVE... Must Own This!
Just the harmonics and slight saturation are what make this a must have, not to mention how SWEET this beast sounds in parallel...
Quite possibly the best plugin I've ever used.....
The Fairchildren are beats!
I find these to plugins very different but both equally useful and beautiful. Used on everything. The 670 has a mix knob!
It's the glue.
I am still very new to this plugin, but after trying it out on a couple drum busses and acoustic guitar tracks I'm surprised how adds a lively musical texture to the mix. Where I find it really shines is on the overall mix. It seems to just glue everything together.