Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Tech Tues.: Tips on using UAD's Fairchild Tube Limiter Collection.

I've been using UAD's Fairchild Tube Limiter Collection on a recent project and have come to appreciate the enhancements and differences between them and the original Fairchild Limiter plugin.

From the website:

"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 accurate circuit models of Ocean Way Studios' “golden-reference” units."

Fairchild Limiter Collection 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

Here'a a video by UAD with some great tips on using the Fairchild collection to enhance your songs:

The Fairchild Tube Limiter Collection is currently on sale for $149 (reg. price $299).