Universal Audio is offering a 70% discount on its Fairchild Tube Limiter Collection in a flash sale. The Fairchild Tube Limiter Collection is a set of plugin emulations of the classic Fairchild tube compressors, known for their warm, silky compression that has been featured on hundreds of hit records, from The Beatles and Pink Floyd to numerous Motown classics.
The Fairchild limiters were originally created by audio genius Rein Narma on Les Paul’s kitchen table and quickly became a staple in world-class studios. The Fairchild 670 and its smaller counterpart, the Fairchild 660, are known for defining some of the most revered vocal and drum sounds in popular music. Even when not used for compression, these vintage Fairchilds are often employed by top mixers for the unique “glow” they bring to final mixes.
The Fairchild Tube Limiter Collection allows users to add this classic tube warmth and character to their own tracks. It’s designed to add harmonics and punch to vocals, drums, and more using Fairchild’s tube-driven gain control and transformer sections. The collection also features simple wet/dry, sidechain filter, and headroom controls for easy compression control.
The collection includes both UAD Native and Apollo Realtime/UAD-2 versions, making it compatible with any audio interface. The UAD Native version runs on Mac or PC without any UA hardware, while the Apollo Realtime & UAD-2 version runs accelerated on Apollo interfaces and UAD-2 hardware.
This sale offers a significant opportunity for those interested in adding the unique sound of these iconic tube compressors to their production toolkit. The collection is lauded as the only accurate emulations of “golden-reference” vintage Fairchilds from OceanWay Studios, making it a valuable asset for producers and audio engineers alike.