Universal Audio Ships Fairchild 670 Compressor Plug-In

Jan 20, 2004 12:00 PM, Editors


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Universal Audio launched the UA Fairchild 670 compressor, further extending the range of classic modeled plug-ins for the UAD-1 DSP card. Existing UAD-1 users can experience the UA Fairchild 670 via a 14-day fully functional demo that is part of the Version 3.4 UAD-1 software release.

“The hardware Fairchild 670 is the stuff of audio myth and legend and a luxury that only the very top tier of the recording studio world can afford," said Mike Barnes, director of marketing at Universal Audio. "UA’s Fairchild 670 not only brings those classic sounds to the realm of the project studio, but also does so at a breakthrough plug-in price point and allows users to run up to 12 mono or six stereo instances on a single UAD-1 card. We see this as another benchmark in establishing the UAD-1 as a ‘must-have’ revolutionary ingredient in native DAW systems.”

Universal Audio used its component-modeling techniques to capture the sonic signature and behavior of the original 670 and added all of the available functionality of the original hardware design including the popular “mods” to the user interface. However, one small change was made to the front panel controls: The meter select switch positions, which were used to calibrate the meter on the original hardware, were removed because the software version of the meters do not require recalibrating. The positions on the switch were replaced with input and output level metering views and the "zero" screw-slot control was disabled. In keeping with true Fairchild hardware tradition, the company included a separate aux panel that adds original rear access controls, common mods or unique digital only additions:

The Fairchild 670 Compressor for the UAD-1 is now available as part of the new UAD-1 Studio Pak bundle and also for existing UAD-1 owners. Registered UAD-1 users can purchase authorizations instantly online for $149 at my.uaudio.com, the company's new plug-in store and new Website that supports the return of worldwide distribution of the UAD-1 DSP card and Powered Plug-Ins from Mackie to Universal Audio in 2004. The new site already includes all existing registered Mackie UAD-1 customers who have been automatically transferred and can simply enter their e-mail address and request a password to start using the new system.

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