Bomb Factory's plug-in replicas of the Fairchild 660 and the Fairchild 670 for Digidesign's Pro Tools systems, capture every detail of these legendary pieces of studio gear. Designed in the early 1950s, the originals are variable-mu tube limiters and feature an unusual form of vacuum tube that is capable of changing its gain dynamically. This means that in addition to featuring a tube audio stage like the LA-2A, the Fairchild actually achieves gain reduction through the use of tubes.
The Fairchild 660 is a single channel unit, but the plug-in supports stereo operation. The Fairchild 670 is a dual-channel unit and, as such, is only available on stereo tracks. The original, 100-pound $35,000 behemoths are now available as affordable plug-ins.
- Virtual plug-in versions of two audio classic
- Detailed graphics give a "real" sense of operating the originals