Feeling good about my UAD Fairchild Plugin

Discussion in 'Tracking / Mixing / Editing' started by BobRogers, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. BobRogers

    BobRogers Well-Known Member

    Some days you get an ad that makes you feel good that you settled for the plugin.
     
  2. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    Would adding this to the rack eliminate the need for a central heating system in the studio?

    Yes, it would.
     
  3. Big K

    Big K Well-Known Member

    One of their best plugs, ever. UAD rules...

    Put a few hardware 670' in your rack and the any question about a central heating becomes irrelevant...
    No cash left, anymore...
    ;-)
     
  4. BobRogers

    BobRogers Well-Known Member

    And I could show it to my wife and say, "see how much money I saved! (I didn't tell her that I usually use other compressors on her drums. Always use the Fairchild on my bass.)
     
  5. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    The Beatles , starting with Geoff Emerick's time as engineer, used the Fairchild on the drums and the Altec compressor on the bass. Prior to this only the Altec was used on both the drums and the bass and the guitars. So,with the songs Paperback Writer and Rain, you can hear the HUGE difference in the drum sound as well as the bass. This is also when they began putting the bass on its own tracks. Of course , since it was still 4 track, they overdubbed onto the bass track when needed , but the recording of bass by itself from the begining really brought Pauls playing forward in a way that forever changed rock bass playing.
     
  6. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    My new UAD2 card will be here in a couple of days. It has several extra plugs, one of which is the Fairchild package. Also the Pultec Pro, and the Neve 88r strip. I can believe how exciting this actually is!
     
  7. BobRogers

    BobRogers Well-Known Member

    The 88r has the smoothest gate I've ever used. Nice eq. Compressor is kind of vanilla compared to the other UAD compressors. You'll like the 1176 and the LA2A.
     
  8. Big K

    Big K Well-Known Member

    I love vanilla!!
    LOL

    The 670 is the only sw compressor I know that gives such great results when driven hard.
    Sure enough it colours the sound, but ever so sweet. You'll have lots of fun with it, but you tested it already, anyhow.

    The Neve 88r is quite close to the original. I like using it, quite regularly, but the new SSL 4000 strip with
    the G series bus comp is just as great... I'll update in a few weeks.... :)

    Is there any UAD plugin, at all, that is bad or shall I ask not good?? Tried the Precision De-Esser? Nice!
    Now, thinking of it, ..I guess, the Maximizer is not quite up there. I have seen some better sounding competitors. One of which is SPL with the
    Vitalizer (now 3rd Party developer for UA ) and PoCo's Character, all slightly different, but with a slight edge over UA's Maximizer.
     
  9. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    When I mixed the last record I did so at SuperDigital's room where he has ALL the toys! We tried a Maximizer on a couple of tracks but for the blues it just wasnt right. Even as a global. I think we wound up with the SPL on the 2-bus before it went to mastering.
     
  10. Big K

    Big K Well-Known Member

    The SPL Vitalizer might be one of the next UADs...

    Folks: Don't use exciter and that kinda crap when you tend to get hooked!!
    We had that in the '90s. Awful!
    LOL...
     

Share This Page