In this video, producer Ben Lindell shows what he likes and how to use the UAD Fairchild compressor plugin and talks about its sound, color and mid-side processing capabilities (also known as lat-vert mode).
This plug-in has a wide range of uses and settings and can be used for adding color and character to a track as well as mastering.
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JimiEngineer •Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Great Video! Very Subtle but effective. Thank you for explaining your approach to the plugin, very professional. Will definitely explore your way.
Adis Cengic •Thursday, September 10, 2020
Can you make video for Avalon VT737
jonpaulr123 •Sunday, March 29, 2020
Who is the artist in this video?
Moano •Friday, March 20, 2020
I was struggling to hear that difference in the kick drum at first, but the mids I heard very clearly being enhanced...BUT..the mid/side...that was a wow-moment! Incredible. Thank you!
Tazmanian Ninja •Friday, March 6, 2020
Good, short and concise tutorial. And I can vouch for what he says: it's all correct:)
Not that I'd expect wrong info here on pureMix, but the net is so full is bad or ill-conceived advice by people who just do and say what they've heard (or misunderstood) somewhere else.
One example is, some recommend using the Fairchild as a bus(s)-compressor. But they don't mention its very fast attack. That's important info re: bus-compression!
So it's great this guy mentions it:)
beau.s •Sunday, May 20, 2018
I really appreciate you going through one of my all time favorite plugins. Recently, I've had the UAD 2 670 plugin loaded on many of my vocal tracking sessions with no compression engaged. What I have found is that is really helps to reign in harsh tone and give it a bit of silk without sounding processed. Going to try this mid side mode on my 2 bus!
alekvila •Thursday, April 26, 2018
I enjoyed this video. I appreciated your format of playing the audio a few times with guided listening instruction and no gaps or words between the bypass and active states. I was really impressed with what the plug-in did to the sound without any compression. I'm going to have a closer listen to my IK Multimedia version. I wonder if it works as well.
lush1 •Tuesday, March 17, 2015
The first studio I worked in had Fairchilds and Pultecs. At the time I hated them. UREI graphic EQs and LA2s were coming out. I wanted more bands on my EQ and small compressors that didn't live in a rolling rack that made the room 10 degrees hotter. What did I know? Pearls before swine for a newbie like me. But as I got better and had newer gear, I learned to appreciate the brilliance of those old gems. Finally I have credible plug-in versions. If only I knew then what I know now. Thanks to you guys, I'm still learning how to use them more effectively. Kudos
Frans •Thursday, March 5, 2015
Very subtle use. Although I'm also doing the Golden Ears course which has minute db differences to train your listening , this is subtle. Any chance you guys could do the NEW Fairchild 670 as well ( non-legacy with the mix and side chain controls) ?
ByronBay •Sunday, September 14, 2014
Great demonstration. Thank you
jimibott •Monday, September 8, 2014
It's cool but I'd like more detailed instruction as to what all the controls do and how to use them. thanks Jimi
DONXrapper •Saturday, August 23, 2014
can you upload a free video of kick EQ ?
berkland •Thursday, January 2, 2014
benlindell •Wednesday, January 1, 2014
@j2fly it's the song "Magic" - by Vincci and Sam Nulton https://soundcloud.com/vinccioath/vincci-its-magic-featuring-sam
jondkinney •Tuesday, December 31, 2013
I'd love to know the song/artist featured in this video. Sounds like a cool track.