IK Multimedia’s take on the Fairchild 670. With an interesting curve…
If you would like to know about the time constant settings for the Fairchild 670, as well as observations comparing the IK Multimedia TR5 VC-670 to the UAD Fairchild 670 and the Waves Puigchild 670, they are on the UAD Fairchild 670 page.
- The compression curve for the VC-670 has a fairly hard knee, limiter-like. So it may be the better choice (among some other plugins) for things like drums or taming a vocal. The screws under the AGD knob give you some control over this. See the charts below.
- The VC-670 handles a high input level well, without distortion. Most people don’t realize the original hardware was specifically built like this, it was the final audio stop before cutting vinyl. All those tubes were trying to keep things quiet and uncolored, believe it or not.
For the fun of it, check out an original Fairchild Manual here.