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Tone & Color of the Fairchild Compressor

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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.

If you would like to know more about Ben Lindell, please visit: www.benlindell.com

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Ben Lindell

Ben is a NYC based producer/engineer who has worked with artists from MGMT to Soulja Boy, Bebel Giberto to Lloyd Banks, Ryan Leslie, Olivia, Tony Yayo, Red Cafe, Edie Brickell, Carole Pope and hundreds of other artists from around the world. He grew up in Iowa and then attended the University of Miami.

In addition to being a fantastic musician he is also a tremendous geek when it comes to anything technical, be it software, plug-ins, microphones or outboard gear. It's this marriage of musical creativity and technical know-how that makes him an in demand producer/engineer.

Ben is also the Director of Marketing at pureMix.net, feel free to reach out to him directly, ben@puremix.net

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50 Cent

Soulja Boy

Wale

Kelly Rowland

Chromeo

MGMT

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lush1
2015 Mar 17
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
2015 Mar 05
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
2014 Sep 14
Great demonstration. Thank you
jimibott
2014 Sep 08
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
2014 Aug 23
can you upload a free video of kick EQ ?
berkland
2014 Jan 02
great
benlindell
2014 Jan 01
@j2fly it's the song "Magic" - by Vincci and Sam Nulton https://soundcloud.com/vinccioath/vincci-its-magic-featuring-sam
j2fly
2013 Dec 31
I'd love to know the song/artist featured in this video. Sounds like a cool track.
rainbox
2013 Dec 08
Nice presentation of the fabulous UAD FairChild, with a clear example of how Lateral/Vertical (Mid/Side) compression works.
bwells
2013 May 07
Great! I was playing with this plugin the other day and was kind of lost..time to go back to it!
Kjell159
2013 Feb 28
I only hobby record/mix/master for a couple of months and I got my first studio monitors around Christmas so I am not the best engineer but still I can hear a (not sooo big) differnce in the tonal quality of the higher(-and midrange) frequencies (like the piano-track) and the overall the stereo image of the mix. Like Ben actually said. :)
android
2013 Feb 11
Nice tip. This made me revisit some of my own plug-ins that attempt to emulate vintage gear to be sure that I wasn't overlooking subtle nuances like this.
Shazamone
2013 Feb 10
Great video thanks ! What is the track used for the exemple ? Shazam didn't recognize it... cheers
Tkandrews
2013 Feb 09
At Hadassah Studios in Italy you are described as a Revered Saint. This video demonstrates why they so much respect you.Thanks for sharing your gifts with us.
Lupez
2013 Feb 06
this video is so great and so depressing at the same time...my ears are too closed! thanks Ben.
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