The Heritage Audio HERCHILD 670 Tube Compressor is a clean and intelligently designed tube-based compressor featuring a legendary sound finally available to everyone. For years the industry has referred to this tube-based beast as something special, unique, and even magic-like. The original Fairchild has indeed been an essential part of the sound to so many hits during several decades… It certainly has earned its title as the ́grandaddy ́ of all compressors. Being based around 22 valves and 9 transformers you can be sure the HERCHILD Model 670 will imprint its signature sound all over your tracks providing that familiar tone that all love.
While staying true to the original in terms of response and sound, Heritage Audio has been able to add a few things to make it more practical in modern-day studios. First off Heritage Audio has given direct access to the continuously variable slope control. This is something that makes the compressor so much more flexible and was only available on the original via an inconvenient screw adjustment hidden from immediate access. Then there ́s the SC FILTER. Nowadays, it ́s just about impossible to fathom a compressor without this feature as it ́s become so important in everyday use. Here Heritage Audio provided 4 different frequencies to choose from to precisely tailor your compression needs. Heritage Audio also faithfully reproduced the exact attack and release times in the Time Constant section so you can confidently recreate the feel of its ancestor. It has the option to use them independently or linked together. There are actually 4 modes of operation: Individual, Link(Stereo), LAT/VERT(MID/SIDE) & LAT/VERT Link. Using the LAT/VERT mode provides a whole new world of options to your mix.
Heritage Audio HERCHILD 670 Features:
- Fully tube-based compression Sidechain filter for modern-day needs
- Immediate access to the continuously variable slope LAT/VERT mode makes MID/SIDE processing possible
- Clean, intelligent design to guarantee many years of use
- That legendary sound finally available to everyone
- 4 modes of operation: Individual, Link(Stereo), LAT/VERT (MID/SIDE) & LAT/VERT Link
- Time Constant Settings
- Line Inputs (x2): Female Gold Plated XLR Connector
- Line Outputs (x2): Male Gold Plated XLR Connector
- Valves: (22) User changeable valves with easy access
- Power Input: IEC standard power input connector
- Voltage Selector: Here you can select the correct voltage input according to the country you are in
- Also available HERCHILD 660 with one channel
- Dimensions (W x H x L): 482mm x 134mm (3 Rack units) x 200mm.
- Weight: 7.365 Kg.