IK Multimedia T-Racks Vintage Compressor Model 670
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IK Multimedia T-Racks Vintage Compressor Model 670

T-Racks Vintage Compressor Model 670, Software compressor from IK Multimedia in the T-Racks series.

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moosers 26/05/2010

IK Multimedia T-Racks Vintage Compressor Model 670 : Recensione di moosers (content in English)

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IK Multimedia's T-Racks Vintage Compressor Model 670 is a plug-in found in T-Racks 3 Mastering Suite software, but is also available as an individual plug-in in either RTAS, VST, or Audio Units formats. I've used it both in T-Racks 3 and in Pro Tools as an individual plug-in. I don't know what the installation process is like if you buy it as an individual plug-in, but obviously if you're installing T-Racks 3 it installs the entire software altogether, which is an easy enough process to complete. Learning the plug-in is pretty simple, regardless of if you've used the original Fairchild 670 that this is modeled after. Each of the two channels has parameters for input gain, threshold, and time constant, as well as programmable meters. It is definitely the most authentic looking plug-in version of a Fairchild 670 that I've seen, or at least it's better looking and more true than the Bomb Factory Fairchild 670 since it has the stereo pair and all of it's selection parameters. I haven't seen a manual for this plug-in individually, but I believe it talks about each plug-in in the T-Racks 3 manual if I'm not mistaken.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

Right now I'm running the T-Racks 3 Mastering Suite with the IK Multimedia T-Racks Vintage Compressor Model 670 plug-in on a Mac Book Pro that has a 2.2 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo processor and 4 GB of RAM. I run Pro Tools LE 8 with a Digi 002R audio interface that has been modded by Black Lion Audio. I've also run this software on a few different Pro Tools HD systems. Either system you run it on it doesn't matter, as I believe no matter what the plug-ins are used in, they are always used in RTAS format, even in HD (although I'm not 100% on this). This plug-in definitely takes up a good amount of processing power, so you won't be able to go too crazy on it, or at least I wasn't able to.

OVERALL OPINION

I'm overall a really big fan of the IK Multimedia T-Racks Vintage Compressor Model 670 plug-in and of T-Racks 3 in general. I think that while this doesn't really sound anything like an original Fairchild (as no plug-in ever will), it is still a very useful compressor that actually has a pretty full and realistic sound. Whether you're using it for mixing or mastering, this plug-in can do the job. I'd really encourage those interested in this plug-in just to go ahead and buy the full T-Racks 3 Mastering software, as the price they're asking for this individually doesn't add up when you consider what you can get the full software for with all of the other plug-ins as well. Either way, this plug-in is a great addition to any recording rig.