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Fairchild use
Old 4th July 2018
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Fairchild use

Hi Geoff,
I’ve heard stories of how the Fairchild Limiter was attached between the desk and the tape machine during Beatles-era sessions, and so everything passed through it - even reduction mixes. Is this true? If so, was there a good amount of limiting going on, or just the occasional peak barely moving the needle?

Thanks!
Old 7th July 2018
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Hi, THE Fairchild limiter could of course be put across the mix although I never used them for that,i just used the Fairchild to limit different instruments at the time of recording, and normally there would be a good amount of limiting if not excessive, I really used them to create certain sounds. Of course their use was down to the individual engineers.

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Old 8th July 2018
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Hi Geoff!

If I could ask additionally? For tracking, how many Fairchild's would you normally use when tracking a band such as The Beatles? On which instruments would you prefer to use either the Fairchild or the RS124?

Are there any other limiters that you really like? Thanks!
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Old 8th July 2018
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When I listen to Revolver especially, I hear a ton of creative compression. The drums in particular, have an awesome "squish," is that from the Fairchild or a different compressor?
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