We will be showcasing this very Special Edition Anodized Gold Version of the AT-101 Stereo Compressor/Limiter at this year’s AES Show in New York.
Originally launched back in 2008, this stereo edition of the classic Fairchild 670 Compressor/Limiter is now available with new features and options, adding more functionality to this super audio classic! This year’s show will also be featuring the new AT-1/660 Mono Compressor/Limiter. Both models will be accompanied by full audio demonstrations throughout the show, so do bring along any material you would like to hear!
The unique features of these gain crushing tube compressors allow all types of instruments and sound to sit *up front* in the mix, sounding fatter and bigger, bringing the material forward to add depth, dimension, and clarity to your music. Both models “glue” the image together for all types of programs, making this natural sounding tube technology an indispensable tool. All models are manufactured using traditional wiring methods, original tubes and transformers, with long-lasting, non- inductive, close tolerance components for the modern world.
Mark Yastishok, Heart Of David Music, stated “When I decided to pursue the idea of having a custom, gold, Analoguetube AT-101 constructed for myself, I contacted Robert McCormick, the American Representative and Web Designer for Analoguetube. We quickly struck up a friendship, and he promptly contacted and directed me to Simon Saywood in London. This was the beginning of a long and enjoyable friendship and e-mail thread that has lasted for ten months and contained almost two hundred e-mail messages between the three of us.
From the first day I met Simon, he was a true pleasure to work with, as no request of mine was too difficult for him. He is not only a brilliant designer, but also a true craftsman and artisan. He creates studio audio equipment that are sonic and visual masterpieces!
I’ve been working with music, audio, and electronics for nearly 50 years and can honestly say that his attention to detail is second to none. His solder joints and wire looms are truly beautiful art in themselves. He, alone, is responsible for the resurrection from extinction of the 6386 gain reduction tube, which, along with Sowter transformers, gave the original Fairchilds’ their sonic signature. “
This Build Includes
1. Stepped AC threshold
2. Full Bypass function
3. Lat/vert switch providing full sum and difference compression.
4. Additional 1u vents were made IN Anodized GOLD as well as a custom GOLD 1u fan unit
5. Gold Anodized throughout the inside and outside of the entire unit
6. Black Anodized (or deep purple) NOS tube shields.
7. White enamel infill has been used for the lettering.
All AT series panels are 'engraved' and filled with enamel, there is a range of panel colour finishes and options available on every unit. On this unit the upper and lower panels were colour anodized Gold using a special 5005 grade aluminium this material is a medium strength alloy with a very good resistance to atmospheric corrosion and very good weldability that is highly suitable for decorative anodizing.