Heritage Audio GRANDCHILD – 670 500 Series Vari-MU stereo compressor
Heritage Audio, a name synonymous with uncompromised audio excellence, presents its latest masterpiece, the GRANDCHILD. This groundbreaking unit encapsulates the iconic charm of the HERCHILD 670, making the legendary sound accessible to studios of all scales. The GRANDCHILD is not just a product; it’s a revolution in stereo Vari-MU compression, housed in a practical 2-slot 500 series module. Drawing on extensive experience and expertise from developing the HERCHILD models 660 and 670, this unit is an emblem of Heritage Audio’s dedication to sonic perfection.
- Inspired by Fairchild: The GRANDCHILD is a true homage to the revered Fairchild compressor, now redesigned for the modern studio environment. It stands as the first stereo Vari-MU compressor in a 2-slot 500 series format, integrating the soul of the Fairchild with cutting-edge technology.
- Tube-Driven Warmth: At its heart, the GRANDCHILD boasts 4 New Old Stock (NOS) military-grade 6BA6 tubes, ensuring that your tracks are imbued with warmth and character. These tubes, known for their reliability and rich sonic qualities, are integral to the unit’s unique sound.
- Custom Transformers: Three custom-made transformers add further depth and dimension to the audio signal. These transformers contribute to the unit’s exceptional clarity and punch, ensuring a vibrant and dynamic sound.
- Advanced Compression Control: Featuring 5 adjustable Attack and Release times, surpassing the flexibility of the original unit. This allows for nuanced dynamic control, catering to a wide range of audio material and styles.
- Progressive DC Threshold: This feature blends ratio and knee control, enabling everything from hard limiting to smooth, transparent compression. This level of control is pivotal for tailoring the compression to the specific needs of each track.
Unmatched Sonic Quality
The GRANDCHILD promises a near-noiseless operation, with minimal distortion. This quality makes it an ideal choice for both mixing and mastering applications. The compressor imbues your tracks with an unmistakable warmth and punch, elevating them to professional standards.
The Heritage Experience
- Iconic Sound Legacy: The GRANDCHILD is not just a tool; it’s an heir to a legacy. Its predecessor, the HERCHILD, has graced thousands of hit records. This new unit continues that tradition, enabling you to sculpt tracks with a sound that has shaped musical history.
- Accessible to All: With the GRANDCHILD, the classic Fairchild tone is no longer the reserve of high-budget studios. This unit brings that coveted sound within reach of a broader range of audio professionals and enthusiasts.
- Robust and Elegant Design: Its clean and intelligent design ensures durability and ease of use, promising many years of reliable service. The unit’s sleek aesthetic makes it a visually appealing addition to any studio setup.
The Heritage Audio GRANDCHILD is a testament to the fusion of historical sound and modern innovation. It offers a rich, nuanced audio experience, echoing the timeless Fairchild essence while forging its unique path. Whether you’re looking to add classic warmth to your tracks or precise dynamic control, the GRANDCHILD is equipped to transform your audio work into masterpieces.