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by C. Nedzynski (4/19/2015):

Wow. This thing right at the end of your master buss and you've got punchier louder… Read more

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Overview

Sonnox® Oxford Inflator Plug-In
developed by Sonnox

Key Features

  • Adds power, presence, and tube-like warmth to program material
  • Increases perceived loudness of any source, without audibly affecting sonic quality
  • Provides virtual headroom above digital maximum, allowing percussive peaks to pass without signal overload
  • Direct and band-split modes for maximum flexibility and optimal DSP usage
  • Developed for the UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform by Sonnox
  • Requires UAD-2 DSP Accelerator Card or Apollo Interface, available from authorized dealers worldwide

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The Professional Standard for Adding Power and Punch — Without Squashing.

A longtime secret weapon for audio professionals, the Sonnox Oxford Inflator does what so many dynamics processors only pretend to do — increase the apparent loudness of your mix or individual tracks, without audibly affecting sonic quality or reducing dynamic range. The Inflator can add power, warmth, and presence to your mix, providing virtual headroom above digital maximum, while maintaining musical character.

Watch the overview video.

The proven answer to today’s heavily compressed, "louder-is-better" mixes, the Inflator can deliver louder mixes without the pumping and over-saturation commonly associated with compressors. So you can add loudness to even heavily squashed or compressed material, or add musicality and apparent dynamic range to previously clipped signals.

The Smarter Way to “Turn it Up”
The Inflator was developed for mixing and mastering engineers whose mixes have to compete on the basis of overall apparent loudness. Since it's truly a realtime process, there are no time constants involved, as would be the case with limiters and compressors. For the same reason, there is no loss of presence or flattening of percussive attack. It’s the fastest way to pump up the volume, while retaining musicality. 
 
Used subtly, the Inflator can also add a natural tube-type warmth and character to acoustic or jazz flavored mixes. Used on vocals or single instruments, it can add presence, as well as depth and softness; on drums or percussion, the Inflator can produce astonishing dynamic presence and tightness. 

With its unique feature set and easy operation, the Sonnox Inflator is a must-have tool, proven on hundreds if not thousands of hit records.

$179.00

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    A Mastering Gem
    by C. Nedzynski(Sunday 19 April, 2015)

    Wow. This thing right at the end of your master buss and you've got punchier louder mixes without squeezing the hell out of them. Sounds to me like it's adding harmonics to fatten out the sound, but whatever it's doing, it's lovely. Buy it if you want more punch, level and clarity on your… Read More

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    Was A Great Final Tweak For My Drums!!!
    by R. Barnum(Thursday 16 April, 2015)

    Love the Sonnox Oxford Inflator plugin. I was struggling to get that final juice in a mix for snare and kick without losing imaging... I tried this one and WOW!!! It just has the "something extra" I was looking for, Really picked them up with a detailed edge. I got a defined… Read More

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    Nice to let things stand out in the mix or to just give some more presence
    by P. Keereman(Tuesday 31 March, 2015)

    The inflator 's effect parameter lets you drive the signal to make ik stand out more. So it's a good way to let weaker signals give more presence, eg a lead vocal that's really soft. The inflator will make it balsier, more intense. Also the curve knob, let's you give some coloration, which… Read More

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    Is It Compression?
    by d. sanderson(Saturday 21 February, 2015)

    I'm not sure what this plug in does. I tried it out to help control loudness of a digital drum mix, and was sold after the first try. The average power level of the tracked signal can appear to remain low, yet the perceived loudness of mix is very in your face and, in fact can sound like… Read More

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    Buss Magic!
    by . (Tuesday 3 February, 2015)

    This little plugin is amazing at bringing your mix to life! i use it all the time. Read More

$179.00

Artists
  • Tom Salta

    Renowned video game composer Tom Salta details how he uses UAD plug-ins to craft award-winning scores. Read More

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Features & Specs

Features

  • Adds power, presence, and tube-like warmth to program material
  • Increases perceived loudness of any source, without audibly affecting sonic quality
  • Provides virtual headroom above digital maximum, allowing percussive peaks to pass without signal overload
  • Direct and band-split modes for maximum flexibility and optimal DSP usage
  • Developed for the UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform by Sonnox
  • Requires UAD-2 DSP Accelerator Card or Apollo Interface, available from authorized dealers worldwide

See the UAD Instance Chart here

Product Parameters

  • Input Level: -12dB to +12dB
  • Effect: 0% to 100%
  • Curve: -50.0 to +50.0
  • Output Level: -12dB to 0dB
  • Input Level Meter: -40dB to 6dB
  • Output Level Meter: -40dB to 0dB
$179.00

Docs

Sonnox® Oxford Inflator Manual

Apollo Software Manual (Thunderbolt)

Apollo Software Manual (FireWire)

UAD Plug-Ins Manual

UAD System Manual

UA Product Catalog

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