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Customer Reviews 77 Reviews

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by E. Allen (1/23/2016):

i used the inflator when it was owned by Sony years ago. I always loved it's… 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

Read full features & specs

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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    EXCELLENT PLUGIN!!
    by E. Allen(Saturday 23 January, 2016)

    i used the inflator when it was owned by Sony years ago. I always loved it's transparency. Its refreshing to know that I can depend on that same quality in a rocksolid hardware piece such as the Apollo 8P! I am truly excited and grateful for this plugin. It helps me greatly in my… Read More

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    by k. harrison(Saturday 16 January, 2016)

    I recorded a vocal track just as a talk over to pre recorded mixed tracks which was one track (music) stereo and one mono vocal track. The project would not come together - tried the inflator on the master bus and "bam"I do not know what it is doing sonically but it's doing !!… Read More

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    by G. Booker(Sunday 10 January, 2016)

    This is just straight up attenuation,... that is clear as a bell, and doesn't muddy up anything!!!!! WE use this is Audio School and I'm now a believer," if " your mix is perfect and you just need to raise the gain then this is the plug in to use. Not sexy, but more of a true… Read More

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    Nothing "inflated" about it!
    by L. Carlozo(Wednesday 16 December, 2015)

    I wish I could figure out how this fabulous plug in does what it does. It's a sleeper--not as sexy as a Fairchild compressor or a "David Bowie used one" Trident A Range EQ (great as those plug ins are). But the Oxford Inflator does the trick for difficult mastering and mixing… Read More

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    MAGICAL!
    by . (Sunday 8 November, 2015)

    Great plug in! It gives the power, warmth, clarity, and it is definitely a game changing. 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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