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I wasn't sure about this and then I found this trick. I get the atr 102 mastering tape… Read more

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Overview

Sonnox® Oxford Inflator
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.

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    After tape before limiter
    by . (Sunday 4 September, 2016)

    I wasn't sure about this and then I found this trick. I get the atr 102 mastering tape hovering around 0 and I put the inflator after that And boost to taste then the limiter follows. You get the warmth of the tape and the loudness you need. Awesome. My mixes have more air and still meet the… Read More

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    Inflation with Spirit!
    by M. Adel(Tuesday 30 August, 2016)

    I was hesitant which plugin to choose for boosting my tracks right before exporting them. I tried the demos for Oxford Inflator against Waves L2. It didn't take me much time to select the Oxford, because it didn't take from my music character (mostly orchestral), it is warm sounding, against… Read More

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    Great exitement-alizer!
    by . (Friday 12 August, 2016)

    The inflator works wonders on any source, great for adding clarity to distorted bass.Great on the Gtr-bus. I put it last in my vocal mixing chain just to add some more air and closeness to the vocals. Pretty much anything sounds better with this thing on it used moderately. Read More

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    Transparent, warm, not harsh.
    by C. Lee(Thursday 4 August, 2016)

    I have used ozone and t-rex for mastering. But somehow I was not satisfied with the sound. Sonnox limiter gave me the output I just wanted. Transparent, warm, not harsh. Best mastering plugin ever. Read More

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    magic!
    by K. Christian(Monday 18 July, 2016)

    if you can't get a signal over the other-try it - fixed ;-) Read More

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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

 Hardware & Software Manuals
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