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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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    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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    Sonnox Oxford Inflator
    by s. link(Thursday 14 July, 2016)

    I have to say this is really fantastic! I started using it on my 2 buss and really helped with getting levels as high as you can get before clipping. Not to mention everything just sounded well....better! I then started using it on individual instruments and though it didn't work on… Read More

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    Perfect
    by T. Hansen(Wednesday 13 July, 2016)

    How I could live without before I don't know. I gives everything more balls - from a thin guitar to drums. Even my voice sounds better. 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

 Hardware & Software Manuals
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