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by d. sanderson (2/21/2015):

I'm not sure what this plug in does. I tried it out to help control loudness of a… 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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    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

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    Incredible!
    by S. Dowell (Wednesday 21 January, 2015)

    Absolute essentially plugin for mastering! Highly Recommended Read More

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    MAGIC!
    by P. Shrout (Tuesday 20 January, 2015)

    I have tried a lot of different maximizers and limiters on my master bus over the years. When this thing is right it adds a magic to the program material. I also found when i need an instrument to cut through the mix I can easily accomplish the sound I am looking for with the Inflator. Very… Read More

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    mix buss love
    by A. Lawson (Saturday 17 January, 2015)

    this thing is a litte beauty.. simple and fun.. great on your mix buss just using a little effect to add excitment and some low end.. alos love it on any electronic or buit drums.. yezza 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

Apollo Software Manual (Thunderbolt)

Apollo Software Manual (FireWire)

UAD Plug-Ins Manual

UAD System Manual

UA Product Catalog

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