Sonnox® Oxford Limiter v2
A dramatic update to one of the world’s favorite professional limiter plug-ins.
The Sonnox Oxford Limiter v2 plug-in for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces lets you increase the volume, density, and presence of your tracks without losing all-important transients or dynamics.
Featuring the latest generation of Oxford Limiter's inter-sample peak (ISP) detection — introduced for the first time on the UA platform — this powerful plug-in is an essential tool for engineers looking for an uncolored, precise limiter for their masters.
Now You Can:
Get maximum loudness without losing essential transients and dynamic impact
Increase density, presence, and clarity on group buses and masters
Audition and apply TPDF dither for 24-bit and 16-bit output word lengths, with four types of variable noise shaping
Prevent distortion during post-master processing stages such as MP3/AAC encoding
A World-Class Mastering Limiter
Conventional limiting in mastering applications has a number of benefits. However, there are less helpful consequences, such as a loss of clarity and detail of transients. The Sonnox Oxford v2 plug-in delivers the hottest levels possible while keeping your dynamics intact.
Goodbye Inter-Sample Peaks
Inter-sample peaks are introduced by post-master lossy compression, like mp3 conversion, and sub-optimal listening devices The Oxford Limiter v2 is the only UAD plug-in for loudness enhancement that incorporates the most modern standards for inter-sample peak detection and correction, going way beyond standard brick wall limiters.
Final Fit and Finish
A final stage processor must provide a comprehensive set of dithering options so that the engineer can monitor in real-time the effects of dithering, and then apply it to their final mixdown. The Oxford Limiter v2 provides both 24 bit and 16 bit output word length selections, using high pass TPDF (Triangular Probability Density Function) dithering, plus four types of variable-depth noise shaping.
July 10, 2016
fire and forget
always nice smooth and shiny. does not kill drums' dynamics, but always kills some roughness. In my opinion a bit sweet even with enhance slider @ 0. Good for radio hits, but independent...Read More
June 2, 2016
L3.. You're fired
Have been looking for a replacement for Waves L2 for years: Something transparent, that just brought the final mix up to todays levels At first I thought that might be the L3, but sadly...Read More
May 5, 2016
I only say wow!
I have tested this plugin on the master of a song and compared it with waves L3-16. This plug-in can make Songs even louder and using it alone, it does the job even better adding magic to...Read More
June 25, 2016
Top limiter plugin no other word is needed ..Read More
May 16, 2017
Best plug-in Limiter!
I think it is much better than another UA limiter!Read More
May 15, 2017
The ISP and transparency make this my go to limiter for itb mixing. You can push levels without crushing dynamics.Read More
Professional mastering-grade peak limiting with attack, release & variable soft-knee
Enhance section to increase perceived loudness without gain pumping effects
Recon meter shows reconstructed rather than sampled signal
Auto Comp fixes reconstruction errors without losing overall loudness, while conforming to the industry's true peak measurement standard (ITU-R BS.1770-4)
Comprehensive high-quality dither and noise shaping options
Four variable-strength noise shaping modes for use with highly dynamic program material
Great library of factory presets to get you started
Sonnox Oxford Limiter v2
fire and forget
always nice smooth and shiny. does not kill drums' dynamics, but always kills some roughness. In my opinion a bit sweet even with enhance slider @ 0. Good for radio hits, but independent artists would find it difficult to achieve some moods. In some cases Precision Limiter from UA or other limiter may be more suitable. I would give 4,5, but no 5.
L3.. You're fired
Have been looking for a replacement for Waves L2 for years: Something transparent, that just brought the final mix up to todays levels
At first I thought that might be the L3, but sadly both of the "L"s just batter the "L" out of the mix if hit too hard.
Dabbled with others, but none stayed.
Then cometh the Oxford. Oxford stays. L's fired.
I only say wow!
I have tested this plugin on the master of a song and compared it with waves L3-16. This plug-in can make Songs even louder and using it alone, it does the job even better adding magic to the bass. This without eating any native computer ressources. I guess it's the next must-have plugin.
Top limiter plugin no other word is needed ..
Best plug-in Limiter!
I think it is much better than another UA limiter!
The ISP and transparency make this my go to limiter for itb mixing. You can push levels without crushing dynamics.
for louder level without lost sound balance.
Oxford Limiter sounds best when it's limiting up to 6-8dB's worth of peaks. Push it much further and it begins to distort. If you're looking for a surgical peak limiter to drop across your 2.0 for meeting broadcast requirements, iZotope Maximiser is probably a better route, with its selectable algorithms and overall greater sonic transparency. But the Oxford is more musical and warm, and has its own character. I've found it very useful as a pre-limiter for excessively peaky signals going in to a compressor, such as hand claps and small percussion. Oxford Limiter combined with the UA API 2500 compressor is pure magic.
WOW! Oxford Limiter!
That´s my new fav! For the upcoming new radioshow the right thing.
I like it a LOT....Thanks UA!
Kick and Bass clarity like never before!
I didn't think I was in the market for a new Limiter....I mean surely they're all the same. Then a mate recommended I try the Sonnox.....it was one of those plugins that's like 'I can't-not have this!' I write electronic music, in particular Psychedelic Trance, The moment I popped the Sonnox on the end my 2-bus master (where I used to have my Precision Limiter, or L3 back in an earlier day) it took my mix to the next level. I can't explain exactly how it works, but the immediate improvement in clarity and punch, particularly in the Kick and Bass, was incredible. It's been a long time that a plugin has brought such an audible quality improvement to my mixes. You have to try for it yourself, you won't be disappointed!
I was looking for the best Limiter out there and I believe I found it. I looked into a lot of different ones and did a lot of research, but in the end I went with this one. I'm super happy and put it at the end of my mastering chain and some other tracks as well. I'm very happy that it includes a lot of presets as well. Very useful. Great purchase!
Better than v1 version
The sound is much better than the original vst.
oxford limiter v2
great plugin, its a must have
that's a great plug in
incredible power limiter. push my master in another dimension. big up oxford.
Very easy to use limiter
Very easy to use limiter that works very well without changing or adding too much color to sound
Best limiter ever!
Very clear and smooth. No alternative, best limiter ever!
Best limiter out there
This is as close as it gets to the radio sound on masters. My mastering chain has the Chandler Tone Bender, Shadow Hills mastering compressor, SPL vitalizer and the Oxford limiter. Amazing results in the box.
Amazing Record Sound
This brings the energy out of the mix better then most others, its still important for me to have a few Limters cause they all have there own sound but this one is in my list of top 3 and i own all the other major ones. If your making serious music use a serious limiter like this one!
The Sonnox Oxford Limiter v2 is in my ears the most transparent and powerfull Limiter ever. Also the Oxford Limiter v2 can enhance the sound similar to the Sonnox inflator (One of my favorite Plug-Ins).