Sonnox® Oxford EQ
Sonnox® Oxford EQ
L. Alin Gabriel
High end eq
High end sounding plugin. Good for everything. A little different than the native one. Null test UAD vs UAD : nulls at -144db, Native vs Native : nulls at -144db, UAD vs Native : nulls at -96db.
Flexible, accurate and musical
The Oxford EQ is about the best I’ve ever used - it always has been, all the way back to when a studio I worked at got it on their ProTools TDM rig when it was first released by Sony. (I never got it for my own TDM / HD rig - it was very pricey, especially with the GML option)
When I changed recently to the UA platform I was pleased to see Oxford EQ was available as a UAD plugin, but it was still pricey. I also noted some people saying UA’s Cambridge EQ was as good, so I gave that a try: Cambridge is a decent EQ, but I can’t agree with anyone who says it compares to the Oxford EQ - it just doesn’t! So I bought Oxford instead (although did wait for a good UA offer to come along!)
The Oxford EQ is astonishingly good - and still about the best I’ve ever used, hardware or software. It can range in action from clinical precision through to big broad-strokes, and at all times sounds sweet and "musical". The UAD version lacks the GML model, which is a shame, but there’s a very similar model in there so I don’t think I’ll miss it too much.
This eq is excellent, it's very clean and precise on the audio on the mix, I am so happy and satisfied with it, my next eq is will be the neve 1073.
Being on a HDX system, I love how I can save voices by placing the Sonnox EQ on the UAD Chips. The plugin itself is a very tight sounding EQ, great for gain reduction and boosts have body across the spectrum.
Sonnox - the name says it all
Simple yet powerful eq. I like the surgical capability and transparency on this plug....
Bit pricey.... make use of the UAD custom offers....
Neutral but beautiful... do not let the negative rules fool you!
Most of the negative reviews here are about price and other things that don't have anything to do with the actual sound of the EQ. For those who are saying this is not different than other "transparent" EQs, I just have a hard time believing that they are listening in the most critical ways. This is one of the only EQs I know use where I never fear degrading the signal or altering it beyond my intention. I would never consider running a mix through the Cambridge EQ, for instance... not a chance, and wouldn't use it for critical vocals. With the Oxford, I am not afraid to run a whole mix through it, and that is saying a lot. I am never hesitant to use it...... it is very smooth and never adds harshness or mud.
OXFORD EQ - Very Close to the Original
After moving my studio and family down here to Austin and faced with having to mix and edit projects "In Da Box" until studio construction is completed, I needed an EQ on every channel like on my Sony R100's. I was very pleased to find out that the Sonnex Oxford EQ was able to duplicate the original. Before purchase I demoed the Oxford, Manly MP and the Dangerous BAX. I found that I was able to get much more low freq and low mid detailing with the Oxford. And the plugin count lets you use lots of the them, also its very musical, you'll notice that even 15db boosts and cuts won't cause ringing or other artifacts. It's also easy to overlap top or bottom shelves with a parametric. There's a reason Oxford EQ is loved and the plugin is as well!
Where are the other 4 reviews?
The Oxford page shows that there are 9 "one star" reviews for this EQ. I can only find 5 and am very curious abut the others. Where are the other 4 reviews?
This EQ is simply great! Fantastic, smooth and super musical on leadvocals. I really love it! This still is one of the best sounding EQs for vocals out there.
Good but faulty in my case
I think it's worth the price, but it gives a really annoying PEW sound every time I start it.
This sound effect seems to be rare so you probably shouldn't let that spook you.
Can you help me out UAD?
5/5 plugin, just... this sound... every time I press play...
Sonnox Oxford eq
This was my go to eq for years on the TC powercore platform. I've been using other eq's for about 9 years.
I bought it today after using it in demo mode on a project, with my Apollo quads. Instant gratification and feels like home.
Great sounding eq, thanks
This a Sonnox there it is there you have it. I own quite a few of the plug in's they offer, and this one is spot on . I wish you guys would handle more of em in the UAD platform
GREAT IN UAD PLATFORM
One thing people need to know is that the investment into UAD platform is bcos of their plugs and DSP. even if Sonnox also have this plugin. The fact that I do not have to use my computer power is why I am buying this plugin. I also want it to be either exactly like Sonnox's or better. Same goes for say bx digital V2 or other plugins that were originally made by other companies. This is why even though I have the Waves API Bundle, I still bought the UAD API versions.
I am also looking forward to UAD making versions of izotopes Ozone and Alloy, so that I can use the UAD version with both my Apollo and Octo card for power when I mix or master.
With all that said, the Oxford EQ is an excellent and transparent plugin, I highly recommend it.
The best analytic eq
For me this is the best analytic eq. It has no colouring effect on the sound, but it is perfect to filter out disturbing frequencies without changing the entire sound. For this purpose it is even better suited than the cambridge eq.
Should have been better
I did not find this plugin was very effective, a bit disappointing
best parametric eq
no discussion needed. very comfortable and fast way to get the sound you want
I've heard so many mixed reviews about this eq
Honestly, I didn't hear anything special with this EQ. I don't find it as smooth as everyone is stating. I was really disappointed.
The EQ itself is very capable, but not worth the 299 price tag. There are many newer EQs with MS and lots more options for that price.
a little bit to espensive
cool to use, sound is smooth
a little bit to espensive
please add GML option for this wonderfull EQ, and i will buy it for the price immediately.
Also i am wondering when you release other plugs from Ellite bundle. I will buy all of them at once.
Thanks for all great job done !