Sonnox Oxford Inflator V3 Plugin
Louder mixes without the issues associated with compressors
A unique and powerful Plug-In to increase loudness, without sacrificing sonic quality or dynamic range. The Inflator plug-in can also be used to create much of the warmth, character and dynamic excitement of analogue systems within the digital domain.
A unique and powerful Plug-In to increase loudness, without sacrificing sonic quality or dynamic range. Add power and presence to your mix without the pumping of compression, or use on individual channels to bring them forward and add weight. Perfect to help vocals cut through the mix.
When driven harder, Inflator delivers tube-like musical warmth and provides the 'sonic glue' you need to gel your mix together!
"Inflator is a rare Plug-In...I can't live without it. It simply makes everything sound better..."
"Just the right amount of Inflator will breathe life into anything you run through it!"
The Sonnox Oxford Inflator plug-in is designed to address the current preference to produce the maximum apparent loudness from popular music mixes. Many processes are already in use, which are variously reliant on compression and limiting to produce maximum modulation and try to give an impression of excitement to the sound of the programme. The Inflator plug-in goes further than these methods and can increase the loudness of almost any programme material, regardless of the levels of prior compression or remaining dynamic range. It will even make full level white noise sound louder! The Inflator plug-in can also be used to create much of the warmth, character and dynamic excitement of analogue systems within the digital domain.
The Inflator process functions by changing the relative probability of samples in the programme material such that there is a greater probability of larger values than the original signal. The Inflator does not employ signal compression, so there is no 'pumping', dynamic level change, loss of presence or flattening of percussive attacks. The full dynamic information of the music content is largely preserved despite the increase in average modulation density.
In addition to loudness enhancement, the Inflator can create a harmonic profile in the signal spectrum that not only increases the apparent dynamic impact of instruments and performances, but also provides 'warmth' to the programme, reminiscent of good valve systems. When used in this way, the Inflator even has the ability of good valve systems to produce great sounding programme when significantly overdriven, and can therefore be used as an artistic enhancement tool on single performances within a mix.
The Oxford Range
Oxford Plug-Ins are used in an extraordinary range of live and recorded applications throughout the music, broadcast, film and games sectors. Even scientific and forensics projects have benefitted from the sonic surgery characteristic of an Oxford product.
Rather than releasing a vast number of Plug-Ins Sonnox instead concentrated on doing a few things really well. Staple, everyday tools that any engineer can reach for with confidence, sure in the knowledge that using each one's intuitive GUI will result in quick, confident and great sounding mix decisions.
- Louder mixes without the issues associated with compressors
- Add apparent dynamic range to previously clipped signals
- Simple user interface
- Flexible Direct and Band-split modes
- A long-time secret weapon of audio professionals
- Sonnox best-selling Plug-In!
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