Sonnox Oxford Inflator Plug-in - HD-HDX

Oxford Tube-Emulated Dynamics Processor Plug-In for Pro Tools HD - Mac/PC AAX Native, AAX DSP, TDM
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Sonnox Oxford Inflator Plug-in - HD-HDX
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The Sonnox Oxford Inflator HD-HDX provides an increase in the apparent loudness of your tracks without obvious loss of quality or reduction of dynamic range. It also avoids damaging increases in the peak level of the signal. Oxford Inflator's processing can also bring power, presence, and warmth to your tracks. It even provides additional headroom with the subtlety and sound of famed tube systems. Add the Sonnox Oxford Inflator HD to your plug-in arsenal, and see what you've been missing!

Sonnox Oxford Inflator HD-HDX at a Glance:
  • Maximum loudness
  • Multi-purpose tool
Maximum loudness

No matter how limited, compressed, and crushed your program may already be, the Sonnox Oxford Inflator HD-HDX will provide even more loudness. It will even add volume to a full-scale white noise signal or add musicality to previously clipped signals! The Oxford Inflator HD-HDX was developed in response to requests from mixing and mastering engineers who are required to compete on the basis of the overall apparent loudness of their final results.

Multi-purpose tool

Use the Sonnox Oxford Inflator HD-HDX to produce louder mixes than you thought possible without overloads or compression pumping. You may also use it to add natural warmth and character to acoustic or jazz mixes. Use it on single instruments to add presence, softness, and depth, or use it on percussion and drum tracks to produce amazing dynamic presence, tightness, and volume.

Sonnox Oxford Inflator HD-HDX Features:
  • Increases the loudness of almost any program material
  • Creates warmth, character, and dynamic excitement similar to that of analog systems
  • Provides virtual headroom above digital maximum, allowing percussive peaks to pass without causing signal overload
  • Creates artistic effects ranging from subtle tube-like harmonic characteristics for warmth, presence, and "in your face" fatness to outright saturation distortion modeling
  • Features 2 modes of operation (direct and band split) for maximum flexibility and artistic creativity. These 2 modes also ensure optimal DSP usage.
  • 64-bit support for Pro Tools HD, iLok required
  • Mac or PC - AAX DSP, TDM, and Native plug-in formats
Add magic to your mixes with Sonnox's Oxford Inflator HD!

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Tech Specs

Software Type Tube-Emulated Dynamics
Platform Mac, PC
Upgrade/Full Full
Download/Boxed Download
iLok Required Yes
Format AAX Native, AAX DSP, TDM
Hardware Requirements - Mac Intel Processor, 1GB RAM
Hardware Requirements - PC 1GB RAM
OS Requirements - Mac OS X 10.4
OS Requirements - PC Windows 7/Vista/XP
Manufacturer Part Number PTHINFLG5

Customer Reviews

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Great on some things!

The Inflator is one of 2 or 3 "slammers" I reach for at the end of a rough mix session. It can do wonders on most mixes. Its definitely more musical than the L2 or T-racks. And its pretty easy to use. But I do not like it on dense distorted guitar mixes. It can really mess with the mix in that situation. But in pop and regular "Mellecamp" style guitar rock, its great.
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