Sonnox Oxford Inflator
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Sonnox Oxford Inflator

Oxford Inflator, Other software dynamics processor from Sonnox.

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ericthegreat 12/12/2011

Sonnox Oxford Inflator: Produktbewertung von ericthegreat (content in English)

"great for your volume"
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I had no trouble installing the Sonnox Oxford Inflator on my machine. It was as straight forward as installing any plug-in that I have. I also had no compatibility issues at all. I never had a need to look at the manual as it is a straightforward plug-in, so I can't speak to how useful it is or not.


SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

I am running the Sonnox Oxford Inflator with a Mac Book Pro that has a 2.2 Ghz Intel Core 2 duo processor and 4 GB of RAM. I am using it in Pro Tools LE 7.4 with a Digi 002 rack audio interface. It get great performance from this plug-in, but have only used it on one stereo track at a time. For this reason I can't say how fast it would be if you threw up a bunch of these on a bunch of different tracks because I haven't done it, but its really not made for that and I wouldn't be surprised if you couldn't run too many of them. Since it is really a mastering type plug-in I wouldn't expect it to anything more than it is made to do, and it is great at what it is made to do.


OVERALL OPINION

I've been using the Sonnox Oxford Inflator for about four years. It is an overall great sounding plug-in and is really capable of jacking up your overall volume on the master fader. It is very easy to use as it has a threshold slider, a out ceiling slider, and a release slider. It also has a few modes in terms of quantize, dither and shaping. The meters for everything is very helpful as it allows it to really show you where you level is at so you can set it exactly where you want it. It is real easy to get a louder signal on your mixes with and without smashing it to your hearts content. You can be subtle and it works for that application too, and it has a pretty clean signal overall. For what it does, the price is definitely reasonable and while you can get some other master limiters cheaper, the Sonnox Oxford Inflator has a reputation and quality that is hard to match. The Sonnox Oxford Inflator has become the industry standard for software based master limiting.