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Sonnox Mastering Collection

FX Bundle by Sonnox

Transparent, Dynamic & Legal

Please note: An iLok USB Key is required for Authorisation. Refunds will not be granted for customers who purchase and do not own an existing iLok.

Surely a list of mutually exclusive qualities? We beg to differ...

Welcome to the brand new Sonnox Mastering Bundle; a hand picked selection of our Plug-Ins focused on getting the very most from your 2-bus and the files you subsequently deliver.

Bundles like this Mastering Collection are the most cost effective way to purchase Sonnox plug-ins!

Precision Tools

Sculpt tone with pinpoint accuracy, control dynamic range transparently and achieve maximum loudness, density and presence without sacrificing transient detail. Then deliver your music, with full confidence that it conforms to industry accredited true peak levels and that encoded distribution versions won’t be rejected.

5 Plug-Ins Included

Oxford Dynamics

A powerhouse of dynamic control in a single Plug-In that features six independent processes for precision dynamic sculpting of your tracks. From subtle control of a vocal, to a pumping side-chained effect; from lightning-fast gating and precision expansion to peak level limiting of single tracks and buses alike. Sonic clarity at all times – with the option of tube-like harmonic saturation when you need it.

We’d love to talk about our use of feed-forward architecture with logarithmic processing, but maybe it’s better to quote some of our users instead:

"Musical-sounding and intuitive," "Transparent" and "Versatile."

General

The Oxford Dynamics plug-in is a highly sophisticated device with comprehensive control of many parameters. Therefore, to aid operation, there is separate page of controls for each process, since it would not be feasible to have all controls and displays available on a single page. Although there are four gain level controlling processes, Gate, Expander, Compressor and Limiter in the mono and stereo plug-ins, their control signals are all derived from a single side-chain detector, operating on a single gain control element. The amount of processing necessary to allow a detector for each process would be far too great for current processor capabilities, if done correctly.

The 5.1 Buss Compressor does not include gating and and expansion, but as an additionally has a Sub Filter section.

Feed-Forward Architecture

The type of architecture in the Oxford Dynamics uses feed-forward techniques. In this case, a tiny delay is introduced into the signal path. (The amount of delay is virtually insignificant, and can be compensated for, in order that all signal paths are aligned, in any case.) This delay allows time for the side-chain control signal to be generated so that it can coincide exactly with the signal it will control. This technique allows very accurate control of the audio levels by generating totally precise control signals, thus preserving audio quality.

Features

  • Gate, Expander, Compressor, Limiter & 2-band side-chain EQ 
  • Warmth for extra presence and tube-like saturation 
  • 3 different compressor types; Normal, Classic and Linear  
  • Variable soft knee; 0 dBr to –20 dBr in 5 dB steps 
  • Surround bus compressor & limiter (HD-HDX only) 
  • Ultra low noise and distortion
  • The dynamics section from the acclaimed Sony OXF-R3 console

Learn more about Dynamics.

Oxford EQ

A great sounding EQ is essential to any mix. Which EQ to use can vary depending on artistic requirement, but quality and flexibility are both critical at all times. What if there was one Plug-In with four distinct EQ types – from surgical to musical – with a track record of being used to mix the biggest hits, films, and live shows?

Enter our flagship Oxford EQ, a Plug-In that traces its heritage to the original EQ section on the acclaimed Sony OXF-R3 digital console. Hallmark sonic transparency meets a simple and interactive interface – resulting in quick, confident and great sounding mix decisions.

Features

  • 5-band parametric EQ with variable-slope HP/LP filters
  • Four completely different sounding EQ types
  • Clinical EQ similar to the SSL4000 E series 
  • Tighter ‘cut’ for removing problem frequencies
  • Classic EQ similar to Neve and SSL G series curves
  • Wide and gentle curves perfect for mastering 
  • Automatable A/B compare button toggles EQ settings
  • Ultra low noise and distortion

Learn more about Oxford EQ.

Inflator

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!

Features

  • 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
  • Our best-selling Plug-In!

Learn more about Inflator.

Oxford Limiter v2

Having crafted and refined your mix, join the growing number of professionals who’ve chosen the new Oxford Limiter v2 to deliver maximum loudness, density and presence - whilst retaining the kind of clarity and transient detail that conventional brick-wall limiting can’t.

The Plug-In is a true peak limiter that offers recently enhanced levels of processing and metering accuracy. The result is that you get to see and automatically correct otherwise invisible reconstruction overloads - and conform to the accepted industry ITU-R BS.1770-4 standard.

Whether you’re after the Oxford Limiter's hallmark transparency or heavier creative effects, its advanced look-ahead processing and unique Enhance function provide the sample-value limiting and musical boost needed to reliably avoid clipping and confidently increase apparent loudness.

Features

  • Peak limiting with attack, release & variable soft-knee
  • Enhance section to increase perceived loudness 
  • Recon meter shows actual rather than sampled signal 
  • Auto Comp fixes recon errors without losing overall loudness: conforming to the industry's true peak measurement standard (ITU-R BS.1770-4)
  • Audition and apply TPDF dither for 24-bit and 16-bit output word lengths with four types of variable noise shaping
  • Four variable-strength noise shaping modes for use with highly dynamic program material
  • Full backwards compatibility with previous Plug-In versions
  • Great library of factory presets to get you started

Learn more about Oxford Limiter v2.

 Fraunhofer Pro-Codec

We spend our professional lives making mixes sound as good as they can – and then hand them on for encoding and distribution. Later we often wish we could have made some improvements. 

What if there was a way to audition and compare up to five audio codecs in real time? Enter the Fraunhofer Pro-Codec Plug-In. 

Its intuitive display helps you quickly focus on key issues such as codec effect on frequencies, audible artefacts and codec-induced overloads. Optimize your mix for specific formats, such as AAC or mp3, before encoding it using the Plug-In or the separate Manager application for background batch processing.

Features

  • Supported Codecs:
    • mp3, Apple AAC iTunes+ (Mac only) AAC-LC, HE-AAC
    • MPEG Surround, AAC-LC & HE-AAC multichannel, HD-AAC 
  • Real time auditioning & encoding with glitchless switching 
  • Select up to 5 codecs for simultaneous real-time encode 
  • Batch processing using dedicated Manager application
  • Comprehensive metadata editing
  • ABX mode for blind statistical testing
  • DIFF monitoring; listen to effect of codec on input signal

Learn more about Fraunhofer Pro-Codec.

System Requirements

Pro Tools:

  • Pro Tools 10.3.8, 11.3.2, 12 – AAX DSP/ AAX Native
  • Pro Tools 7, 8, 9, 10 – TDM/RTAS
  • Approved Pro Tools CPU, OS and hardware configuration: www.avid.com 
  • Legacy support for OS X 10.4.11 – 10.6.8  & Windows XP: TDM/RTAS
  • iLok USB device with latest drivers
  • iLok2 required for AAX plug-ins

Audio Units:

  • Audio Units-compatible application (Logic, Digital Performer etc.)
  • Mac OS X 10.7 – 10.11
  • Legacy 32-bit support for OS X 10.4.11 – 10.6.8
  • iLok USB device with latest drivers
  • iLok2 required for 64-bit plug-in

VST2:

  • VST2-compatible application (Cubase, Nuendo, Sequoia etc.)
  • Mac OS X 10.7 – 10.11
  • Windows 7 or later
  • Legacy 32-bit support for OS X 10.4.11 – 10.6.8 & Windows XP
  • An iLok USB device with latest drivers is required to run this software
  • An iLok2 USB Key is required for 64-bit Sonnox plug-ins

Supported Hosts

Mac:

  • Pro Tools 10.3.8 – 12 (AAX Native & AAX DSP)
  • Pro Tools 7 – 10 (TDM & RTAS)
  • Logic Pro X 10.2
  • Logic 8 & 9
  • Digital Performer
  • Nuendo    
  • Cubase
  • Ableton
  • Studio 1

NB: Oxford Limiter is only supported by MAC Audio Unit (AU) Hosts

Windows:

  • Pro Tools 10.3.8 – 12 (AAX Native & AAX DSP)
  • Pro Tools 7 – 10 (TDM & RTAS)
  • Nuendo
  • Cubase
  • Ableton
  • Samplitude
  • Sequoia
  • Pyramix
  • Studio 1

Please Note: 

  • An iLok USB Key is required for Authorisation. Refunds will not be granted for customers who purchase and do not own an existing iLok
  • Oxford Limiter is only supported by MAC Audio Unit (AU) Hosts

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