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Seem to recall this plugin (Sonnox Inflator) be listed on someone's must have VST list... darn if I can remember what publication at moment.

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Found it!  

It's listed in
https://www.soundonsound.com/reviews/100-plug-ins-every-engineer-should-try 

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Sonnox Oxford Inflator 

The ‘loudness war’ may be well and truly over for mixes, mainly thanks to the loudness normalisation of streaming delivery platforms, but there is still a place for things that make individual sources sound bigger or louder. Sonnox Inflator has been around for a long time now, and whilst there are dozens of plug‑ins that purport to do much the same job, I’ve not found one that does it quite so well, or with as many and varied applications. Dave Lockwood

HDX version $264. UAD version $179, discounted to $89 when going to press. Native version $156. Discounts of up to 40 percent when purchasing multiple plug-ins.

 

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I have this one but TBH I've never wrapped my head around it. I did sucessfully ruin a mix with, but that's not the fault of the plugin since I can do that with just about any old plugin.

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3 minutes ago, Bapu said:

I have this one but TBH I've never wrapped my head around it. I did sucessfully ruin a mix with, but that's not the fault of the plugin since I can do that with just about any old plugin.

If you need assistance - I can recommend lots of ways to ruin your mixes...
 

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28 minutes ago, TheSteven said:

If you need assistance - I can recommend lots of ways to ruin your mixes...
 

Strong Union!

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The name “inflator” is pretty accurate. It makes instruments sound bigger and a bit more present. I found it especially helpful  when applied to some of the old Sampletank 2 sounds, many of which always sounded a bit small to me. A bit similar to the IK “tone control” effect that’s in Sampletank and Mixbox—but a little different.

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It s always refered as a master tools but , this will shine on tracks , as soon as you want something more present , with more meat , with effort , bingo ... a better maker when used right ...

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I have this (had it for a looooong time with my Old Powercore set up) Recently Sonnox did me a great deal to get the native version.

I never use this as a mastering tool, I use it lot on tracks for exactly the reason Zo and Laginz mentioned.

Nigel

 

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13 hours ago, Bapu said:

I did sucessfully ruin a mix with

Definitely then on the “must have” list!

anything that can f-up a track or mix is right down my alley...

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13 hours ago, TheSteven said:

I can recommend lots of ways to ruin your mixes

I’d signup for that class!

(truth be told, I have more than once ☹️)

t

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