Oxford Inflator


Elevate your mix to unparalleled heights; 
experience clarity and power like never before. 
Oxford Inflator is a unique plugin designed
to add loudness, harmonic excitement and warmth.

The Exciter Plugin that Breathes Life into Your Sound

All mixing and mastering engineers will have found that, at some point, there is a track that needs that ‘magic boost’ to cut through the mix and explode into life. Whether it’s a vocal that needs to stand out front and centre, or a mix bus that needs more weight and power, there are always times when that extra punch is needed.

You’ve found that EQ and compression moves just aren’t doing the trick, and you need something different that will instantly add presence and excitement to the track.

Enter the Sonnox Oxford Inflator.

With Inflator’s unique algorithm designed to add sonic presence without increasing peak level, you’ll be able to breathe life into any track that the Inflator touches. Make your productions stand out by enhancing and maximising your tracks, without sacrificing sonic quality or dynamic range.

Considered a ‘secret weapon’ of many mixing and mastering engineers, get ready to take your mixes to new heights with the Oxford Inflator.

Inflator V3 GUI

Inflator Key Features...

Instant Harmonic Excitement

Instantly add excitement and perceived loudness to any track, whether it’s an individual track or mix bus.

Add colour to vocal tracks to push them to the front of the mix, make guitars pop, or use on any other tracks that need the edge that only Oxford Inflator’s sonic excitement can bring.


Get Louder Mixes Without Compression

Creating a mix that’s glued together without sounding overly compressed and muddy is a consistent challenge that mix engineers face.

Incorrectly using compression for the purpose of increasing loudness can decrease the dynamic range to the point of lifelessness, rendering a song far less emotional and impactful.

The Inflator increases loudness without the use of compression, meaning the dynamic range of your mix remains completely intact whilst maintaining competitive loudness.

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 This plug-in offers 2 activations for each product licence you own.
 All licences must be kept on the same iLok account, and each activation will allow you to authorise your Plug-In using either of the following methods:
  • iLok USB device. iLok2 / iLok3 required with latest drivers
  • iLok Cloud. Active internet connection required
  • iLok Machine/Host Authorisation
 For more information about these choices please click here.



  • Pro Tools 11 and above – AAX DSP/ AAX Native 
  • Approved Pro Tools CPU, OS and hardware configuration: www.avid.com
  • For legacy versions, including 32bit and RTAS support, please contact support
  • iLok2, iLok3 or an iLok account with an active internet connection is required.
Audio Units
  • Mac OS X 10.12 or later (Intel or Apple Silicon)
  • iLok2, iLok3 or an iLok account with an active internet connection is required.
  • Mac OS X 10.12 or later (Intel or Apple Silicon)
  • Windows 7 or later
  • iLok2, iLok3 or an iLok account with an active internet connection is required.



Please see the following support article on general DAW compatibility - General DAW Compatibility

The Sonnox Oxford Inflator is compatible with the following hardware DSP accelerator or consoles:

Pro Tools AAX DSP
Pro Tools TDM
Avid Venue
Avid S3L
Avid S6L
Universal Audio UAD *
Sold and supported by Universal Audio Inc. (www.uaudio.com)
44.1 – 48 kHz:0
88.2 – 96 kHz:0
176.4 – 192 kHz:0
44.1 – 48 kHz:7
88.2 – 96 kHz:7
176.4 – 192 kHz:7
44.1 – 48 kHz:4
88.2 – 96 kHz:4
176.4 – 192 kHz:4
44.1 – 48 kHz:
88.2 – 96 kHz:
176.4 – 192 kHz:
44.1 – 48 kHz:
88.2 – 96 kHz:
176.4 – 192 kHz:
44.1 – 48 kHz:
88.2 – 96 kHz:
176.4 – 192 kHz:
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The Oxford Inflator is also available in the following money-saving bundles.