In the Pro Tools Expert 2017 Christmas Competition we offered the chance of winning the Sonnox Native Elite Bundle worth $992., as one of 31 great prizes on offer worth over $16,000 in total. We can announce that Antonio Freitas is the lucky winner.
This bundle includes:
Designed as a powerhouse of dynamic control in a single plug-In that features six independent processes for 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 their users instead:
‘Musical-sounding and intuitive’, ‘Transparent’ and ‘Versatile’.
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.
Check out our free tutorial entitled Q/Gain Dependency In The Sonnox Oxford EQ - Updated With Audio Examples in which Julian Rodgers investigates the differences between the four EQ types available in the native version of the Sonnox Oxford EQ. Read the rest of the article which includes some audio examples for you to listen to.
Having crafted and refined your mix, join the growing number of professionals who’ve chosen the new Oxford Limiter v3 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.
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!"
Designed with the highest technical and sonic performance in mind, the Oxford Reverb is a class-leading stereo reverb with hallmark Sonnox clarity and ease of use. The comprehensive yet intuitive GUI features flexible Early Reflection, Reverb Tail and 5-band Oxford EQ sections. The result is a sound that is natural and enveloping – with the effect sitting in rather than on a mix.
To get you started, over 120 invaluable presets are included – from drier ambiences to open reverberant spaces and from sound effects to settings inspired by classic hardware. With so much control to hand it’s easy to design your own spaces too.
Modify the transients in your tracks by either increasing or reducing their attacks. Sounds simple, though our bespoke adaptive process working in the background is anything but. Fortunately the interface keeps things straightforward, with two main controls quickly allowing you to bring ‘soggy’ drums to life or give more punch to a bass.
But TransMod is just as relevant to any electronic sound as it is to acoustic ones – pulling transients forward in your mix, or pushing them further back by making the ambience around them more evident. And all this is accomplished without the tonal changes associated with compression.
Simple and intuitive control of problem frequencies using a precision frequency-conscious compressor. It operates between 20Hz & 20KHz so can be used for much more than simple de-essing.
A specific frequency-band triggers the process when it passes your chosen threshold level.
The result is a gentler, more natural alternative to using a fixed EQ. The combination of 3 listen modes and a clear FFT display allows you to both hear and see where problem frequencies are – before dialling them out with a single control. There’s a simple mode for quick fixes with an advanced mode for increased functionality and fine-tuning.
Antonio Freitas wins the Sonnox Native Elite Bundle Worth $992
In the Pro Tools Expert 2017 Christmas Competition we offered the chance to win one of 31 great prizes worth over $16,000 in total. (insert winners name) is the winner of the (insert prize details)
"My music beginnings go back to the early 70s by picking up an acoustic guitar in my early teens. By mid 80s I was immersed in music with the building of a recording/rehearsal area for the band I was involved with, both as musician and soundman. Later, using my car as collateral, I invested in a Carvin MX2488—popularized by the legendary Frank Zappa—and on a Fostex 8-track reel-to-reel, along with the necessary outboard gear and microphones. As the years passed, my love for doing live sound, especially ethnic acoustic instruments, sound installations, acoustics, and working ITB developed. My focus also changed. Truth be told, it is difficult to handle 180 lbs sub-cabinets when age and a bad back come along.
Looking back over these last 40 years, it is amazing to see the journey of technology and the immense power I now have at my fingertips and click of a mouse. Nowadays my attention has diverted to high quality plugins capable of delivering the sonic particulars I need along with sample libraries. So, can anyone imagine my joy in winning the Sonnox Native Elite Bundle?, an AWESOME addition to my toolbox of FabFilter, Universal Audio, Plugin Alliance, etc. Interestingly enough, the Oxford Inflator and Fraunhofer Pro-Codec were on my list of 'Plugins I Need to Have'. This still leaves me with, at least, one more Must-Have plugin from Sonnox presently not in my toolbox.
The quality and renowned transparency of Sonnox is a most welcome addition for someone who thrived for many years to produce live audio of acoustic instruments and vocals to an audience as if they were in an intimate and small audience without the use of amplification, even when 3,000 or 5,000 large. So, whether on a track or buss, this collection of Sonnox plugins will find themselves very busy at work in my attempts to achieve the sonic manipulation and transparency that takes the listener from being in their home and transports him/her into the song as if listening live in a personal and private audience, of which I also have plenty of experience.
A very sincere thank you to Pro Tools Expert, and especially to Sonnox."
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