SNAMM05: Sony Releases Oxford Limiter Plug-in

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SNAMM05: Sony Releases Oxford Limiter Plug-in
Karl shows us the Oxford Limiter

Apart from those sexy little Hi-MD recorders, the Sony folk were also showing off their latest plug-in from the Sony Oxford range - the Oxford Limiter

We asked Karl Kussmaul to give us a spin - checkout the vid.

Here's what they say themselves:-

Sony Oxford are excited to announce the arrival of their newest plug-in, The Oxford Limiter, to the ever growing line of high-end plug-in processors.

The Oxford Limiter is a very high quality programme limiter, with a unique 'Enhance' control and comprehensive metering. Its sophisticated dithering functionality with selectable and variable depth noise shaping ensures first class mastering output quality in either 24 bit or 16 bit modes.

"With Limiters being used in so many different fields," comments Marketing Manager - Nathan Eames, "we felt it important to offer a plug-in which would be flexible in terms of the sound it would create when limiting. It will of course produce the high-end crystal clear sound you've come to expect from Sony Oxford over the years, but at the other extreme, mixes can be taken to a whole new level of aggression and excitement!"

Overview
The Oxford Limiter is a very high quality programme limiter, which employs logarithmic side chain processing, with innovative adaptive timing functionality, using look ahead techniques. Whether seeking general transparent level control, programme loudness maximisation or heavily applied artistic effects, the Oxford Limiter provides outstanding flexibility and world class performance.

The unique 'Enhance' function allows volume and punch to be applied to programme beyond that available from conventional limiting functions, without over-loading.

Comprehensive metering is provided which displays not only conventional peak sample value, but also inter-sample overloads allowing dynamic correction of reconstruction overloads in real-time, achieving maximum possible modulation levels without the risks of producing illegal signals.

Sophisticated dithering functionality with selectable and variable depth noise shaping ensures first class mastering output quality in either 24 bit or 16 bit modes.

Features

  • Unique Enhance section – enhances perceived loudness
  • Ability to add harmonic distortion, where artistic style requires
  • Variable soft knee control
  • Attack and Release controls
  • Reconstruction Meter shows ‘actual’ signal rather than sampled signal
  • Auto compensate feature – corrects recon errors without losing overall programme loudness
  • 16 and 24 bit dithering with 5 selectable types
  • User has control over variable depth noise shaping
  • 16 presets – some quite extreme!

  • More information at:-
  • www.sonyplugins.com
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