HyperInflation is a mastering focused waveshaper designed to transparantly increase loudness, inspired by a plugin made in Oxford.
The A view is suitable for high resolution (eg. 4k) displays, the B view is suitable for HD (eg. 1080p) displays.
Start by raising the Effect fader to the maximum. Note the increased output level, the central meter displays the loudness increase caused by the waveshaping process in dB.
Next, play with the Curve fader. Positive settings are more aggressively saturated, with greater level increase, while negative settings are more gentle. Note how the dynamic response changes: Positive curve settings tuck in transients, while negative curve settings enhances them.
With the Clip 0dB button enabled, input above 0 dBFS is hard clipped. With it disabled, overshooting samples are mapped back bellow 0 dB, for a different sound, retaining some dynamic information.
The Multiband button splits the signal into three frequency bands that are processed separately. This reduces intermodulation distortion.
When MB Safe is enabled, samples overshooting 0 dBFS after the multiband stage is dealt with according to the Clip 0dB button. When disabled, behaviour is similar to the plugin that inspired this ensemble, which may cause significant overshoots. The MB Safe button does nothing when Multiband is disabled.
The Matched Bypass button disables the processing and increases the level of the input to match the processed output. This gives a convenient way to hear the side effects of the processing. Note that it will likely cause significant overshoots, that may cause output clipping or change the response of downstream processing. Matched Bypass is only intended as a checking tool, not for processing.
With the OS (Oversampling) button enabled, processing is run at 8 times the Reaktor sample rate, which reduces aliasing.
It is recommended to follow HyperInflaton with a limiter or clipper. With the Clip 0dB button enabled and all other buttons and oversampling disabled, it will not output samples above 0 dBFS. At most other settings it may.
Red on the meters indicate samples over 0 dBFS, but not necessarily clipping. The output is not clipped, so don't be afraid of reds on the output meter as long as you're dealing with it later!
Oversampling macros by Laureano Lopez / kamedin
RMS-integrator macro by Efflam Le Bivic
1.0.0: Initial release
1.0.1: Wrapped in instrument macro