SO110 Sonnox Elite Plug-ins Fundamentals


Suggested length: 8 hours


The Sonnox Elite Plug-ins Fundamentals (SO110) course introduces an in-depth look into the most popular plug-ins from Sonnox giving the highest level of technical insight required to competently use all seven plug-ins in the collection.

This course covers Sonnox Elite Plug-ins concepts and techniques, aimed at helping the user to become proficient with Sonnox plug-in software. Students learn to adjust the plug-ins, designed for commercial purposes and improve the results of their recording, editing, and mixing efforts. The hands-on exercises provide experience setting up plug-ins, working with Pro Tools sessions typically for music and post-production applications.

This course provides the training required to prepare for the Avid Certified User: Sonnox Elite certification exam.


This course is designed for:

  • Musicians
  • Audio Engineers
  • Sound Editors for Film or Television


  • Completion of the Pro Tools Fundamentals I (PT101) course, or equivalent experience
  • Ability to create sessions, select appropriate session parameters, recall memory locations, navigate tracks and media, use plug-ins for signal processing, and create a basic mix

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Use the parametric EQ, and the different EQ types in the Oxford EQ
  • Understand the constituent functions of the Dynamics: Gate, Expander, Compressor and Limiter, and associated features such as the side-chain EQ, dither and warmth
  • Apply the effect of increasing/decreasing harmonics on a mix and on a single audio track
  • Modify waveform transients, and the effects resulting from enhancing or reducing the attack of sound sources
  • Control loudness, limit signal peaks, and differentiate between intersample peaks and true peak detection
  • Distinguish the different reverb types, room ambience and long reverbs, as well as the EQ effect on them
  • Understand the behaviour of the SuprEsser as a single band dynamic EQ, but also as a regular compressor or as a bass enhancer
  • Be ready to sit the associated certification exam


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