The Sonnox Toolbar is a powerful feature of Oxford Range plug-ins, whose primary purpose is to allow you to transfer plug-in settings between otherwise incompatible formats and DAWs.
Why is this useful?
Imagine you've created the perfect compression settings in Oxford Dynamics for *that* drum sound you've been working on for so long - your friend loves it, and wants to copy the settings in her session. Problem is, you dialled in all your settings on Pro Tools, and your friend's using Ableton Live. You can use the Sonnox Toolbar to save your custom preset as a small file that can be sent via email, WhatsApp or USB stick, and your friend will be able to load it directly into her copy of Dynamics, even though you're using the AAX format and she's using VST.
How do I save my custom presets?
Simply click in the middle of the Toolbar at the top of your plug-in, and click "Save Preset". The only hard part is choosing what to call it!
On Mac, the preset will be saved in "~/Music/Sonnox/Presets". On Windows, it's "Documents\Sonnox\Presets\".
Why can't I use my host presets?
You can! All Sonnox plug-ins are completely compatible with your DAWs own method of loading presets. The Sonnox Toolbar is designed to work alongside that feature rather than to replace it, but always remember your hosts presets will only be compatible with that particular host. If you regularly use multiple different DAWs or systems, or if you need to convert a Logic session to Studio One for your client who wants to load their session on Windows, the Sonnox Toolbar's preset feature will save you a whole heap of time!
What else can the Sonnox Toolbar do?
The Sonnox Toolbar also offers undo and redo buttons, and an A/B slate for storing temporary ideas or making easy comparisons. Use the down arrow button to copy your settings directly to slate A or B. The "-" and "+" buttons are used for scrolling through presets.
If you want to hide the Sonnox Toolbar, you can do so from the main menu, by clicking on the Sonnox logo in the top left of your Oxford plug-in.