The Inflator is a waveshaper so can be replaced pretty easily with many free plugins. I made a preset for the free cableguys wavesgaper CM that when attempting to null with the Inflator left residue nearly 64 db down. Could have got a complete null if the graphic interface on it allowed finer resolution for making adjustments to the curve
Process is just a dry wet, curve changes the parabolic curve. No magic whatsoever!
I bought into ilok purely for the Inflator and now feel a bit of a fool! It’s a low cpu and sonically neutral effect in terms of frequency balance so it does work on a wide range of material though, I still use it all the time. If I knew what I know now when I bought it though i would use a free plug in in it’s place.
You can use melda or cableguys or cyanide 2 to achieve near identical results (maybe even better due to the option of oversampling).