Zynaptiq describes INTENSITY as a new kind of audio processor for mixing, mastering and sound design. They say that, built on techniques typically found in facial recognition algorithms, INTENSITY brings out a sound's inherent detail, increases its perceived loudness and density, and adds what Zynaptiq describes as maximum clarity. Here's more details in Zynaptiq's own words...
The unique algorithm carves out important signal features - making sounds sound more like themselves - and is operated with essentially one control. Between the proprietary algorithm and an optional soft-knee saturating limiter in the plugin's output stage, INTENSITY also excels at attaining maximum loudness and creating a beautifully aggressive tone.
So what IS this thing, then? You can think of INTENSITY like an infinite-band compressor operating in relative terms - whose time constants are zero, and which is controlled by an artificial intelligence at audio rate - making it possible to adjust the process with essentially just one knob.
Well, except that this description would be completely inaccurate, as INTENSITY is absolutely NOT a compressor, and works in a completely different way. There's no RMS detector, no threshold, no ratio, no attack or release time. It doesn't pump or modulate in any other way. It doesn't overshoot and it works regardless of absolute levels and input type.
That said, the compressor analogy does serve to give you an idea of when to use it and what for.
Pricing and Availability:
Introductory offer: USD $149 / EUR 149 through June 30th, 2018
(Regular price: USD $379/EUR 379)
We hook up a bunch of synths - now where's my cape?
Highly configurable Eurorack module