bbtr wrote:So the man himself said several times (!) that one of the aims of Intensity is to make things louder, but some guys are still complaining that it's making them louder, so it's not a fair comparison. Guys, did you leave your thinking caps at home, or something?!
And NO, it is not a compressor. It uses artificial intelligence and facial recognition (think Photoshop and video apps) - zynaptiq, can you maybe tell us more about that?* Tried to find the manual on your site - no manual. Why not put a link for those who haven't got the demo yet but like to read?
* (Yes, of course it's complex and proprietary, but still...)
With respect I think you are not conveying what was said or claimed very accurately.
The aim of intensity verbatim fron Zynaptik's site:"INTENSITY is a new kind of audio processor for mixing, mastering and sound design. 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 insane amounts of clarity. 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 detail, density, clarity, and perceived loudness, NOT just loudness.
Because it does make things louder though via actual gain increases,
the natural question #1 of every inquiring mind is: how much of any improvement
effect is due to gain increase vs the other processing that goes on?
Second, intensity is not a compressor BUT does compress the signal both in the sense
of DR reduction and due to the "saturating limiter".
Thus the natural question #2 of every inquiring mind is: how much of any improvement
effect is due to the compression and saturation limiting effects?