ZYNAPTIQ Intensity

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KVRAF
5363 posts since 28 Dec, 2015 from Hanover, Germany

Post Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:41 pm

ZYNAPTIQ released a new mixing and mastering effect.
In their own words:

„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.

Think of it like an infinite-band compressor operating in relative terms, controlled by an artificial intelligence at audio rate.

That said, INTENSITY is of course absolutely not a compressor, it's zynaptiq style rocket science - but the analogy does give you an idea of when to use it and what for.

We think that INTENSITY is the closest thing to an AWESOME-Knob we've come up with so far. We invite you to find out whether you agree - and recommend you do so while the huge intro discount lasts.“

I haven‘t yet demoed it but will do tomorrow. Let‘s see what it brings to the table...
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KVRAF
5056 posts since 23 Aug, 2014 from Boston/Cambridge

Post Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:22 pm

Absolutely wonderful: https://youtu.be/_whRLEwHx-M

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480 posts since 28 Apr, 2017

Post Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:07 pm

Demoing now on the MB of some existing mixes. It seems pretty heavy handed initally when used in a chain with other processors. Despite the marketing hyperbole, you can definitely hear compression going on. The Level Comp needed to dialed way back. Still trying to get it work more subtly. It might work better on a MB bus with fewer processors or when mixing into from scratch.

"adds insane amounts of clarity" LOL these marketing guys have to be high to come up with shit like that.
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KVRian
933 posts since 31 May, 2017

Post Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:17 pm

Seems like a pretty cool and innovative tool. I don't really understand putting something like this on your master bus but it could probably find some interesting use on individual tracks. Unless it really works some magic, $150 seems a little steep though.

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KVRAF
5056 posts since 23 Aug, 2014 from Boston/Cambridge

Post Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:52 pm

It’s a magical wand indeed. And it changes to $379 list price in ten days, so ...

KVRAF
3992 posts since 15 Sep, 2010

Post Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:55 pm

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KVRAF
4036 posts since 26 Nov, 2015 from Way Downunder

Post Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:39 pm

The RRP is Absurd. Niche market I guess?

KVRAF
6635 posts since 5 Aug, 2009

Post Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:43 pm

Really magic or bullocks? ;)

Compression definitely. Im sceptical with 1 knob solutions

A volume compensation would be goid
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KVRian
964 posts since 25 Jan, 2017

Post Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:55 pm

One one side, if it works, it works.
On the other side, this kind of plugins leaves me puzzled.
I like to know as much as possible about what I'm doing to the signal.

The thread's title has been cracking me up for a good couple hours btw
http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/intensifies

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410 posts since 21 Nov, 2005

Post Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:03 pm

Niowiad wrote:I like to know as much as possible about what I'm doing to the signal.
This puts the tits on.

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KVRian
964 posts since 25 Jan, 2017

Post Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:09 pm

bbtr wrote:
Niowiad wrote:I like to know as much as possible about what I'm doing to the signal.
This puts the tits on.
SOLD!

KVRian
903 posts since 8 Mar, 2009

Post Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:50 pm

Can definitely hear amplitude modulation in that example.there was a plugin that did something similar to this that flew under most peoples radar,i forgot the name of the company but it used "sound objects"to bring forth elements in a sound using AI or whatever (didn't state AI)i've used it a fair bit,but it's pretty subtle in comparison to this

Edit:It was Neoduction Tools-Hierarchy
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KVRAF
4306 posts since 7 Jun, 2012 from Warsaw

Post Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:17 pm

Volume compensation or it didn't happen. Turning sound louder is not a big achivement on its own ;)

It a multi-band compression with smiley curve, or is there something more to it?
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480 posts since 28 Apr, 2017

Post Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:24 pm

DJ Warmonger wrote:Volume compensation of it didn't happen. Turning sound louder is not a big achivement on its own ;)

It a multi-band compression with smiley curve, or is there something more to it?
The presets sure don't make it obvious that there something more to it. I'm still trying to get it work more subtly. I'm hoping there's more to it than that.

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KVRAF
32946 posts since 14 Sep, 2002 from In teh net

Post Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:46 pm

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