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Zynaptiq intensity

Fleer

Feeding the Trolls
Seems to be always the case.
Do you work for them?
Sadly no. But whatever Zynaptiq or FabFilter develop gets my (musical) juices flowing. Although I have my favorites: Adaptiverb, and now Intensity. Would love to meet those guys, though. I read that they traditionally do Malt tasting during Musikmesse. Which would be a Nordic thing, I’m sure. I once taught at a Nordic university. Students were all drunk before the start of the semester :rofl:
 

Fleer

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Thanks, fiestared. There’s a thread at kvr as well, with some more information (http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=506693) and there’s a Nordic participant there too (nordickvr). Could be one and the same. Anyway, I’m not too much versed in technology, being more of a philosopher myself, but I do love what I’m hearing. As I wrote, I’d like to meet Zynaptiq’s developer Denis Gökdag during the next Musikmesse and taste his malt whisky to congratulate him in person. A bottle of Ruinart would do as well.
 

Geoff Grace

Senior Member
Here's another link that may be of use:

New Zynaptiq INTENSITY Mixing & Mastering Plug-in - Expert Review - Should You Buy This? Today We Test It For You

My own view is that—like any plugin—it's easy to overuse the effect that Intensity creates. Sometimes, I preferred the bypassed examples; and at other times, I enjoyed the affected examples more. The biggest danger seems to be overhyping the high-end frequencies. Nonetheless, Intensity is quick to audition and implement; and the sound it imparts improves enough material that it seems a very good buy at the current sale price. As always, YMMV.

Best,

Geoff
 
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charlieclouser

Senior Member
I'm actually getting some use out of Intensity right out of the box. I'm working on a VERY heavy track and I've got a zillion layers of ultra-heavy chug guitars with some 16th note synth pulses and acid 303's on top. Intensity is working well on a couple of individual tracks to make them "pop" more (not "more pop"). Since all of the chug guitars are recorded wet and not re-amped, I can't go back and adjust amp settings - but I can throw Intensity on a couple of the layers to make them "spike" more. So far it's working well on a couple of guitar layers and on one or two of the synths, especially the 303's which, even when distorted, are a pretty small sound when compared to the stacks of mega-guitars.

Putting it on a whole stem was too much on this mix though. I need the sine-wave-ish component of the bottom of the gtr+bass stem and the drum stem to stay clean and clear and Intensity was screwing with that when it was set to spike the guitars, but on individual elements it's all good.
 

will_m

Active Member
I'm trying out the demo at present, really liking the effect so far. Definitely seems capable of adding a lot of level without distortion, more so than any other limiter I have.

I'm find the presets a bit strong but dialled back I'm getting more excitement and detail in the top end and a thickening in the lows. The excitement in the top end can be overdone pretty easily. Using the custom bias curves seems to help a lot here.
 

Fleer

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On a different note, have to say I also quite appreciate the GUI of this plugin. It’s in the same vein as Zynaptiq’s other recent plugins: Adaptiverb, Wormhole, and now Integrity. Though it’s an evolutionary step up from their earlier ones, this GUI provides the ideal visual aid for Zynaptiq’s otherworldly tools.
 
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fiestared

fiestared

Vintage -but- not obsolete
I would be a good thing if the "dev" could give two more weeks for the intro price, I'm still not sure if I will buy it... ZYNAPTIQ ???
 

stixman

Active Member
Tried the demo...a few minutes later bought!....used in moderation fantastic results! Don’t dally ;)
 

Fleer

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Meanwhile, more interesting news on Intensity from Zynaptiq themselves (over at KVR and Gearslutz):

“OK guys, some news!

1) we've received so many requests that we decided to extend the intro promo to the end of July. Email us if you need a trial extension for evaluating.

2) we're deploying an update (v1.1.0) very soon – this weekend, if nothing unforeseen happens. This update has:

  • Fixed a buffering issue in some hosts and formats; could cause a glitch at the beginning of a region after a period of silence.
  • Added more and reworked some existing factory presets; in general, factory preset bank should now be more "subtle".
  • Added a button that copies the selected preset bias curve to the custom mode sliders and switches BIAS MODE to custom.

There'll be another update addressing precision control over INTENSITY, switchable SATURATE knee, and an improved loudness compensation option. The latter will be a monitoring/comparison option as it is not possible to measure loudness without a latency, and predicting isn't sufficiently precise with such non-linear/signal dependent stuff as this baby (so we need to measure). That said, you will probably be able to just leave that option on if you don't mind a short "settle down" level transition when changing parameters or swapping out the signal.”
 

pmcrockett

Senior Member
Nice. I'm interested enough in this to have downloaded the trial, but wasn't able to get enough of a feel for how to actually use it properly to have felt confident buying it by the original sale deadline of today. An extra month to figure things out is much appreciated.
 

jcrosby

Senior Member
Nice. I'm interested enough in this to have downloaded the trial, but wasn't able to get enough of a feel for how to actually use it properly to have felt confident buying it by the original sale deadline of today. An extra month to figure things out is much appreciated.
I'm finding adjusting wet dry to taste is the way to go... A little goes a very long way.
 

Fleer

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Nope. I remember Adaptiverb being heavy at launch but then Zynaptiq added a lightweight version.
Intensity doesn’t need heavy lifting.
 
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