Available for download, Zynaptiq's INTENSITY is software designed to bring detail, clarity, loudness, and a sense of density to audio tracks. Equally suited to mixing, mastering, and sound-design purposes, INTENSITY is not a compressor or a dynamics processor per se. Instead, it uses algorithms borrowed from the world of facial recognition software to bolster and enhance a signal's inherent qualities. Use it on the drum bus to make a loop of percussion hit harder or feel more crispy, run ambient sounds through its algorithms to bring out details within the sound bed, or slap it on the master bus to bring out the detail of individual elements within the mix.
Operation is rather simple, with two prominent knobs—one called Intensity, which dictates the level of processing brought to the signal, and one called Bias, which makes the processing frequency-dependent. If you use Bias, it will work in conjunction with the Bias Curve control, and here you can select among presets or create custom curves. You can add output saturation with it, or mix the dry and wet amounts as well. Both of these operations can be implemented through sliders at the top of the GUI.
This software is compatible with Mac and Windows platforms. It can operate in AU, RTAS, AAX, and VST formats. With most of these formats, the software can work either at 32-bit and 64-bit, making it usable with the systems of many different users. You will need a free iLok account to use the software, though the iLok dongle itself is not required.