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ZYLIA ZM-1 - Mike system with 19 mikes
    • 19 microphone capsules
    • LED ring status indicator
    • 48 KHz / 24 bit recording
    • USB connectivity
    • Easy to deploy

    https://zylia.co/

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  • Tablet version of software

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  • PR

    Zylia, an industry leader in the field of 3D audio recording and production, together with Infineon Technologies AG, a world leader in semiconductor solutions, will present an innovative and unique approach to Six Degrees of Freedom (6DoF) technology in virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) during Mobile World Congress 2019, which will run Feb. 25-28 at Fira Gran Via and Fira Montjuïc conference centers in Barcelona, Spain. The presentation will offer a valuable contribution to the topic to help users stay on top of current trends in the development of VR and AR solutions.

    6DoF technology in VR/AR enables the user to experience 3D audio/video content in the virtual space by introducing an unlimited number of listening and vantage points. 6DoF gives users the opportunity to navigate through three-dimensional spaces freely by rotating or translating their position. However, to experience the feeling of full immersion in the virtual world, a high-level image must be followed by a realistic sound. Until now, image-related technologies have been developing much faster, leaving the sound far behind. Zylia has made the first attempt to show that 6DoF with an immersive sound experience can be achieved.

    “Synthetic 6 Degrees of Freedom audio, combining separate sound recordings into a single simulated sonic space, is very common in video games. What we will present at Mobile World Congress is a novel approach which enables not synthetic, but live recorded navigable 6DoF sound from an actual physical space,” explains Tomasz Zernicki, co-founder and chief technology officer of Zylia.

    The compact ZYLIA ZM-1 allows users to record entire sound scenes with only one microphone, separate the individual sound sources from the recording, and then select sound pieces in post processing and apply them in the workflow. Standard ZYLIA Studio software gives users the ability to capture immersive 3D audio (360/VR/AR) with high-definition quality (3rd order Ambisonics), use virtual microphones to get ultimate control over the recorded sound field, and use convenient presets for surround or ambient recordings (such as 5.1, 7.1, and 5.1.4 up to 22.2).​

    In order to prepare its 6DoF demonstration, Zylia used multiple simultaneous and synchronized Higher Order Ambisonics recordings made with nine ZYLIA ZM-1 microphones evenly spaced in the room. Zylia’s work resulted in creating a Unity-based audiovisual system, enabling users to navigate within a simulated 3D space and listen to the 6DoF recordings from different perspectives.

    For the purpose of audio recording for 6DoF demonstration, Zylia provided a new product – 6DoF VR/AR Development Kit. This is an exceptional tool for people experimenting with spatial sound solutions, which could unite audio and video for immersive content.

    A single ZYLIA ZM-1 is a 19-capsule microphone array with high-end 24-bit recording resolution, which allows users to record entire sound scenes with just one microphone. Equipped with Infineon’s class-leading 69-decibel SNR digital XENSIV™ MEMS microphones, the microphone array delivers high-fidelity and far-field audio recording. In addition, the array provides multiple microphone noise- and distortion-free audio signals for advanced audio signal processing.

  • Finally our interview, sorry for our huge delay here

  • It all started in 2013 as a research project. Piotr Szczechowiak and Tomasz Żernicki, both PhD Eng specialising in sound technologies and Zylia co-founders, were working on a new surround sound recording technology. They did not just want to run the project and spend the money; they wanted to finish this project with at least a good idea for a physical product which could be further developed by the company and introduced into the market in the future.

    http://www.innovatecee.com/academy/zylia-how-our-users-helped-us-to-move/

  • Interesting microphone.

  • @IronFilm

    Present ambisonic mikes are extremely old school and worse.

  • Recording McGill Jazz Orchestra

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  • Seems like an overpriced product for their main target market?

    But it could find a good niche as an ambisonic mic, if there is more info out there in terms of how well it handles that task.

  • I don't like the sound, but it's an interesting idea. However, the most flexible arrays are adjustable.
    Drrrumrolll....the Flexophone~!

  • Thanks Vitaliy! It would be great to see the interview. So the benefit of it over multiple mics would be, more or less, the setup of various fixed "microphone angles" with the drawback of that they are all limited to a single point in the middle of the scene?

  • @AugustoDantas

    I'll still need to post our interview that was recorded on our usual mike and also recorded on ZYLIA ZM-1.

    In short - it is unable to deal with background noise if it is low frequency or higher frequency but similar direction. And digital processing used to extract specific sound make it really hard to do something with it contrary to single microphone.

  • It's really interesting concept. It would be amazing if they include auto sound source tracking of multiple sound sources (or at least single sound source tracking). There's some way to do it in post inside the software? Would make a great micro crew tool at a reasonable price if it proves practical to use it to music and video. Also, would like to know more about what it can really do in field, will it work fine with a Atom Z8300? How well it handle sound reflections and other background noise without affecting the quality of the target source?

  • ZYLIA Studio PRO

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    Zylia is announcing the release of ZYLIA Studio PRO – a new software tool for the ZYLIA ZM-1 microphone array. This tool brings exciting new features for music makers all around the world.

    ZYLIA Studio PRO [http://www.zylia.co/zylia-studio-pro.html] is a VST/AU plugin which enables spatial filtering and signal separation directly within a DAW. Thanks to ZYLIA Studio PRO the whole recording system becomes even more powerful enabling new features for 3D audio production, sound source separation and surround recording.

    ZYLIA Studio PRO transforms a single 19 channel ZM-1 [http://www.zylia.co/zylia-zm-1-microphone.html] recording into a number of Virtual Microphones which are easy to steer in any direction around the mic. Now it is possible to set and monitor Virtual Microphones of multiple polar patterns or characteristics - live or during post production!

    The new software brings muli-channel presets that can be used in surround or ambient recordings (2.0, 3.0, 5.1, 7.1 and more). There is no need for time-consuming microphones placemen. Now it is possible to record the entire music scene directly in 5.1 or 7.1 format!

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    ZYLIA Studio PRO plugin extends all the features provided by ZYLIA Studio [http://www.zylia.co/zylia-studio.html]. It is possible to setup an arbitrary number of Virtual Microphones and adjust their characteristics and positions, during the recording or in the post‑production stage. Outputs of the Virtual Microphones are available as separated tracks directly in the DAW software for instant application of effects and mixing. Now it is possible to work with multichannel recordings in the same, easy way as in case of single-track recordings.

  • Making interview at NAB NY

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  • Why we don't see such made for filmmakers?