For some time, every customer who purchases a ZYLIA MUSIC system, which includes the ZYLIA ZM-1, will get the opportunity to submit four songs to the ZYLIA Mix & Master service — and professional audio mixing and mastering for free.
“The new ZYLIA Mix & Master service allows musicians to take advantage of the skills and experience of our in-house, 3D audio specialists to achieve a unique spatial sound that fans will love,” said Tomasz Zernicki, Zylia co-founder and chief technology officer. “With our team of 3D audio engineers mixing and mastering recordings on state-of-the-art studio equipment, musicians and bands can bring their sound to a new, binaural level.”
ZYLIA MUSIC is the world’s first portable recording studio that allows musicians to capture the entire 360-degree sound scene via 19 high-quality (48-kHz/24-bit resolution) microphones, all incorporated into one compact recording device, plugged directly to a laptop. Designed for musicians and audio creatives, the ZYLIA ZM-1 microphone and ZYLIA Studio software included in ZYLIA MUSIC can autodetect surrounding sound sources and capture them as separate tracks for further individual mixing or automixing. The highly portable system requires only a USB connection to a Mac®, PC, or Windows® tablet for both data transfer and power supply.
By uploading a ZM-1 recording to the ZYLIA Mix & Master service, musicians can focus on the creative flow and leave engineering to the pros at Zylia. The new ZYLIA Mix & Master option within ZYLIA Studio allows users to export the song to the appropriate format. Once the song is uploaded via a custom link, Zylia’s in-house sound engineers get to work creating and delivering a master.
For those musicians who want to mix themselves rather than take advantage of the new ZYLIA Mix & Master service, ZYLIA Studio software makes it easy to manually adjust the mix — or quickly and automatically mix tracks in a balanced recording with a single click. Either way, the software is easy to use, offering very natural sound with incredible audio quality.
At the free festival, July 31-Aug. 4 at La Roche-sur-Foron in France, Zylia will showcase the company’s ZYLIA ZM-1 third-order Ambisonics microphone and ZYLIA Studio software, demonstrating how the innovative technology makes it easy for musicians and bands to capture the entire sound scene as they perform and then create and fine-tune a balanced mix either with ZYLIA Studio’s AUTOMIX option or using manual controls.
“We’re excited about bringing the ZM-1 to the La Roche Bluegrass Festival, because it is the perfect one-mic solution for capturing bluegrass music, practices, impromptu jam sessions, and scheduled performances,” said Tomasz Żernicki, Zylia co-founder and chief technology officer. “The unique recording capabilities of the ZM-1 microphone array and the processing capabilities of ZYLIA Studio allow musicians to obtain a great-quality recording, extract individual instruments into separate tracks, adjust the volume and panning of those instruments, or automix them.”
The combination of ZM-1 microphone and ZYLIA Studio software was designed for musicians to be a fast, easy, and affordable solution for high-quality music recording and mixing. The compact and lightweight spherical microphone comprises 19 high-quality microphone capsules and offers 360-degree sound capture (48-kHz/24-bit resolution) that can be configured and manipulated using ZYLIA Studio. With the Automix features, musicians can get a balanced recording right away, and they can change the volume and panning of separated tracks of instruments and mix them with just a few clicks. The highly portable system requires only a USB connection to a Mac, PC, or a Windows tablet for both data transfer and power supply.
During the festival, Zylia experts will offer daily workshops on new 360 one-mic-recording techniques with the ZYLIA ZM-1. The pop-up studio will give bluegrass musicians the opportunity to try the ZM-1 and see how it can help them to bring forth the creativity and passion behind their music and preserve moments of chemistry in great-sounding demo recordings. Attendees interested in trying the ZYLIA ZM-1 for themselves can book a 20-minute recording studio slot at http://www.zylia.co/larochebluegrassfestival.html.
The new online shop features the ZYLIA STANDARD, and ZYLIA PRO sets; the latest software upgrades for the ZYLIA PRO, ZYLIA Studio PRO, and ZYLIA Ambisonics packages; and custom accessories.
“We’re happy to open our own online store and share the remarkable technology of our ZYLIA ZM-1 with musicians and audio engineers throughout Europe,” said Piotr Szczechowiak, Zylia co-founder and chief operating officer. “We are providing discounts for our first online customers, offering our ZYLIA PRO Set — regularly priced at 949 euros — for just 799 euro. This promotion is limited to early bird buyers, so anyone interested in affordable, state-of-the-art 360-degree recording should visit soon!”
Designed for musicians, sound engineers, podcasters, and audio creatives working in 3D audio, Ambisonics full-sphere surround sound format, and virtual reality, the ZYLIA ZM-1 is an ultimate solution for high-quality music and spatial resolution ambient recordings and provides unlimited post-processing options acquiring virtual microphones technology. This compact and lightweight spherical microphone comprises 19 high-quality MEMS microphone sensors and offers 360-degree sound capture (48-kHz/24-bit resolution) that can be configured and manipulated using ZYLIA Studio, ZYLIA Studio PRO, and ZYLIA Ambisonics Converter software.
The microphone, together with software, can auto-detect sound sources surrounding it and capture that sound as separate tracks for further editing on a digital audio workstation. The highly portable system requires only a USB connection to a Mac, PC, or a Windows tablet for both data transfer and power supply.
The ZM-1 from Zylia is a lightweight and compact recording solution capable of delivering 48-kHz/24-bit resolution while capturing the full spatial sound scene. Making it possible to capture the space and the direct sound from an instrument, as well as the direct sound of multiple instruments and the room’s ambient sound, the microphone gives Hamilton a unique new way to capture audio.
“For studio work, where it’s valuable to be able to choose the most flattering recording out of a variety of options, the ZM-1 is a great addition,” said Hamilton. “It’s on-location recording, though, that I think could be transformed by this microphone. I see it making a massive impact for recording classical music in a concert hall, for Foley recording, and for live settings. Because you can just throw it in a bag with your laptop and go, it’s sort of like a to-go cup for the studio. You could use it to record a band in a rehearsal space, at a show, or anywhere, really.”
ZM-1 is designed for bands and musical ensembles, sound engineers, podcasters, and audio creatives who value high audio quality and ease of use. It opens up new possibilities of working in 3D audio, Ambisonics, and virtual reality. With its 19 high-quality MEMS microphone sensors and sophisticated software options, it can also serve as a perfect room mic, an add-on to classical recording studio equipment for capturing “the creative moment” between musicians.
While the ZM-1 gives Hamilton another powerful tool for studio recording, it also can serve as a valuable preproduction tool for musicians before they enter the studio. Using the economical yet sophisticated ZM-1 microphone and ZYLIA Studio software to get a more accurate understanding of their performance prior to recording or a live show, musicians can make the most of their time in the studio or on stage.
“Without the industry’s traditional curators or gatekeepers, it’s a lot easier to record something yourself and — for better or for worse — make it available to audiences,” added Hamilton. “In this environment, the ZYLIA ZM-1 microphone has the potential to change the way people record themselves. The technological aspects of this microphone are a breakthrough, and it’s stunning that Zylia has been able to bring it to market at the price point it has. Anyone making music today should know about this mic.”
Developed to address the needs of audio enthusiasts, the new plug-ins accommodate specific characteristics of Pro Tools and enable use of the DAW with the innovative ZYLIA ZM-1 microphone, along with the ZYLIA Studio PRO and ZYLIA Ambisonics Converter software.
“It’s exciting to be announcing our new ZYLIA Studio PRO and ZYLIA Ambisonics Converter plug-ins for the Pro Tools at the 2019 NAMM Show, where so many industry pros gather to see the latest in music technologies,” said Piotr Szczechowiak, chief operating officer at Zylia. “Pro Tools is an important tool for musicians and audio engineers, and these new plug-ins will make their experience with our innovative ZYLIA ZM-1 microphone and Pro Tools all that much better.”
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).
Because Pro Tools supports a maximum of 16 channels per track instead of the 19 provided by the ZM-1 microphone, ZYLIA plug-ins in the AAX plug-in format process the first 16 channels from ZYLIA recordings and omit the three bottom microphones. Users still benefit from the ZYLIA Studio PRO and ZYLIA Ambisonics Converter plug-ins’ unique features.
ZYLIA Studio PRO allows spatial filtering and signal separation directly within a DAW, and gives access to various surround presets (up to 10.2/5.1.4). ZYLIA Ambisonics Converter in the AXX version supports conversion to 1st and 2nd order Ambisonics, enabling the user to prepare 3D audio recordings for playback on the Facebook 360 and YouTube 360 platforms, among others.
ZYLIA continues to develop all of its products for the benefit of its customers. Earlier this year, ZYLIA introduced a series of new software releases for the ZYLIA ZM-1 single-mic: ZYLIA Studio (1.8.0), ZYLIA Studio PRO (1.4.0), and the ZYLIA Ambisonics Converter plug-in (1.1.1). Each new software release improves on existing features, and most importantly, improves the quality of sound, giving musicians and other audio enthusiasts better tools to help them follow their passion.
Studio PRO and Ambisonics Converter Plug-Ins for Pro Tools.
At the 2019 NAMM Show, Zylia will unveil the ZYLIA Studio PRO and ZYLIA Ambisonics Converter plug-ins for the Pro Tools Digital Audio Workstation (DAW). Developed to address the needs of audio enthusiasts, the new plug-ins accommodate specific characteristics of Pro Tools and enable use of the DAW with the innovative ZYLIA ZM-1 microphone and ZYLIA Studio PRO and ZYLIA Ambisonics Converter software.
Because Pro Tools supports a maximum of 16 channels per track instead of the 19 provided by the ZM-1 microphone, ZYLIA plug-ins in the AAX plug-in format process the first 16 channels from ZYLIA recordings and omit the three bottom microphones. Users still benefit from the plug-ins’ unique features. ZYLIA Studio PRO enables spatial filtering and signal separation directly within a DAW, and also gives users access to various surround presets (up to 10.2/5.1.4). ZYLIA Ambisonics Converter in the AAX version supports conversion to 1st- and 2nd-order Ambisonics, enabling users to prepare 3D audio recordings.
ZYLIA ZM-1 Single-Mic Portable Recording Studio
At the 2019 NAMM show, Zylia will showcase the innovative ZYLIA ZM-1, an incredibly light, compact, and beautifully designed recording solution capable of delivering 48 kHz/24-bit resolution while capturing the full spatial sound scene. No matter where they are, users can simply connect the ZYLIA ZM-1 to a laptop via USB and begin recording.
The ZM-1 boasts 19 omnidirectional microphone capsules, which are distributed around a sphere measuring 4 inches in circumference and weighing just 16.6 ounces. A LED ring encircling the sphere gives off a gentle glow that indicates recording status. When using the ZM-1 in combination with ZYLIA Studio software, musicians can record their performances in a new, groundbreaking way — in both 3D/360-degree audio and traditional stereo.
ZYLIA Studio PRO
ZYLIA Studio PRO is a VST/AU plug-in that brings spatial filtering and signal separation directly into the Digital Audio Workstation (DAW). ZYLIA Studio PRO uses virtual microphone technology (software-defined microphones) on the 19-channel ZYLIA ZM-1 recording to separate sound sources and record them as individual tracks. The software also uses spatial filtering and blind sound-source separation to detect automatically the position of sound sources and separate them in real time. Users can set and monitor virtual microphones of multiple polar patterns or characteristics, both live and during postproduction. They can also take advantage of presets for surround or ambient recordings (5.1, 7.1, 5.4.1, 22.2, and more).
ZYLIA Ambisonics Converter
The ZYLIA Ambisonics Converter converts multichannel recordings made with the ZYLIA ZM-1 microphone into Higher Order Ambisonics full-sphere surround-sound recordings. This software tool makes it easy for users to prepare 3D audio recordings for playback on the Facebook 360 and YouTube 360 platforms. The converter offers a B-format signal set that includes 1st-, 2nd-, and 3rd-order Ambisonics to bring added height and depth to surround sound. Users can choose between the FuMa and ACN component ordering formats, as required by the target platform, and between ambiX and TBE output formats. The converter also allows for quick correction of microphone orientation in postproduction.
Zylia, the Poland-based manufacturer of multitrack audio recording technologies announced that its acclaimed ZYLIA ZM-1 microphone is now available for sale in the United States. Designed for bands and musical ensembles, sound engineers, podcasters, and audio creatives working in 3D audio, Ambisonics, and virtual reality, the new ZYLIA ZM-1 is an incredibly light, compact, and beautifully designed recording solution capable of delivering 48 kilohertz/24-bit resolution while capturing the full spatial sound scene.
The microphone is available for purchase online in the United States through B&H: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/buy/Shop-by-Brand-Zylia/ci/4/phd/6683/N/4294255798
“We’re happy to share the remarkable technology of ZYLIA ZM-1 with musicians and audio engineers in the United States,” said Zylia co-founder and chief operating officer Piotr Szczechowiak. “We think people will be impressed by its performance and attractive pricing.”
The ZYLIA ZM-1 is a spherical microphone comprising 19 high-quality MEMS microphone capsules and offering 360-degree sound capture that can be configured and manipulated using ZYLIA Studio, ZYLIA Studio PRO, and ZYLIA Ambisonics Converter software. The ZYLIA ZM-1 can autodetect sound sources from around the microphone and then capture that sound into the software as separate tracks for further editing on a digital audio workstation. The system is very portable and requires only a USB connection to Mac or PC for both data transfer and power supply.