New ZYLIA Mix & Master Service Allows Musicians to Optimize Spatial Sound From 360-Degree Recordings

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.

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“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.

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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.

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Zylia Expands Tech and Ops Teams to Address High Demand for Its 360-Degree Audio Recording Tech

Zylia has hired Maurizio Barausse as key account manager, Marek Kabacinski and Krzysztof Klos as software testers, Michal Huflejt as a research engineer, Wojtek Blachowiak as a technical customer service expert, and Lidia Wojciechowska as office manager.

“We are committed to ensuring that even as Zylia grows, we maintain exceptional service and excellence in technical research and design,” said Piotr Szczechowiak, Zylia co-founder and chief operating officer. “From day one, we have been dedicated to making sophisticated audio recording technology accessible and affordable. It is exciting to be adding further talent to the company to support our expanding customer base and to continue developing products that empower musicians and audio engineers to achieve greater creative freedom.”

Barausse has been involved in pro audio since the early ’90s, and he brings a wealth of knowledge to his role as key account manager. He is not only a singer-songwriter and owner of a recording studio, but also a student of sound and video technology with experience in both technical roles and international sales for the broadcast, AV, and music industries.

Both Kabacinski and Klos will focus on testing Zylia products, ensuring top-quality sound and flawless performance. Kabacinski joins Zylia with a degree in telecommunications engineering, and Klos joins the company with both education and experience in music and sound technologies. Huflejt, who will be responsible for research and engineering, has more than a decade of experience in product development, signal processing, and hardware.

With professional experience as a sound engineer and a creative musician in his free time, Blachowiak joins Zylia ready to support the company’s growing worldwide customer base. Working at Zylia headquarters in Poland, Wojciechowska will oversee an array of administrative and operational tasks to help keep the business running smoothly.

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Zylia Hosts Pop-Up Recording Studio and 3D Audio Recording Demo Booth at La Roche Bluegrass Festival

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.

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Zylia Launches Online Shop for Its ZYLIA ZM-1 360-Degree Audio Recording Solution

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.

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Zylia’s Eduardo Patricio to Lead 3D Sound Workshop During International Music Education Summit

As an engineer at Zylia, Patricio focuses on research and development of spatial audio technologies. His diverse background includes sound design for research, music composition, and various forms of media, and he has taught both theoretical and practical classes on acoustics, psychoacoustics, standard equipment, audio recording, processing, and mixing. Patricio earned a doctorate — with a focus on sonic arts — from Queen’s University Belfast in the U.K. and a master’s degree in music theory and composition from the Universidade Federal do Parana in Brazil.

During his workshop for the International Music Education Summit, Patricio will focus on how modern 360-degree audio recording can provide students and musicians with an array of new capabilities in capturing and understanding music and entire soundscapes. He will explore the technology behind working with 3D audio and explain the practical aspects of working with current recording devices and formats, including Ambisonics (full-sphere surround sound).

“I find the field of 3D sound fascinating, and I look forward to sharing knowledge based on research, experimentation, and teaching in the field of spatial audio technology,” said Patricio. “The online format of the summit expands the availability of workshops to educators everywhere, and I’m excited about being part of this year’s conference.”

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Studio G’s Joel Hamilton Extends Recording Options With Zylia’s ZM-1 Microphone

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.”

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Zylia Acclaimed ZM-1 Microphone Now Windows Tablet Compatible

Convenient tablet-based control over the ZM-1, a compact 3rd order Ambisonics microphone, gives sound engineers and musicians a lightweight and highly portable solution for capturing immersive audio in any environment.

“Field recordings can yield unique audio samples that bring terrific character and richness to a variety of applications,” said Tomasz Żernicki, co-founder and chief technology officer of Zylia. “Sound engineers use the ZM-1 for ambient sound recording in the field and to create spatial soundscapes. Musicians heading to outdoor concerts and jam sessions use the microphone to capture live shows and one-of-a-kind collaborations. Now requiring only the microphone and tripod, a tablet, and headphones, field recording with the ZM-1 is unbelievably simple and convenient.

Designed for bands and musical ensembles, sound engineers, podcasters, and audio creatives working in 3D audio, Ambisonics, and virtual reality, the 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. Boasting 19 high-quality digital MEMS microphones, the spherical array together with software can auto-detect sound sources from around the microphone and capture that sound as separate tracks for further editing on a digital audio workstation.

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Setting up tablet control over the ZM-1 is straightforward. Users need only install the ZYLIA ZM-1 Windows 10 driver (www.zylia.co/zylia-pro.html) and ZYLIA Studio software on a tablet equipped with a 64-bit processor and 64-bit Windows operating system. Once the ZYLIA Studio application is activated, the system is ready to go. The recording workflow is no different than with a laptop or PC. Users just set up the ZM-1 microphone in the desired location, plug the microphone into the tablet using a USB cable (and microUSB adapter if necessary), open ZYLIA Studio, and begin recording.

Recordings can be processed with the ZYLIA Ambisonics Converter plugin. Users can convert audio samples to 3rd-order Ambisonics and perform further processing if needed. Zylia software even enables users to fine-tune the position of a sound scene to reflect a particular camera position.

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