In the new version, we solved an issue with incorrect closing of ZYLIA Studio for long recording in lossless compression mode (WavPack format).
General changes introduced in both ZYLIA Studio PRO v1.5.0 and ZYLIA Ambisonics Converter Plugin v1.2.0 concern adding a possibility to generate support packages. In case of technical challenges, users can create a support package and send it to us to solve issues with ZYLIA plugins. The new feature is available in Settings -> License -> Support data
In the new versions of ZYLIA Studio PRO and ZYLIA Ambisonics Converter Plugin scaling of graphical elements on Retina displays was also fixed.
We redesign the look of the native operating system’s dialog windows to be consistent with the rest of the graphical interface.
Additionally, with the new release of ZYLIA ZM-1 driver we would like to presents ZYLIA Studio PRO and ZYLIA Ambisonics Converter Plugin in AAX version for Windows system.
Additional changes in ZYLIA Studio PRO
Additional changes in ZYLIA Ambisonics Converter Plugin
Improved automatic gain correction thanks to new sets of Zylia drivers lowers the sensitivity mismatch of individual microphones in ZYLIA ZM-1 from +/- 1 decibel down to +/- 0.1 dB due to acoustic measurments of each unit. Introduced changes can be appreciated especially by professional sound engineers and audio researchers.
Additionally a new ZYLIA ZM-1 driver for macOS:
- blocks automatic system sleep during recording and when the laptop lid is closed
- allows installing the same version of ZYLIA ZM-1 driver again
- improves audio data streaming between ZYLIA ZM-1 device and ZYLIA ZM-1 driver
- gives ZYLIA Control Panel possibility to generate a package with support data
Additionally a new ZYLIA ZM-1 driver for Windows:
- gives support for recording in Pro Tools
New release of ZYLIA Studio PRO and ZYLIA Ambisonics Converter Plugins are 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.
Because Pro Tools since 12.8.2 version 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 work slightly different than in VST/AU version. They process the first 16 channels from ZYLIA ZM-1 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). Number of virtual microphones is limited to 16. ZYLIA Ambisonics Converter in the AAX version supports conversion to 1st- and 2nd-order Ambisonics, enabling users to prepare 3D audio recordings.
We are happy to announce a new release of ZYLIA Ambisonics Converter v. 1.2.0 and ZYLIA Ambisonics Converter Plugin v. 1.1.0. Here are all the changes.
ZYLIA Ambisonics Converter v. 1.2.0
◦ Sensitivity of rotation slider
ZYLIA Ambisonics Converter Plugin v. 1.1.0
◦ Wrong sample rate warning
Download link - ZYLIA Ambisonics Converter plugin
We are happy to announce a release of ZYLIA ZM-1 drivers for Windows 7. Now our software is compatible with Windows 7 and 10.
We are thrilled to announce new versions of ZYLIA Studio (1.7.2), ZYLIA Studio PRO (1.3.1) and update of ZYLIA ZM‑1 drivers.
ZYLIA ZM-1 model 3E support
The most significant change is support for a new model of ZYLIA ZM-1. We added tailored spatial filters for a 3E microphone model to ZYLIA Studio and ZYLIA Studio PRO.
Source localization in ZYLIA Studio PRO
Source localization function is a new feature which will help you to find sound sources in the space. Thanks to that you will add a new virtual microphone in the right 3D position immediately.
To enable this function, press on the "Source localization" button in the left-upper corner of ZYLIA Studio PRO window. The localization algorithm works in real time. During playback of your 19-channel recording, estimated positions of the sound sources will appear on the VST/AU radar screen (blue icons). To add a virtual microphone in this position, simply click on the sound source icon.
ZYLIA Control Panel (macOS)
ZYLIA Control Panel now is bundled with ZYLIA ZM-1 driver for macOS operating systems. Thanks to this application you will be able to manipulate LED brightness of your ZYLIA ZM-1 device.
To dim LED of plugged ZYLIA ZM-1 microphone, open ZYLIA Control Panel application and by using the slider decrease brightness to the desired level (you can turn the LED off as well). After closing ZYLIA Control Panel you'll be ready to start your recording session. ZYLIA Control Panel saves the last used LED brightness level and restores it right after application start.
Additionally we fixed a few small bugs to improve stability of ZYLIA software.
We are pleased to announce a new release of ZYLIA Studio 1.6.1.
This edition is a minor update to the previous release and it brings a lot of small changes and bug fixes.
The new icon of ZYLIA Studio
Auto-mixing by default
Second change is that we enabled the auto-mix function by default.
After you separate your recording into separate instrument tracks the auto-mixing feature will engage when you visit the mixer screen for the first time. Thanks to that you’ll immediately receive a balanced recording. You can always reset the adjustments using the “Reset adjustments” option in the mixer’s menu. You can also use the “Mix automatically” button to repeat the auto-mixing procedure.
Bug fixes and other improvements
Alongside those two changes, we fixed couple bugs regarding the user’s interface, including: better touch-pad scrolling on macOS, improved snack bar notification’s management and we fixed a minor bug in the auto-mix functionality that could lead to weird results in some band configurations.
We are happy to announce a new version of ZYLIA Ambisonics Converter. We introduced a few changes based on your input and suggestions.
We added a batch processing. Now, it is possible to process multiple 19 channels wave files within a single session.
There are also quality improvements and bug fixes for 2nd and 3rd order HOA. This update significantly increases the perceptual effect of rotation in HOA domain as well as corrects spatial resolution for 2nd and 3rd order. It is recommended to update to this new version.
We are happy to announce a new version of ZYLIA Studio PRO, the VST/AU plugin delivered with the Indiegogo ZYLIA PRO package. We introduced a lot of changes based on your input and suggestions.
The biggest feature of ZYLIA Studio PRO 1.1 is something we like to call the Energy Map. Once activated it shows the approximate location of the loudest sound sources around the microphone. You can now easily locate the sound sources using this feature. Just point your Virtual Microphone at the hottest point on the Energy Map.
This works for live recordings (directly from the microphone) and for pre-recorded sessions.
Figure 1. ZYLIA Studio PRO with its new feature - Energy Map. Quickly locate sound sources using a visual cue.
Updated Surround Presets and more Virtual Microphones!
We updated the built-in presets with new Surround Options. Now you can quickly choose a set-up and record a surround sound scene. We included presets like Surround 5.1, 5.1.4, 10.2, and even 22.2! To make it so we increased the maximum number of virtual microphones up to 24.
Please, note that the presets are not available in the VST3 plugin version, but you can use the *.zspro files bundled with the installers.
Figure 2. ZYLIA Studio PRO v1.1 using a 22.2 surround preset. You can see the 22 virtual microphones arranged to reproduce the 22.2 surround setup.
Changes to sources management
Based on your suggestions and feedback we also improved how you can manage Virtual Microphones. First, we added an option to assign icons to instruments. You can select an instrument's icon when you add a new Virtual Microphone. You can also change the icon by clicking the menu button next to the microphone's name and selecting "Change icon". If you use ZYLIA Studio and import calibration settings to ZYLIA Studio PRO the icons will be transferred automatically as well.
Figure 3 ZYLIA Studio PRO v1.1 showing the new icon selection window. You can now assign an icon to a virtual microphone to quickly identify microphones on the radar screen.
Figure 4 ZYLIA Studio PRO v1.1 showing the option to adjust the position of multiple microphones at once. Notice also the brand new icons representing the instruments in the ensemble.
To manage larger ensembles, we added a feature to select and change the azimuth and elevation of multiple instruments at once. You can now rotate the whole scene by simply using the Command/Control key and selecting more instruments. Then you can adjust the position of those instruments at the same time. We also added the option to sort the microphone's list by their names or by the assigned output channel, so now you can quickly navigate your setup.