Frequently Asked Questions
What is the typical use case?
ZYLIA Portable Recording Studio was designed for recording music bands. You can use it as a typical recorder to obtain a high quality stereo recording. In addition, you can separate individual tracks of instruments/vocals within the audio mix. Tracks of individual instruments can be mixed together to produce a balanced recording that sounds great.
The ZYLIA ZM-1 is great for:
CAN I USE ZYLIA PORTABLE RECORDING STUDIO WITH MY DAW (DIGITAL AUDIO workSTATION)?
Yes, ZYLIA is compatible with all types of DAWs. The microphone is visible like a normal input device. In addition, separated tracks of audio sources and instruments (wav files) can be exported to any DAW of your choice.
Is ZYLIA an Ambisonics mic?
Yes, ZYLIA mic is a microphone array, 3rd order Ambisonics microphone.
WHEN ZYLIA WILL BE DELIVERED?
Product will be delivered to people who participated in the Indiegogo campaign in Q1 of 2018 (ZYLIA Set and ZYLIA PRO).
DO I GET A WARRANTY?
Zylia’s hardware products are covered with warranty against defects in materials and workmanship under normal use for a period of ONE (1) YEAR from the date of purchase by the original end-user purchaser.
HOW CAN I PAY FOR ZYLIA?
Currently we only accept Paypal as the method of payment for the product.
Where can I buy ZYLIA?
How are individual tracks separated?
Extraction of sound sources is a technique which belongs to our core IP and was a subject of intensive R&D over the past years.
Does ZYLIA support live monitoring?
Yes, you can live monitor any of your recordings.
WHAT ARE THE RECORDING PARAMETERS?
The current version of ZYLIA ZM-1 has 19 microphones and audio is recorded in 48 KHz/24 bit quality. The system records 19 tracks from physical microphones and an arbitrary number of virtual microphones that are defined in software by the user. Each virtual microphone is recorded as a separate track.
WHAT ARE VIRTUAL MICROPHONES?
These are software defined microphone beams that can be directed in any position in the 3D space. ZYLIA can detect audio sources through a localization process and steer appropriate virtual microphone beams towards them.
CAN YOU record in 5.1 WITH ZYLIA?
Thanks to our virtual microphone technology, it is possible to set microphone beams in many directions simultaneously. In this way you can record in mono, stereo, 5.1, 7.1 or in any other arrangement of your liking.
CAN I USE ZYLIA WITHOUT any INTERNET CONNECTION?
Yes, the microphone and recording software work without any Internet connection.
Does it work with a drum set?
Yes, it does. With sound level monitoring you can always decide to put ZYLIA ZM-1 microphone closer or further away from your drum set.
Does it work with a loud music?
Yes, it does. With monitoring of sound level you can always decide to put ZYLIA ZM-1 microphone closer or further away from your drum set.
Can IT BE USED FOR RECORDING MULTIPLE VOICES IN VIDEO PRODUCTION?
Yes, the device can be used for recording many speakers simultaneously. As the output you will get a stereo recording of a whole session. Additionally, you will get separated track of each speaker.
Will IT WORK IN LARGE VENUES?
ZYLIA was designed to work in different environments starting from home environments to rehearsal rooms and even larger venues.