We are happy to announce the new release of ZYLIA ZM-1 drivers for Windows 10 (v2.1.0). Version for Windows 7 will be released in the future.
Some of you, who came across the term ‘3D sound’, probably are wondering what it actually is?
Intuitively, we may understand it by analogy to 3D space, which as we know is made up of three dimensions: width, depth, and height. In real life, any position in space is characterized by these dimensions.
Now imagine, that you are outside, for example in a park, full of various sounds. You can hear children laughing on the playground behind you; a dog is barking on your left, a couple of people are talking while sitting on a bench in front of you – you can hear their voices more and more clearly when you move towards them. We may say that you are in the 3-dimensional sound space. When you move, the sound you hear changes as well, corresponding to the position of your ears (its intensity, direction, height and even timbre).
Reproducing this natural human way of hearing in the recording isn’t easy, however, we already have the technology which allows us to do it – it is binaural and Ambisonics sound.
The most common type of recordings – which you hear while listening to the music on your computer or watching TV –is stereo. You may also come across mono recordings but these have been outdated with the introduction of stereo mixing. Stereo sound basically allows you only to hear if the sound comes from left or right which is the main advantage over the mono-type of audio.
Bellow, you may find some great recordings that will allow you to hear the difference between these different formats. We have also summarized their characteristics in the bullet points, to present the information most clearly.
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New ZYLIA Streaming Application allows you to set up binaural and Ambisonics audio streaming on your Mac computer with no need off using Digital Audio Workstation.
It’s FREE for all current ZYLIA Ambisonics Converter owners. So available for users of the ZYLIA PRO Ambisonics and ZYLIA PRO Have it all! sets.
How can you use 3D audio streaming?
To set up binaural and Ambisonics audio streaming you will need the following prerequisites:
Learn everything about ZYLIA Streaming Application with the following video presentation:
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We are happy to announce the new release of the ZYLIA Streaming Application (v1.0.1).
With this version, we fixed the problem with streaming via the OBS plugin, when OBS is in stereo mode.
We are happy to announce the very first release of ZYLIA Streaming Application v1.0 for macOS. This is our new solution for quick and easy setting-up live streaming of your music performance in the Ambisonics format. The core of this application is ZYLIA Ambisonics Converter that converts the ZM-1 multi-channel recordings into Higher Order Ambisonics (HOA).
With this tool, you can stream your audio content directly in HOA format (1st, 2nd, and 3rd order) or Binaural format by using an additional binauralization plugin. It can be easily configured with streaming software like OBS (Open Broadcaster Software) that allows combining your audio stream with a video stream and transmitting directly to most of the well-known multimedia platforms (e.g. YouTube, Facebook, Twitch, etc.). Also in addition to this application, we provide the beta OBS Plugin which is able to get direct output from ZYLIA Streaming Application, without using any virtual sound card.
ZYLIA Streaming Application will be available as an addition to all packages that contain the ZYLIA Ambisonics Converter plugin, eg. the ZYLIA PRO Ambisonics package.
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We are happy to announce the new release of ZYLIA ZM-1 drivers for macOS. This driver supports the latest Apple computers with an M1 processor. As it is still kernel extension, you may need to Enable System Extension for M1 systems. This instruction is available on the Apple webpage and also here.
Also, all other ZYLIA Software is able to run on this kind of machine in Intel compatibility mode with Rosetta 2. ( https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT211861)
We are happy to announce the new release of ZYLIA Studio (v2.1).
With this version, we introduce the following features:
We are happy to announce the release of ZYLIA 6DoF HOA Renderer for Max MSP v2.0. (macOS, Windows).
This software is a key element of ZYLIA 6DoF Navigable Audio system. It allows you to reproduce the sound field in a given location based on Ambisonics signals recorded with ZM-1S microphones. The plugin works in Max/MSP environment so you can use this tool directly in your project. Please refer to the provided example project with our plugin and the manual for ZYLIA 6DoF HOA Renderer.
The newest ZYLIA 6DoF HOA Renderer for Max/MSP has a lot of improvements.
The new User Interface can be accessed in a separate window – it allows you to set up the whole configuration directly in the plugin, without using the message mechanism of Max/MSP. The UI allows you also to lock the microphones’ positions, preventing the unintentional change of the scene configuration.
The next thing is an increased number of supported signals, right now you can pass up to 30 HOA signals to the plugin, and create a 6DoF experience on much larger scenes.
If you would like to test this plugin, you can also use a 7-day free trial, and play around with our 6DoF audio rendering algorithm. The test recording data for the plugin can be found on our webpage.
We are happy to announce the new release of ZYLIA ZM-1 drivers for macOS (v2.9.1). This driver supports the latest release of macOS 11.1 Big Sur.
We are happy to announce the new release of ZYLIA ZM-1 drivers for macOS and Linux.
MacOS driver v2.9.0
Linux driver v2.5.0