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.