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.
What can be done with ZYLIA?
- Record band practice and separate the instruments into tracks
- Mix separated tracks to get a balanced recording, or use automix feature
- Record single instruments and shape your tone
- Convert your recordings to Ambisonics.
- Improve your mixes with ZYLIA Mix & Master Service
On how many devices can I use ZYLIA software at the same time?
You can use your ZYLIA software on three computers at the same time.
Can I move my instance of ZYLIA software to another computer?
Yes, deactivate ZYLIA software on the first device and use your license key to activate it on the second computer. You can activate ZYLIA software on three devices at the same time.
My laptop /PC /Mac was broken. How to deactivate software on that computer?
Please use the form at the bottom of the page and tell us on which device you want to deactivate your ZYLIA software.
How to deactivate ZYLIA software?
Open ZYLIA Studio → Click on cog icon→ choose License→ click Deactivate.
ZYLIA Studio PRO
Open ZYLIA plugin → Click on cog icon → Click Deactivate
ZYLIA Ambisonics Converter
Open ZYLIA Ambisonics Converter → Click on “info” icon → choose License → click Deactivate
How can I copy all sessions from ZYLIA Studio to another device?
If you would like to move/copy all sessions and recordings from one device to another, first open the ZYLIA Studio directory. The default location is: Windows: "C:/Users/<user_name>/AppData/Local/Zylia/ZYLIA Studio" MacOS: "/Users/<user_name>/Library/Application Support/Zylia/ZYLIA Studio"
Copy the folders “calibration” “sessions” and also the file “ZS.sqlite” to a pen drive/ external disk. On the target computer you can either replace those file and folders on the default ZYLIA Studio location or just create a new folder, paste files and change the default ZYLIA Studio directory to this newly created folder. The default directory can be changed by clicking the Cog icon followed by Change data location.
WHERE CAN I BUY ZYLIA in Europe?
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.
Where can i buy ZYLIA in USA?
Does it work with loud instruments?
Yes, it does. With sound level monitoring you can always decide to put ZYLIA ZM-1 microphone closer or further away from your sound source.
WILL IT WORK IN LARGE VENUES?
ZYLIA was designed to work in different environments starting from home environments to rehearsal rooms, outdoors and even larger venues.
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.
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 I 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, 5.4.1, 7.1 , 22.2 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.
Can I control ZYLIA Studio from a distance?
With Remote control feature in ZYLIA Studio you are able to control the recording process by using a web browser in your smartphone or tablet. Internet connection is required to use this feature.