New Microphone System, ZYLIA ZM-1, Lets You Multitrack From A Single Mic


ZYLIA has introduced a new microphone system, the ZYLIA ZM-1, that’s designed to let you make multitrack recordings from a single microphone.

The ZYLIA ZM-1 is a special type of microphone that was designed specifically for multi-track music recording.


  • 19 microphone capsules
  • LED ring status indicator
  • 48 KHz / 24 bit recording
  • USB connectivity
  • Easy to deploy

The microphone records in a 3D array, and then you can use ‘virtual microphones’ to extract individual tracks. 

ZYLIA Studio is a dedicated application for recording and processing:

  • Desktop application for MAC and Linux
  • Create, cut and store your recordings
  • Extract individual instruments into separate tracks
  • Create a balanced recording by mixing individual instruments
  • Produce stereo tracks in WAV
  • Export tracks into any DAW software
  • Free software updates

ZYLIA Cloud is the audio processing heart of the ZYLIA Portable Recording Studio. Main features of the cloud platform:

  • Online storage and processing for your recordings
  • User profile setup
  • Handling of payments
  • Data synchronization between multiple devices
  • Freemium subscription model

Here’s a demo of the ZM-1 system in action:

Pricing and Availability

ZYLIA ZM-1 is available for pre-order for US $999. The cloud processing service is available for $10/month for 10 hours of audio processing.

5 thoughts on “New Microphone System, ZYLIA ZM-1, Lets You Multitrack From A Single Mic

  1. Brilliant idea. Painful price point. I can think of 10 problems something like this could elegantly solve, presuming the sonics pan out (was underwhelmed by the video’s audio).

    Edit: They have a video up on their site with the mic recording a live band in their (made nice for the camera) rehearsal space. Set up in the center of the musicians. As feared: a phasey mess. A single AT-4050 or similar and any old pre would sound better.

    Could still see this being useful in the control room of nicer facilities to capture stuff in the moment without a bunch of rigging in the way. Or as a backup mic for ensemble recording. Those are some of the only two business models I can think of that can drop a grand on a USB mic. Maybe good for board room capture? 🙂

  2. I am not surprised that the first model of such a technology is so-so in it’s performance. It will be interesting to see this technology mature though!

  3. For that price tag you can buy 8 cardioid podcast USB microphones (each from different brands and purpose) + a couple of USB hubs, and place them easily in front of each band player…
    5 minutes more to set up but more quality and separation, I guess.

  4. WOW! It is the brilliant idea, and interesting product. I guess you can call it a disruptive technology. I could use it in my rehearsal space where I compose and play with friends. And I think that quality is very nice as for a rehearsal purposes.

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