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”
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? 🙂
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!
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.
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.
perfect for consumer lvl