Zylia is building a future of immersive and fully navigable audio for Virtual Reality with six-degrees-of-freedom (6DoF) multi-level microphone arrays

Zylia is building a future of immersive and fully navigable audio for Virtual Reality by creating an installation of 53, 3rd order Ambisonics microphone arrays

POZNAN, Poland — December 06, 2019- Zylia, a trend-setter in the field of 3D audio recording and production, is introducing a six-degrees-of-freedom (6DoF) multi-level microphone arrays installation for navigable live recorded audio.

Zylia team is working on technology that gives people the possibility to listen to a concert or live performance from any point in the audio scene. What does it mean? With this technology sound engineer is able to record the live audio scenes from different points of the space – for example, the center of the stage, from the middle of a string quartet, audience, or backstage. Audio recorded in such a way can be used together with virtual reality projections and allow the user to freely move around the space giving the natural experience of audio scene and the possibility to listen to it from different perspectives.

Zylia built a test setup consisting of 53, 3rd order Ambisonics microphone arrays in five layers. Microphones were connected with USB cables to a laptop. Music recordings made with such a setup allowed to freely move in every direction of the recorded scene and obtain a truly immersive experience.

“Applications of such system are wide. I can name a few - cinematic trailers for VR projects, naturally sounded audio for games, live performances recording, artistic audio content for domes with multi-loudspeakers installations.” — Tomasz Żernicki, Chief Technology Officer, Zylia. “Our 6DoF VR/AR Development Kit gives users full freedom in experimenting with different spatial arrangements of ZYLIA ZM-1 recording devices,” added Żernicki. “A complete solution for 6DoF capture, recording, and control, this new offering helps users to streamline and optimize the capture of 3D audio for virtual reality and augmented reality applications.”

The system is available for creative teams of audio engineers and sound artists as a ZYLIA 6DoF VR/AR Development Kit (more information can be found here https://www.zylia.co/zylia-6dof.html). Further information about Zylia and the company’s innovative 360-degree audio recording technology is available at www.zylia.co.

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