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An alternative to Soundfield and other multi-element mics ?
Old 31st August 2017
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An alternative to Soundfield and other multi-element mics ?

Old 6th September 2017
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I do want to hear this mic. Polish design has me intrigued.
Old 13th September 2017
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Old 14th September 2017
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Hi!

I've just opened the following thread:
https://www.gearslutz.com/board/remo...l#post12845915

Come join us!

Adam
I suspect that the referenced thread was a little too close to an advertisement to stay up on the forum. But once the mic is past the Indiegogo stage and widely available I am sure we will be hearing from some dedicated slutz about just how it performs...
Old 14th September 2017
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Zylia Portable Recording Studio at Indiegogo

Old 14th September 2017
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Very interesting, but it is not clear to me how you could record non-point sources, like atmospheres, in surround. And also do you need the computer - since going out would be easier to hook up into a multichannel recorder like Sound devices.
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Very interesting, but in the Youtube video, I am surprised that your microphone is very low for recording orchestras.
https://youtu.be/OJSiMGMQv8s
For this recording, how was done the separation between instruments ?
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Hello sd-cd,

I am really interested in what your company is doing.

On your YouTube video you have a good pickup on the cello soloist and the horn. But strings and winds are in the distance. It is not a proper balance.

If you elevated your microphone, would it give a good result as it "looked down" on the ensemble?

Or does it need to be at a level where the front capsules need to "look" at the ensemble?

with thanks,

Pllush PHLUSH
Old 4 weeks ago
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Originally Posted by mathieujm View Post
Very interesting, but in the Youtube video, I am surprised that your microphone is very low for recording orchestras.
https://youtu.be/OJSiMGMQv8s
For this recording, how was done the separation between instruments ?
Mathieujm!

Thanks for the question.

There is no separation involved here.

It was a binaural recording.

Below is a great Pro Tools Expert review of the ZYLIA.
I think it explains a lot of things questioned in the thread.

Part 1


Part 2


On the bottom of our Indiegogo page there is a FAQ section worth checking as well:
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/z...ording-music#/

For example:
"CAN I CONTROL THE LEVEL OF SEPARATION?
Yes, you have two options included in 'ZYLIA Studio' related to virtual microphones.

Preset no.1 : filters and cut a specific section of the 3D sound preserving the ambience and room acoustic.

Preset no.2 : takes into account the localization of interfered sources which leads to removing unwanted noises and ambience."

I hope this helps.

Old 2 weeks ago
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I checked this out pretty closely at NAMM in Anaheim. Seemed like a decent idea but it wasn't well implemented. Their demos were clearly processed and I could never just solo each of the elements to listen to exactly what was going on with their software. Perhaps things have changed in 9 months.
Old 2 weeks ago
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I wonder how would it be possible
to get 19 good quality mics with good preamps without costing a fortune?
or are they 19 low-quality mics with
low-quality preamps?
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I wonder how would it be possible
to get 19 good quality mics with good preamps without costing a fortune?
or are they 19 low-quality mics with
low-quality preamps?
I have to think that's pretty evident. Sometimes you can get a good result with cheap parts though.

I was watching the video and it gives me the impression it is like an automated version of a tetrahedral mic. I have a Tetramic, and I can make it a hyper cardioid and move it around until I find a particular instrument, then maybe gate it etc and build a multi track mix out of a single point capture (done it once or twice to "spot mic" an intrument). Even the Tetramic is over a grand though with 4 inexpensive capsules.

Come to think of it, with 19 cheap mics what is the noise like? I wonder if there's some DSP going on that removes it?
Old 2 weeks ago
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Exactly-Noise level?-one of my concerns.
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