Zylia, the Poland-based manufacturer of multitrack audio recording technologies, has unveiled its new ZYLIA Studio PRO and ZYLIA Ambisonics Converter plug-ins for the Pro Tools Digital Audio Workstation (DAW). These will be on display at the NAMM Show, which will be held in California between 24-27 January. Developed to address the needs of audio enthusiasts, the new plug-ins accommodate specific characteristics of Pro Tools and enable use of the DAW with the ZYLIA ZM-1 microphone, along with the ZYLIA Studio PRO and ZYLIA Ambisonics Converter software.
Piotr Szczechowiak, Chief Operating Officer at Zylia said: “Pro Tools is an important tool for musicians and audio engineers, and these new plug-ins will make their experience with ZYLIA ZM-1 microphone and Pro Tools much better.”
ZYLIA ZM-1 allows users to record entire sound scenes with only one microphone, separate individual sound sources from the recording, and then select sound pieces in post processing and apply them in the workflow. Standard ZYLIA Studio software gives users the ability to capture immersive 3D audio (360/VR/AR) with high-definition quality (3rd order Ambisonics), use virtual microphones to get control over the recorded sound field, and use convenient presets for surround or ambient recordings (such as 5.1, 7.1, and 5.1.4 up to 22.2).
Because Pro Tools supports a maximum of 16 channels per track instead of the 19 provided by the ZM-1 microphone, ZYLIA plug-ins in the AAX plug-in format process the first 16 channels from ZYLIA recordings and omit the three bottom microphones.
ZYLIA Studio PRO allows spatial filtering and signal separation directly within a DAW and gives access to various surround presets (up to 10.2/5.1.4). ZYLIA Ambisonics Converter in the AXX version supports conversion to 1st and 2nd order Ambisonics, enabling the user to prepare 3D audio recordings for playback on Facebook 360 and YouTube 360 platforms, among others.