Munich, Germany & Poznan, Poland (August 29, 2018)—Semiconductor manufacturer Infineon Technologies AG in Germany and Zylia, a Poland-based developer of recording technologies, have introduced a 19-capsule, 24-bit resolution microphone array that allows users to record entire sound scenes with a single microphone.
"Our MEMS [microelectro-mechanical systems] technology addresses the needs of the market and makes future use cases like Zylia's possible," says Oliver Henning, head of partnership management of the power management and multimarket division at Infineon. "Infineon is very excited about partnering with Zylia in its mission to jointly enable millions of musicians around the world to achieve the next level of audio recordings."
The integration of Infineon's 69 dB SNR digital MEMS microphone into the Zylia ZM-1 microphone array provides a new approach to music recording, the company states. Equipped with XENSIV silicon microphones, the microphone array delivers high-fidelity and far-field audio recording. In addition, it provides multiple-microphone noise- and distortion-free audio signals for advanced audio signal processing.
As a third-order Ambisonics audio recorder, the ZM-1 is also suitably robust for 360-degree and virtual reality (VR) audio production. Zylia supports these workflows with its new Zylia Studio PRO and Zylia Ambisonics Converter software, offering control over the recording process and greater post-processing capabilities.
"We are committed to developing new technologies and transforming them into products capable of improving the lives of musicians and audio creatives," says Tomasz Żernicki, co-founder and chief technology officer of Zylia. "Infineon is a partner we can trust to deliver the innovative, high-quality solutions that help power our development of such products."
Advanced digital sound-processing algorithms and microphone array technology reportedly make the Zylia ZM-1 a sophisticated recording solution in a lightweight enclosure. Infineon’s XENSIV silicone microphones feature low self-noise, wide dynamic range, low distortion and a high acoustic overload point. In addition, the Zylia Studio dedicated application for the ZM-1 enables separation of instruments and vocal tracks from the overall recorded sound mixture.