Zylia & Infineon present first-ever navigable audio experience in a virtual concert

Our Poland based partner Zylia develops innovative products that will shape tomorrow’s music industry, using world-class 3D audio recording technologies. The company’s flagship product -6 DoF- utilizes Infineon XENSIV™ MEMS microphones to create the world’s first navigable audio in a live-recorded performance of a large classical orchestra.

In collaboration with Poznań Philharmonic Orchestra, 34 musicians on stage and 30 Zylia 3’rd order Ambisonics microphones created a virtual concert hall, where each listener freely walked through the audio scene of a live-recorded concert and experienced immersive sound. Like in real life, the sound they heard differed depending on the location of the listener.

To record an entire 360-degree sound scene, the company uses the ZYLIA ZM-1S microphone, a 19 capsule microphone array with high-end 24-bit recording resolution. Equipped with digital XENSIV™ MEMS microphones, the array delivers high-fidelity and far-field audio recording. In addition, the integration of our MEMS technology provides multiple-microphone noise- and distortion-free audio signals for advanced audio signal processing and thereby make Zylia’s use case possible.

Zylia’s 6 Degrees of Freedom Navigable Audio solution allows recording an entire sound field around and within any performance imaginable. The product connects the performer and the audience, so it also provides a solution for theatres, operas, philharmonic, or sports events during pandemic times. People can use it as a 360-degree sound streaming tool or create with it an immersive virtual experience.

Tune-in to experience the virtual concert of Poznań Philharmonic Orchestra with navigable audio. The demo is also available in 360 version for PC VR goggles. The files can be easily downloaded and used with the PC VR headset. For more information, click here to see the making of the video.