Zylia demos the potential of 6dof binaural audio for video and VR/AR

The potential of ambisonic recording is highlighted in a new demonstration video produced by 3D audio specialist Zylia. The demonstration shows the possibilities of fully navigable 6 Degrees of Freedom audio, a technology which allows users to smoothly move within the recorded sound scene. 

In the demonstration, Zylia takes the listener for a walk around a virtual concert hall, filled with fully navigable live-recorded classical music, to show the possibilities of the Zylia 6dof VR/AR set. 

11 musicians play among 30 ambisonics spheres, allowing the listener to experience the performance from up close, backstage or amongst the audience. 

Uniquely, Zylia’s 6DoF Navigable 3D audio solution allows to connect unlimited Zylia ZM-1S microphone arrays, yet use only one computer to record, navigate and stream. ​

The ZYLIA 6dof VR/AR makes it possible to record high-resolution 3rd order ambisonic sounds from within concert halls, ambient soundscapes, and live concerts, in a fully navigable way. The multidimensional sound can then be implemented within video content to create a fully immersive experience

“Applications of 6DoF audio and our technology are wide. Cinematic trailers for VR projects, naturally sounded audio for games, live performances recording, artistic audio content for domes with multi-loudspeakers installations, or virtual presentation of unique places are just a few examples,” says Tomasz Żernicki, CEO of Zylia.

“As a listener you can freely move throughout the recorded scene going closer, further, up, or down from the sound source. Moreover, spatial resolution is so high that you have a feeling of being there.”  

The technology allows engineers to record sounds from multiple places simultaneously, which in turn creates  an unlimited number of possible listening spots around the area. The listener can move around the space, tilt their head in any direction, and the sound will change corresponding to the position of their ears.

 Zylia says the technology has holds particular interest for musicians, as they can use the immersive 3D audio technology to better connect with their audiences.

The demo can be viewed on YouTube  and is also available in a 360 version for HTC VR goggles.