Thursday, April 21, 2022

The official premiere of "Jordan Rudess & Friends in 3D Audio”, a 360° immersive VR concert

The official premiere of
"Jordan Rudess & Friends in 3D Audio”,
a 360° immersive VR concert

WATCH NOW on Oculus App Lab!

POZNAŃ, Poland, NEW YORK, United States — April 21, 2022
Put on your VR goggles and enter the famous Dreamland Recording Studios to take part in an immersive, deep, and emotionally engaging music experience. Three outstanding musicians: Jordan Rudess, Steve Horelick, and Jerry Marotta gathered at Dreamland for a spectacular and singular concert which was captured by multiple 360° cameras and the ZYLIA 6 Degrees of Freedom (6DoF) solution for 3D Audio recording. With the concert in the Oculus application, you will be able not only to listen to beautiful performances of fantastic artists but also switch between several 360° vantage spots and spin around in each of them. What’s more, the sound you hear will correspond to your position and movement giving you the most realistic impressions possible. Stand next to Jordan’s piano or watch Jerry’s drumming in close-up. Look around and admire the majestic space and stunning, colorful glass windows of the former St. John's Church. The result is a truly striking experience that you will long remember. 
“Spatial audio offers a whole different perspective, allowing listeners a dynamic sonic experience that is truly 360°. The artists and engineers at ZYLIA have created a cutting-edge technology that enables us to be truly immersed in the audio world, and experience music as if it’s happening all around us, literally because it is.”

 Jordan Rudess, keyboardist of progressive metal band Dream Theater and progressive metal supergroup Liquid Tension Experiment
The immersive concert “Jordan Rudess & Friends in 3D Audio” is available to watch now on Oculus App Lab for the nominal fee of $14.99. The proceeds from the concert will be donated to the AES – a non-profit organization that unites engineers, creative artists, scientists, and students worldwide.
"The Jordan Rudess and Friends in 3D Audio” production is a compelling introduction to technology that realizes the potential of immersive audio. From the perspective of the AES’s decades of leadership in spatial and immersive audio technologies, the AES recognizes Zylia’s commitment to extending the application of these technologies. We are delighted and grateful for their support of AES’s mission with their generous contribution of the project’s proceeds to the Society.”

– Professor Agnieszka Roginska, a Fellow and a Past-President of the Audio Engineering Society
The link to the concert can be found HERE
360° cameras are already quite popular among filmmakers. ZYLIA, however, has furthered the real potential of 360° video production by combining the view from multiple such cameras with 3D audio. This novel approach can change the way we virtually interact with artists, music, and places. An immersive audio-video experience in 360° and VR productions is achieved through the application of ZYLIA’s years-long research into the application of Ambisonic technology to the recorded audio. 

About Zylia
Zylia ( ) develops innovative, world-class recording technologies and turns them into products that improve the lives of musicians and audio creatives. With a passionate and dedicated team of experts in music production, audio research, software, business, and product development, the company delivers solutions that pass the border between musicians and audiences. Zylia provides a solution for recording and producing fully navigable 3D audio in game development, music streaming, and VR. For a common listener, it means they can walk in a virtual reality environment, approach the stage, or even step on the scene to stand next to the musician.
Zylia solutions are used by musicians and sound engineers who work with Sony, Disney, Game of Thrones, Poznań Philharmonic Orchestra.