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Genelec has announced a major free upgrade to its hugely popular GLM software for audio monitor system setup, calibration and control: GLM 4.

The next-generation GLM 4 now gives users of Genelec Smart Active Monitors the benefits of Mac Catalina compatibility, an elegant new user interface, and a host of valuable new features.

Genelec GLM 4 interface

 


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Genelec Unveils New Features and Unrivaled User Experience with GLM 4


NATICK, MA, December 15, 2020 — Genelec, the global leader in professional loudspeakers, has announced a major free upgrade to its hugely popular GLM software for audio monitor system setup, calibration and control. The next-generation GLM 4 now gives users of Genelec Smart Active Monitors the benefits of Mac Catalina compatibility, an elegant new user interface, and a host of valuable new features. By minimizing the room’s distractive acoustic influence on the sound quality, GLM 4 provides an unrivaled and truthful sonic reference – wherever the user chooses to work. GLM 4 therefore powers creativity, producing mixes that translate consistently to other rooms and playback systems.

Based on decades of research data from thousands of studios worldwide, GLM 4 integrates seamlessly with the intelligent DSP hardware within each Smart Active Monitor, allowing each monitor and subwoofer to be networked, configured and individually calibrated for the user’s specific acoustic environment. GLM’s reference microphone kit allows the user’s room acoustics to be accurately analyzed, after which GLM’s AutoCal feature automatically optimizes each monitor and subwoofer for level, distance delay, subwoofer crossover phase and room response equalization. At that point the user has many options for further manual adjustment, thereby achieving complete personalization if required. This level of flexibility makes GLM 4 the perfect tool both for users looking to fine-tune an already excellent room, and those working in more challenging spaces not originally designed for creative use.

Compatible with Windows and Mac OS, including 10.15 Catalina, GLM 4 comes with a brand-new user interface for faster, more intuitive and easier navigation. Created in conjunction with leading industrial designer Harri Koskinen, the new user interface fuses clean, attractive aesthetics with a unique character that users will find logical and hugely satisfying. Koskinen’s inspired hexagonal design also supports the idea of natural growth, in the sense that GLM helps develop the user’s own listening skills and allows a monitoring system to be easily expanded from mono to complex immersive as the user’s needs evolve.

GLM 4 offers all the functions of its GLM 3 predecessor, with the addition of new features including dedicated setup and control functions for immersive monitoring, and excellent compatibility with the increasing number of audio monitoring standards in international mastering, broadcast, OTT and film. GLM 4 supports Cloud-based and local storage of settings, giving the user options for complete mobility, with the Cloud helpdesk always on hand to provide remote consultancy via a team of Genelec audio experts.

In conjunction with the cutting-edge DSP hardware integral to all Genelec Smart Active Monitors, GLM 4 offers the user unique benefits that no other room calibration system can offer. GLM 4 supports fully scalable systems from mono and stereo to more than 80 channels of immersive reproduction, making it the most advanced, flexible and cost-effective room calibration system on the market. The tight integration of hardware and software also ensures the best possible system performance and dynamic range, and allows the user to switch between monitor setups without having to use extra DAW outputs – or invest in costly external hardware.

Additionally, since management and optimization of the system takes place at the end of the signal chain – in the monitors and subwoofers themselves – GLM 4 users can benefit from fixed and low-latency performance without having to bypass any monitoring software sitting on the master audio buss. This eases the creative process by avoiding the need to switch between ‘record’ and ‘mix’ modes, and once calibrated, GLM 4 settings can also be stored within the monitor or subwoofer itself, avoiding the possibility of accidental changes – and thus making GLM 4 perfect for multi-user rooms and demanding production environments.

Genelec Managing Director Siamäk Naghian comments, “GLM 4 is the distillation of many years of continuous research into the effects of room acoustics on monitoring system performance and will help to streamline the user’s workflow and elevate the quality of their mixes. In line with our design philosophy on sustainability, GLM 4 is also completely backwards-compatible with all generations of Smart Active Monitors. This means that professional users can not only be confident that GLM 4 is the most advanced, efficient and intuitive room calibration system on the market, but it also guarantees that Genelec Smart Active Monitors are an extremely secure, scalable and future-proof long-term investment.” 

For more information, visit www.genelec.com.


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Photo caption 1: Genelec has announced a major free upgrade to its hugely popular GLM software for audio monitor system setup, calibration and control: GLM 4.

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Genelec, the pioneer in Active Monitoring technology, is celebrating over 40 years of designing and manufacturing active loudspeakers for true and accurate sound reproduction. Genelec is credited with promoting the concept of active transducer technology. Since its inception in 1978, Genelec has concentrated its efforts and resources into creating active monitors with unparalleled sonic integrity. The result is an active speaker system that has earned global acclaim for its accurate imaging, extremely high acoustic output from small enclosures, true high-fidelity with low distortion, and deep, rich bass.

Genelec is also celebrating over 10 years of its Smart Active Monitoring™ technology, which allows studio monitors to be networked, configured and calibrated for the user’s specific acoustic environment. Each Smart Active Monitor or subwoofer is equipped with advanced internal DSP circuitry, which tightly integrates with the GLM (Genelec Loudspeaker Manager) software application, running on Mac or PC. GLM’s reference microphone kit allows the user’s acoustic environment to be analyzed, after which GLM’s AutoCal feature optimizes each Smart Active Monitor for level, distance delay, subwoofer crossover phase and room response equalization, with the option of further fine tuning by the user. By minimizing the room’s influence on the sound, Smart Active Monitors deliver an unrivalled reference, with excellent translation between rooms.

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—For more information on the complete range of Genelec Active Monitoring Systems, contact: Genelec Inc., 7 Tech Circle, Natick, MA 01760. Tel: (508) 652-0900; Fax: (508) 652-0909;
Web: http://www.genelecusa.com/.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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