Genelec unveils new features and user experience with GLM 4

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

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

Based on decades of research data from thousands of studios worldwide, GLM 4 integrates 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 analysed, after which GLM’s AutoCal feature automatically optimises each monitor and subwoofer for level, distance delay, subwoofer crossover phase and room response equalisation. At that point the user has many options for further manual adjustment, thereby achieving complete personalisation if required.

Compatible with Windows and Mac OS, including 10.15 Catalina, GLM 4 comes with a brand new user interface for faster, more intuitive navigation. Created in conjunction with industrial designer Harri Koskinen, the new user interface is said to fuse clean, attractive aesthetics with a unique character that users will find logical and hugely satisfying.

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.

In conjunction with the DSP hardware integral to all Genelec Smart Active Monitors, GLM 4 supports fully scalable systems from mono and stereo to more than 80 channels of immersive reproduction.

Additionally, GLM 4 users can benefit from fixed and low-latency performance without having to bypass any monitoring software sitting on the master audio bus, easing the creative process by avoiding the need to switch between ‘record’ and ‘mix’ modes. Once calibrated, GLM 4 settings can also be stored within the monitor or subwoofer itself, avoiding the possibility of accidental changes.

Genelec managing director Siamäk Naghian commented: “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.”

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