Genelec Announces GLM 3.2.0 Software Update Providing Expanded Support for The Ones Point Source Monitors

March 16 2020, 01:50
Users of Genelec’s Smart Active Monitoring range can now take advantage of the newly updated 3.2.0 version of the Genelec Loudspeaker Management (GLM) software, which offers compatibility with a wider range of Genelec models – plus adding a host of other improvements. The software update provides support for the latest The Ones point source monitors – namely the 8351B and 8361 coaxial three-ways and the complementary W371 Adaptive Woofer System – which work seamlessly together via GLM to create a full-range monitoring system.

Owners of the new Genelec W371 SAM Woofer System are offered a number of sophisticated features in GLM that allow complete user control of the way in which the W371 and The Ones’ performance can be tightly integrated – including a WooferCal page which, after room calibration, allows selection of the W371’s Complementary, Continued Directivity or Anti-Reflection modes, plus selection of the crossover frequency search range between the W371 and the main monitor. The W371 uses GLM software to select and optimize the signal processing for the best LF radiation mode, taking into account both the monitor location and listening position.

The user is then able to analyze both System Flatness and System Correlation, which indicates if the monitoring system is sufficiently optimized for the room, or whether some further adjustment to the listening or monitor positioning is required. The integration between Genelec's GLM software and calibration solution and a studio monitoring system with extended frequency response, such as the combination of the W371 with the 8341, 8351 and 8361 models, offers an unprecedented level of control over directivity and the ability to remove detrimental room influences.

Other new GLM features in 3.2.0 include the selection of ‘AutoCal Cloud’ as the default automatic room calibration mode – with an option for local optimization if preferred – a new Subwoofer & Monitor pair indicator, improvements to the GLM Level Panel and support for a 6 button wireless volume control.

GLM 3.2.0 also includes important firmware updates for the Genelec 8331A, 8341A, 8351B, 8361A, 7382A models and the GLM network adaptor, and these updates are highly recommended for improved system performance.

Genelec is still working in updating GLM to provide 64-bit support for macOS Catalina due to an unforeseen issue in transitioning the company's own programming tool to 64-bit mode, the company explained. The company is now beta testing the updated tool and promises to introduce 64-bit compatibility to GLM as fast as possible. Volunteers to participate in the beta test program will also have earlier access to the tool.
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