Genelec Announces New Genelec Loudspeaker Manager (GLM) Version 2.2 Software

April 27 2017, 03:00
During the 2017 NAB Show in Las Vegas, Genelec announced the release of its GLM (Genelec Loudspeaker Manager) V2.2 software, an update to the highly intuitive and powerful monitor control networking system that manages connectivity and operational parameters of all models of Genelec Smart Active Monitoring studio monitors and subwoofers. This is the "intelligence" that glues together the latest generation of the famous Finish active monitors, and an evolution of its v2 software, launched in 2015.

GLM 2.2 software offers significant upgrades to the performance and operation of Smart Active Monitors and of the GLM User Interface. GLM V2.2, along with the ever-increasing number of Smart Active Monitoring models, means that systems of any size, now up to 40 monitors, can be integrated for simple stereo, stereo with sub, multiple subs, multichannel as well as immersive environments utilizing either digital or analog audio paths.

Of major importance to early adopters of Genelec Smart Active Monitors is GLM V2.2’s inclusion of Distributed Bass Management Filters for legacy Smart Active Monitoring products including 8240, 8250, 8260 and 1238CF models. These filters now provide seamless integration with the new 7300 range of Smart Active subwoofers. Other firmware updates are included for every other model of Smart Active Monitoring product, as well as the GLM 8300-416 Network Adapter. The firmware updates are directly available through the GLM Acoustic Editor pages.

GLM V2.2 also enables the control of the 9301A Digital Multichannel Interface and 7350, 7360 and 7370 subwoofers, providing proper LF control for digital input monitoring environments. GLM calibration and control of Smart Active Monitoring systems is computer interfaced via the Genelec Network Adapter model 8300-416.

Genelec’s Smart Active Monitoring enables the use of automatic calibration of monitors in a listening space relative to the listening position. GLM AutoCal embodies years of research and data collection from hundreds of control rooms in music, post-production and broadcast applications. An industry first, AutoCal provides an integrated process where sophisticated calibration and optimization is calculated for level, delay, and equalization for every monitor in a GLM Group, based on measured response using a factory-calibrated Genelec 8300A acoustic measurement microphone (included). Groups can be defined as either a different listening position or a different set of monitors, or both. Groups can be duplicated and modified to suit the user or client’s needs. All parameters and settings are stored in GLM system Setup files or internally saved in the monitors and subwoofers if the GLM network needs to be disconnected.
Genelec’s Smart Active Monitoring (SAM) line.

Genelec is celebrating nearly 40 years of designing and manufacturing active loudspeakers. Genelec’s Smart Active Monitoring technology has already become an indispensable tool for monitoring jobs, automatically optimizing and aligning each monitor for relative levels and providing individual room response compensations. So, even if the monitors or the projects move between rooms, users can expect that Smart Active Monitoring technology will achieve the highest level of consistency in monitoring by always providing a neutral sound stage imaging with low distortion.

Genelec users who have installed previous versions of 2.0 or 2.1 are urged to update to GLM V2.2. The software is available for free download for Mac OSX and Windows from the company's website.
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