Genelec Anticipates GLM 4 Software Update During GLM 4 Tutorial Online Sessions

July 24 2020, 16:10
Genelec’s new G LearningLab educational program is to kick off August 2020 with a series of tutorials focusing exclusively on the company’s GLM loudspeaker manager software. Titled “6 steps to creating your Sonic Reference,” the training sessions will also be used to unveil GLM 4 – the newest 64-bit version of the software – which is currently in a public beta test phase prior to its official global launch. GLM software was recently updated to support the brand's latest 8351B and 8361 coaxial three-way monitors and the complementary W371 Adaptive Woofer System.

Since its inception in 1978, Genelec has concentrated its efforts and resources into creating active monitors with accurate imaging, extremely high acoustic output from small enclosures, true high-fidelity with low distortion, and deep, rich bass. In 2006, Genelec introduced 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 Genelec Loudspeaker Manager (GLM) software.

Since its introduction, Genelec's GLM Mac and PC software has helped audio professionals to configure, monitors and control their Genelec monitor systems, delivering fully optimized performance for their specific acoustic environments. GLM 3 was launched already three years ago, and among many new features it introduced support for cloud-based services and Reference Level listening features.

GLM 3 software tightly integrates with the advanced internal DSP circuitry which a growing family of Genelec SAM monitors and subwoofers is equipped with, from the compact 8320 to the massive 1236A. GLM's reference microphone kit allows analysis of the acoustic environment, after which GLM's AutoCal feature optimizes each monitor for level, distance delay, subwoofer crossover phase and room response equalization, with the option for users to further fine tune the system. By minimizing the room’s influence on the sound, GLM helps to deliver a true reference monitoring solution, with excellent translation between rooms.

Recently, Genelec created the G LearningLab itself, an educational tool designed to help the audio community better understand how to create high quality audio, and provide a more enjoyable listener experience. Easily accessible via the Genelec website, G LearningLab offers a wide range of videos, tutorials, user guides, help desks and academic papers, and builds on Genelec’s long heritage of content-rich training programs. High quality on-demand learning – from the most basic rudiments through to the deepest technical and academic principles.

Starting on August 4 2020, the series of six GLM-specific tutorials will guide attendees through every stage required to setup, calibrate and control a studio monitoring system so that it provides a true sonic reference, producing mixes that translate consistently to other rooms and playback systems. 

Delivered in English, each session will be repeated at different times of day to enable those in other time zones to participate. Attendees will be actively encouraged to ask questions, and participate in a Q&A session at the end of each tutorial. Anyone successfully completing four or more tutorials will receive a certificate and also be entered into a prize draw to win a pair of Genelec RAW 8320 Smart Active Monitors and GLM kit.

The six tutorials are aimed at both current GLM users and those who want to learn more about how GLM can improve their workflow and audio quality. The sessions will cover all aspects of GLM use – from simple room acoustics and monitor placement, through basic and advanced GLM features, use of GLM as a System Monitor Controller, finally culminating in a deep technical dive into how exactly GLM works. 

During the series, presenters will showcase the new GLM 4 beta version, which now brings 64-bit compatibility, an elegant new user interface and a host of valuable new features to users of Genelec Smart Active Monitors and Subwoofers.

"Audio quality is at the heart of the content creation process, so a fundamental understanding of how to equip a room with a truthful, accurate monitoring system is essential. G LearningLab is the culmination of over forty years of expertise in educating our partners and end users, and I can’t think of a better way of celebrating that than by shining a spotlight on the new GLM 4, which is about to empower audio professionals with the new Sonic Reference,” says Genelec Managing Director Siamak Naghian.

Registration for the upcoming GLM tutorials is available at:
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