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Genelec Brings Cloud Services and Reference Levels to GLM 3 Software Application

NATICK, MA, September 15, 2017 Genelec, the leader in active monitoring technology for four decades, announces GLM 3, the latest iteration of its Genelec Loudspeaker Management™ (GLM™) software. Having revolutionized active monitoring more than a decade ago with the development of GLM, Genelec’s continuous research has led to the introduction of GLM 3, incorporating beta Cloud services and Reference Level listening features. For the first time, users of Genelec Smart Active Monitoring™ systems will be able to access GLM Cloud services anywhere and anytime – providing a secure backup and instant access to the very latest software updates. The new Reference Level features have been developed in response to global broadcast standards, which demand that calibrated listening SPLs are adhered to in order to make programs interchangeable across a range of listening conditions.

Since its introduction, the GLM software application has helped audio professionals on both Mac and PC to configure and automatically calibrate their Genelec Smart Active Monitoring systems, delivering fully optimized performance for their acoustic environment. GLM 3 will provide each registered user with both local and beta Cloud options, with the ability to switch between the two. The Cloud server offers space to store three full system calibrations – each with 10 groups, amounting to 30 acoustic setups – while a Cloud Helpdesk feature enables users to submit GLM files to access online expert support and advice. 

The new Reference Level feature allows users to calibrate listening levels in accordance with ATSC A/85 and EBU R128 loudness standards, which combines the in-situ frequency response compensation and system alignment with the listening level calibrated to a loudness reference. GLM 3 now provides this crucial feature, without the need for a high quality external monitor controller or other measurement tools.

Additionally, in recognition of the fact that a predictable frequency response is key to reference monitoring, GLM 3 also comes with new personalization features, making it easy for users to optionally customize their preferred response, without sacrificing predictability.

Other notable improvements include the ability to adjust the sensitivity of each Genelec monitor’s ISS power-saving function, a microphone level checker and an indicator for used audio type, plus several other refinements, dialogue boxes and bug fixes. GLM 3 also provides a simple firmware update to allow all Smart Active Monitors to enable these new features instantly.

“With GLM and technologies such as Smart Active Monitoring, we have helped professionals to work more efficiently and effectively for more than 10 years. Now with the addition of Cloud-based services and loudness-related Reference Level listening to GLM 3, we are once again redefining the industry’s workflow,” commented Genelec Managing Director Siamäk Naghian. “Just as the first iteration of GLM software showed the way forward with Smart Active Monitoring, so GLM 3 now lays the path for the future – and we clearly see a wealth of possibilities that will benefit our customers hugely.”

GLM 3 will be available to all GLM users as a free download from www.genelec.com.

For further details, please visit www.genelec.com.

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Genelec, the pioneer in Active Monitoring technology, is celebrating nearly 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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