Genelec announces major GLM 4 free upgrade

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

The new GLM 4 upgrade offer users of Genelec’s Smart Active Monitors Mac Catalina compatibility, a new interface and a raft of new features. Based on decades of research data, GLM 4 integrates with the intelligent DSP hardware within each Smart Active Monitor, allowing each monitor and subwoofer to be networked, configured and calibrated for the user’s acoustic environment. The GLM reference microphone kit allows the user’s room acoustics to be analysed, with GLM’s AutoCal feature automatically optimising each monitor and subwoofer for level, distance delay, subwoofer crossover phase and room response equalisation. 

Meanwhile, GLM 4 supports fully scalable systems from mono and stereo to more than 80 channels of immersive reproduction. The integration of hardware and software is also designed to ensure the best possible system performance and dynamic range, enabling users to switch between monitor setups without having to use extra DAW outputs or invest in external hardware. 

In addition, the new interface design, created in conjunction with industrial designer Harri Koskinen, ‘fuses clean, attractive aesthetics with a unique character’. 

Genelec managing director, Siamäk Naghian, comments: “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.”  

You can read our interview with Genelec R&D director Aki Mäkivirta here.