Software




Are there PC and Mac versions of the GLM and GLM.SE softwares?

Yes. GLM and GLM.SE V1.2.0. and AutoCal work on:

  • PC - Windows XP SP2 or later and Vista
  • Apple MacIntosh - OS X (Panther, Tiger, Leopard)

 

What are the recommended system requirements for the computer?

Hard drive space: 500 MB
Memory: 512 MB
Processor: GLM is very light in its processor requirements during normal operation, so it can run in the background with little resource impact on other applications. The faster the processor, the faster AutoCal can optimize the Acoustical Settings. A typical computer configuration found in a studio will AutoCal a 5.1 system in under 5 minutes.
Other: 1 x USB port, 1 x microphone or line input.

 

Is there any software that does not work with the GLM or causes problems?

Extensive testing has been done to ensure the GLM and AutoCal software does not conflict with any other software. So far we have not seen any conflicts, however it should be noted that it is impossible to test all the software available today.

Can I install the GLM on another PC and use the program on both computers?

The GLM DSP Genelec Loudspeaker Manager Package comes with a site license, which means you can install the software on as many computers as you like within a facility. Additional GLM Network Interfaces can be purchased (GLM DSP Multiroom Expansion Package) to allow GLM Network Control in more than one room. This saves you the cost of buying multiple microphones, user manuals and other parts.

How to copy GLM AutoCal Setup files from one computer to another?

The document below describes how to copy GLM AutoCal Setup Files from one computer to another so that the Interactive Response Editor is enabled in the machine where the setup files are copied to.

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My soundcard doesn’t work with AutoCal, what can you do about it?

We have tested AutoCal on many computers but it is impossible to test every computer available today. Please report any soundcard problems back to Genelec so the measurement part of the software can be made even more robust in the future. In the short term, try installing the software onto another computer to see if the problem is with the computer or the network and loudspeakers. If problem remains, please contact your country specific distributor for product servicing and support.

AutoCal can be run on another computer and the System Setup files copied to the "not working" computer:

  • Go to the installation directory of the GLM software. The GLM software installation directory is typically C:/Program Files/Loudspeaker Manager. Go the subdirectory "Setup Files".
  • Find a subdirectory with the same name as the system calibration you want to copy. It is appended with the text "_AutoCal". For example, your system setup is called "MySystemSetup". Then, the directory is called "MySystemSetup_AutoCal". Copy this directory to the other computer.
  • Find the System Setup file which has the name of your System Setup and the file name extension ".glm". For example, your system setup is called "MySystemSetup". Then, the system setup file is called "MySystemSetup.glm". Copy this file to the other computer.

How often should I upgrade the software of the DSP? Should I pay for the new version?

Software updates and upgrades will be clearly announced on the web site, www.genelec.com.

Can I upgrade the software via the web?

You can register your software and download updates from > http://www.community.genelec.com/software/

How do I make settings for different positions in the room and switch between them?

AutoCal can be performed for different locations in the room, for example engineer’s position and producer’s position, and the settings stored in System Setup files which may be instantaneously recalled.

Does AutoCal work with any soundcard? Is the resolution good enough?

We have tested AutoCal on many computers and soundcards but it is impossible to test every system available today. Please report any soundcard problems back to Genelec so the measurement part of the software can be made even more robust in the future. In the short term, try installing the software onto another computer to see if the problem is with the computer or the network and loudspeakers. If problem remains, please contact your country specific distributor for product servicing and support.

These days the resolution of even quite cheap and basic soundcards is sufficient for the purposes of making acoustical measurements for use in equalizing loudspeakers. Genelec has used many techniques to ensure that the soundcard will not adversely affect the results of AutoCal.

Who makes the microphone?

The 8200A Calibration Microphone has been specifically designed for use with AutoCal and is manufactured and calibrated by Genelec.

Can I use any microphone and pre-amplifier?

The 8200A Calibration Microphone only works with the GLM Network Interface and, conversely, the GLM Network Interface only works with the 8200A Calibration Microphone. In addition, the microphone is calibrated when it is manufactured by Genelec, and the data used by AutoCal to compensate for the microphone off-axis response. No other microphone will work accurately in this system, which is why the 8200A Calibration Microphone is included in the GLM DSP Genelec Loudspeaker Manager Package.

When should I run AutoCal?

AutoCal can be run at any time; however, there is little reason to repeat the process unless:

  • The loudspeakers have been moved
  • The listening position has changed
  • There is a change in the acoustic conditions – equipment moved, acoustic treatments applied, walls moved, etc.
  • You wish to calibrate for another listening position
  • You wish the verify that the system is still working correctly
  • You wish to show off your new DSP loudspeaker system

I am used to loads of bass in the monitoring so can I have it?

The goal of a monitoring system is to faithfully convert the electrical signal presented to its inputs to sound pressure at the listening position. It should add nothing to the sound nor take anything away. AutoCal equalizes the response of the system to be as flat as possible thereby trying to get as close to the goal as possible. If the listeners target response is not a flat magnitude response, the Acoustical Settings can be adjusted as required. The net effect on the measured response can be seen in the Interactive Response Editor.