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GLM, minimum storeable startup level too high

janne-koo, modified 2 Years ago.

GLM, minimum storeable startup level too high

Padawan Posts: 73 Join Date: 10/26/15 Recent Posts

GLM seems to limit the minimum storeable startup level to -50 dB, it even warns about it being too low...

Well, -50 dB isn't too low, it's actually way too high with digital inputs - most music is now mixed so that levels go to -0dB, thanks to loudness wars. I'd like to set the startup level at -65 dB, so that if the system wakes up without the brains being responsive (GLM box connected to computer, GLM software running - but the computer sleeping), the SPL would stay at a very low level, keeping peaks well under 70 dB @ 1 m.

I like to keep the brains connected and GLM running, as the SPL meter is very useful for me, but the laptop running GLM isn't the only signal source.

Any chance?

lukester, modified 2 Years ago.

RE: GLM, minimum storeable startup level too high

Jedi Master Posts: 296 Join Date: 4/22/10 Recent Posts

yes,

you can change the level of each speaker in GLM under goup -> edit acoustics all.

i feel that's even safer than lowering the startup level.

 

janne-koo, modified 2 Years ago.

RE: GLM, minimum storeable startup level too high

Padawan Posts: 73 Join Date: 10/26/15 Recent Posts

Neat idea, didn't think of that... Thanks!

I can definitely afford to lose 10-15 dB from max SPL, no problem there. Dropped the stored digital/auto group an additional -10dB each for now and my fixed-analog-input group -5dB, matches levels somewhat, should've done this a long time ago...
​​​​​​​Keeping the startup level at -50, this should effectively give me -65,5/-60 dB for a "braindead" boot (monitors/sub). Perfect, if it works.

lukester, modified 2 Years ago.

RE: GLM, minimum storeable startup level too high

Jedi Master Posts: 296 Join Date: 4/22/10 Recent Posts

I highly recommend you get the genelec hardware volume knob.

Tactile & much safer. I don't even have GLM installed on my machines anymore.

janne-koo, modified 2 Years ago.

RE: GLM, minimum storeable startup level too high

Padawan Posts: 73 Join Date: 10/26/15 Recent Posts

As a follow-up, dropping the level evenly via edit acoustics indeed did the trick - perfect.

I use the Genelec knob exclusively and all digital output sources are always at zero gain, but I have uses for the GLM software as well, so powering the brains via a dumb source is not a good option.