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The new 4.1 update brings an option for 'Extended Phase
Linearity' to The Ones. Previously available for the 83xx twoways
and the S360 main monitor, this internal DSP filtering
offers a flat linear phase extension down to 100 Hz. The net
result is an even better and more cohesive soundstage which is
essential for immersive audio set-ups.
To use GLM, you place the mic in the listening position(s);
the software 'shoots' the room, and correctively compensates
for tonal anomalies (such as nulls) so that the monitors sound as
accurate as possible in the space. Settings are stored in the monitors
and can be further edited and controlled in the software
GUI. GLM has a lot of tricks up its sleeve, such as the saving and
recall of multiple rooms, configurations and systems, further EQ
tweaks, level control and cloud-based options. However, what I
like most about GLM is that it is easy to set up, and it just works.
The 8361A in my room
While essentially a large, powerful three-way monitor, sizewise,
the 8361A is pleasantly compact when compared to
similar three-way designs. It can be placed horizontally or
vertically and comes with its own built-in rubber Iso-Pod base.
On paper, the 8361A is a tad overpowered for my 12X15X8'
treated mix room, yet I have found that working with powerful
three-way monitors allows me to dig deeper into a mix with
plenty of room-filling sound and power, minus the need to push
the level. Because I already have two other sets of monitors in
place and because of the presence and power of the 8361A, I
set them up a tad wider than usual and compensated by backing
up accordingly (luckily my mouse, keyboard and monitor
controller are all wireless).
Sound
The 8361A offers a huge, effortless, three-dimensional
sound-open, clear, and appropriately bright without being
piercing or fatiguing, even with aggressive music genres. The
lows are full and rich and above this, tight low-mids and open,
natural-sounding upper-mids. While many monitors try hard to
offer booming lows, forward punchy mids, and bright top-end
signatures, the 8361A is not that. Genelec has crafted a monitor
that is neither clinical nor too sweet, designed to allow you
to focus on every detail of your mix. In many ways, the 8361A
sounds like there is nothing between you and the music.
While the 8361A sounds big, clear and powerful on its own,
the GLM system further opened up the spatial image and cleaned
up the low-end bloom in my space. I was initially disappointed
that it somewhat tamed the bass, but I was more than pleased
with the increased low-end accuracy it provided in return.
A final strength is the phase-accurate focus of the coaxial
design, which offers a gorgeous depth in the sweet spot, along
with a sound that remains tonally constant as you wander
around the room.
Conclusion
I am not sure what adjectives I can add to what has already
been said about this amazingly modern speaker line in our
pages over the past six years. The 8361A is simply a well-crafted,
detailed mixing tool of the highest order. As you may guess,
they are not exactly an inexpensive option, but speakers of this
pedigree rarely are. PS: Trust me, spring for the GLM kit!
RECORDING DECEMBER 2021 57
Price: $4995 (each);
GLM SAM Loudspeaker Management System: $299
More from: genelec.com
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December 2021

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of December 2021

Fade In
Fast Forward
RECORDING’s 2021Holiday Buyer’s Guide
Arturia: MiniFuse 2
AKG: Ara Professional Two-Pattern USB Condenser Microphone
A day in the head of Still Woozy: Making modern pop and beyond
Austrian Audio: Hi-X15
Plugin Outlet: Black Rooster Audio OmniTec-67A
Inside the Box with Joe Albano: Free and Entry-level DAWs
ART: Project Series USB Pre IV Audio Interface
Plugin Outlet: Reverb Foundry Tai-Chi
Audeze: Euclid Closed-Back Planar Magnetic In-ear Monitors
Session Log: The AngelHeaded Hipster, Part 12 Mastering and Beyond: The Final Steps…
Genelec 8361A
Focusrite: Clarett+ 8 Pre
Inside the Studio with Mark Hornsby From the Studio to The Stage
Pioneer DJ VM-80 Active Monitor Speaker
Fade Out: Don’t Wait—Create!
December 2021 - Intro
December 2021 - Cover1
December 2021 - Cover2
December 2021 - 1
December 2021 - 2
December 2021 - 3
December 2021 - Fade In
December 2021 - 5
December 2021 - 6
December 2021 - 7
December 2021 - Fast Forward
December 2021 - 9
December 2021 - RECORDING’s 2021Holiday Buyer’s Guide
December 2021 - 11
December 2021 - 12
December 2021 - 13
December 2021 - 14
December 2021 - 15
December 2021 - 16
December 2021 - 17
December 2021 - 18
December 2021 - 19
December 2021 - 20
December 2021 - 21
December 2021 - Arturia: MiniFuse 2
December 2021 - 23
December 2021 - AKG: Ara Professional Two-Pattern USB Condenser Microphone
December 2021 - 25
December 2021 - A day in the head of Still Woozy: Making modern pop and beyond
December 2021 - 27
December 2021 - 28
December 2021 - 29
December 2021 - 30
December 2021 - 31
December 2021 - 32
December 2021 - 33
December 2021 - 34
December 2021 - 35
December 2021 - 36
December 2021 - 37
December 2021 - Austrian Audio: Hi-X15
December 2021 - 39
December 2021 - Plugin Outlet: Black Rooster Audio OmniTec-67A
December 2021 - 41
December 2021 - Inside the Box with Joe Albano: Free and Entry-level DAWs
December 2021 - 43
December 2021 - 44
December 2021 - 45
December 2021 - ART: Project Series USB Pre IV Audio Interface
December 2021 - 47
December 2021 - Plugin Outlet: Reverb Foundry Tai-Chi
December 2021 - 49
December 2021 - Audeze: Euclid Closed-Back Planar Magnetic In-ear Monitors
December 2021 - 51
December 2021 - Session Log: The AngelHeaded Hipster, Part 12 Mastering and Beyond: The Final Steps…
December 2021 - 53
December 2021 - 54
December 2021 - 55
December 2021 - Genelec 8361A
December 2021 - 57
December 2021 - Focusrite: Clarett+ 8 Pre
December 2021 - 59
December 2021 - Inside the Studio with Mark Hornsby From the Studio to The Stage
December 2021 - 61
December 2021 - Pioneer DJ VM-80 Active Monitor Speaker
December 2021 - 63
December 2021 - 64
December 2021 - 65
December 2021 - 66
December 2021 - 67
December 2021 - 68
December 2021 - 69
December 2021 - 70
December 2021 - 71
December 2021 - Fade Out: Don’t Wait—Create!
December 2021 - Cover3
December 2021 - Cover4
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