Superficially, level seems to be a simple subject: just a reading on a meter. In practice, there’s a lot more to it. Level matters because if it is wrong, sound quality can suffer, things can get damaged or cause interference and listeners complain because they have to keep adjusting the volume.
When Genelec’s GLM software began development about 20 years ago, many customers simply took their new audio monitors out of the box, plugged them in and started using them. They often didn’t even set the dip switches or consider proper set-up. With this situation, Genelec knew it had a problem.
The year 2019 has been very good for professional audio. Technology is improving at a rapid rate, while costs continue to fall. With free distribution technology available throughout the world, more producers than ever are experimenting with new kinds of programming.