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Old 11th February 2009
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LCD monitors: two (19") or one big (26")??

what do you prefer? two regular running together (19") or one bigger(26")?

My old crt`s finally gotto go. I`ve always used two, but I thought just one bigger will be good enough. I`m running Pro tools mix and in a couple of months I`m going to make the switch to Logic (still going to use my mix rig for recording though)

Old 11th February 2009
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i run two 19" widescreens and love it. having a seperate monitor for mix window/edit window is very nice.
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I am running 2 17" CRTs. Can't imagine going to one monitor now. No matter how big.

Think I will upgrade to 2 x 22" when the money is available.
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Multiple monitors is definitely better for me. I use 3, which is perfect for my use. Spreading things across 1 big monitor isn't the same.
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One 24" (16:10 aspect ratio) screen here. I like this better than double 19" (4:3 Aspect ratio) monitors I have used. But maybe I'd want one 26"...Then again, what program are you using? ProTools, for example, is clearly intended to be viewed on multi-monitor setups.
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Dual 20" widescreens here. I did this for cost reasons initially but decided I like the dual setup. In PTLE I run both edit and mix windows full-screen on one monitor and toggle between them. The second monitor contains open plugs, notes, VNC and other peripheral stuff; you could call it my "B-Roll".

What I like most about dual screens is being able to drag and maximize a window quickly on one screen without taking over the entire real estate of a single big screen.

I suppose dual 24s would be nice.

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thanks alot for your inputhumbsup

Will Pro tools and logic be good on dual widescreens?

I have only used regular screens.
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Originally Posted by bobby yarrow ➑️
Multiple monitors is definitely better for me. I use 3, which is perfect for my use. Spreading things across 1 big monitor isn't the same.


I too have been using three monitors and love it. I have a 24" in the center flanked by two 19's. Mixer in the center, arrangment window to the left plugins to the right.
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Will Pro tools and logic be good on dual widescreens?
Absolutely, I'm using Logic and it's more than flexible in this area.
You can have another screen for the arrangement, the mixer, the score, the hyper editor, the piano roll, and the environment. You can increase their number so you could have two piano roll screens, and of course you can have all of them in one monitor!
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My vote is TWO 26"
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This seems to be the deal:

Dell 24" S2409W LCD Flat Panel Monitor W/ DVI,... (S2409W) at OWC
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Cant beat that price for those, get TWO
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Arrow

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one big 26" 1920x1200 is better,
and one 26" + a 15" 1024x768 side monitor is better

but a 30" 2560x1600 is better.

but...
color, contrast is diferent in all LCDs.
the best ive seen so far is the NEC lcd2690wuxi2
samsung t260 is cheap and works, but looks far from NEC images.
HP looks pretty, and a bit better lcd images than Samsung t260 but not like NEC.

ive heard some gateways also look nice, but havent seen A/B test in same room.
maybe hp is better than dell in lcds, cant remember.
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How good do monitors need to be for music production? Do they need to be the fastest best? Or is that only needed for gaming?
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How good do monitors need to be for music production? Do they need to be the fastest best? Or is that only needed for gaming?
For music production, they only need to be good enough to NOT give you a headache. Speed / Input Latency is usually only a matter for gamers.

I run dual monitors, and for PT or any music production software its GREAT to be able to have your edit window open on 1 screen while your mix window is on another.
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I enjoy working on my single 26" more than when I worked on two different screens in the past.
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just be careful with large monitors, some tend to get audibly noisy.
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just be careful with large monitors, some tend to get audibly noisy.
Yep, I had to return my NEC 26'' because it was squealing like mad. They replaced the power supply and all is good now.

I really prefer 26'' to 24'', because things are simply bigger and thus easier on my eyes and brain when working long hours.

My second screen is a 19'' (dual monitor is a must in IMHO), soon to be replaced by another 26''
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That is a tremendous deal!!

i use two 22 inch WS Samsung T220s and they are great but I paid $269 ea and thought that was a pretty good buy - this one is even better!
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switched from 2x19" to a single 24" - much better for me- using tools and logic. you do have to watch out for an audible whine from some larger models though.
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any experience with benQ? any noise?

I have to make the order online, no chance to test befor I buy

They are cheap compared with other brands.

the G2400WD seems cool

BenQ Global - Computing

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If you ain't using two monitors your working to hard (period)
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I'd love two 42's but have to settle for two 22's for now. Will add a 42 in the middle eventually.
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My vote is TWO 26"
That's my exact setup
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Definitely two monitors - one to view the daw, one to surf the internet while the band is doing the umpteenth take of their lame song.
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That's my exact setup
Which ones did you get??
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Hanns.G HG281D

thats the bang for buck studio screen now - bloody amazing screen for the money
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Dual 24'' here (Samsung 245B).
Love it.
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I have no issues with one 24" widescreen display. Been using it for years. Plenty of real estate for me.
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I've used dual 17" for years but one is starting to fail on me, going green for a minute and then ok for a few hours, then green again for a bit. Probably won't be long before it fails totally.

The S2409W was the monitor I was looking at yesterday as a replacement.
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