One monitor or two

Discussion in 'Monitoring' started by larryt, Sep 10, 2004.

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  1. larryt

    larryt Guest

    Hi

    I am wondering the benefits and uses of two monitors on my pro tools as oposed to one, obviously the downside is cost.

    Thanks
     
  2. Thomas W. Bethel

    Thomas W. Bethel Well-Known Member

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    We have been using two monitors in our mastering setup for a number of years. The obvious advantage is room to spread out the desktop and not have things overlaying each other. The really BIG difference I saw was when we went from CRTs to LCD screens a while back and could finally have them in front of me while mastering. The cost for us was about $1000.00 for the dual monitor card and the two LCD 17" monitors (Sam's Club now has the same NEC LCD 1765 monitors for $378.00 on closeout) I have used Protools in the past and have a good friend that is running a Digi 002 system and he has two monitors and loves it. One of his monitors bit the dust and he had to get along with one for a couple of days. He went out and bought a spare monitor "just in case" since he never wanted to go back to only one monitor again.

    -TOM-
     

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