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Old 03-16-2017, 07:36 PM
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i miss my HP 30" 2560x1600 .. have been running a 27" 1920x1080 .. i need to look at one of these .. you guys are making me have Monitor Envy !!!
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Old 03-16-2017, 08:28 PM
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It's a curved 34 LG. I have 3 of them attached. Left and right and center. With an additional 27 dell touchscreen on the left.

It's a tad big in the center of console but I'm putting in an S6 next month so it will be moved anyways. But resolution is great and I see a lot of stuff. I Would go the highest resolution 34 ultrawide like these. Makes life easier.

3440x1440 resolution on these.

But I have gotten in the habit of turning the monitors off when mixing sometimes now. Reminds me of when I used 2 inch 24 tracks and ssl desks to mix records.

I photoshopped the little animations in via my smart phone

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Old 03-16-2017, 09:36 PM
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It's a curved 34 LG.
What kind of Vesa arm is that? Does it take up less real estate than the stock stand?
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What kind of Vesa arm is that? Does it take up less real estate than the stock stand?
its the stock one that came with the d control console. I don't think it has a model number or name on it.

I believe the stock stand for the monitor doesn't fit the console center area so I had to use the arm.
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Old 03-17-2017, 06:27 AM
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Nice space Barry!

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Bigger was not better in my situation, actually, worse.......not nearly as enjoyable.

So I had been on a quest to have a larger monitor for my studio. I currently have a 29" Wide Screen, which is sooooooooo much better than a normal scaled monitor, aka like the one that it replaced, which was a 27" standard monitor.

I found a deal on a 40" HD 1080p TV at Best Buy for a whopping $150. Screen size, it dwarfed my 29" Wide Screen monitor.

I got educated within a few minutes. Even though the screen was significantly bigger, I actually got less information on the screen as everything on the screen was much bigger.

In the end, its all about resolution. Even though the 29" WS Monitor was much smaller, I could get so much more information on the screen, with everything still being visually comfortable, as everything was easy to see/read. I had hoped I would be able to keep the same screen scaling, but just on a larger monitor, so I could get more of the edit screen, top/bottom/side-to-side, and more screen height on the mixer page. You are limited by the screen resolution of an HDTV, so I couldn't use choose a higher screen resolution like I could if it were a typical computer monitor.

What did I learn, a big HD TV is great if the monitor is far away from the Sweet Spot. If the monitor is 30" or less from the Sweet Spot, stick with a traditional monitor. Well, in my not so humble perspective on this one subject alone, not traditional, there is nothing as good as an Ultra Wide Screen Monitor for DAW Work. No way I would ever want to work with a monitor that does not display in that orientation.

I"m now in the market for a 34" Ultra Wide Screen Monitor!!!!!!

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Old 03-17-2017, 07:50 AM
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This thread caught my attention,
as during the process of rebooting our Pro tools,
much of the last several days has been spent on the monitors.

Ironic actually, as we are following pretty closely down the same path
that Barry has been.
We are coming from a pro-control centered HD6 system,
and now transitioning into a HDX set up along with Waves DLS;
(which included jumping 4 OSs via MA (!) )
And having it run flawlessly on 2 systems…

Like Barry also, we are modifying an Argosy series 90
which we picked up for $400,
and are fitting the Argosy around a D command ES.
in our case we decided to cut a curve around the back of it
and let the meters poke above.
The D command turned out to be a good deal as well
as we found a seller in Florida, not far from Barry,
who accepted an offer of 3000 for the shipped ES version with XMon.

But back to the monitors; we were coming from a pair of 17 inch very vintage Cinema Displays.
At first I thought, let's try a 43 inch 4K TV,
but sure enough, the picture was very jagged and way too zoomed in.
So then, taking full advantage of Fry’s “30 day rental policy”
we tried several combinations and ended up with the dual 32's running 2K,
and the satellites at 20 inches.
I purchased the first one on Super Bowl Sunday,
and the second one on a one-day sale getting each of them for 249.

In my particular case my sweet spot is running the mix window at 1440 x 2550 to get the full mix window,
and then running the edit screen at 1080 P
so I can see easily the Delta changes in the automation lanes.

As we go from TDM to HDX and the waves DLS
(and by the way not giving a penny to Avid for what they did to us on the pro-control)
maybe I'll chime in later with how that's going…
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Old 03-17-2017, 10:47 AM
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Like Barry also, we are modifying an Argosy series 90 which we picked up for $400, and are fitting the Argosy around a D command ES. in our case we decided to cut a curve around the back of it
and let the meters poke above.
aaaahhhhh yes that makes sense....my desk the d-cmnd won't go back all the way b/c of the meter bridge. Cool....great idea.


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The D command turned out to be a good deal as well as we found a seller in Florida, not far from Barry,
who accepted an offer of 3000 for the shipped ES version with XMon.
yes that was a great deal on a ES version. Great surface.
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This thread caught my attention,
as during the process of rebooting our Pro tools,
much of the last several days has been spent on the monitors.

Ironic actually, as we are following pretty closely down the same path
that Barry has been.
We are coming from a pro-control centered HD6 system,
and now transitioning into a HDX set up along with Waves DLS;
(which included jumping 4 OSs via MA (!) )
And having it run flawlessly on 2 systems…

Like Barry also, we are modifying an Argosy series 90
which we picked up for $400,
and are fitting the Argosy around a D command ES.
in our case we decided to cut a curve around the back of it
and let the meters poke above.
The D command turned out to be a good deal as well
as we found a seller in Florida, not far from Barry,
who accepted an offer of 3000 for the shipped ES version with XMon.

But back to the monitors; we were coming from a pair of 17 inch very vintage Cinema Displays.
At first I thought, let's try a 43 inch 4K TV,
but sure enough, the picture was very jagged and way too zoomed in.
So then, taking full advantage of Fry’s “30 day rental policy”
we tried several combinations and ended up with the dual 32's running 2K,
and the satellites at 20 inches.
I purchased the first one on Super Bowl Sunday,
and the second one on a one-day sale getting each of them for 249.

In my particular case my sweet spot is running the mix window at 1440 x 2550 to get the full mix window,
and then running the edit screen at 1080 P
so I can see easily the Delta changes in the automation lanes.

As we go from TDM to HDX and the waves DLS
(and by the way not giving a penny to Avid for what they did to us on the pro-control)
maybe I'll chime in later with how that's going…
e
for the record studios

I like 1080 if I move the monitors further away but I don't see enough info. At 1440 unfortunately I need to wear reading glasses. But I need reading glasses for my phone too.

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Nice space Barry!
Thanks Andy, if I only had your Guitar Chops!!!!
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and then there is this.

https://www.macrumors.com/review/lg-...awide-display/
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