How many monitors do you use with Reason?

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RobC
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Post 21 Mar 2023

1 monitor, 2 monitors, or 3 monitors?

Especially if you are an all-in-one music master that makes everything from the first words of the lyrics, to the finishing mastering touches.
Both for your personal, but also commercial projects.

1 seems not enough. 2 seem to be more or less enough. But 3 monitors seem like the 3rd one won't always be used.

All in all, are 3 monitors worth in with Reason (and maybe a few tools/software outside Reason)?

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Post 21 Mar 2023

For me: minimum 2 and if possible 3 screens (with one in portrait orientation).

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guitfnky
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Post 21 Mar 2023

one 42-inch 4k (TV)--did the math and it's much larger surface area than using 2 decent-sized computer monitors. very useful.
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Post 21 Mar 2023

I use 3 and they all are used all of the time.
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dioxide
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Post 21 Mar 2023

Two. The built in laptop screen and an external monitor in portrait mode. I'm considering getting a bigger external monitor.

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Post 21 Mar 2023

2 (one landscape for the sequencer and mixer), one portrait for the rack) and if I could fit 3 I would!
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Post 22 Mar 2023

Two 24 inch 2K computer screens and one 42 inch 4K TV screen. I could work with just the large 4K screen, switching between the mixer and the sequencer window, and just one other screen in portrait mode for the rack. But I had the two smaller screens already and added the large screen later. Now that I'm used to having the mixer completely visible on the large screen, I can't go back to smaller screens only.


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Post 22 Mar 2023

1 27” for many years now, though I have a second LG monitor mostly for live streaming.
Now if you’re asking about audio monitors, I consider them essential for audio monitoring (my main job) and currently have three pairs in the main position, another pair for the synth station plus a single mono monitor. So five options all immediately available, so I really don’t have room for even a second monitor in any meaningful/useful position (the current second monitor is almost 90° to my right). Priorities! ;)
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RobC
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Post 23 Mar 2023

Thank you very much for all the information and studio pictures!

While I had a 24" IPS Full HD monitor for most basic things; I decided to additionally get a 50" 4k TV.

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Karim
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Post 23 Mar 2023

recently I managed with my Imac to have 3 monitors ( 1 for SSL, 1 for sequencer and 1 for the rack)

for the latter I would like to buy one that reclines vertically :puf_smile:
RobC wrote:
21 Mar 2023
1 monitor, 2 monitors, or 3 monitors?

Especially if you are an all-in-one music master that makes everything from the first words of the lyrics, to the finishing mastering touches.
Both for your personal, but also commercial projects.

1 seems not enough. 2 seem to be more or less enough. But 3 monitors seem like the 3rd one won't always be used.

All in all, are 3 monitors worth in with Reason (and maybe a few tools/software outside Reason)?
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Post 23 Mar 2023

2, looking for a third that I can wirelessly stream Lyrics to (and an addon to do it with).
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MuttReason
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Post 23 Mar 2023

One ultra wide 4k (a Samsung). Brilliant for many things including work stuff (I can lay out the equivalent of up to 5 A4 documents side by side) and so good with Reason too especially when in Sequencer view.

RobC
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Post 03 Apr 2023

Lots of cool options, guys!

I considered separate monitors, but I prefer to keep the mouse on one screen.

And lol, silly me, didn't think of that 50" isn't just 2 25" monitor space, but actually 4! And that 4k is 4xfull hd. That's the case of me being stupid, but having a pleasant surprise.

I will just need a cheap solution to rotate my 25" IPS monitor by 90⁰. Though then again, I usually was the type that gave a column for each sound/instrument in the rack, so maybe I should just leave that monitor as-is. Not to mention there's enough room on this 50" TV.

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