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Lame Thread... Please read though. Pt9 vs CB6 vs Sonar X1 vs Reaper vs Studio One

How many of you are having problems reading the screens?
All the little numbers on the effects, time line etc.

For example, the numbers in the various controls for X1 Pro Channel?

Can anyone actually see these values?

I'm running twin LCD 23 inch at 1920x1080 and with Windows 7 I'm STILL straining to read things.

I've had my eyes checked, have glasses (near sighted, progressive lenses) but it's still difficult to see stuff on the screen.

My screens are exactly 36 inches from my seating position.

Am I the only one having these problems?

If so, which program is best for people like me?

I already own X1, Studio One and Reaper.
It's a mixed bag.

Advice?
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Hi Loopy,
Personally i find that 3' from my seating position to screen is a bit of a stretch for me. And i have a 25" screen.
Maybe its normal or maybe you need to update your graphics software.

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Hi Loopy,
Personally i find that 3' from my seating position to screen is a bit of a stretch for me. And i have a 25" screen.
Maybe its normal or maybe you need to update your graphics software.

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Hey Graham!!!
Thanks for the reply!

I have the latest graphics card, software etc and it's pretty high end.

The problem is if I move the displays closer they interfere with my monitors (Event ASP8) blocking the sound path.

I'm going crazy trying to sort this out.

I think you are right though, 36 inches is too far.

I see pics of these studios and guys have their monitors like "6 feet" away, well not that much, but pretty far, how do they do it?

I'm running Windows....Is Mac any better?
Maybe that's what I am missing?

I feel like an idiot asking this, but it's really a problem for me and I can't imagine I am the only one.
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I went to a 27" that does 1920x1200 a few years ago so I could have it set back between my monitors rather than in front of them. However my eyes adjusted so well to the further away focal point that I think I could handle one of the higher res 27/30" lcd's now at the same distance quite easily. A nice reversal from the slow loss of eyesight I've been having from using computers over the years...
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I have bad eyesight to begin with and use a 30" monitor with 2560 x 1600 resolution.. but the Mac has a nice feature that lets you zoom the entire screen in and out just by holding down the CTRL key and using the mouse scroll wheel.

I use it all of the time, especially with plugins.. I'll open a plugin and zoom in on its interface until it fills the entire screen. It only takes a split second to zoom in and out and after you use it for a while it becomes second nature.
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How many of you are having problems reading the screens?
All the little numbers on the effects, time line etc.


Can anyone actually see these values?

I'm running twin LCD 23 inch at 1920x1080 and with Windows 7 I'm STILL straining to read things.
Set the resolution lower. Less screen estate, better health, less headache. Try to get a good workflow using windows layouts for your applications (use a template when starting new songs).

And make sure to not use VGA.
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.....I see pics of these studios and guys have their monitors like "6 feet" away, well not that much, but pretty far, how do they do it?
The only thing i can think is, a lot of the time they will have another separate monitor thats closer to the user for doing editing etc. and the monitor thats far away is for more or less following where the track is (like when siting at a mixing desk for example)Maybe.
Sorry, i know this still doesn't help your predicament, but its all i can think of.

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Thanks for all the great advice guys!
Yea I'm using the digital outs not the vga connector.

I've found if I play with Windows 7 "text size" and make it custom, like 130 or so, things look a lot better. I'm also playing with finding the sweet spot as far as distance from my chair is concerned.
I'm making some progress!
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I've found if I play with Windows 7 "text size" and make it custom, like 130 or so, things look a lot better.
Shoot Loopy, good thinking, i never thought of that myself.
Hope it works out for you, cause as i also wear glasses i know how sore ones eyes can get when trying to strain for screen.
Best of luck.

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