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sabletones



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dual monitors for REAPER
      #1029723 - 22/01/13 12:53 PM
hi....i'm ckecking in, before running down to computer shop....and buying a monitor screen.

If i connect My PC (HP pavillion/Windows 7) to a second screen via HDMI, is it as simple as dragging a screen image across, after working through personalise options etc...say my REAPER mixer screen and that's it?

I just struggled to get REAPER to accept RME UFX under ASIO while a Focusrite Scarlett was on the system...needed to delete the focusrite programme....that's sorted and the excitements growing...

bring me down gently!

steve


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Re: dual monitors for REAPER new [Re: sabletones]
      #1029774 - 22/01/13 04:07 PM
Reaper definitely works across multiple monitors. At least it does on my system!

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Re: dual monitors for REAPER new [Re: sabletones]
      #1029775 - 22/01/13 04:13 PM
On some DAW's you need to set Fx & stuff to 'always on top' but otherwise, yes it's that simple. Most video cards will even display a large '1' & '2' whilst you're tweaking depending on whether it's to the left or right of your main monitor.

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Re: dual monitors for REAPER new [Re: sabletones]
      #1029778 - 22/01/13 04:41 PM
Quote sabletones:

If i connect My PC (HP pavillion/Windows 7) to a second screen via HDMI, is it as simple as dragging a screen image across, after working through personalise options etc...say my REAPER mixer screen and that's it?




As othes have said, Reaper can definitely cope with multiple screens, and you can arrange various parts of the display as you wish (eg, time-line on one, mixer on another, etc.

However, this all depends on how well the computer handles multiple screens, and whether it can support different images (and different resolutions) on each screen, as opposed to replicating the same image on both. You'll need to check your computer's garphics card capabilities to answer that question.

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Re: dual monitors for REAPER new [Re: sabletones]
      #1029781 - 22/01/13 04:59 PM
For what it's worth I sometimes run my mediocre Acer laptop with a biiiigg screen hooked up by VGA, arrange page on the biggie, mixer/docker on t'other.. The laptop and Reaper don't seem to notice. I have a multi screen template set up on 'layouts' that I can flip any project in and out of.

Nae bother.

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Re: dual monitors for REAPER new [Re: sabletones]
      #1029787 - 22/01/13 05:44 PM
humph...now it's snowing,

your replies are much appreciated.

thanks you

steve


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Re: dual monitors for REAPER new [Re: sabletones]
      #1030289 - 25/01/13 12:00 AM
Quote sabletones:

humph...now it's snowing,

your replies are much appreciated.

thanks you

steve




Do you mean your monitor screens are suffering from background noise, or that the weather has changed?


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Re: dual monitors for REAPER new [Re: sabletones]
      #1031241 - 30/01/13 08:19 PM
it was the weather.....much to my daughters chagrin, i relocated the telly for immediate gratification


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Re: dual monitors for REAPER new [Re: sabletones]
      #1031259 - 30/01/13 10:13 PM
Quote sabletones:

i relocated the telly for immediate gratification




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