I had occasion to move my DAW downstairs. Instead of lugging the big OLD crt monitor that
I had it connected to, I borrowed one from another computer, an LCD, just because it was
lighter to carry and didn't take up as much desk space. I was amazed at how much "better"
the picture from Cubase is on the LCD compared to the CRT ... though I haven't done an
A/B, it seems that I may have more real estate showing, and things are sharper. I've often
wondered why my CRT DAW images don't look like the ones in the youtube tutorials, and now
I have a strong feeling that it is at least in part due to the CRT monitor I was using.
So, I have started reading up on how to buy a new monitor. Found this site,
which seems as good as any for use as a getting started "how to buy a computer monitor"
My first question of what will probably be at least a few is ... how do I
determine what kind of monitor my OLD daw computer will support: digital, size, dual vs.
single monitors, etc.? I know how to go into CTRL PANEL ... HARDWARE, but not really how
to interpret the information I see there.
Here is a summary of some of my
computer specs, it is an old Clarion-built music PC: XP SP2, Seagate Barracuda
80/160/160GB; Intel 550 Pentium 4 3.4GHz, 2GB RAM, HT+; Intel D915PBL mobo; Dual Radeon
ATI X300SE 128MB video.
Thanks for any help!
Alexis -Cubase 6.5.0/SX220.127.116.114, XP SP2, 4GB RAM (1GB not accessible, but used just to balance the computer so it doesn't tip over); Delta 66 in Omni i/O Studio; Motif8; UAD-1