Reader Philip writes:

I have a project studio where I run a 3-monitor setup where I work off of two of the displays for recording and the 3rd one is extended into a vocal booth so vocalists can read lyrics or watch one of the mixer windows.

The problem is, that when in a program like Cubase that doesn’t differentiate between all the windows with taskbars, I have no way of knowing where the mixer is on the 3rd LCD screen should I wish to pull it to my screen to make modifications and then throw it back to the vocalist inside the booth. Instead I have to have two mice connected, one being inside the booth, walk over the it and use that mouse to the move the window to my screen and vice versa.

Is there any kind of utility that would allow previews of the contents of each screen to be shown on one of the main monitors where I could drag windows from the preview back and forth between monitors? Otherwise I’m blind as soon as I put something on the vocal booth screen.

Hello Philip,

I am working on the assumption that you need a minimum of 2 screens to work with your studio application.

The most common solution in this application is to split the signal for the third monitor into 2 monitors. This way you can have a 3rd display at your desk that shows a mirror image of what is shown in the studio.

If you only have a short distance you can get a simple splitter without an amplifier.
Here is an example of a VGA splitter: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812120153
splitter

Purchasing a 4th display can be expensive, but the time saved from not having to interrupt the recording process would hopefully balance it out.

- Mike Breton MultiMonitor.Net

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Comments

3 Responses to “How do I view / manage a remote monitor?”

  1. CDuv on March 21st, 2009 4:50 pm

    Another solution would be to use “MultiMonMan 2.0″ That freeware displays one window per monitor, each one repeats what’s displayed on the corresponding monitor.

  2. bdhart100 on November 21st, 2011 3:47 pm

    Interesting and spot on solution – thanks Mike.

  3. Best GamingMonitors on November 21st, 2011 4:05 pm

    I agree – this worked for me.

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