Recommendations for Mac mini Monitor for Logic Pro X

macnewbie86

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Apr 3, 2014
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What monitor do you use for music/audio production? Ultrawide? 4k?

I've had a 24" acer that I got for about $150 a few years ago. There's a few problems with it and I'm looking for something for a Mac mini...

- first its not as bright as I want..I'd like something with a bright screen.

-I don't game or do any photography..so 4k or 5k isn't a necessity. This is why I went with a Mac mini instead of an iMac. I only do music with my machine.

-These "ultra wide" 1080p screens have come out since I last purchased a monitor and they seem interesting. Does anyone recommend an ultra wide for Logic Pro? Is it easier to work with logic or other DAWS with an ultra wide?

There's so many brands and specs but I just want something with good brightness and preferably something 27" or bigger. 4k isn't a necessity _BUT_ if you made the switch and notice a difference in, for example less eye fatigue..please tell me.

Thanks for your help!
 

Ploki

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i use LG UltraFine 4K.
got used to Retina screens while using MacBook Pro, so blocky screens piss me off, was using 1080p for a while before i got the ultrafine and it was terrible. going to macbook pro was like eye vaseline
 

vemac575

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Feb 18, 2018
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If you do t do anything that demands the best in monitor tech these days, I would suggest you only worry about three things:

Do you want ultra wide?

Do you want one big monitor?

Do you want multiple monitors?

As for me, I use 3 monitors at the desk and one for the client. So mostly just the three. They are all the same ASUS 22" monitors. I use only one cable by using an OWC thunderbolt 3 dock, with on every of the ports leading out to a matrox dual head dp. When I need the fourth, it goes strait in to the Macbook.
 

Fishrrman

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Feb 20, 2009
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The problem with ultrawides is that although they have lots of horizontal space for the timeline, they don't offer enough "vertical space" so one can have extra windows displayed. I guess "it's a matter of personal taste".

For audio work, I'd suggest a 1440p 32" display.
Plenty of horizontal AND vertical space.
 

R3k

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I use a 34” dell ultrawide, it’s awesome having the real estate. I used to run 2 x 27” screens but just the one now. Ergonomically better as I’m not always turning my head or leaning towards one monitor or the next.

Also the reduced width always me to put the monitor speakers closer together- closer to an equilateral triangle between them and mix position, which is more ideal.