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Monitor size etc

Discussion in 'Mac OS' started by Spookymooo, Sep 2, 2014.

  1. Spookymooo

    Spookymooo New Member

    New 2.6 i7 mac mini arrived today and will soon be loading logic x.

    It will essentially be a music only mac and I need to get the right monitor.

    Could anyone guide me re the ideal size for logic and possibly the best match.(other than Apple's own....a bit pricey!)

    Cheers

    Rob
     
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  3. bayswater

    bayswater Senior member

    I use a 2560x1600, and wouldn't use anything smaller. The important number is 1600. Having a lot of vertical resolution is good if you want to see tracks and mixer channels at the same time. You might find one from Dell considerably cheaper than Apple's. I think the minimum usable screen size for that resolution is 27", but 30+ would be better if you can find it at a reasonable price.
     
  4. Spookymooo

    Spookymooo New Member

    Can't find one

    Thanks for reply re monitor
    It seems that there is no longer a 27inch 2560x1600 monitor available.
    I would have to go for a 30 inch to achieve it and they are quite expensive and a bit too large for my location.
    You stressed that the 1600 is ideal for Logic Pro but would the available 27inch 2560x1460 (I think?) suffice? ( I would be quite close to the screen)
    Cheers
    Rob
     
  5. bayswater

    bayswater Senior member

    I'm sure it will be fine. A 1600 vertical resolution is good because DAWs in general need as much vertical real estate as you can get for things like channel strips. Monitors are made to watch movies, and so their aspect ratio is not ideal for doing things like mixing, word processing, etc.
     
  6. Eli

    Eli Senior member

    FTR, I am using 1920 x 1080 on a 27" Acer monitor. Unfortunately, it seems to be the finest resolution available with my current setup. I wish it could be more!
     

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