Bigger monitor display for DAW

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cowby
KVRian
842 posts since 2 Feb, 2005

Post Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:01 am

Hi, knowing that this is a hardware related question but I ask here anyway so please don't mind.

I am using a 27" AOC LCD monitor and would like to buy a bigger one. However, my work space is limited me to have a < 3x" monitor. That said, do you think that I buy a wider screen would have benefit for using Live 10? And is it a smart choice to buy a 4K monitor for DAW usage ? Any suggestion with good C/P value of monitor will be highly appreciated.

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Cowby

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Rommelaar
KVRist
181 posts since 12 Sep, 2013

Re: Bigger monitor display for DAW

Post Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:52 am

I converted from 3 x 24" (1920 x 1080p) to 1 Samsung curved 34" (3440 x 1440p) 100 Hz 1500R display. The aggressive curve gives a whole new immersion. Despite less pixels in total, my desk is cleaner, less cluttered and everything fits on 1 screen. I never looked back and made some people happy with my old 24" panels.
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jdnz
KVRian
717 posts since 3 Oct, 2011 from Christchurch, New Zealand

Re: Bigger monitor display for DAW

Post Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:35 am

cowby wrote:Hi, knowing that this is a hardware related question but I ask here anyway so please don't mind.

I am using a 27" AOC LCD monitor and would like to buy a bigger one. However, my work space is limited me to have a < 3x" monitor. That said, do you think that I buy a wider screen would have benefit for using Live 10? And is it a smart choice to buy a 4K monitor for DAW usage ? Any suggestion with good C/P value of monitor will be highly appreciated.
there’s a few options for 32” 4K monitors now - so I’d look at them (I’ve used a 28” 4K - too many plugins with non-scalable UIs that are un-usable). Personally I’d look at the bigger options (40”+ 4K) but obviously that won’t work in your space

I presume your 27” AOC is fullHD (1920x1080) - other option would be to replace it with a 27” QHD (2560x1440) - more screen realestate but not as bad for non-scalable UIs as 4K

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DJ Warmonger
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2886 posts since 7 Jun, 2012 from Warsaw

Re: Bigger monitor display for DAW

Post Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:54 pm

I use 27" 4K monitor with Live and it's just great, especially since Live 10 allows independent scaling for each plugin.
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