An ultrawide or 21:9 monitor is the best investment you can get for yourself if you’re a producer. Producing and writing music is a complicated process you’ve got your editing software open, mixers, maybe you’re across two or three displays and you’re still running out of space!
So how do you get more real estate for the buck? Another monitor? Maybe you’ve run out of space for more! It might be time to consider moving up to an ultrawide 21:9 monitor.
These monitors an aspect ratio of 21:9 resolutions of of 2,560-by-1,080 pixels and 3440 x 1440 pixels making giveing them 40% and 75% more vertical real estate than 1080p monitors while not having the scaling issues 4k tends to have in Windows. They have features perfect for use with ProTools, Logic, Ableton, Cubase, and video editing for those of you into that as well. These monitors will be like owning multiple monitors but without the bezels breaking up your work flow and switching back and forth between monitors.
Last year I got the Asus ROG PG348Q 34-Inch Ultra-wide QHD Swift Curved Gaming Monitor which is 3440 x 1440 and the Acer XZ 35. Both were life changing. (obviously since I liked one so much to get another) If you need wideness and height I would recommend a 3440×1440 if you just need wideness 2560×1080 should do fine. Ultrawide has become such a key component to my workflow I’m considering getting a laptop with it.
They can also be had for as low s $259 at 29 inches for 2560×1080. (Ir’a not curved though) I do not own this one but here is a youtube reviewer saying pretty much the same thing I am.
Logic Pro X users are no longer restricted to using only mac displays, most ultrawides from Asus and LG use Thunderbolt (as well as displayport which should work with any adapters. They have lots of connectivity with usb 3.0 ports and 2.0 ports giving you room to hook up devices and instruments.
Definitely check out these monitors if you get a chance and check back here for when cheaper models/deals come around!