YouTube Studio Setup

Here’s a brief rundown of the gear I use for my youtube videos. This does not include every microphone I’ve ever used to review something, but rather the main microphone I use for my youtube videos, and the camera gear I use for my videos. Hope you find it useful. Don’t hesitate to ask questions in the comments.

Audio Gear

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SHURE SM7B

This is my daily driver. I use this because it smooths out some of the harsher frequencies in my voice making it sound a little bit more pleasant.

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MOGAMI XLR CABLES

I got these because they have neutrik connectors, are well shielded, and are extremely durable. They’re expensive, but they’ll last you forever.

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SENNHEISER HD650

These are on the darker side of headphones. They don’t lose any detail though, and they have an amazing sound stage. Great for longer listening session.

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BLUE COMPASS BOOM ARM

There’s nothing that’s keeping me on this arm other than laziness. I have a few other boom arms I plan on testing out, this is just the latest one on my desk.

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FOCUSRITE 18i20 (2nd Gen)

I bought this about a month before the 3rd gen came out. I use focusrite scarlett’s for all my XLR mic reviews because it’s a perfect middle of the road interface that won’t give the mic an unfair advantage, but also won’t degrade the audio.

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SONY MDR7506

These are studio classics. They are robust, and they offer you all the detail and clarity you could ever want. They are a bit on the bright side, but this allows you to hear every mistake in your recording.


Camera Gear

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CANON 70d

I don’t know much about camera gear, but I bought this as an upgrade to my t6i, and I love the color science of canon’s camera. Makes it easier on me in post since I don’t have to do color correction which is impossible for my broken color blind eyes.

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SIGMA 18-35mm f1.4 CANON

I love the wider angle stuff, but I hated the lack of bokeh. This gives me the wider angle, but an aperture wide enough to give me some nice background blur. This is what I use on the 70d for my face cam stuff.

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CANON 50mm

This is the nifty fifty that everyone needs to own. I was using this a lot for thumbnail photos to get the shallow depth of field. For my current thumbs, I’m not using this as much.

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GO PRO HERO 6

This is what I use for my second angle on my podcast. I hate the color of go pros, but it runs for the full session without having to stitch together multiple clips due to a recording limit.

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CANON T6i

This was my first DSLR. It served me well for years, but I upgraded to the 70d. I still use this as my b-roll camera and to take thumbnail photos. It works great for that.

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CANON 10-18mm

This is the lens I use for all the overhead shots on my desk. It works great, and I’ve been using it for nearly 3 years straight.

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CANON 24mm

I don’t use this lens that much anymore because I tend to use the 10-18mm for my overhead video and for my thumbnails. I still use it on occasion for some second angles.

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LOGITECH C920

This is the camera I used for my channel for 6 months when I first started. I don’t use it for any recording now, but I use it whenever I have to do a guest spot on someone’s podcast or anything.

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NEEWER PANEL LIGHTS

I’m not good at lighting. These may not be color accurate, but they work really well for me.