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