Gear

Here is a list of all the hardware and software that I use on a regular basis: Both for this site and in my personal life. I’ve always enjoyed reading other people’s list and researching what will fit my needs (or just be rad to have). So I wanted to make and share my own list.

Computer

I use a pink/red M1 iMac with 16GB of unified memory and a 2TB SSD. It is occasionally plugged into my LG 24QP500-B 24” monitor. I use an Anker Thunderbolt 3 Docking Station. I back my computer and my four external drives to BackBlaze.

Now I use an Apple Magic Keyboard with TouchID and Magic Trackpad, but I still have a Keychron K2 Keyboard with red switches and a Logitech MX Master 3. I also have a Canon TS9120, which is a nifty printer.

Cameras and Microphones

My main microphone is a Shure Beta 87A microphone plugged into a Zoom H6 with a USB Micro to USB-C cable. I use Audio-Technica ATH-M40X headphones to listen through the H6.

I also have a few microphones I use when I’m on-site filming for one of my jobs. I have a Sennheiser AVX-MKE2, a Rode Wireless GO gen 1, and a Rode NTG-2 Shotgun mic.

I have a Canon 90D for filming with 18-55mm and 55-250mm lenses. I have a Logitech C920 1080p webcam that is a step above any built-in webcam I’ve used (I now prefer my M1 iMac’s built-in webcam. The Image Signal Processor smokes the super old Logitech webcam). Some day I’ll get a dummy battery for the Canon and a stand to mount it on for the crispiest video calls.

Video Games

I currently have a PS5, a Xbox Series X, and a Nintendo Switch OLED with a 128GB micro SD card installed.

For capturing game footage, I have an Elgato 4K60S+, an Elgato HD60 X, and an Elgato Game Capture HD. I keep the older model around for its ability to capture analog video from older game systems. 

The TV I use is a LG C1 55″ 4K OLED plugged into a Vizio 5.1.2 surround sound system. You can read about my LG C9 here.

I also have a Sony Trinitron KV-27FS12 that my wife graciously lets me keep in the home for my older consoles. Those consoles can be played off the CRT or plug into my RetroTINK 5X-Pro for crispy upscaled capture.


Update (05/09/2021): Long overdue for an update on all sorts of equipment and consoles. Added a cameras and microphone section as well. Also included links to equipment for those that are curious.

Update (08/26/2021): I totally forgot to swap out the MacBook Pro with the M1 iMac.

Update (06/20/2022): Another overdue update. A few dead pixels and a warranty turned my LG C9 into an LG C1. I’ve also upgraded to a Switch OLED, sold one capture card for an upgrade, and a finally replaced my 10-year-old monitor. I also bought a RetroTINK 5X. I really need to update this more frequently.