EP02: The Gear Show

What is in my studio toolkit and what gear do you need to start creating online content?

Episode Summary:
All of my gear is listed on Kit.com

3 Categories of Gear:
Camera and Lenses
Lighting
Audio & Accessories

Be sure to visit my Resource Page for more tools of the trade.

 

Audio Gear

Rode NTG3 Shotgun Mic: Simply the best
Shure SM7B Dynamic Microphone: The best mic I have ever used.
Triton Fethead: A must for SM7B to boost gain. CloudLifter is also an alternative.
Rode NT1KIT Condenser Microphone Cardioid: Amazing sounding microphone.
Rode VideoMic Pro: Decent shotgun mic. Will be replaced by Rode NTG3.
Shure SM58 Vocal Mic: The workhorse of dynamic mics
Blue Microphones Yeti USB Microphone: I love my Blue Yeti
Audio-Technica AT899 Lavalier Microphone: Good lavalier mic.
Focusrite Scarlet 6i6: USB Audio Interface
DBX 286S: Microphone Preamp. The secret weapon in audio. Check out this review by Caleb Wojcik.
Zoom H6 Six-Track Portable Recorder: Way better than H4N!
M-Audio BX5 D2 Speakers: Great studio monitors
Rode PSA1 Swivel Mount Boom Arm: Love it.
Rode Boom Pole:
Sony MDR7506 Headphones : Great studio headphones

Camera Gear

Canon t5i: My main camera for still photography & video. Love this camera.
Logitech c920 (webcam): 1080p HD webcam. Amazing quality and cheap.
Canon G11: Oldie, but goodie
GoPro Hero 4 Black: Cannot say enough about GoPro
Canon 24–105 mm Lens: My best lens by far
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens: Cheap and awesome lens for shallow depth of field.
Canon 18–55 mm Lens: Kit Lens
Canon 10–18 mm Lens: Wide angle goodness
Canon 50 mm Lens: Like the Nifty Fifty, only better.

Lighting

Fotodiox Pro LED-312DS: Small & portable LEDs. I have 3 of them. Not super bright, but like them.
Ikan IFD576-S Daylight LED Light. Love these lights. Bright, cool and good price.
Genaray LED-6200T 144 LED Light. Small and awesome! I’d buy more Generay stuff.
China Balls. I have 4 LED lights and I prefer the $30 china ball to all. Soft & bright!
LED Strips: Unnecessary, but fun for desk. SeanWes turned me on to these.

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