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My Home Office & Recording Setup

7 Oct 2020
19 Apr 2022
3 minutes

I need to install the audio foam, and new monitor arm so the picture isn’t accurate.

Disclaimer : I invested a lot of money in my physical setup. Keep in mind that online conferences and video recording, even if fun, are part of my job. I’m also working remotely for the last ten years. I’m privileged enough to be able to afford the tools I wanted to get a high-quality job done.

Every time I share a picture of my evolving setup, I get myriad of questions about it. I’m a huge fan of saving keystrokes, so this article was long overdue.

Apps + Configurations

The full list of applications I use and my computer configurations are on my Mac setup script, but here are the ones people always want to know about:

IDEs: Vim with Vundle & Visual Studio Code

Shell: Zsh with Oh My Zsh & Spaceship prompt

Terminal: iTerm2 with robbyrussell theme & seti as my color scheme

Audio

Acoustic Isolation: Elgato Wave Panels

Headphones: Audio-Technica ATH-M50x & Apple AirPods Pro

Microphone: Elgato Wave:3

Microphone Arm: RODE Professional Studio Arm PS1

Pop Filter: Elgato Wave Pop Filter

Shock Mount: Elgato Wave Shock Mount

Speakers: Bose Companion 2 Series III

Video

Camera (for recording videos): Sony Alpha a6400 with a dummy battery for power & Elgato Cam Link 4K to get the signal to my computer.

Webcam (for meetings): Logitech 4K Pro Webcam

Lights: 3 x Elgato Key Lights mounted on Vivo Dual Monitor Desk Mount (need only one mount now) & attached with VIVO VESA Adapter Bracket Kit

Green Screen: Elgato Green Screen MT

Desk Setup

Computer: MacBook Pro M1 13-inch 2021 edition

Desk: standing desk from Ergonofis

Keyboard: Apple Magic Keyboard

Misc: Elgato Stream Deck

Mouse: Logitech MX Master 3

Docking Station: CalDigit TS3 Plus & Targus USB-C Universal DV4K Docking Station (for DisplayLink support)

Chair: Herman Miller Embody

Monitors: 2 x Dell 32 Curved 4K UHD Monitor on a VIVO Triple Monitor Desk Mount

Presenting

Remote: Logitech Spotlight

Teleprompter: a generic teleprompter setup with a basic iPad 10.2 inches

Misc

Coffee Mug: Ember Mug² 10oz black

Light Therapy: HOSOME 10,000 Lux LED Therapy Light mounted on a Universal VESA Holder for Tablets

Smartphone: Apple iPhone 13 Pro

 

That’s it! I’ll try to keep that article up to date when I change my equipment. I’m always open to suggestions about my setup since it’s always a work-in-progress. Also, feel free to ask any questions I may not have answered here or let me know if I missed something.

P.S.: Want to see what other people are using, check the Uses Tech website.

  1. 2021-02-27 - Reply

    Thank you for posting this. I was needing a good idea for a DSLR cam for recording.