My Desk

I sometimes get asked about my desk setup, and I figured it would be nice to share that easily with folks.

Ever since the pandemic, many more folks are working from home and trying to understand how to make that work. I've shared several tips for being Suddenly Remote before, but I thought a deep dive into my setup would help some.

This page will serve as the evergreen spot for my current setup and tech.

Current Setup

  1. Elgato Wave:1 Microphone - this is my "daily driver" microphone. And the Wave Link software is what I use when streaming on Twitch
  2. Elgato Stream Deck - comes in various sizes. Controls lights, camera, microphone
  3. IQUNIX F96 - great bluetooth 96% mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX Brown switches
  4. DinoFire Presentation Clicker - I use this even when presenting from my desk because it is quieter than a keyboard or mouse click.
  5. Apple AirPods Pro - daily driver for listening to video calls, music while working
  6. Logitech MX Master 2S
  7. In ear monitors and extension cable - for presentations and recordings where I want a professional look. Used in conjunction with audio interface below
  8. MOTU M2 USB-C Audio Interface - this drives the SM7B below, gives it 48v of phantom power and connects it to my Macbook
  9. Electric Stand up Desk Frame - the desk can be a standing or sitting desk. The top I made myself from some maple hardwood...but this is the kit I used to motorize it.
  10. RODE PS 1 Microphone Boom Arm
  11. Shure SM7B - go to microphone for podcasters, this is the one I use to sound amazing on Zoom or presentations and to...well record my podcast. Yes it is super expensive but I'll tell you why I think it's worth it if you ask.
  12. Glide Gear TMP100 iPad telepromter I use for recording formal videos. For daily driver teleprompting I use telepromt.me
  13. Elgato Key Light I have two of these. They are expensive but they are amazing. Good lighting is required for good video
  14. Sony Alpha A1000 - Mirrorless camera paired with a dummy battery and an Elgato CamLink to get professional quality video into my Macbook. I bought mine used for a great price.
  15. ☕

Other Items

Other items that are not pictured:

Note, in the interest of transparency: I am not currently "sponsored" by any of these products...but for the links that are to Amazon they are affiliate links where I would get a small commission if you buy them there.