I spend a lot of time in the studio, and I want to go over all of the equipment that has been working well for me, as well as equipment I want to get next. These items will honestly be great for any kind of studio, such as audio, visual arts, and graphic design. In this post, I will be going over the best studio gear of 2019. These items I have used and in my experience, are the best tool for the job!
This is a list of my favorite Studio Gear and some items I want to get soon!
Best Studio Gear of 2019
I would give the Blue Yeti Microphone 5/5 stars. It is one of my top 3 favorite studio gear items that I have received this year. It is perfect for a variety of content creating needs. Record and stream vocals, musical instruments, conference calls and more! It has multi-directional modes for capturing sound and many other features. It captures every sound in my home from a single room. I make sure to have it relatively low so that it does sound obnoxiously loud on my live streams!
Microphone Suspension Extension Clip this is an almost necessary addition to the Blue Yeti Microphone and I would also give it 5/5 stars. It is made of high-quality sturdy material. The microphone clip is heavy so you will want to mount it and the Blue Yeti to a desk. It allows me to extend the range or position of the mic.
The Logitech Brio HD webcam is the second webcam I have ever purchased, and it is my favorite one so far because of its 4k HD resolution capabilities! A lot of serious vloggers and streamers use this webcam, although it does have a premium price. I give it a solid 5/5 stars in this review of it. It is a fabulous webcam and is one of the best, the only issue being the occasional blurring. Despite this issue, I still use it for my live streams and youtube content! It does not happen often, but it happens for me both during live streaming and recording. Great lighting helps to advert some of this issue, but generally fast movement or moving quickly from foreground to background will make it blur. Simply put your hand in front of the cam until it refocuses and then carry on with your live streaming! It hasn’t affected my work very much and is a minor glitch.
Another great webcam the Logitech C920 Pro streaming webcam I started live streaming and webcam recording with the Logitech C920 and I do recommend it. For many it’s price is very reasonable and it does not have any real glitches for that reason I give it 5/5 stars.
ESDDI Photography Lighting Kit
The ESDDI Photography Lights are a must purchase I give this amazing studio tool 5/5 stars. These lights are almost necessary for modeling and photoshoots. Content creators, vloggers, and YouTubers swear by good lighting, and for good reason. Quality studio gear can make such a huge difference in the appearance of the production. Even if it just a few videos or pictures a year, this photo set is worth the buy!
Samsung Galaxy Tablet
I have been using the Galaxy Tablet A primarily to create content as well as a plethora of other web and mobile-based tasks. I can easily access my google spreadsheets for my content organization, as well as my pictures on google drive, or the micro-SD card slot built-in. At the time of writing this article, I did not have a phone. So I was using my tablet to update all of my apps and social media sites while I am multitasking. It can be very helpful and the large screen is easier to read than a phone. That’s being said, the larger screen can be a bit more difficult to use as a handheld device so I highly recommend this tablet stands to go along with any tablet or smartphone. It’s perfect for movies, mobile gaming, and even for just reading and keeping notifications handy. Fen keeps this tablet handy on his desk at all times and it makes him quite a bit more productive now that I have this Samsung Galaxy J8 (review on this phone coming very soon).
Highly Recommended Live Streaming Studio Accessories for 2019:
This portable Anker 4 port USB hub is essential for anyone that needs more USB ports 5/5 stars for this product! This helps with gaming, streaming, and studio related activities that require a lot of USB cables. I love the Galaxy Tablet stand for taking selfies. This is a quality item with a low profile simple design I would give it 5/5 stars! It helps so much with the angles and timing of pictures. It is such a simple product but it has increased my content quality!
Cat 7 Ethernet cable 16 ft professional gold plated plug for high-speed connection. It has added more flexibility to where I can move my set up so I give it 5/5 stars. This cable helps with streaming! It lessens lag from my laptop and this cable is also 16 feet which are so nice for moving around my studio.
A very underrated product but still essential for all your plug needs the 6 Outlet Power Strip earns 5/5 stars. I love the USB ports in addition to the 6 outlets!
This Western Digital External Hard Drive saved my computer. I had way too many files and so much content that was bogging down my PC. It makes streaming difficult when you have too many files on your computer! Now I can make more content for the next few months until I buy more hard drives.
Videos take up a lot of space, making a WD elements 4TB Hard Drive very important. I plan on making tons of content this year so adding another hard drive to my collection will help me continue my work! I recommend anyone who streams or creates online content to invest in one of these as well it makes loads of a difference in your PC’s performance when it is not full of files.
Gear that I will add to my Studio in 2019:
Gaming LaptopI love my current laptop, but the Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop would help my streaming and content creation capabilities. Its graphics card is really what sets it apart from other laptops. With this laptop, I would be able to stream on twitch and have higher HD capabilities for not only gaming but for all of my recordings as well. I look forward to adding this to my set of studio equipment this year!
As of February 2019, we are both the proud owners of these epic 21.5″ Acer Monitors. The picture quality is superb for photo/video editing, having a larger screen during live streaming. It is full HD and will add towards the gaming set up I want so I can live stream on twitch again! You can read our review of these monitors here!
This camera takes amazing pictures! The Canon Rebel T7i is very much a tool I want to add to my content creation. I feel it will take my work to the next level. I am getting this next. This camera has a weather seal just as a bonus so it will help me make my dream of more outdoor content a little closer!
I have been using the Samsung Galaxy S9 for my content for the last several months and I am in love! it has greatly improved the quality of my photos and videos. I was using a tablet to update social media so this was a much needed upgrade. The Samsung Galaxy S9 has one of the best android cameras that you can get! *UPDATE* We decided that the Samsung Galaxy J8 was the best phone due to its 16MP Front and Rear Camera! A review for the Samsung Galaxy J8 will be coming very soon.
Julius Studio backdrop base and the backdrop screen will add a professional touch to my photoshoots! This set includes a large black drop cloth as well as a white and green screen for that advanced video production flare many live streamers love! You can also buy any color backdrop or whatever color it is that you need. We actually bought this in the summer of 2019 and it is phenomenal!
Audio Gear I would like to add in 2019
If I could choose any speakers to make my studio epic, I would go with the Logitech Surround Sound. I am a big fan of Logitech products, I have not had bad experiences with this companies products. The current speakers that I have are Logitech and they work well! This is a complete home theater set up and works well for a variety of content creation and entertainment needs.
To help with editing and general studio work the Cowin Pro Noise Canceling Headphones will help a lot with focusing in on small details. This will overall increase the quality of production in any type of studio.
If you would like to help improve the quality of my content, there are a lot of ways to support me! You can check out my store. A lot of these items have been gifts from my wish list! Thank you so very much to so many of you who have supported me in this way. 💜
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