We’ve been asked to provide a rundown of the equipment we use to produce MonoTown content. Here is the current setup, which changes fairly regularly. We use a separate machine, OS, and slightly different equipment to produce our YouTube videos and we’ve added that information below as well.

In addition to the below, we have endless clamps, poles, cables, power supplies, and other odds and ends. We’ve added some affiliate links and if you purchase one of these items through us, we’ll make a buck or two.

If you have any questions, let us know!

Software

Streaming

YouTube

  • Final Cut Pro X
  • Logic X
  • Epidemic Sound (audio)
  • MotionArray (audio / templates)

Camera Equipment

Lighting (and Smoke)

Streaming Machine

  • Built by Chillblast (Fusion Recoil 1650 Super Gaming PC) – although, I had to rebuild this with a new motherboard to install the capture card!
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X CPU, 6 Cores / 12 Threads, 3.8 – 4.4GHz
  • Case: Kolink Stronghold Tempered Glass Case – Black
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB Graphics Card
  • Motherboard: Gigabyte B550 AORUS ELITE ATX Motherboard
  • Memory: 32GB DDR4 2666MHz Memory
  • OS Drive: 1TB Seagate Firecuda 510 M.2 PCIe Solid State Drive
  • Power Supply: Corsair RM550x 80 PLUS Gold 550W PSU
  • Capture Card: Magewell 11100 Pro Capture Quad HDMI Card
  • Keyboard: KBC Poker 3 – PBT Keycaps – Cherry Mx-Red [Metal Casing]
  • Mouse: TECKNET Pro S2 High Performance Wired USB Mouse, 6 Buttons, 2000dpi
  • Elgato Streamdeck

YouTube / Music Production Machine

  • Mac mini 3.2GHz 6‑core 8th‑generation Intel Core i7
  • RAM 32GB 2666MHz DDR4
  • Storage:
    • 1TB SSD storage
    • 1TB Extended SSD storage
  • Graphics:
    • Razer Chroma eGPU
    • MSI Radeon RX 5700 MECH GP

Storage / Backup

  • Local: Synology 5 Bay NAS with 12TB of Storage in a RAID 5 Configuration
  • Offsite: Amazon Glacier and Backblaze

Monitors

  • 1 x Neewer F100 7-inch 4k 1280×800 IPS Screen Camera Field Monitor
  • 2 x ASUS MG28UQ, 4K (3840×2160) Gaming Monitor
  • iPad Pro

Audio

  • Streaming Audio Intefrace– Behringer XR18 X Air Mixer
  • Bench Mic: Sure SM7B with a Cloudlifter
  • City Mic: Sennheiser MKE600 Shotgun
  • YouTube Video Mic / Recorder: Tascam DR-40X Portable 4-Track Audio Recorder
  • YouTube Audio Interface: Focusrite Scarlett 2i2
  • Boom Mic Stand / Random Mic Stands

Network / Internet

  • LAN: Gigabit Ethernet wired with CAT6 cables
  • Internet Providers (transparently load balanced by a TP-Link TL-ER5120 Load Balancer):
    • Virgin Media Fiber (to the curb): ~1,000Mbits Down, ~250Mbits Up
    • Three 5G Wireless Connection (for backup): ~250Mbits Down, ~30Mbits Up