Things I use

I receive a lot of questions on stream about my setup and what I use. So here's a list! ✨ Click on the filter buttons to view items in that category.

Last updated 24 January 2022


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Elgato Collapsible Green Screen

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I love how easy this green screen is to pull out and fold away. Another bonus is that it's always wrinkle free. The only downside is that it's a trickier to chroma key in OBS than the standard chrome key green screens.

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Elgato HD60 S Capture Card 1080p

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I code on a MacBook Pro and live stream from a custom PC that runs Windows. I use the Elgato Capture card to send the output of my main monitor (which is plugged in to my MacBook Pro) to my streaming PC. The screen capture is added as a source in OBS, and this is how you see me coding whilst I stream.

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Elgato Key Light Air (x2)

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I use two WiFi-controlled Elgato Key Light Airs whilst streaming. As well as providing great broadcast quality lighting, they're also great as desk lamps when set at a low intensity if you're working in low light at night.

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Elgato Ring Light

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At the centre of my lighting setup is a WiFi-controlled Elgato ring light. I mount my streaming webcam at the centre of the light.

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Elgato Stream Deck

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This Elgato stream deck is connected to my coding machine. I use it to trigger some quick actions such as opening GitHub, Twitter, and my Twitch dashboard. I also use it to open my stream end credits on my main monitor, so I can read them and look straight at the camera, rather than watching them on my OBS monitor and looking to the right.

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Elgato Stream Deck XL

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The Elgato Stream Deck XL has been instrumental in improving the production of my streams on Twitch. I use it to control everything! It's definitely a big investment, so if you're just starting out, I would recommend giving the Elgato Stream Deck Mini a try.

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Elgato Wave 1 USB Condenser Mic

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The Elgato Wave 1 doubles as an audio interface, and the WaveLink software allows me to control any number of audio channels and their levels, and feed them into OBS as one audio input.

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Logitech Streamcam 1080p HD 60fps

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This is the webcam I use whilst streaming. It's USB C and pretty reliable!

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Neewer Portable Photography Lighting Kit

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I use these lights to illuminate the bottom of my green screen to get a more even chroma key in OBS. I had to purchase some additional (stronger) aluminium stands for these lights, as I kept tripping on the stands and breaking them!

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Pretzel

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I use Pretzel to play music whilst I'm live streaming to avoid DMCA issues. It comes with a great selection of music, Twitch chat integration, and can be optimised for YouTube and Twitch.

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Rode PSA 1 Swivel Mount

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I use this to hold my Elgato Wave 1 USB mic, which is held by an Elgato shock mount. This has been a great addition to my studio, allowing for precise positioning of the microphone whilst I stream, and freeing up space on my desk whilst I'm not streaming.

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Streaming PC (custom build)

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For streaming I use a custom PC build running on Windows. Notable specs:

  • i7 6700k
  • 32GB RAM
  • 970 Evo 500GB SSD
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
  • Fractal Node 804 case