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Video and capture

Canon m50 with a Samyang 35mm lens, which is connected via a Canon EF Viltrox EF-M2 II Speed ​​Booster adapter, as well a capture card - Gamer 4K - GC573.

A cheaper alternative is the Logitech C920. In the initial stages it is better to invest in light (lighting).

Microphones

Dynamic microphone Rode Procaster for voice recording.

A cheaper alternative is Blue Yeti. Since the Yeti microphone does not require an audio interface, as well as such a powerful preamp. (cheap audio interfaces will not work with Procaster) For acoustics - DARVERSON microphone (for AKG), connection - Fifine.

Audio interface

PCI sound card RME HDSP 9632 and expansion cable RME BO9632XLRMKH. !Attention! - The card may not be supported by many modern motherboards, as it has an outdated PCI interface.

The analog on PCI-e is RME HDSPe AIO. Extension cable fits.

A cheaper alternative is the Focusrite Scarlett Solo. But only if you are not a musician who deals with streams. In this case, it is better to consider mixers, or something more decent (note, Yamaha will not work, since it has only one bus via USB). If you plan to take an external preamplifier for a dynamic microphone - it is better to consider the PCI sound card.

Preamplifiers

Tube Preamp - ART TUBE MP STUDIO V3, for voice recording. Tube Preamp ART DIGITAL MPA II 2 - for acoustic violin.

There are a lot of cheaper alternatives, a matter of tasks. If this is for a voice on a quiet dynamic microphone, then you can take Cloudlifter (but for many there is enough 70db of ART TUBE MP STUDIO V3 amplification, if you work with plug-ins) and for example Focusrite Scarlett Solo. If this is the sound of a musical instrument, I would recommend taking MPA and replacing the lamps.

Instruments

The acoustic violin LeSong Concerto Model 201, electric violin - Yamaha SV-250. Midi keyboard AKAI Professional MPK mini mkII.

Unfortunately, there are no cheap alternatives. The quality of cheap electric violins leaves much to be desired. But you can try to find something used, at a price that can suit you, this applies to both acoustics and electric violins.

Headphones

Monitor earphones KZ ZS10.

A cheaper alternative - any headphones in which you are feeling comfortable.

Streaming/Working PC

Workstation:

Processor - AMD Ryzen 2700x

RAM - Samsung original, 16 GB

Motherboard - B350 PC MATE

Hard Drive - Samsung 970 EVO Plus

Video card - Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER GAMING OC

Power Supply - ATX Corsair HX750i

Case - AeroCool P7-C0 Pro

Cooling System - Noctua NH-D15

Case fans - be quiet! SILENT WINGS 3

Monitors:

For streaming - Philips 273V7QDAB

For work - Philips 273V7QDAB

 

Periphery:

Keyboard - B. O. W 2,4G

Mouse

Lighting

A set of softboxes, lamps for softboxes, a set of holders for lamps on the wall - Part One and Part Two. (background highlight)

A cheaper alternative - you can use absolutely any lamp, except for floodlights to illuminate the cottage - they are bad quality. Try to buy lamps that do not flicker and remember, the more lighting, the better the picture quality - on any camera.

Misc

Pedals for switching scenes, microphone stands for acoustic violin, microphone stand (voice recording), cables, monitor holder, greenscreencamera tripod.

A cheaper alternative is all you can use. I use the cheapest and most practical things in this direction, except for a microphone stand, but it's just longer.

Software and plugins

Streaming Program - Xsplit Broadcaster

Sound Processing Plugins - Slate Digital

Free alternative is OBS, as well as any plugins that you can find and you will like in terms of sound / usability.