Software I use, gear I love, and other things I recommend.
I get asked a lot about the things I use by folks who watch my videos. Here’s a big list of all of my favorite stuff.
14” MacBook Pro, M1 Pro, 32GB RAM (2021)
I was using an Intel-based 16” MacBook Pro prior to this and the difference is night and day. The M1 series is great!
LG 4K UHD 27UD88-W 27" LED-Lit Monitor with USB Type-C
I'm not a huge connoisseur of monitors, but this one is great. It powers the laptop and has several USB-A ports for audio gear and my keyboard.
CODE Keyboard from WASD Keyboards (Cherry MX Clear)
I like the 87-Key without the number pad because I feel like my hands stay centered a little better.
Apple Magic Mouse
So good, I have two of them.
UPLIFT Standing desk
I only stand about 10% of the time, but it's worth it for the days I do.
I’ve been using vi and vim since 2005. In 2022 I switched to Neovim so that I could use GitHub copilot. Checkout my dotfiles to see how my setup is configured.
Warp.dev is my terminal of choice. It’s fast, it’s got great autocompletion, and it feels clean.
Video and Podcasting
Sony a6400 Mirrorless DSLR Camera
I use this camera for all of my video work. It's a great camera for the price. I don't actually capture in 4K because the camera seems to overheat if I leave it on for more than an hour with the 4K setting on.
Shure SM7B Dynamic Microphone
I use this microphone for all of my audio work. It's a little pricey, but it's worth it.
Cloudlifter CL-1 Mic Activator
I use this to boost the signal from my microphone. Without it you might get some peaking in the audio.
Focusrite Scarlett Solo 3rd Gen USB Audio Interface
I use this to connect my microphone to my computer via USB.
I host podcasts on Transistor.fm. It's a great service and I highly recommend it.
I use Screenflow to edit my videos. It's a simple tool and can do most editing for my use-case.
When I need to edit audio, I use Descript. It's a great tool for editing audio. I've also started using Descript for editing video -- specifically adding fancy captions and cropping for social.
I use Figma for all of my design work. I love the simplicity of the interface and the ability to collaborate with others.
I use Tailwind UI most of the time instead of building my own components. It's totally worth the investment.
I'm still new to Raycast, but so far I like it and it's a good free alternative to Alfred.