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What hardware/software do you use for recording your egghead.io lessons? #107

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kentcdodds opened this Issue Apr 11, 2016 · 7 comments

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kentcdodds commented Apr 11, 2016

Yeah, I know... I'm asking myself a question... Kinda weird. But people have asked me this verbally so I just decided to answer it here :-)

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kentcdodds commented Apr 11, 2016

Here's the hardware (in order of connection):

  1. Shure SM7B Vocal Dynamic Microphone, Cardioid (I used to use: Heil PR-40 Dynamic Studio Recording Microphone)
  2. Heil Sound HB-1 Steel Microphone Boom
  3. Rapco Horizon N1M1-15 Stage Series M1 Microphone Cable Neutrik Connectors
  4. DBX 286s Microphone Pre-amp Processor
  5. Mackie Onyx Blackjack 2x2 USB Recording Interface

For recording software:

  • Screenflow. Some other egghead instructors use Adobe Premier which I'm sure is good (I used it years ago in a past life).
  • Bartender to hide things in my mac toolbar.
  • RDM to set the screen resolution to 1280x720 on my retina screen (this is where I got it, looks like you may be able to find it here too).

This stuff works really well for me. Here's a picture of my nobs on the pre-amp and interface:

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To be perfectly honest, I have no idea, but it sounds pretty good when I do it like this. I just copied @tylermcginnis.

I hope this is helpful to someone!

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kentcdodds commented Apr 11, 2016

Also, I recommend you give this article by @johnlindquist a look: https://egghead.io/articles/recording-a-great-coding-screencast

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kentcdodds commented May 11, 2016

You may also want to checkout a Screencast that I made about creating screencasts :-) http://kcd.im/screencasting

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kentcdodds commented Jan 23, 2017

There's also now an official course on Egghead about this too: https://egghead.io/courses/record-badass-screencasts-for-egghead-io

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kentcdodds commented Feb 14, 2018

Here's an update on my setup. I've removed the pre-amp because I don't think it was helping. And instead got a Cloud Microphones CL-1 Cloudlifter 1-channel Mic Activator.

It's great and much simpler.

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tylermcginnis commented Feb 14, 2018

I removed the preamp about 6 months ago as well 😂

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kentcdodds commented Jul 25, 2018

I should add to this that I livestream using open source software called OBS. There are a million youtube videos explaining how to use this software. Good luck!

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