Recommended equipment

What is the recommended equipment 

We propose different setups for talents and guests going from a budget solution to a real professional setup.  At a minimum, we require talent to use a headset (mic+headphones) to avoid feedback and excessive room noise. Kiswe Studio works from either Mac or PC with at least 8Gb of Ram and a discreet graphics card. Users must utilize the latest version of the Chrome browser. Finally, performance of live video from casters depends on their network speeds and physical locations.  We recommend a reliable hardwired network connection of at least 10 mbps down and 5 mbps up per caster.


Webcam

Logitech C920s HD Pro Webcam - 60$

Logitech StreamCam Full HD Webcam - 130$

Logitech BRIO Ultra HD Pro Webcam - 200$

NexiGo Iris, 4K AI Webcam - 250$

Insta360 Link UHD 4K AI Webcam - 300$

Headphone

Sony MDR-7506 Headphones - 80$

Sennheiser HD 280 Pro Circumaural - 100$

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x - 170$

Headset

Logitech G G332 - 40$

Logitech G PRO X - 100$

Logitech G733 Headset - 123$

Bose QuietComfort 35 Series 2 - 270$

Sony WH-1000XM5 - 400$

Kits

Recording Kit Audio technica 1 - 180$

Recording Kit Audio technica 2 - 180$ 

Shure Podcast Microphone Kit- 370 $ 

Mics

Logitech Blue Snowball iCE - 50$

JLab Talk USB Mic - 80$

Logitech Blue Yeti - 128$

Elgato Wave 3 - 150$

Shure MV7 - 250$

Lights

VIJIM CL07 Ring Video Conference Light - 20$

Rotolight Ultimate VLogging Kit - 65$

Genaray SL-57 LED Lights Tripods Kit - 85$

Elgato Key Light Mini - 100

Other

Elgato Wave XLR Mic Preamp - 160$

Elgato Stream Deck MK2 - 150$

Whirlwind MicMute PX Active Muting Box - 265$ 


Headsets for live environments

Broadcast Headsets designed to be used in very loud environments, such as the Sennheiser HMD or HMDC series headsets, will not pair well with the Presonus Audiobox USB interface (or any other prosumer level audio interface).  The Preamps in these interfaces are not able to boost the gain of the headset input signal to a usable level.  If you would like to use these headsets, we recommend using a gain booster before the Presonus interface.  

One example of these devices is the Cloud Microphones Cloudlifter CL-1