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What I use

From casual web browsing to creating content for YouTube, here's a comprehensive list of hardware and software that I use on a daily basis to create and consume content.

I enjoy trying out new things so this list will be updated accordingly.

every day carry

These are the things that I have with me if I am going outside. Obviously not going out that often these days due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Since I spend a lot of time creating content, I have invested in quite a bit of gear to help streamline my workflow.

desk setup

  • MacBook Pro 16-inch (Late 2019)
    • 2.4GHz 8-core Intel Core i9
    • 32GB 2667MHz DDR4
    • AMD Radeon Pro 5500M with 8GB GDDR6 memory
    • 2TB SSD
    • dbrand Black Camo Skin
  • iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation)
  • Uplift V2 Standing Desk
    • 72"x30" Whiteboard Laminate
    • V2 C-Frame - Black
    • Advanced Comfort Keypad - Black
  • Dell U2720Q 27-inch Monitor
  • BenQ ScreenBar Plus
  • Amazon Basics Single Monitor Stand
    • Paired with an Amazon Basics Notebook Laptop Stand Arm Mount Tray.
    • I use this to prop up my laptop.
  • PreSonus Eris E3.5 studio monitors
    • I have these sitting on top of sound isolation pads from Sound Addicted.
  • Logitech MX Anywhere 3
  • Happy Hacking Keyboard (HHKB) Professional HYBRID Type-S
  • DaVinci Resolve Speed Editor
  • Samsung Wireless Charger Pad 9W
    • Charges both my smartwatch and smartphone.
  • Tripp Lite 10 Outlet Surge Protector
  • Anker 40W 5-port USB Wall Charger
  • BackJoy SitSmart Posture Plus Seat

youtube setup

  • Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 (A-Camera)
    • Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 for Canon EF
    • Viltrox EF-M2 II
    • SmallRig Lens Adapter Support
    • 128GB SanDisk Extreme PRO SD Card
    • SmallRig Cage (2125)
    • Portkeys P6
    • Ace Camera Mounting Plate
  • Panasonic Lumix DC-G7 (B-Camera)
    • Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO
    • 128GB SanDisk Extreme PRO SD Card
    • Manfrotto 200PL Quick Release Plate
  • Sound Devices MixPre-3 II
    • 64GB SanDisk Extreme SD Card
    • Rode NTG5
    • Sony MDR-7506
    • Ikea Ladda AA 2450mAh
  • Sachtler Ace M System Black Edition with Tripod & Mid-Level Spreader
  • Manfrotto Element Traveller Tripod
    • Manfrotto XPRO Fluid Head
    • Tri-Wheel Leveling Base with Bubble Level
  • Desview T2 Teleprompter
  • Godox VL150 LED Video Light
    • Glow EZ Lock Deep Parabolic Quick Softbox (28")
    • I use this as my main key light.
  • Aputure MC RGBWW LED Light
  • Aputure Accent B7c LED RGBWW Light
  • GVM 480LS Bi-color LED Light
  • Elvid 9-Section Acrylic Production Slate with Color Clapper Sticks
  • X-Rite ColorChecker Passport Video
  • Sure-Max Pro Economy Moving Blanket
    • I use this for sound treating a room.


  • 2TB Samsung T5 SSD
    • This drive mirrors the files on my MacBook Pro's SSD.
  • 500GB Samsung T5 SSD
  • 5TB Western Digital My Passport Ultra


  • Canon AE-1 Program


  • Canon 50mm f/1.4 FD
  • Helios 44-2 58mm f/2.0
  • Panasonic 7-14mm f/4.0


  • Bubblebee Industries Lav Concealer
  • Deity W.Lav Pro
  • Rode VideoMic NTG
  • Rode VideoMicro
  • Tascam DR-10L
  • Zoom H1

camera accessories

  • Amazon Basics AAA Rechargeable Battery
  • Bongo Ties
  • Eneloop AA Rechargeable Battery
  • Giottos Rocket Air Blaster
  • Kimtech Kimwipes Delicate Task Wipers
  • Neewer 43-inch Light Reflector 5-in-1
  • Pancro Professional Lens Cleaner
  • Peak Design Camera Cube
  • Peak Design Slide Lite
  • Pelican SD Memory Card Case
  • Robo-Grip Pliers
  • Rycote Undercover with Stickies
  • Spring 1/4" Glow-in-The-Dark


You can't really have hardware without software. Here's a list of programs that I have installed on my devices.


  • Affinity Photo
  • Davinci Resolve Studio
  • Dropbox
  • f.lux
  • Figma
  • FreeFileSync
  • Google Chrome
  • iZotope RX 8
  • Logi Options
  • Malwarebytes
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft To Do
  • Spotify
  • Visual Studio Code
  • WhatsApp


  • 1Password 7
  • Alfred 4
  • AppCleaner
  • DevSwatch
  • Hidden Bar
  • IINA
  • iStat Menus
  • iTerm
  • Karabiner-Elements
  • MacTeX
  • Magnet
  • Muzzle
  • Pixelmator Pro


  • MiKTeX
  • PhotoScape
  • Windows Terminal


chrome extensions

  • 1Password X Beta
  • ClearURLs
  • Decentraleyes
  • Disconnect
  • GoFullPage - Full Page Screen Capture
  • Grammarly
  • Honey
  • HTTPS Everywhere
  • META SEO inspector
  • React Developer Tools
  • Save to Pocket
  • The Camelizer
  • uBlock Origin
  • vidIQ Vision for YouTube
  • Wappalyzer
  • WAVE Evaluation Tool

visual studio code extensions

  • Better Comments
  • Code Spell Checker
  • GitLens
  • LaTeX Workshop
  • Live Server
  • Material Icon Theme
  • Peacock
  • Prettier
  • Rainglow
  • Todo Tree