My old inkjet finally bit the dust. Many hours of research later on Reddit, and EVERYONE says to just get a laser printer. Ok, we’ll see. The price is far higher, it’s probably a waste of money, but so apparently are the inkjets. You can’t win when you have school aged children. Considering it was the price of three college textbooks, ok, let’s do it. So far so good, but I don’t print all that much because well, toner is expensive.
RE320 Dynamic Cardioid Microphone
This is what I use daily now. Might be overkill for meetings, but it’s pretty good at not picking up all the background sound.
Audio-Technica ATR2100x-USB Cardioid Dynamic Microphone
This was the first “real mic” I got. It didn’t work out so well because I was using it as a USB mic and it was also in the video. It’s probably pretty good, I’m going to try it out again now that I have a few audio interfaces.
Audio-Technica AT897 Line/Gradient Shotgun Condenser Microphone
So I needed a microphone that was out of the video. This appears to work well with the Motu M2. I also plan on using this with the Zoom F6 for videos taken with the a7R IV.
Motu M2 Audio Interface
So this is a fantastic audio interface if you’re doing Zoom meetings all day, vocals, an instrument, etc. Quite nice, no complaints.
Zoom Podtrak P4
It turns out the Zoom F6 is a pain to use as an audio interface when you need to connect to voice calls, so the Podtrak P4 handles this pretty well. Yes, it does less, but they’re just calls.
So there is one annoying thing about this – the red lights are extremely bright and not programmable. They are red on the top when muted. I want them to be red when active. The four sound effects buttons are always red. Why can’t I configure this?
Field recorder to record better sounds for the videos.
Sony a7R IV Mirrorless Camera
My old camera was old, so I upgraded. This thing is a bit overkill, but I should be set for a long time. 61 megapixel, 4k video @ 8bit color, etc.
For my day job I’m a programmer so I take notes on that too.
I recently started learning SaltStack. I highly recommend it. I keep a wiki at http://arcoleo.org:8080/dsawiki hosted using JSPWiki. It’s ok, but it has the features I want so far.