LIVESTREAM ESSENTIALS

Whether you're just starting out or looking to upgrade, we've gathered the best gear to kickstart your live streams, vlogs, and podcasts.

MICROPHONES

The most important piece of equipment for podcasters or anyone who wants to be heard. Note the connectivity options for XLR, USB, or both. You'll want to choose one based on your own needs and setup.
Zoom ZUM-2 USB Podcast Mic Pack
ZOOM ZUM-2 USB Podcast Mic Pack

- Broadcast quality sound
- Designed for recording high-quality podcasts.
- Includes sturdy tabletop tripod and windscreen.

ZOOM ZDM-1 Podcasting Mic
ZOOM ZDM-1 Podcasting Dynamic Mic

- XLR Microphone
- Optimized for Podcasting & Vocals

Also Available with Accessories Bundle

RODE Podmic
Rode PodMic Dynamic Podcasting Mic

- XLR Microphone
- Swing Mount for Easy Positioning
- Optimized for Use with RODECaster Pro

Rode Procaster Broadcast Mic
Rode Procaster Broadcast-Quality Dynamic Mic

- XLR Microphone
- Broadcast quality sound
- High-end podcast recording option

Shure SM7B Vocal Microphone
Shure SM7B Vocal Microphone

- XLR Microphone
- The premiere professional recording mic. Among the most widely used recording mics available.

Shure MV7 Podcast Mic
Shure MV7 Podcast Microphone

- XLR + USB Connections
- Entry level Podmic
- Touch panel control

Also available in silver

Samson Q2U Recording and Podcasting Mic
Samson Q2U Recording and Podcasting Mic

- XLR + USB Connections
- Perfect entry level mic
- Handheld or Tripod mounted

Samson G-Track Pro USB Microphone
Samson G-Track Pro USB Mic with Built-In Audio Interface

- USB Microphone
- Built-in audio interface
- Plug and play ready

Samson C01U Pro Condenser Mic
Samson C01U Pro USB Studio Condenser Mic

- USB Microphone
- Entry level
- Plug and play ready

Rode NT-USB Mic
Rode NT-USB Mini USB Mic

- USB Microphone.
- Entry level mic.
- Plug and play ready.

Rode NT-USB USB Microphone
Rode NT-USB USB Mic

- USB Microphone.
- Mid level mic.
- Direct mix control between mic input and source output.

Rode Podcaster USB Broadcast Mic
Rode Podcaster USB Broadcast Mic

- USB Microphone.
- Broadcast quality sound.
- High-end podcast recording option.

Zoom ZDM-1 Podcast Microphone with Accessories
Zoom ZDM-1 Podcast Microphone with Accessories

- Optimized for Podcasting & Vocals.
- ZDM-1 Dynamic Mic and Custom Windscreen.
- Headphones, Tabletop Stand & XLR Cable.

MICROPHONE STANDS, ARMS, AND ACCESSORIES
Rode DS1 Microphone Desk Stand
Rode DS1 Microphone Desk Stand

- Simple tabletop stand for microphones.
- Includes cable clips.

Rode PSA1 Studio Boom Arm
Rode PSA1 Studio Boom Arm

- Boom arm for podmics.
- Dual-axis swivel mount.
 

Samson MBA28 28in Microphone Boom Arm
Samson MBA28 28in Mic Boom Arm

- Articulating boom arm for microphones.
- Internal springs for silent and effortless positioning.

Also available in 38" and 48"

Zoom XLR-6c Mic Cable Color ID Rings
Zoom XLR-6c Mic Cable Color ID Rings

- Keep XLR Cables Organized.
- 6 pairs of colors.
- Can match each color to an individual channel on your soundboard.

LIGHTING

Nanlite Lumipad 25 Panel
NanLite LumiPad 25 Slim Soft Light LED Panel

- Color temp range of 3200-5600K
- Combines compact design and impressive brightness making an ideal option for live streaming.

Savage Luminous Pro 19 Inch Ringlight Plus
Savage Luminous Pro 19 Inch Ringlight Plus

- Daylight balanced LEDs.
- 96W of power.
- Color temp range of 3200–5500K. 

Savage RGB Tabletop Ringlight
Savage RGB Tabletop Ringlight

- Controllable color settings.
- 6" Reversible Magnifying Mirror.
- Dimmable

Westcott uLite LED 2-Light Green Screen Photo Kit
Westcott uLite LED 2-Light Green Screen Photo Kit

- Complete 2-light kit.
- 45W daylight LED
- Wrinkle-free green screen.

INTERFACES

Once you have your microphones and arms all set you need a way to connect and monitor your audio. To do that we move onto interface/mixer units for XLR mics only. This allows not only for seamless connection to your computer, but allows you to adjust levels on individual mics. The reason you don't really need this for USB microphones is due to them having everything on the mic already.
Zoom Podtrak P8 Podcast Recorder
Zoom Podtrak P8 Podcast Recorder

- Record up to 13 tracks simultaneously.
- Six mic inputs with XLR connectors and optional phantom power.
- Onboard editing

Rode AI-1 Studio Quality USB Audio Interface
Rode AI-1 Studio Quality USB Audio Interface

- Allows for one XLR mic and headphone to be connected.
- For vocals and instrument recording.

Rode RODECaster Pro Integrated Podcast Production Studio
Rode RODECaster Pro Integrated Podcast Production Studio

- Allows for 4 XLR mics and headphones to be connected
- 8 programmable touchpads for effects
- Mix pad for phone call interviews.

Shure MOTIV MVI Single-Channel USB Audio Interface
Shure MOTIV MVI Single-Channel USB Audio Interface

- Combined XLR microphone and 6.3 mm instrument input
- 24-Bit / 48 kHz

Zoom Podtrak P4 Podcast Recorder
Zoom Podtrak P4 Podcast Recorder

- Allows for 4 XLR and headphone connections.
- Allows 2 remote call-ins.

Also available in the larger P8 model

Accsoon CineEye Air Micro 5G Wireless Video Transmitter
Accsoon CineEye Air Micro 5G Wireless Video Transmitter

- Use your iOS/Android devices as monitors.
- Transmits up to 1080p video.

Shure X2u - XLR to USB Microphone Signal Adapter
Shure X2u - XLR to USB Microphone Signal Adapter

- Plug and Play USB
- Integrated pre-amp with Microphone Gain Control allows control of input signal strength. - 16 bit, up to 48 kHz sample rate for better-than-CD quality audio.

VIDEO SWITCHER

Running multiple cameras for your livestream setup? Switchers give you full control over what your viewers see.
Blackmagic Design ATEM Mini HDMI Live Stream Switcher
BlackMagic Design ATEM Mini HDMI Switcher

- Switch between 4 different cameras or sources via HDMI
- Simple way to live stream straight to platforms like YouTube, Twitch, Facebook LIVE, etc.

BlackMagic Design ATEM Mini Pro
BlackMagic Design ATEM Mini Pro

- Has all the features of the ATEM Mini but allows recording via USB with audio in a high-quality codec.
- Great if want more control for your live streams but also have an audience that will tune in to watch afterward

Blackmagic Design ATEM Mini Pro ISO
BlackMagic Design ATEM Mini Pro ISO

- Has the features of the Mini Pro but allows up to 5 sources to be streamed and recorded at once.
- Offers greater control of post-processing capabilities.

Blackmagic Design Web Presenter
BlackMagic Design Web Presenter

- 720p streaming
- Accepts SDI and HDMI signals from a camera or any other source and makes them acceptable for broadcasting on a webcam-compatible platform and software such as YouTube, Facebook, Skype, Twitch, and more.

HEADPHONES

Sennheiser HD 200 Pro Monitoring Headphones
Sennheiser HD 200 Pro Monitoring Headphones

- Entry-level monitoring headphones
- Closed, Around-Ear Design

Sennheiser HD 280 Pro Monitoring Headphones
Sennheiser HD 280 Pro Monitoring Headphones

- Our recommendation for Podcasters.
- Best bang for the buck and quality sound

Samson SR350 Over-Ear Stereo Headphones
Samson SR350 Over-Ear Stereo Headphones

- Basic over-ear stereo headphones
- Closed-back design

Sennheiser HD 25 Monitor Headphones
Sennheiser HD 25 Monitor Headphones

- High sensitivity due to lightweight aluminum voice coils.
- Lightweight

Shure Professional Around-Ear Stereo Headphones
Shure Professional Around-Ear Stereo Headphones

- Closed-Back Design
- Foldable construction
- 3.5mm Plug with 1/4-inch Adapter

CAMERAS

Many manufacturers are offering services, either through a software download or firmware update, to allow a direct connect webcam feature.

Canon EOS Webcam Utility - Turn your Canon camera into a simple plug and play webcam.

Recommended Cameras
R6 Kit
R5 Kit
M50 II Kit
C70 Body Only

Nikon Webcam Utility - cConnect your Nikon camera for high quality video streaming through software and/or hardware.

Recommended Cameras
Z6 II Kit
Z50 Kit
Z5 Kit

Imaging Edge Webcam - An application that lets you use your Sony camera as a high-quality webcam.

Recommended Cameras
A6400 Kit
A7 III Kit
A6100 Kit
ZV1 Vlogger Kit

LUMIX Webcam Software (Beta) - Panasonic's one-stop webcam software making it possible to use an applicable LUMIX camera as a webcam for purposes such as live streaming or video conferencing.

Recommended Cameras
S5 Kit
G100 Vlogger Kit
BGH1 Body only

Fujifilm X Webcam Support - Turn your Fujifilm camera into a compatible webcam.

Recommended Cameras
X-T4 Kit
X-E4 Kit
X-S10 Kit