==== Complete Equipment/Resource List ====

== Computers/Software ==

  • The computer I use for everything: Apple MNED2LL/A 27-inch iMac (Retina 5K Display, 3.8GHz Intel Core i5 Quad Core, 8GB RAM, 2TB Fusion Drive), Silver (Newest Version): https://amzn.to/2PLzNY3 (note I’m using a slightly older iMac than described above with 24GB of RAM).
  • Add’l Computer Monitor: Dell UltraSharp 4k UP3216Q 31.5" Screen LCD Monitor (connected to Mac computer): https://amzn.to/2FgwJiC
  • Storage/backup for videos: WD 2TB Black My Passport  Portable External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - WDBYFT0020BBK-WESN: https://amzn.to/2RM7jdX
  • Connections: USB 7 Port Hub, 4 ports from the Dell Monitor and 4 ports from the Mac: http://bit.ly/2H7uIBW
  • Video software to record and edit video, audio, video effects, and to provide a direct upload to YouTube: (Telestream ScreenFlow 8.0)
  • To review video clips and/or record add’l audio as needed: Apple QuickTime Player
  • Presentation software for slides, detailed schematics, comparison screenshots, etc.: Apple Keynote (comes for free with a Mac computer)
  • Web browsing/research: Safari (comes with the Mac) I also use Chrome for YouTube stats with VidIQ (also free).  Note VidIQ has an optional paid services as well which I am using.
  • Music Composition/Arrangement/Recording: Logic Pro X
  • Capture selected images off the internet or from manuals: (TechSmith Snagit 2019)
  • Other software used: Acrobat Reader (www.adobe.com), ScreenFloat (App Store), Dropbox: http://amzn.to/2Emn1dC, Apple Notes (free with a Mac computer), Nice Timer (App Store)

== Video ==

  • Camera for Keyboard close-ups, full body shots, and some talking head: (Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V 20.1 MP Digital Still Camera with 3" OLED, flip screen, WiFi, and 1” sensor): https://amzn.to/2FhhtC9 
  • Camera for some talking head shots: (Logitech BRIO – Ultra HD Webcam for Video Conferencing, Recording, and Streaming): https://amzn.to/2qExrMv
  • Camera for some full body shots: (iPhone 7 Plus)
  • Video Capture/converter to allow Sony camera to record directly into the computer: (Magewell USB Capture SDI Gen 2): https://amzn.to/2POWI4z
  • Standard camera tripod for most camera shots: (purchased 10 years ago, I think I paid around $30 - any standard standing tripod should do)
  • Traditional music Microphone Stand use with iPhone / camera adapter below to hold cameras over the keyboards for close-ups: (AmazonBasics Tripod Boom Microphone Stand): https://amzn.to/2FfzIYB
  • Microphone Clip: On Stage MY251 Elliptical Microphone Clip: https://amzn.to/2JSRfo5
  • Boom mic camera adapter: (On Stage CM01 Video Camera/Digital Recorder Adapter): https://amzn.to/2DwVZzg
  • Lighting for keyboards and room: (CowboyStudio Photography & Video Portrait Umbrella Continuous Triple Lighting Kit): http://amzn.to/2H5mPgF
  • Lighting for talking head: (Simple Deluxe Brooder and Heat Clamp Lamp Light 2 Pack with 8.5 Inch Aluminum Reflector 150W with 6 Feet Cord UL Listed): https://amzn.to/2JTPeI8
  • Lightbulbs for clamp lights/talking head listed above (SYLVANIA 8.5-Watt (60W Equivalent) 5000K A19 Medium Base (E-26) Dimmable Daylight Indoor LED Bulb ENERGY STAR): https://amzn.to/2T22A9C
  • Lighting for the keyboards and the room ([3 Packs] VILROX Bi-Color 3300K-5600K 30W Dimmable LED Video Light Panel Lighting Kit): https://amzn.to/2FVYqu8
  • GreenScreen to block out the background for talking head: (Webaround Portable Webcam Background, 56" (Chroma Key Green): https://amzn.to/2RPBfpJ See my review video of the green screen here: https://youtu.be/6n5nAPSH1nU

== Audio/Support Equipment/Musical Instruments ==

  • Keyboard Controller: IK Multimedia iRig Keys compact MIDI controller for iPhone, iPad, Android and Mac/PC): https://amzn.to/2RNxq4e
  • Keyboard 4: Axiom 61 61-Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller with Semi-Weighted Keys and Assignable Control Surface: https://amzn.to/2Icq89C
  • Looper: (Boss RC-505 Loop Station): https://amzn.to/2JSgSp7
  • The microphone used on most videos starting on Feb 13, 2018: (Heil Sound PR-40 Gold Dynamic Studio Recording Microphone): https://amzn.to/2ALLJzT
  • The microphone used on most videos prior to Feb 13, 2018: (Floureon BM-800 Condenser Microphone + Pop Filter Wind Screen + Arm Stand with XLR Male to XLR Female Microphone Cable for Studio Recording (Blue): https://amzn.to/2qH5qnb
  • Keyboard Stand: Ultimate Support AX48 Pro Electronic Keyboard Stand - Black: https://amzn.to/2ShT7u3
  • Keyboard Stand: Ultimate Support AX-48 Pro Plus Two-tier Portable Column Keyboard Stand (Black), Boom Attachment, Ulti-Boom Pro-TB, and Tote:  https://amzn.to/2DwNHYd
  • Keyboard Stand: Ultimate Support APEX AX-48 Pro Silver Apex Series Two-tier Portable Column Keyboard Stand (Silver): https://amzn.to/2RJGaID
  • Keyboards Stand: RockJam Xfinity Heavy-Duty, Double-X, Pre-Assembled, Infinitely Adjustable Piano Keyboard Stand with Locking Strap: https://amzn.to/2PNiaXO
  • Audio cables for keyboards: (Hosa HSS-005 REAN 1/4 inch TRS Pro Balanced Interconnect Cable, 5 feet): https://amzn.to/2FoAJxg
  • MIDI cables: (Monoprice MIDI Cable with 5 Pin DIN Plugs, 10-Feet, Black (108533): https://amzn.to/2JTWpAi
  • Audio Interface for MIDI/Audio between keyboards and computer: (Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 Second Generation (2nd Gen):  


  • Headphones when working on the computer: (Logitech clearchat Comfort/USB Headset H390)
  • Headphones when recording or playing music: (Bose QuietComfort 35 (Series II) Wireless Headphones, Noise Cancelling - Silver): https://amzn.to/2JVqsYb
  • Studio speakers/monitor: (JBL LSR305 5" 2-Way Powered Studio Monitor): https://amzn.to/2De7xqj

== YouTube Management Software Tools / Misc. ==

== Green Screen Options==

Webaround Portable Webcam Background, 56" (Chroma Key Green): 


Webaround Portable Webcam Background, 52" (Chroma Key Green): https://amzn.to/2OEtIrT

Webaround a 42" Webcam Background, Professional, Portable Blue: https://amzn.to/2ROuaFY

Webaround a 52" Webcam Background, Professional, Portable, Gray: https://amzn.to/2qGg5Pi

Webaround a 42" Webcam Background, Professional, Portable Gray: https://amzn.to/2T1Wl5A

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