Howdy! Some folks have asked about my setup — especially my streaming setup — so I figured I'd outline the tools I'm using and how here. If you're curious about a part of my setup that isn't mentioned here, reach out to me on Twitter!
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Video and Audio Equipment #
- My camera is the Logitech C922x Pro Stream Webcam.
- My microphone is the Samson Q2U.
- Before the Samson Q2U, I used the Fifine K678 microphone, and was pretty happy with that as well!
- In addition to the Samson Q2U, I'm handling audio loopback using shinywhitebox's SWB Audio App.
Streaming Setup #
- My streaming software of choice is OBS.
- While there are forks and similar projects that are geared more specifically for streaming on Twitch, OBS is free and — especially crucial for an accessibility stream like Some Antics — supports closed captions.
- I'm using ratwithacompiler's Closed Captioning OBS Plugin for auto-generated caption support.
- Conversations with guests are pulled into OBS using VDO.Ninja by way of Electron Capture.
- The layout of my OBS scenes is powered by Eleventy sites which have been pulled into OBS as browser sources.
- You can navigate to the scenes yourself, if you'd like, or peruse through the scenes' source code.
- The onscreen Twitch chat display is part of that web tech, and was built with the ComfyJS Twitch chat library.
- I've abstracted some of my learnings from building my own chat display into showmy.chat and
eleventy-plugin-twitch-chat— go check them out if you need your own chat display!
Pre- and Post-Production #
- My editor of choice tends to be Visual Studio Code.
- Currently, I'm using Dalton Menezes's Aura Dark (Soft Text) theme, in part because its colors aren't too washed out for streams.
- My terminal is iTerm with the Starship prompt.
- I've loaded it up with a bunch of custom aliases.
- I use a variety of tools for testing websites for accessibility, but my two biggest tools are: