A brief listing of the hardware and software I use in my various Lets Play series.
Added by request since a few people have asked what kind of basic peripherals I use.
Headphones: A pair of Sennheisers because screw overpaying for gaming headphones.
Keyboard: A Corsair K70 RGB Rapidfire because I like pretty lights.
Mouse: A cheap $10 Etekcity mouse that I’m pretty sure I could use for home defense.
Mic: A Blue Yeti USB mic that’s been listening to me whine for years now.
CPU: Core i7-7820X 3.6GHz 8-Core Processor – Overclocked to 4.2ghz.
RAM: 16 gigs DDR4-3000 G.Skill Ripjaws V Series
GPU: Geforce RTX 2070 Super
Audio Editing: I pass all my voice audio through Reaper and handle all editing in DaVinci Resolve. I use Reaper for noise cancellation and volume leveling in my LP voice overs as well as during streams. I used to use Adobe Audition, but Reaper does the same thing and doesn’t cost a monthly fee.
Video Editing: DaVinci Resolve 16. Free software that does literally everything that I’d be using Premiere Pro for. Audio ducking takes a bit of getting used to by comparison, but once you get your head around it it’s quick to use. Highly recommended to anyone looking for powerful video editing software that doesn’t carry the Adobe Tax.
Avidemux is what I use for splitting my stream VODs before uploading them to YouTube. I used to use SolveigMM Video Splitter, but it’s so crash prone that it’s not worth the extra features that it has over Avidemux.
Handbrake is an awesome program if you’re worried about filesizes. Re-encoding a video through Handbrake after rendering will, generally, reduce its filesize immensely (a ~4 gigabyte video was reduced to 750 megabytes after being run through Handbrake) and result in minimal visual difference.
OBS Studio is probably the most well-rounded of them and is also free. I highly recommend OBS Studio to those getting started as well as those looking into streaming. You can even record your voice over audio to a separate track for easy editing! Unlike Dxtory or Fraps, there’s a bit of a learning curve to getting OBS Studio recording exactly how you want it to. OBS Studio has replaced both FRAPS and Dxtory for almost all of my recording needs.