My Gear: Adapters/Cables

I’ve not only been asked countless times to recommend the microphones, computers, editing equipment and other technology I personally use, but have also written about the more mundane but really useful things I use (like my chair).

Well, here you go: my entire home studio set-up, along with (mostly) Amazon links to get each of the items listed at a nice discount. Items are divided into major categories by tabs below, like hardware, software, adapters and the like. I hope you find what you’re looking for here – if you don’t, leave me a comment below and I’ll post other items I use.

CATEGORIES: VOICEOVER | ON-CAMERA | TECH HARDWARE | SOFTWARE | PODCASTING | ADAPTERS/CABLES | ACCESSORIES/FURNITURE | BOOKS | VOCAL HEALTH

For Apple MacBook ONLY: Apple USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter
For Apple MacBook ONLY: Apple USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter

This allows the single USB-C port on the MacBook to accept power, the USB-3 powered hub, and an HDMI display to all connect to the MacBook simultaneously. No more limitations to what you can attach to your MacBook.
Like many inexpensive items, I have two – one on my desk, and one in my go-bag, so I don’t have to pack and unpack yet another item when I travel.

Connect AT2020 To iPhone or iPad: Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter
Connect AT2020 To iPhone or iPad: Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter

Even though this product was originally designed to allow digital cameras to be attached to iPads and iPhones that use the Lightning adapter, it also works perfectly if you want to attach the AT-2020 USB Plus microphone (or any other USB microphone) to your iOS device for recording.

My video capture cable: Elgato Video Capture
My video capture cable: Elgato Video Capture

Whenever I perform in a network show, or a studio film, or anything that airs on television, I grab a pristine copy of it using this cable set. Elgato Video Capture can connect and capture video to your Mac or PC from any device that has composite ‘RCA’ or S-Video outputs. It also comes with a SCART adapter, and the files it outputs are in DV format, so they can be imported into and edited with any video editing software. This is how I capture content for and update my on-camera demos.

Because Karen-Eileen asked: USB A to USB B Replacement Cable
Because Karen-Eileen asked: USB A to USB B Replacement Cable

Sometimes, a cable fails. That happened to the cable between Karen-Eileen’s AT2020 USB Plus microphone and her computer. It’s a USB cable, with a regular USB-A connector on one end (that flat, rectangular USB connector we all are used to, that plugs into your computer or USB hub), but a squarish, USB-B connector on the other end (that only plugs into certain devices, like printers and scanners…and the AT2020). Here’s the right cable for the job.
Like many inexpensive items, I have two – one on my desk, and one in my go-bag, so I don’t have to pack and unpack yet another item when I travel.

For Apple MacBook ONLY: Apple USB-C 29w Power Adapter
For Apple MacBook ONLY: Apple USB-C 29w Power Adapter

Sometimes, you don’t need anything connected to your MacBook but power, and along with the Apple USB-C Charge Cable, you can plug right in. I carry an extra one just in case I need to quickly and easily recharge my MacBook.
Like many inexpensive items, I have two – one on my desk, and one in my go-bag, so I don’t have to pack and unpack yet another item when I travel.

For Apple Macbook ONLY: Apple USB-C Power Cable
For Apple Macbook ONLY: Apple USB-C Power Cable

Sometimes, you don’t need anything connected to your MacBook but power, and along with the Apple 29w Power Adapter, you can plug right in. I carry an extra one just in case I need to quickly and easily recharge my MacBook. Note that this cable has yet another USB type connector on both ends: USB-C.
Like many inexpensive items, I have two – one on my desk, and one in my go-bag, so I don’t have to pack and unpack yet another item when I travel.

CATEGORIES: VOICEOVER | ON-CAMERA | TECH HARDWARE | SOFTWARE | PODCASTING | ADAPTERS/CABLES | ACCESSORIES/FURNITURE | BOOKS | VOCAL HEALTH