Top Five Audio/Video Gadgets I Use Every Day

Top Five Audio/Video Gadgets I Use Every DayI’ve done a lot of audio/video work during my day-to-day tasks at LockerGnome. During that time, I’ve gone through my fair share of equipment here in the home office. Some of this equipment I’d rather not speak about, but there are a handful of these products that I would absolutely recommend.

One thing you learn in the world of tech writing is that every product, no matter how great it is compared to everything else in its class, has faults. There are no exceptions in this group, as I’ve become acutely aware of the flaws and hassles that accompany each of these devices. Some of them are recommended because they work every time I use them, while others I’d recommend based on comparisons with other options in the same price range.

Bottom line: if you take audio and video production seriously, you want equipment that you know will work. Guessing which products will or will not perform the way you need them to while you’re capturing moments that will not repeat themselves is vital. Each of these products has passed the test on multiple occasions, and that makes them among my favorite here in the home office.

Here are my top five audio/video gadgets.

Article Written by

Ryan Matthew Pierson has worked as a broadcaster, writer, and producer for media outlets ranging from local radio stations to internationally syndicated programs. His experience includes every aspect of media production. He has over a decade of experience in terrestrial radio, Internet multimedia, and commercial video production.

  • http://twitter.com/MugMonkey Sam Hill

    I do agree, the whole M-Audio recording interface range never failed to disappointing me! A nice simple bit of kit that does what it says on the tin without any hiccups 

    • http://twitter.com/MattRyan Matt Ryan

      Thanks!

  • Jeremy

    Chris have you had a look at the Sony NEX-VG20?

    • http://twitter.com/MattRyan Matt Ryan

      This isn’t Chris, but I’m sure he’s reading the comments.

      • Jeremy

        Oh woops. Sorry Matt!

  • Magor34

    You use a Canon DSLR to record your videos right? The DSLR is also connected to the computer, correct?

    So heres my question: What software do you use to capture it and which cables are needed? Also will it work with my Nikon D3100?

    (Question about Chris Home Office)

    Thanks!

  • http://twitter.com/MattRyan Matt Ryan

    You’re better off emailing Chris. This article was written by me, a different person. ;)

  • Don Jay

    Your audio sounds great. If it works, it works.  $20 to boot.

  • Don Jay

    Your audio sounds great. If it works, it works.  $20 to boot.

  • http://www.facebook.com/DavidYeoCheeWee David Yeo Chee Wee

    hi i wanted t o know the 
    M-Audio MobilePre  , so what type of mic should i use ? 
    and the 
    AKG PERCEPTION 420 its in usp mic or what ? 

    • http://twitter.com/MattRyan Matt Ryan

      The AKG PERCEPTION 420 has an XLR connection that plugs directly in to the M-Audio MobilePre. As far as what type of mic you should use, there are plenty of great articles on LockerGnome if you search for microphones or podcasting.

  • http://www.facebook.com/DavidYeoCheeWee David Yeo Chee Wee

    M-Audio MobilePre for input the mic what type of mic should i use ? pls help me .

  • http://twitter.com/arbecchristian Christian Arbec

    This will really help me with my videos on YouTube. Thanks Matt!

  • http://twitter.com/Bforbaggy Brage Westvik Bråten

    this was awsome!! More of this please!

  • http://BulletproofPixel.com SteelValor

    I would highly recommend the Yeti for podcasters and stationary videographers. I used it for a full year on Bulletproof Radio for both podcasting, promos and terrestrial radio. Great mic for $150.

  • http://BulletproofPixel.com SteelValor

    I would highly recommend the Yeti for podcasters and stationary videographers. I used it for a full year on Bulletproof Radio for both podcasting, promos and terrestrial radio. Great mic for $150.

  • http://BulletproofPixel.com SteelValor

    I would highly recommend the Yeti for podcasters and stationary videographers. I used it for a full year on Bulletproof Radio for both podcasting, promos and terrestrial radio. Great mic for $150.

  • Kevin Gilmartin

    Great stuff Matt, thanks. I’ve been looking in to AV equipment for a while now so this is very useful.

  • Sean

    Hey Chris. Great insights as usual.. Just an additional thought and you may have covered it elsewhere, but what software are you using to edit?

  • Anonymous

    my fav pick would be bose companion 2 speakers, they are priced well for what they offer i feel 

  • ifeelgod

    Hi Matt,

    Great article ….

    I am interested in more info on the cannon camera.

    Can it be used for streaming video live? Any drawbacks. Trying to get a recommendation for churches that I work with who want to start streaming their services. Many have low light conditions.

    Thanks in advance for your help

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