Behind The Scenes – Studio & Gear Walkthrough

By Scott Cunningham | Crypto & Things | 13 Jun 2021

In this video, I will be taking you on a behind-the-scenes look at my studio and walk you through all the gear I use so you have an idea of perhaps what you may want to get.


Most of what I bought was over many years and mostly with cryptocurrency. I was able to get my first XLR microphone, headphones, interface, and speakers several years ago with a music grant after I won a contest for a song I made back when I was attending university.


I will include the Canadian Amazon links from what I have bought, but you can of course find the same products elsewhere on Amazon or elsewhere. None of these are affiliate links.*

Below are the Amazon links to the products I have purchased over the years:


You’ll want studio speaker monitors, a good sound interface, a good XLR microphone, gold plated XLR cables, a shockwave mount for your microphone + a microphone stand, a windscreen or pop filter of some kind for your microphone, stands for your speakers, acoustic foam for the speakers and walls, plus a good pair of headphones. Avoid wireless anything.

Camera & Gear

I went with the Sony ZV-1 and the corresponding gear needed with it. Namely a stand, SD card, case, battery packs and charger, etc.


Desk Accessories

Cable Management

Cable ties and various products for cable management are key to a less cluttered workspace.

I apologize in advance for how poorly managed my computer’s internal cables are and my setup’s cable management in general!



I bought these at Canada Computers, and they are very low quality and mismatched sizes and color settings. I will upgrade them when I upgrade my graphics card to be all the same size, 120 Hz, same output connection, and all the same monitor for color consistency and a smoother visual experience.

  • 1 – 32-inch IPS LG monitor 1920x1080 60Hz connected via Displayport
  • 1 – 28-inch LED LG monitors 1920x1080 60Hz connected via HDMI
  • 1 – 28-inch MP67 Series LG monitors 1920x1080 60Hz connected via VGA

Do you prefer 1 very large screen or multiple medium sized screens?


A lot could go under this section, but I just put the most obvious ergonomic things for my studio

Am I missing something?

Desk & Chair

I bought these so long ago at Staples & Ikea. I couldn’t find them on their website as they are pretty old and generic.

  • 1 Manager’s Chair from Staples
  • 1 Dark Brown Walnut Plywood Corner Desk from Ikea


Décor & Miscellaneous Things

You can go with a green screen, but I personally like real things so I built out a background set based on things I like and things that would show my personality. All the electronics in the studio are controlled by smart plugs to make my life easy. I also have a diffuser and oil scent dispenser for aromatherapy.

My computer specs are as follows:

I bought everything at Canada Computer & Best Buy.

  • 1 Samsung 2TB 870 QVO SSD
  • 1 Samsung 1TB 870 QVO SSD
  • 1 Kingston 250Gb SSD
  • 1 Kingston 4TB HDD
  • 2 16gb sticks of Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro DDR4 3200MHz RAM
  • 2 8gb sticks of GSkill Ripjaws DDR4 3600MHz RAM
  • 1 EVGA SuperNOVA G2 80+ Gold 550W power supply
  • 1 Carbide Series Spec-04 Mid-Tower Gaming Case
  • 1 EVGA GeForce GTX 960 4gb Graphics Card
  • 5 generic fans & 1 heatsink CPU fan for cooling
  • 1 ASUS TUF Z370-Pro Gaming motherboard
  • 1 Intel Core i7-8700K CPU @ 3.70 GHz
  • Running Windows 10 – 64bit OS
  • With 3 basic LED LG 28-32” monitors mentioned above

This was the second PC build I’ve done myself. I plan to upgrade my power supply and graphics card in the near future when it’s possible.

Products I used to use but have since upgraded from are:

The Blue Yeti microphone – USB microphones are not even close to XLR microphone quality.

Scarlett Solo – I upgraded to the UR44 Steinburg interface which isn’t necessary for most people, but I wanted multiple pre-amps and two headphone outputs.

Logitech 4k Brio Webcam – I used two of these for years before I upgraded to a camera.


This is as comprehensive as I can possibly be for what went into building out the studio and the gear I currently use and why I chose to use them. Hopefully. this will help you learn from the mistakes I made and save some money if you want to create content too.


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Scott Cunningham
Scott Cunningham

I am the host of Crypto & Things and a huge social blockchain enthusiast using what I believe to be the next level of social communication. I make educational content, review platforms, and interview cool people. Links:

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I am the host of Crypto & Things and a huge social blockchain enthusiast using what I believe to be the next level of social communication. I make educational content, review platforms, share my passive & crypto income journey, and most importantly, I get the opportunity to interview and chat with so many amazing people in the blockchain, cryptocurrency, and tech space every week and share it all with you. Links:

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