Studio Equipment List

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We have a wide range of computers in the studio and are always in need of more for various tasks.

Main Tower

This is the premiere tower in the studio. It functions as the primary recording and editing station. It was built in October 2012.

  • Intel i7-3770K 3.5 GHz
  • 16GB 1600MHz Corsair RAM
  • 256 Crucial M4 SSD
  • 1 500 WD HDD
  • Windows 8

Backup / Media Tower

This used to be the primary recording and editing station. In late 2012, it was demoted to a backup station and also aides in storing backups.

  • AMD Phenom II X4 945 3.00 GHz
  • 16GB 1600MHz Corsair RAM (upgraded from 4GB previously to June 2012)
  • 7200RPM Caviar Black 500GB Western Digital HDD
  • Windows 7

This tower originates from the fabled Windows 7 party in October 2009.


The HP 2010 dv6 Pavilion hosts all Skype calls and Google+ hangouts.

  • 1st generation Sandy Bridge i3 2.13 GHz
  • 4GB 1333MHz RAM
  • Windows 7 (as the Windows 8 preview release expired and was not worth $40)


  • 2007 Lenovo Google laptop is used infrequently but available for guests.
  • During podcast recording, Ryan typically uses his 2011 MacBook Air.
  • Matthew uses his 2011 HP G7-series laptop with Windows 8.
  • Matthew also has his 4th generation iPad on occasion, while Ryan has but does not use his first generation Nexus 7.
  • HP TouchPad running CM9.nightly is available for non-editing show note access.

Audio Devices


Ryan uses ATH-M40FS headphones and he offers the in studio co-host Sennheiser 202 headphones both hooked up to Behringer HA400 amplifier. Guests in studio currently do not have dedicated headphones.


Ryan uses his prized ATR2100 as his microphone in studio. It is mounted on a swiveling boom. In addition, for general use, there are three Behringer XM1800 dynamic microphones. Currently, we have one on a swiveling booms and the third is mountable on demand via a simple microphone stand. We can support a second guest in the studio.


We use an incredible (though sometimes troublesome) Mackie 1202 VLZ that was graciously donated. The mixer has a direct line to the Recording / Editing Tower, a mix-minus combination for the Skype-laptop, an open auxiliary line for on-demand inserts for either extra audio devices (laptops, phones, etc) and of course the three microphone XLR inputs.


In the studio room:

  • we have a cheaply made L-shaped desk from Staples
  • an executive level office chair for Ryan
  • two regular fabric office chairs for guests
  • an extremely solid door with a tight seal
  • a series of LED lights strung around the ceiling of the room for ambience"
  • a shrine for all of the products we have or begotten we had