We hope January has been treating you well. We’ve been streaming for 6 months now and we even made affiliate on Twitch! So, in the past month or so, e took some time to upgrade my setup. We think it has improved the quality of our Simming Sunday streams, and Cici wanted to give you a behind the scenes peak.
Here’s a look at Cici’s new setup!
Complete with dogs, of course. The dogs are important. (Say ‘hi’ Luke & Leia!)
Here are the essentials of my setup:
- Ring Light – The last addition to my setup. It was easy to find on Amazon, and easy to get it working. Before I got my ring light, I used the small galaxy light on my desk to light my face, and it worked okay for about half a year. But the ring light is better!
- Logitech Brio Camera – This is the one of the highest resolution web cams you can get. Streamers with better cameras than this are using their cell phones or DSLR cameras. But we wanted to keep it simple. The resolution is a big upgrade in quality from my old camera.
- Razor Kitty Headphones – It was my first mic and I still use it as my headset. I love it —it’s super comfortable and the sound is great— but if I had to change I’d go for a wireless headset.
- Blue Yeti Microphone – This month we upgraded from my headphone mic to the Yeti. My voice can be kind of squeaky, but with the Yeti I sound less like a chipmunk!
- Notepad for DuckTales – On our streams you can redeem channel points to ask Mary or myself to tell you a story about a duck which we will make up for you on the spot. I’m currently following the tale of Fredrick as he goes on a magical adventure, so I keep my notebook handy to track the plot points.
- Dice Cam + Light Box – One of the sad parts of quarantine is not getting to roll physical dice at our in-person D&D games. But, luckily for me, I roll them on stream for channel points or for our D20 random Sims builds so we can all hear those sweet clack-clack sounds. This is a big event for me! So I use my old camera (an Angetube 920H Pro with manual focus) and some string lights to make a light box so you can watch me roll.
- Warheads – I recently agreed to eat warheads on stream for channel points. People seem to enjoy the faces I make, so I have to keep them handy!
- Water Bottle – It’s important to stay hydrated on long streams so I always fill it up before hand and keep it close by. I’m bad at actually drinking from it, but the chat helps remind me.
Those are the basics of my set up (other than Streamlabs OBS). Have you ever streamed before? Would you want to try it? Ask us questions or show us your own setup in our Discord channel!
We are still streaming 3x a week on Twitch!
- Tuesday, 9:30PM EST: Watch Mary play Star Wars: The Old Republic and decide whether she goes light side or dark side.
- Sunday, 8:30PM EST: Follow Mary and Cici as they try impossible, nerdy builds in The Sims 4 and suggest more #BadIdeaBuilds for them to try.
- Saturdays 8:30PM EST: Wildcard day! We play all kinds of games.
Stay Tuned for more! And Stay Super!