I do a meaningful amount of audio recording for personal and professional projects - notably my work with Pluralsight. When this topic comes up one of the first questions is usually “What is your setup like” so I thought it might be useful (for myself, even) to document my current configuration. I’ll try and keep this up to date over time.

Signal Chain

dbx286s and Saphire 2i2

Device Connects To
Shure SM7B dbx286s
dbx286s Focusrite Saphire 2i2
Focusrite Saphire 2i2 TESmart Dual Monitor KVM
TESmart Dual Monitor KVM Windows 10 PC or Macbook
Cables Sweetwater XLR-XLR
Cables Sweetwater 1/4” TRS


Part Model
CPU Intel i7-12700K
RAM Corsair Vengenance LPX 32GB (2x16)
GPU EVGA GeForce RTX 3050 XC GAMING (08G-P5-3553-KR)
Motherboard MSI Pro Z690-A Wifi DDR4
Storage Samsung 970 EVO+ SSD (2TB)
PSU Seasonic FOCUS PX-750 80+ Platinum
Case be quiet! Silent Base 802 Black Mid-Tower
Cooling Artic Liquid Freezer II 280 AIO
Monitor 1 ASUS VP249
Monitor 2 Dell SE2419HX
Camera Elgato Facecam
Keyboard Corsair K55 (wired)
Mouse Logitech M705
Tablet Wacom Intuos
Speakers Amazon Basics Trash

Also a 2017 Macbook Pro.

Physical Space

Photo of my working space - desk, monitors and microphone

Part Model
Room Spare bedroom - roughly 12’x16’ with one exterior window
Desk Uplift V2 48” Walnut Laminate
Monitor Arms WALI Premium Single (GSDM001)
Boom Arm Rode PSA1
Mic Extension Arm Shure A26X 3” Extension Tube
Treatment Gator Frameworks 12” Foam
Isolation sE Electronics Reflecion Filter X Portable

I have treatments and isolation available but with the dbx286s I have not needed them in my current space.