I love the Wave:1 mic so much. The quality is insane! I couldn’t recommend it enough. It's a staple, a must-have addition to anyone's setup! Its well built and the perfect compact size, which really complements my setup. I love the software that comes with Wave:1 - it's the best. The app allows you to control and monitor output audio sources - which is amazing as I can have my own input for my stream and my own output for my headphones, which means I can listen to my own music in the background to avoid DMCA strikes!
The Ring Light is perfect for me as I create content across multiple platforms. It's great when I am streaming, making content for Instagram or TikTok and also perfect for filming YouTube videos. The camera mount and the fact you can control the lighting with the app is also great as I love using different tones whilst making content!
What advice would you give to a first time creator?
My advice for any content creator starting out would be always be yourself! When you make content it's about enjoying it and the only way you’ll be able to do that is by staying true to yourself. I also think it's important not to watch numbers. Rather concentrate on making quality content. Being constant is another important factor but if you only have a little bit of time to put out content, always prioritize quality over quantity. That being said, if I could go back and ensure something was perfect, it would have to be sound as I believe having good sound is most important!
What is one Elgato product you cannot live without?
I couldn’t live without my Ring Light. It does so much for me in terms of content quality and what I can use it for. It's perfect for all platforms and the quality is amazing. If I need some extra lighting for a photo, selfies, or any content in general, it's really lightweight and I can remove it from my desk and use it anywhere to get the perfect lighting. Also, it's SUPER bright, which I personally need, and you can control the light with the app. Overall, the Ring Light has improved the quality of my content across all platforms.