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Studio Setups: Behind the Scenes with Ian Anderson Gray

By Ian Anderson Gray

Confident Live Marketing Podcast

Episode 215

Duration: 23 minutes 18 seconds

Episode Theme: Tech & Gear

Full Transcript

April 3, 2024


Today's episode is a bit different as I take you on a personal tour behind the scenes of my studio setup. If you've ever been curious about what goes into creating a professional live video setup, or if you're starting your journey and looking for practical advice, this episode is for you.

Episode Summary

  • [0:00] Hello and welcome to the show!
  • [0:30] Let’s dive behind the scenes of studio setups.
  • [1:30] My journey into live marketing.
  • [2:01] How my studio gear evolved from simple to professional.
  • [4:25] Why audio quality is crucial in podcasting.
  • [10:10] The significance of camera and lighting in live marketing.
  • [13:21] A look at the heart of the studio: computers and software.
  • [14:24] How personalizing your workspace goes beyond the tech.
  • [20:36] Answering rapid-fire questions about my preferences and tips.
  • [22:08] Wrapping up and what’s next.


In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • My Evolution: Starting with just a laptop and a USB microphone, I’ve gradually upgraded to a studio setup that includes dynamic microphones, audio interfaces, and sophisticated cameras.
  • Current Gear: I’ll share insights into my current setup, which features the RODECaster Pro 2, Sony ZV E10 camera, and Elgato Key Lights.
  • The Importance of Quality: Learn why investing in good audio and lighting can significantly impact your live video marketing.
  • Overcoming Challenges: I discuss the challenges I faced and how I overcame them, offering recommendations for beginners.
  • My Top Tips: From choosing the right microphone to the importance of lighting, I’ll share my personal preferences and tips for live video production.


Watch Episode 215


[0:00] Welcome to the Confident Live Marketing Show with Ian Anderson Gray. Helping you level up your impact, authority and profits through the power of confident live video. Optimise your mindset and communication and increase your confidence in front of the camera. Get confident with the tech and gear. And get confident with the content and marketing.

[0:28] Together, we can go live!

[0:30] Ian: Hello, welcome to episode 215 of the Confident Live Marketing Podcast. I'm Ian Anderson Gray. And in this season, we're going behind the scenes to show the studio setups of special guests.

Ian Anderson Gray

Ian is the founder of the Confident Live Marketing Academy and is the host of the Confident Live Marketing Podcast. He helps entrepreneurs to level up their impact, authority and profits by using live video confidently. He's founder of Seriously Social - a blog focused on live video and social media tools. He’s an international speaker, trainer, teacher and consultant. He has a passion for making the techno-babble of live video and social media marketing easy to understand. As well as being a geek, husband, and dad to two kids, Ian is also a professional singer and lives near Manchester in the UK.