For the curious, here’s our setup — it’s about a 15-minute setup and a 15-minute strike in our dining room.


Microphones: Behringer MXL 770 Cardioid Condenser Microphone

Mic cables: AmazonBasics XLR Male to Female Microphone Cable

Audio interface: Behringer UMC404HD U-Phoria USB Audio/MIDI Interface with MIDAS Microphone Preamplifiers

Recording: USB to iSmart SMTB4100 13.3″ Notebook

Listening: Neewer Super Compact 4-Channel Stereo Headphone Amplifier powering Behringer HPM1000 Multi-Purpose Headphones

Stands / Filters: Neewer® NB-35 Black Microphone Suspension Boom Scissor Arm Stand with Mic Clip Holder and Table Mounting Clamp