AussieAntics is an Australian Fortnite streamer who got into streaming it relatively late in May 2018. However, he was able to going a following thanks to his involvement in the casting side of things. Over the years, he has established himself thanks to his vod reviews and in-depth interviews with other Fortnite streamers and professionals. We have provided a summary of the equipment that he uses to enhance both his gameplay and overall production quality below, but It is important to note that part of AussiAntic’s gaming setup was sponsored by HyperX.
WHAT MONITOR DOES AUSSIEANTICS USE?
AussieAntics uses an ASUS ROG Strix XG258Q monitor. The ASUS ROG Strix XG258Q is a 24.5” gaming monitor with a TN LCD panel type. It offers a maximum resolution f 1920x1080p at a 24-Hz refresh rate and a 1ms (grey-to-grey). The screen has a pixel pitch of 0.2835mm and is capable of a maximum brightness of 400 cd/㎡. It features many useful technologies, including its G-Sync and FreeSync compatibility that prevents screen tearing and stuttering, as well as its Flicker-Free technology. It also has GamePlus with a GameMode button that allows you to set crosshair and kill count overlays, in addition to similar tools.
Its stand also offers a great deal of adjustability for extra comfort, such as the possibility to tilt it between -5°~20°, swiveled between -50°~50° and pivoted 0°~+90°. Its height can also be increased by up to 10cm (3.94”.) The monitor can also be disconnected from its stand for VESA wall-mounting compatible purposes. There is also RGB lighting on its underside. It is compatible with devices that have NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10 series, GTX 16 series, or RTX 20 series and newer GPUs.
WHAT MOUSE DOES AUSSIEANTICS USE?
AussieAntics uses a HyperX Pulsefire Haste mouse. The HyperX Pulsefire Haste is a wired, ambidextrous gaming mouse that has two programmable buttons on either side. This brings it to a total button count of 6, with the potential to store up to one macro profile onboard. It has a honeycomb-punctured plastic shell to make it incredibly lightweight at just 59g (2.08oz) without its cord. Otherwise, its 12.4 x 3.8 x 6.7cm (4.88 x 1.5 x 2.64″) measurements make it suitable for users with medium-sized hands of all grip styles.
It is fitted with a PixArt PAW3335 optical sensor that has a range of 50 – 16,000 DPI with preset options of 400, 800, 1,600 and 3,200 DPI. These can be adjusted in increments of 50 via its NGenuity Software. It offers a maximum speed up to 450 IPS as well as a maximum acceleration of 40G. It also features a 1.8m (5.9ft) HyperFlex USB 2.0 cable, as well as Virgin-grade PTFE skates.
WHAT KEYBOARD DOES AUSSIEANTICS USE?
AussieAntics uses a HyperX Alloy Origins Core TKL (Aqua) keyboard. The HyperX Alloy Origins Core TKL is a wired keyboard with a compact build that is compatible with a variety of devices. It is composed of an aircraft-grade aluminum body that is set with HyperX Aqua switches and topped with ABS keycaps. The Aqua switches give a tactile feedback and actuate at a force of 45g and a point of 1.8mm. They have a total trave l distance of 3.8mm. It also has It has two-step flip-out feet that allow the keyboard to be angled at either 3°, 7°, or 11°.
It has full N-key rollover and 100% anti-ghosting capabilities. It is possible to save three macro profiles directly onboard the device thanks to the HyperX NGenuity software. However, the macro profiles and RGB lighting can only be set on a Windows 7 or later PC.
WHAT HEADSET DOES AUSSIEANTICS USE?
AussieAntics uses a HyperX Cloud Orbit S headset. The HyperX Cloud Orbit S is a wired gaming headset that offers various audio experience options, including 3D surround sound, 2-channel and Hi-Res modes. It is also compatible with a wide range of devices. It has 100mm Planar magnetic drivers that provide a frequency response range of 10 – 50,000Hz at an SPL of >120dB. They are mainly constructed from plastic with a metal headband slider and the earcups of cushioned with leatherette-covered memory foam. The earcups can rotate 90° thereby providing comfort when resting them around the neck. They have an over-ear, closed-back design.
It is also integrated with useful technologies such as Waves Nx 3D audio technology that provide a #D audio localization experience to improve his perception of sound positioning, and Waves Nx head tracking technology that provides pinpoint sound localization. Additionally, it also comes with preset equalizer options that can be adjusted on the headset. The also come with a detachable electret microphone. It has a cardioid polar pattern to produce a noise-cancelling effect, as well as a pop-filter to reduce unwanted plosive sounds from filtering through. The headset weighs 368g (13oz.)
WHAT MICROPHONE DOES AUSSIEANTICS USE?
AussieAntics uses a Shure SM7B microphone. AussieAntics’ gaming setup includes Shure SM7B, which is a dynamic microphone that appears pretty frequently in streaming setups. Other such users include CDNThe3rd, iiTzTimmy and Diegosaurs, as well as many others. It is constructed from sturdy aluminum and steel for durability and has a cardioid polar pattern that activates at an end address. This helps to reduce unwanted background noise from filtering into the recording. Similarly, it also has a built-on pop-filter to soften plosive mouth sounds, as well as an internal shock mount to stifle bump noises. It also comes with a removable windshield to further decrease environmental audio interference.
It provides a 50 – 20,000Hz frequency response range at a nominal impedance of 150Ω and a sensitivity of -59 dBV/Pa. There is also a high-pass filter switch and presence boost button located on its base. Although it does not require phantom power, it does utilize an XLR connector. This entails the purchase of both an XLR cable and an audio-interface, as well as an XLR cable. However, it does come with a locking yoke mount.
WHAT WEBCAM DOES AUSSIEANTICS USE?
AussieAntics uses a Sony A6000 camera. Although it is a semi-professional mirrorless digital camera that is primarily intended for photographic purposes, it also has some impressive movie recording features. This is why it can be found so many streaming setups. These features include its hybrid autofocus with 179-point focal plane phase-detection and 25 contrast detection points which enable the camera’s 24.3MP Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor to process rapidly moving subjects smoothly. Furthermore, in addition to its ability to shoot 4K movies at 1080p@60/50p resolutions, it also allows for an ISO range of 100-25,600. This can be expanded with FE-mount compatible lenses.
WHAT MIXER DOES AUSSIEANTICS USE?
AussieAntics uses a TC Helicon GoXLR mixer. The TC-Helicon is another hugely common piece of gaming equipment that has found its way into AussieAntics’ gaming setup. The GoXLR is a compact four-channel mixer for solo recordings. It is capable of inputting a microphone with either a TS/TRS/TRRS jack or XLR connector , as well as one headset at a time and can also provide 48V+ of phantom power. The four channels are for Mic, Chat, Music and System controls, with each channel having its own volume slider and mute button. But this only accounts for the left side of the device.
The device’s right side offers a variety of voice and sound effects, such as gender-bending, robot and reverb, as well as many more options available through its software. There is also a bleep button in the right bottom corner to filter out curse words, as well as a press-to-mute button to block out sneezes or coughs. To its left, is a voice sampler that can be programmed with on-the-fly effects. It also has RGB lighting effects that can be set through its software.