With over 2.3 Million followers, Castro_1021 is probably the biggest FIFA steamer on Twitch. He originally started out streaming from his parents’ kitchen back in 2013 and has since built up a massive community due to his hyped-up personality, enthusiasm, and charity streams. He occasionally streams IRL content in addition to his gameplays.
Production quality is important to him; therefore we have included the publicly known equipment that Castro_1021 uses in his gaming setup below, I case you’re a streamer looking to upgrade their setup.
Castro_1021 uses a Turtle Beach Elite Pro headset. He is sponsored by Turtle Beach and has chosen their Elite Pro headset. It is a wired headset, closed-back X 7.1 Surround Sound headset that have over-ear earcups. It is constructed from aluminum chassis, with sold plastic earcups. In addition to the headband’s regular slider-adjustment, the user can also adjust its tightness with the tension-slider. The ear comes also rotate at 90°.
The ear-cups are cushioned with a three-tiered padding comprising of leatherette fabric, cooling gel and then memory foam cushioning to add further comfort and noise isolation. The ear cups are easily removable and have a switch on the inside that allows for the earcups themselves to be further adjusted in order to comfortably make space for the glasses’ arms.
The 50mm speakers utilize neodymium magnets that allow for a frequency response range of 12 – 22,000Hz. They weigh 1,024g (2.26lbs) and have dimensions of 24.89 x 10.31 x 26cm (9.80 x 4.06 x 10.24”) and also come with a detachable, unidirectional microphone.
Castro_1021 uses an Audio-Technica AT2035 microphone. The AT2035 is a large-diaphragm condenser microphone that has a cardioid polar pattern. It offers a frequency response range of 10 -20,000Hz, as well as a signal-to-noise ratio of 82dB:1kHz @ 1Pa.
It is constructed with a full metal body and has a -10dB pad and bass roll off switch located at its base. It requires the additional purchase of an XLR cable, as well as an audio interface that can produce +48V of phantom power in order for it to run. There is also an 80Hz high-pass filter built in to the device to further prevent unwanted sounds from filtering through.
Castro_1021 uses a Panasonic Lumix G7 camera. Castro_1021’s gaming setup features two Lumix G7 cameras so that he can easily switch viewing angles during recordings. The Lumix G7 is a 4K mirrorless camera that comes with interchangeable lenses that is capable of recording for anywhere between 480 – 4K pixels for up to UHD 2160p and can capture photographs at up to 8 megapixels. It comes with either a 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 or 14-140mm lens, although there are other purchasable interchangeable lens options available as well. Castro_1021 hasn’t specified which option he purchased, so we have listed the 14-140mm version, as the other model isn’t currently available.
This camera is obviously intended for IRL photography and so it might be worthwhile to consider purchasing a standard plug-and-play webcam if you are just starting out with basic gaming streams, as the Lumix is a pretty pricey piece of equipment.