DarkViperAU is an Australian roleplaying streamer who mainly streams GTA V content, although he does also play other games. such a Dark Souls III. sometimes as well. He has gained a following thanks to his sense of humor, successful speedruns including finishing GTA V without a hit, and his chat engagements. Below, we have provided an in-depth overview of the peripheral’s that have been chosen for DarkViperAU’s gaming setup, in order for him to optimize his skills and to produce his high-quality recordings.
WHAT MOUSE DOES DARKVIPERAU USE?
DarkViperAU uses a Logitech G502 wireless mouse. DarkViperAU’s gaming setup includes the wireless version of the Logitech G502 gaming mouse. It features LIGHTSPEED 2.4Hz wireless connectivity that can last up to 60 hours without lighting and 48 hours with lighting before needing to be charged. It can be used while it is charging with its 1.8m (6ft) cable. It offers a wireless range of up to 10m (32.8.)
It is fitted with a Hero 25K optical sensor that offers a range of 100-25,600 DPI that can be set in increments of 50 through its software. Up to five DPI profiles can be stored on it and it comes with preset DPI options of 400, 800, 1600, 3200 and 6400. Additionally, it also has 11 programable buttons that can be set with up to five macro profiles. The sensor can also track at a maximum speed of 400IPS and offers a maximum acceleration of 40G.
Its ergonomic shape and right-thumb rest make it suitable only for right-handed users. It has a base weight of 114g (4.3oz) and comes with six weight with which to adjust its weight and balance. These comprise of 4 x 2g weights and 2 x 4g, for a total possible additional weight of 16g. This would bring its total possible weight to 130g (4.58oz.) It has dimensions of 13.2 x 7.5 x 4cm (5.2 x 2.95 x 1.57″.) Its feet are made of PTFE to improve its tracking speed and to ensure smooth movement.
WHAT KEYBOARD DOES DARKVIPERAU USE?
DarkViperAU uses a Logitech G Pro keyboard. The Logitech G Pro is a tenkeyless gaming keyboard that offers per key LGITHSYNC-compatible RGB lighting effects. It is constructed from plastic and has a steel backplate. It is the set with clicky GX Blue switches that actuate at a force of 50G and an actuate at 2mm for a total travel distance of 3.7mm. The switches are soldered on, but the ABS keycaps can be swapped out for a compatible set, if DarkViperAU wishes. It has wired connectivity and comes with a 1.8m (5.9ft) braided, detachable cable.
Additionally, it provides the option to set macro profiles to the twelve F-keys as double functions though the Logtiech G HUB software. If he prefers not to create his own profiles, he can also make use of the software’s extensive library of macro profiles for over 580 games.
Furthermore, it also offers three-step angle adjustment by means of its flip-out feet, as well as rubber to prevent it from slipping during gameplay.
WHAT HEADSET DOES DARKVIPERAU USE?
DarkViperAU uses Koss KSC75 headphones. The Koss KSC75 are wired, open-backed headphones with an interesting over-the-ear design. This design means that there is no headband or chunky earcup casing. This gives them the appearance of over-sized in-ear earphones. However, these sit on and not in the ear. This brings it to a light weight of just 43.1g (1.52oz) which makes it easily portable. However, it does not come with a carry bag.
Its Koss Titanium drivers have neodymium iron boron that produce a stereophone audio experience. It has a wide frequency response range of 15-25,000Hz that operates at a nominal impedance of 60Ω and a maximum SPL of 101 dB SPL/1mW. Although it is intended to be easily transportable, they are not noise-cancelling, and their open-backed design will also allow for the sound to bleed.
WHAT MICROPHONE DOES DARKVIPERAU USE?
DarkViperAU uses a Shure SM7B microphone. The Shure SM7B is a highly popular microphone amongst Twitch broadcasters, with other users including iiTzTimmy, KayPea and Diegsaurs. It has a cardioid-patterned, dynamic (moving coil) design and inputs audio at an end-address. This has a noise-cancelling effect, as it only focuses on the sound that inputs from directly in front of it, and at close-range. Its capsule provides a frequency response range of 50-20,000Hz. This operates at a signal-to-noise ratio of 33dB, a sensitivity of -59 dBV/Pa and a nominal impedance of 150Ω. These specifications are useful for recording vocals and bass instruments.
Additionally, there are presence boost and high-pass filter switches on its base, as well as a switch cover plate for them. It also integrates an internal pop-filter to stifle plosive sounds, and an internal shock-mount to counter bump sounds from accidental desk or equipment collisions. It also comes with a external, removable foam windscreen, close-talk windscreen, and locking yoke mount. It does not come with the required XLR cable or audio interface device. It does not use phantom power.
WHAT WEBCAM DOES DARKVIPERAU USE?
DarkViperAU uses a Sony a7 III camera. The Sony a7 III is part of the a7 series. It is constructed from a lightweight, high-rigidity magnesium alloy top cover, front cover, and internal frame and also features a tiltable 3-inch LCD touchscreen and electronic viewfinder. It also utilizes a 24.2MP Exmor R CMOS sensor that is capable of producing an ISO range of 100- 51,200, as well as a maximum resolution of 3840 x 2160p. The ISO range can be expanded to 50 – 204,800 by means of a Sony E-mount compatible lens.
It is also enabled with eye-detection autofocus that has 4D 693 phase-detection. This ensures that subjects come out clearly in recordings, even during fast-paced scenes. It also offers brightness adjustments of between -2 to 2. There are many other useful features besides, including an array of picture effect options and creative styles.
WHAT MIXER DOES DARKVIPERAU USE?
DarkViperAU uses a Focusrite Scarlett Solo mixer. DarkViperAU has not specified which generation of the Focurite Scarlett Solo that he uses, so we have elected to discuss the third generation model here. As its name suggests, it is a single-channel XLR mic preamp for solo recordings. It is able to input one XLR connector and, 2 TRS outputs, 1 headphone output and one instrument input. It is also capable of providing up to 48V of phantom power with the press of a button. Additionally, it has AD-DA converters that are capable of recording and mixing at up to 24-bit/ 192kHz.
Furthermore, it comes with a suite of free editing tools. These include the First Focusrite Creative Pack, Softube Time and Tone Bundle, Focusrite’s Red Plug-in Suite, Ableton Live Lite, and a 3-month trial of Splice. It connects to a desktop device with a USB 2.0 connector. It measures 9.6 x 14.35 x 4.34cm .1.1(3.77 x 5.65 x 1.71”) and weighs 499g (1.1lbs).