LilyPichu relies heavily on her broadcast quality, as she is more of an entertainer than a gamer, and so invests in equipment that allows her to show off her IRL musical and drawing talents, in addition to providing regular gaming content. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of the equipment that makes up LilyPichu’s streaming setup.
LilyPichu is not one of those overnight success stories, but has been slowly grinding her way up the streaming ladder since she first started her YouTube channel in 2006. Although she originally made a name for herself through her League of Legends content, even in the beginning she always shared her art, music and voice talent aspirations with her viewers. Nowadays, she is also recognized as being one of the key members of OffLineTV and has been living and co-creating content with them since soon after it was founded in 2017.
LilyPichu uses a HyperX Pulsefire Surge mouse. The HyperX Pulsefire Surge is an ergonomic, wired RGB mouse that is compatible with Windows 7 and later. It utilizes a Pixart 3389 sensor that can rack at up to 16,000dpi and a maximum speed of up to 450ips. The dpi button can toggle between 400, 800, 1600 and 3200dpi.
Aside from the two clickers, scroll wheel and dpi button, there are also two side-buttons located on the right thumb-side that can be set with up to three profiles. These, as well as the RGB settings can be adjusted through HyperX’s NGenuity Software.
Its dimensions are 120.22 x 40.7 x 62.85mm (4.7 x 2.5 x 1.6”) and weighs 100g without the threaded cable. The cable adds on another 30g and is 1.8m (70.87) long.
LilyPichu uses Sennheiser HD 599 SE headphones. The Sennheiser HD 599 SE headphones are the black version of the Sennheiser HD 599 headphones, and that is their only difference. They are wired, over ear, open-back earphones that are mainly constructed from plastic. Both the headband and ear-cups are cushioned with velour-covered padding.
These are stereo, open-backed headphones, which means that while they do not have the best noise cancelling properties, they will at least help to release some of the sound pressure that would otherwise go directly onto the users eardrums. The 38mm drivers provide a frequency response range of 12 – 38,500Hz, an SPL of 106dB and an impedance of 50Ohms.
They have dimensions of 18.3 x 15.5 x 8.1cm (7.20 x 6.1 x 3.2 inches) and weigh 250g (8.82oz). They also come with a 3m cable with 6.3mm straight plug, a 1.2m cable with a 3.5mm straight plug and a 6.3mm to 3.5mm adaptor.
LilyPichu uses a Neumann TLM 103 microphone. LilyPichu’s gaming setup includes the Neumann TLM 103, which is pretty pricey, as it is a studio-quality large-diaphragm microphone that is intended for recording vocal and music tracks. This makes sense since she often performs and composes piano tracks on her stream.
It has a unidirectional polar pattern, which will minimize unwanted background sounds from filtering through, but also means that the user will need to be careful to ensure that the are directing their audio input directly into the mic, rather than to the sides.
It has a frequency response range of 20 – 20,000Hz, an S/N ratio of 87dB and a Maximum SPL of 138dB. Furthermore, it creates a self-noise of 7dB-A and has a high sensitivity of 23mV/Pa in order to further decrease the chance of background noise filtering into recordings. The wire meshing also helps to prevent plosive vocalizations from interfering with the recording.
This microphone requires phantom power, so you will need to ensure that you have an audio-interface that can provide 48V at ± 4V, as well as an XLR cable. It does, however, come with a shock-mount and storage briefcase.
For streaming LilyPichu uses a Logitech C930e webcam. The Logitech C930r is a plug and play USB webcam that allows for H.264 video compression, 4x digital zoom in 1080p and a wide 90-degree field of view. It can record in 1080p Full HD at up to 1920 x 1080p and at 720p HD at up to 1280 x 720p. The clip is easily mountable on tripod stands in addition to being easily aliped onto laptops and flat screen monitors.
The C930e differs from the C930c in that it includes a removable shade that can be flipped on and off to ensure privacy protection.