Veritas is an interesting streamer, as he not only plays fps games but is also a co-host of the Pogcast, as well as a musician and composer. This is aside from being a fulltime time software engineer at a consumer robotics company. With such an eclectic repertoire, it might be worthwhile to examine the overview of the equipment that has been chosen for Veritas’s gaming setup in order to have a better idea of how he endures both an optimal broadcast and musical production quality.
WHAT MONITOR DOES VERITAS USE?
Veritas uses an ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q monitor. The ROG Swift PG279Q is an award-winning 27-inch gaming monitor that offers a maximum refresh rate of 165Hz at a 4ms grey-to-grey response time. Its maximum resolution is 2560 x 1440p. It integrates both NVIDIA G Sync technology to reduce lagging, tearing, and stuttering, and ASUS’ Eye Care Technology to reduce eyestrain during longer gaming sessions by providing four different settings of blue light to choose from.
Additionally, its stand offers a range of adjustment options, including swiveling the monitor between 60° and -60°, pivoting it 90° clockwise and tilting it between 20° and -5°. Its height can also be increased by up to 12 cm (0 to 4.73”). The monitor can also be disengaged from its stand for 100 x 100mm VESA wall-mounting purposes. It measures 61.8 x 55.3 x 23.8cm (9.4 x 24.4 x 21.8-inch) with the stand and weighs 7kg (15.43lbs). It is compatible with Windows 7 (32-bit) and later, and only certain Nvidia GPUs.
WHAT MOUSE DOES VERITAS USE?
Veritas uses a Logitech G703 mouse. The Logitech G703 LIGHTSPEED is a wireless gaming mouse for right-handed users that is now integrated with a Hero 25K sensor. This sensor offers a 100 – 25,600 DPI range that can be adjusted in increments of 50 via the software. Up to four DPI levels can be stored directly onboard the mouse itself. It operates at a maximum acceleration of 40G and has a maximum tracking speed of over 400 IPS. In order to improve its responsiveness further, its right and left clickers are set on metal-spring button tensioning.
It also has dual-injected rubberized side-grips to help with control, as well a 10g optional weight that can be added to change its weight from 95g (3.35oz) to 105g (3.7oz.) Its ergonomic design and dimensions of 12.4 x 6.8 x 4.29cm (4.88 x 2.68 x 1.69″) make it suitable for small-to-medium hand sizes for those who favor either a palm or claw-style grips. It can be used while it is charging and has a battery life of between 35 – 60 hours, depending on whether it is used with the RGB lighting.
WHAT MOUSEPAD DOES VERITAS USE?
Veritas uses a SoloQ Mega Size mousepad. This massive mousepad has dimensions of 122 x 61 x 0.4cm (48 x 24 x 0.16”) and is available in several colors. Its cloth surface is optimized for both optical and laser mice and is stitched to its thick rubber base. This base helps to prevent it from slipping during use. However, it does not reduce its flexibility, as it can still be easily rolled up to storage purposes.
WHAT KEYBOARD DOES VERITAS USE?
Veritas uses a Cooler Master MK750 keyboard. Veritas’ gaming setup includes the version of the Cooler Master MK750 that it set with Cherry MX Brown switches. These switches give a soft & tactile feedback and actuate at 2.2mm at a force of 50G for a total travel distance of 3.7mm. These switches are not hot-swappable, but the keycaps can be replaced with a full standard-shaped set. Up to four macro settings can be done on the fly and stored directly on the keyboard itself.
This keyboard is constructed primarily from plastic. It also features flip-out feet with which to angle the keyboard. It also has a 1.8m detachable braided USB Type-C, as well as 3-way cable management on its underside and a removable magnetic wrist rest. Its overall dimensions are 43.8 x 13. x 4.2cm (17.25 x 5.2 x 1.65”.)
WHAT HEADSET DOES VERITAS USE?
Veritas uses an Audeze LCD-GX headset. The Audeze LCD-GX is a gaming headset that boasts drivers that are twice the size of regular large Neodymium N50 drivers at 10cm (4”) drivers. These understandably provide an equally impressive frequency response range of 10 – 50,000Hz that is also wider than the usual range. It has a nominal impedance of 20Ω, a sensitivity 100dB and a maximum SPL of around 130dB.
In addition to its soft leatherette-covered, thick memory foam padding on its earcups, it also features a highly flexible dual-layer headband. This promotes comfort for people of all head sizes. It weighs 454g (16.01oz) and it comes with two cords. One has a 1/8″ connector that includes the detachable boom microphone, while the other is braided with a 1/4″ connector. This is to make it compatible with more devices.
WHAT MICROPHONE DOES VERITAS USE?
Veritas uses a Shure SM7B microphone. The Shure SM7B is among the most popular microphones used by content creators. It can also be found in the setups of P4wnyhof, Shortyyguy and Loeya, among others. It is therefore unsurprising that it makes an appearance in Varitas’ gaming setup as well. It is a large-diaphragm dynamic microphone that offers a flat, wide-range frequency response with a range of 50 – 20,000Hz at a nominal impedance of 150Ω and a sensitivity of -59 dBV/Pa. It also has an internal shock mount to prevent bump disruptions, and an internal pop-filter to stifle plosive mouth sounds.
Its unidirectional polar pattern operates at an end address which provides a noise-canceling effect by only focusing on frontal inputs. There is also a presence boost button and a high press-filter switch on its base. Although it does not require phantom power, you will need to buy an XLR cable and audio interface. It does come with a switch cover and locking yoke mount, though.
WHAT WEBCAM DOES VERITAS USE?
Veritas uses a Panasonic LUMIX G7 camera. The Panasonic LUMIX G7KS is a DSLR Mirrorless camera that can shoot at up to 4k (3,840 x 2,160p) at 30fps. As it is a high-resolution DSLM camera, it is faster than a regular DSLR. This makes it more suitable for shooting fast-paced content, especially as it also offers 49-int autofocus as well as an autofocus sensor that can be switched between AFS, AFF and AFC modes. Furthermore, it comes with interchangeable lenses that is capable of recording for anywhere between 480 – 4,000 pixels for up to UHD 2160p and can capture photographs at up to 8mp.
The aperture and shutter settings can also be set with the front and rear dials. This allows for the ISO settings to be adjusted on the fly. Additionally, there are six function buttons that can be assigned any functions of the user’s choice. It offers an array of features including autofocus and zoom, most of which can be set on the viewfinder. All of these features are arguably unnecessary for a basic gaming stream, especially if the broadcaster is just starting out. So, you may want to check out basic plug-and-play webcams if that is the case.
WHAT MIXER DOES VERITAS USE?
Veritas uses a TC Helicon GoXLR mixer. The GoXLR is another extremely common piece of broadcasting equipment that forms part of Veritas’ gaming setup. It is designed for solo recordings and allows for one microphone to be inputted at a time. This can be connected with either a TS/TRS/TRRS jack or an XLR connector. It can provide up to 70dB of gain, as well as +48V of phantom power. Aside from a mic channel, the left half of the device also has dedicated channels for Chat, Music, and System. Each channel has its own dedicated volume slider and mute button. There is also a headset port for audio output.
The right side is then subdivided into three more parts. The top has various preset audio effects, and also allows for six buttons to be programmed with other effects through its software. The RGB lighting effects can also be set this way. The left side’s bottom-left corner has a sample section on which to program pre-recorded sounds for on-the-fly effects. The bottom right corner has a bleep and mute button for damage control purposes during live recordings.