Technology affords us the ability to work from anywhere, and it can often seem like there are endless possibilities and options. Everything you need from the right tools to amplify the hard work you’re already putting in are within reach. At Ampersand Studio, we ran a bit of a litmus test, where we observed what going digital meant in the immediate and in the long run. From Zoom meetings to new hire interviews, we considered it all. What would a digital starter pack look like? Our private offices have amazing acoustics, but what if you had a semi professional microphone to help dampen any unwanted ambient noise? On the other end of it, what about the actual device you’re speaking into? What about the camera, oh, and then there’s a background to worry about! To answer all of these questions quickly, we did some research and came up with this short list.
THE RIGHT MACHINE
Start with the right laptop – the Apple Macbook Pro 13” is an allaround powerhouse for the size. From starting a podcast, to a crisp video conference, it does it all.
THE RIGHT MIC
Keeping things light and portable, we suggest the Rode NT-USB Mini USB Microphone. It’s the definition of plug-and-play. Headphones connect directly into them, and register in the Macbook for the audio output. It also doesn’t hurt that it’s beautifully designed, as far as compact mics go.
THE PERFECT HEADPHONES
Now, to tune in without distraction, Bose made a set of noise cancelling headphones that can be wired or wireless. The 700 model is the best in class, price and quality.
THE RIGHT BACKGROUND
As for your background, we thought of that thoroughly and took it upon ourselves to create real life wallpapers in our studio spaces. From the artwork on the walls, to the decor in our common spaces. If that isn’t what you’re looking for, our thoughtfully designed corners are perfect background settings for content shoots, and conference calls alike. We also have custom phone booths that are lit to set a calming private mood.
With the right tools, in the right space, the future feels a little bit brighter and more manageable, and honestly, that’s our goal. Ampersand Studios thrives on community and the perfect space to build your business and keep it thriving.