Landon Bytheway is a Salt Lake City-based content creator for Full Time Filmmaker, a crash course on everything film. And his setup is geared for creating top-quality videos.
The linchpin is a 27-inch iMac that rests on top of a Walnut Monitor Desk Stand by Grovemade. Mounted over it is a 34-inch LG Curved UlraWide that takes this rig to the next level. In fact, Bytheway’s only complaint about the setup is the kink he gets in his neck from staring upward so long.
To build the desk itself, he got a beautiful 70×40-inch slab of acacia wood from Home Depot and attached it onto an electric Uplift V2-Commercial standing desk frame. This sit-stand desk is his favorite part of the whole setup. When he is not standing, he sits on an ErgoChair 2 from Autonomous. The only slight thing you could say about the ErgoChair is that it might be overdesigned. It looks like it was meant for Quasimodo.
Bytheway used to use the Apple Magic Keyboard and Trackpad, but he ditched them. Instead, he picked up a Keychron K2 Bluetooth mechanical keyboard. Then, he replaced the Enter key with a custom-built one that better matches the desk’s acacia finish.
He said he loves the classic “click” noise that mechanical keyboards make when he types. He pairs it with a Logitech MX Master 2S mouse, the precursor to the legendary MX Master 3, which many call the best mouse on the planet.
For audio, this perfectionist uses a pair of Klipsch The Sixes powered monitors. These beautiful, midcentury-inspired speakers not only perfectly complement the desk but also pack quite a punch. Their 6 1/2-inch woofers pump out some awesome bass. For more intimate listening, Bytheway uses a pair of Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro 250 ohm Limited Edition Professional Studio Headphones. They sit atop a Grovemade Walnut Headphone Stand, which, with its wood and black-leather design, make it blend in like a chameleon. He also packs a pair of AirPods Pro for on-the-go audio, and uses an Echo Dot for casual listening. No matter the mood, this guy is strapped for audio.
He uses a Rode NT-USB cardioid condenser microphone for recording voice-overs and participating in Zoom meetings. To simplify his workspace, he bought a Satechi Aluminum Type-C Clamp Hub Pro. For data management, he employs a SanDisk 2TB Extreme Portable External SSD and a four-bay Mediasonic USB SATA hard drive enclosure. The Wool Felt Desk Pad by Grovemade really ties the setup together.
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- 27-inch 2020 iMac
- LG 34-inch UltraWide Curved Monitor
- Uplift V2-Commercial standing desk frame
- Keychron K2 Bluetooth mechanical keyboard
- Logitech MX Master 2S wireless mouse
- Klipsch The Sixes powered speakers
- Echo Dot (3rd gen)
- Satechi Aluminum Type-C Clamp Hub Pro
- Rode NT-USB cardioid condenser microphone
- SanDisk 2TB Extreme Portable External SSD
- Mediasonic USB 3.1 four-bay SATA hard drive enclosure
- Grovemade Walnut Headphone Stand
- Grovemade Walnut Dual Monitor Desk Shelf
- Grovemade Wool Felt Desk Pad
- Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro 250 ohm Limited Edition Professional Studio Headphone
- AirPods Pro
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