The Pandemica project uses MANY technologies, both hardware and software. Learning new tech can take a lot of time and effort, but it can also improve your workflow and allow you to do incredible things. Here you can see what I use to make my vision come to life.

Hardware

hardware

I custom built my computer and upgraded over time. As of now it consists of:

  • Case - CM Storm Trooper ATX Full Tower
  • Power Supply - EVGA G3 750 W 80+ GC Full Mod ATX
  • Motherboard - Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO ATX LGA1151
  • CPU - Intel i7-7700K 4.2GHz
  • RAM - 64 GB DDR4 (4x 16 GB sticks)
  • GPU - Asus GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB STRIX
  • OS - Windows 10 Pro (on M.2 solid state HD)

Like any computer I have periferals to improve and facilitate it's functionality. These currently include:

  • Monitor 1 - iiyama 24.5" 1920x1080 75 Hz
  • Monitor 2 - Avol 32" TV 1360x768
  • Keyboard - Logitech K350
  • Mouse - Logitech M510
  • Speakers - Yamaha HS8 120 W (x2)
  • Headphones - Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
  • Audi​o Interfac​e - Mackie Onyx Artis​t 1·2
  • Microphone - Blue Yeti (w/ pop filter)
  • Webcam - Logitech 1080p 30fps
  • MIDI Keyboard - Novation Launchkey 25
  • Gamepad - Wired Xbox 360 Controller
  • VR Headset - HTC Vive Cosmos (w/ Wireless Adaptor)

I also have a laptop I use for DJing, school, and media. Here are the specs:

  • Laptop - Sager (i5-9300, 16GB RAM, Windows)
  • Controller - DDJ-RR (Rekordbox)

Software

software

I use many many programs to do what I do. Most of these programs compliment themselves and I will often take a file created in one and use it in another. Here's my full list:

  • FL Studio - A complete software music production environment or Digital Audio Workstation (DAW). Compose, arrange, record, edit, mix and master professional quality music.
  • Ableton Live - A DAW designed to be an instrument for live performances as well as a tool for composing, recording, arranging, mixing, and mastering.
  • Serum - A wavetable software synthesizer plugin that uses wavetable synthesis to create electronic sounds.
  • Manipulator - A pitch shifter VST plugin that really excels at transforming vocals. You can easily create vocal harmonies or tweak vocals so they sound like a lead synth.
  • Shotcut - A free open-source cross-platform video editor which allows you to edit videos, add effects, and create videos as well as trim, cut and edit graphics.
  • Blender - A free open-source 3D computer graphics software toolset used for creating animated films, visual effects, art, 3D printed models, motion graphics, and more.
  • Paint.NET - A free image and photo editing software for Windows with support for layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools.
  • Magic - A music visualizer and VJ software application with a modular interface used to create live visuals for music performances, or to create music videos for recordings.
  • Spout - A video frame sharing system for Windows which allows applications to share OpenGL and DirectX textures between each other in a similar way to Syphon for the Mac.
  • Streamlabs OBS - A free and open-source streaming software that is based on a fork of OBS and employs Electron for user interface. Works with Twitch and YouTube.
  • Streamlabs Chatbot - A free live-streaming program that allows you to interact with viewers via automation and preset values/commands.
  • Audacity - A free, easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, macOS, GNU/Linux and other operating systems.