Brian Fanzo is A Technology, Gadget Geek Turned Digital Marketer Here You'll Find All His Live Streaming Video Gear, Podcast Equipment and Home Studio Setup

My focus for Gear & Equipment is:

K.I.S.S. = Gear that’s simple to use & does what I need it to do

Smaller the better if it’s for mobile gear

Durable to be kicked under seat and stuffed in carry-on

Most gear is between “Wanna Be Pro” and Professional

Brian's favorite gear for his home office studio All links are AFFILIATE links


Heil PR40 and Blue Yeti Podcasting Microphones


Video Microphone: Blue Yeti USB Microphone – Blackout Edition $129

Podcast Microphone: Heil Sound PR 40 Dynamic Studio Microphone $327

Programmable Motorized Stand-Up Desk


This desk is my favorite piece of equipment in my home office as its programmable, sturdy, large enough for two monitors and looks great!

The SmartDesk 2 is the one have and it’s only $299.00

Podcasting setup Entry level to intermediate to professional

All The Equipment You Need For Podcasting:

Host of FOMOFanz & SMACtalk Podcasts!

Audio: It’s all in the ear of the listener!

With podcasting you’d think you get what you pay for but the difference in sound quality is minimal when comparing the three levels of microphones Brian has used over the last 4 years.

Podcast Microphones:

Entry Level:

Blue Snowball iCE Condenser Microphone, Cardioid – Black  $69

My Video Podcast Mic:

Blue Yeti USB Microphone – Blackout Edition $129

Pro Podcast Mic:

Heil Sound PR 40 Dynamic Studio Microphone $327

Mixer: Behringer Xenyx $59

Podcast Setup FOMOFanz + SMACtalk

Audio2000s Mixer To Mic Cable $5 

Heil Sound PL-2T Overhead Broadcast Boom $129  

Heil Sound PRSM-B Shockmount (Black) $105

Podcast Tools:

Podcast Hosting: Libsyn

Software Recording: Skype Recorder & ECAMM Video Recording

Home Office Setup For Live Video Podcasting

Lights, Web Camera, Live Streaming Software Action


Entrepreneur Software and Social Media Tools:

Online Training:

Thinkific: Best Online Course Software I’ve Ever used


Freshbooks As an entrepreneur nothing I hate more than accounting and invoicing but Freshbooks makes it easier than all the other tools I tried!


Grammarly – My spelling sucks it saves me when I have to edit something without time for others to view!

Social Media:

Buffer: Scheduling Social Media Posts

Buzzsumo: Social Listening & Competitive Intelligence

Tweetdeck: Engaging and listening on multiple Twitter accounts

Wordpress Plugins:

Social Warefare:

Themify Theme

Live Streaming Software for Facebook Live & Periscope Not Using Phone

Wirecast – Pro level, Pricey, Tons of Features but I use it for all live streaming I do from home.

Switcher Studio – iPad Pro managed, easy to use with subscription based pricing – what I use when multicasting on the road.

OBS – Open source, many of the wirecast features but more steps and bugs to deal with



Additional Resources, Equipment And Gear Gear is seperated in kits but are the same links as above

Think Like A Fan White

To leverage new live streaming apps Periscope, FireTalk, Facebook Live YouTube and more, gear isn’t a requirement and as you can read here.  All you really need is an iPhone and iPhone headset is all you need to leverage the live streaming apps available today.  When working with brands I try hard to not only leverage the technology but to go above and beyond to provide quality audio and video but don’t get confused my goal isn’t perfection or to compete with a professional video production rather it’s to keep the mobile aspect while increasing the quality and experience for my live viewers.

You can watch a video I recorded on periscope going over this gear as I was packing up for a recent brand sponsored live stream event here.  I’m always open to testing out new gear and I don’t believe I have the perfect setup yet, but I’m starting to test and tweak more which makes me a happy geek.  Want me to test out your gear?  Send me an email to

Full disclosure: I’m an Apple Fanboy (“i” in iSocialFanz is for Apple) but also love the features and benefits of Android devices.  For me you don’t have to hate one product to prove you love another.  Therefore you’ll see below a couple options as I’ve found different use cases for different types of tripods or lenses depending on the project.

You can also checkout more of my #ThinkLikeAFan Live Streaming Work here.


My Favorite Digital Marketing Books




Amazon Links with Pictures