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Gear we love for online studios

gear we love

Ashley Pitman, Strategic Marketing and Content

October 13, 2022

At Forte, we put music teachers and their teaching style at the center of the educational experience. We believe that Forte’s technology should only do one thing: strengthen the two-way communication between you and your student. To this end, even minor upgrades in hardware can make a huge difference. But we also understand that hardware needs to be effortless to set up and use.

To help Forte teachers, we are always keeping our eye out for new hardware that is easy to use and works well with the Forte platform. That’s why we love these three items below. Check them out and consider leveling up your hardware setup today. And read on to learn how you can win a bundle of all three for free!

Mackie USB Condenser Microphone

mackie usb condenser mic

We love the Mackie USB Condenser Microphone ($149.99 USD at Sweetwater) because you can plug the “audio out” cable from an instrument like an electric keyboard directly into the base of the mic. That way, you and your students hear the instrument directly rather than relying on the mic to pick up the sound. And knobs on the base of the mic make it simple to get the right mix between your voice and the instrument.

Logitech C920S Pro HD 1080p Webcam

logitech c920s pro

While your current laptop or computer has a built-in camera, you shouldn’t assume that it is the best quality. We recommend the Logitech C920S Pro HD 1080p Webcam ($69.99 USD at Sweetwater) because its auto-focus eliminates surrounding distractions, comes with a five foot cable, and has great video quality for the price. The Logitech C920S is an investment that can significantly improve your students’ educational experience.

Acetaken Overhead Video Stand

acetaken overhead video stand

If you love our second camera feature, the Acetaken Overhead Video Stand ($33.99 USD at Amazon) is a no-brainer. You can use it to hold your phone or extra webcam in any angle during lessons. It’s easy to set up and can hold both iPhones and Android phones.

We hope these items can help make online teaching even more fun and enjoyable for you! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us, and we can help you find a setup that best works for you and your instrument.