Massage ASMR – Microphones and Setup

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Biography

Dmitri Alexander also known as “Massage ASMR” is an Australian Youtuber and an ASMR artist. He specializes in massaging autonomous sensory meridian response sounds but he also experimented with other types of ASMRs.

He was born in 1975 in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia where he currently lives and work. He is married and has a son. Though he has a Russian name, in one interview he said he does not have Russian background. He is 5′6” (170 cm) tall. In some of his interviews newspaper call him “Dmitri Smith”, we think it’s on of his pseudonyms.

His YouTube career started back in 2012 when he started publishing massage videos. Eventually sometime in 2014 he discovered ASMR and decided to deploy it to his videos. That was almost instant success and he started garnering subscribers very fast. Currently he has over 799.000 subscribers.

Beside Massage ASMR channel he has another one about technology: DmitriTechMech.

He has few hobbies. One of those being RC cars and other one playing FPS video games. Dmitri is an avid CS GO player.

Some people criticized his believes and comments about pseudo sciences such as “dangers of EMF”, “silver soap” and “horoscope”.

Equipment

Since Dmitri background comes from IT, no wonders he has great setup and quality of recordings. MassageASMR once said that video and sound production was just a simple extension of what he already did for living. His setup is enormous, but we tried our best to collect here everything we saw in his videos.

Microphones, Preamps and Recorders

In his videos we can see that he mostly records audio on a matched pair of Rode NT5, but he also has 2x Rode NTG-3 mics, and 2x Rode NT1 microphones.

He has Tascam UH-7000 HDIA microphone preamp and audio interface but sometimes he uses Zoom H4n recorder and mic.

He also has one USB mic – Rode NT USB and a Sennheiser ME4 lavalier mic with the Sennheiser EW 112P G3-A wireless microphone system.

Mic Stands and Cables

MassageASMR uses two Tama MS205 mic stands. Cables of his choices are various Mogami XLR cables.

Cameras

Massage ASMR uses whole range of camera. He has Canon C100 MK2, Canon 70D and ancient Panasonic HMC-152EN cameras.

Lenses

He uses the following lenses: Canon EF-S 18-135 mm and Canon EF-S 18–55mm f/4–5.6 IS STM.

Tripods

Dmitri uses Manfrotto 190x series tripod with a Manfrotto RC128 fluid head.

Lighting

In some of Dmitri Alexander videos we can see two Neewer softboxes and one led key light.

Computers / Laptops

It is unknown what laptop and monitor he has, but luckily specs of his PC are well known. It is a couple of years old machine and the configuration is as follows:

  • CPU: Intel 4930K
  • MOTHERBOARD: Asus Rampage IV
  • RAM: 32 GB DDR 3 CORSAIR
  • GPU: 2x Asus Titan Black
  • SSD: 2x 240 GB Intel 530 Series
  • HDD: Seagate 4 TB
  • PSU: Corsair AX1200i
  • CASE: Corsair 760T
  • COOLER: Corsair H110 water cooler

Software

For audio editing Dimitri uses Adobe Audition CC. For video editing he uses Adobe Premiere CC. His computer is upgraded to a latest Windows 10 OS.

Chair

Dmitri uses ErgoFlex Ergonomic mesh office chair.

Social Profiles

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