My Cleanest Desk Setup Yet - One Cable!


Comments • 473

  • Rizki Wahyudi
    Rizki Wahyudi  6 hours back

    A free alternative if you just need volume control without all fancy things, I'm using Menubus free app (discontinued but still downloadable) and my Lynx Hilo, just route the output on Menubus to your audio interface so you can use your volume control on my Macbook Pro to control the volume, the Menubus Pro (unfortunately not for sale anymore) has more options for multiple output device

    • Little Monkey Learning

      Hey what keyboard is that? looks like a great setup!

      • Tom Ramsay
        Tom Ramsay  5 days back

        Set the thumb wheel control on your mouse to volume, worked for me for years...

        • mkr10001
          mkr10001  5 days back

          Maybe stop using a shitty Mac?

          • Rian Malik
            Rian Malik  5 days back

            Should've been a separate video about audio setup

            • Oleg Loza
              Oleg Loza  5 days back

              Hi Jonathan. Why not using the Dragonfly and a 3.5mm -> two mono 6.3 XLR cable for the speakers? I presume, it is simpler than all the other solutions you mentioned, and way cheaper too.

              • MΛHIR KHΛN
                MΛHIR KHΛN  5 days back

                My setup has a $1000 monitor stand

                • Julio Garcia
                  Julio Garcia  1 weeks back

                  Isn’t having expensive speakers for at least two years normal?

                  • TheDropForged
                    TheDropForged  4 days back

                    Haha very true, I've had £70 Creative Speakers for more than 4 years now.

                • Mr Mosch
                  Mr Mosch  1 weeks back

                  You could make a hole in the table that the macbook lays flush with the table surface

                  • D_ H
                    D_ H  1 weeks back

                    that editing😍 @4:54

                    • Andrew Teal
                      Andrew Teal  1 weeks back

                      BETTER OPTION: Try "Sound Control by Static Z Software". I've had the same issue with the grey volume of death, but Sound Control lets you use the one cable setup, AND uses the same volume interface that the Mac uses when changing the volume. The "free trial" is for the premium features on the utility, but if you just need volume keys working, it's totally free. Lightweight, easy install, etc. Highly recommend.

                      • Hector De Santiago
                        Hector De Santiago  1 weeks back

                        Yo Jonathan, in the future try RME hardware. They may not have the marketing prowess of UA, Focusrite, or Apogee.... but they make the best drivers (super stable & incredibly low latency) & internal bussing (control audio volume with keyboard & even EQ your MAINS to tune them to your room) in the game. I own a Babyface Pro and it is outstanding. Awesome video as always 👍🏽

                        • Maitreya Patni
                          Maitreya Patni  1 weeks back

                          Why don't you use Soundflower, It lets you use your volume keyboard keys with any kind of audio output. Its a lightweight and easy to use. Been using it from last two years never faced a problem controlling audio on Display port from keyboard volume keys.

                          • Luis Mauro Martinez Baez

                            hey Jonathan I was already set to buy SoundSource but I remembered one mac equalizer called 'eqMac2' and it works like a champ with the Schiit Modi :)

                            • 2wheelphoto
                              2wheelphoto  1 weeks back

                              Hey man true story, you should edit your audio on the lowest quality speakers you have. If it sounds good on those, it will sound good on the expensive crap. Plus most of your audience isn’t going to have the high end stuff. Unless you’re doing hollywood stuff, then maybe. I’m just saying you put all that effort on making it sound good and pay a huge amount of attention to detail on the audio and then realize your audience can’t even hear the work you did because they don’t have the good speakers 🔊... sad day.

                              • Pluem Tanpaijith
                                Pluem Tanpaijith  1 weeks back

                                I love your desk setup #mydreamdesksetup 👍👍

                                • Philip K
                                  Philip K  1 weeks back

                                  You inspire me to clean my room hahaha. LOVE.

                                  • teal'c kree
                                    teal'c kree  1 weeks back

                                    Those speakers ruined it. Looks like it belong to a different era.

                                    • In Full Effect
                                      In Full Effect  2 weeks back

                                      love your desk setup videos. tbh - for this setup 2x homepods would have made everything easier and would have reduced the cables at the rear. For the purpose of showing soundsource it made sense i guess. cheers.

                                      • Hariharan Visvanathan
                                        Hariharan Visvanathan  2 weeks back

                                        hello great video as always.can you please tell me the brand/model of the white AV cabinet below your TV

                                        • Azim Alif
                                          Azim Alif  2 weeks back

                                          Or get a pc.

                                          • Azim Alif
                                            Azim Alif  2 weeks back

                                            I see a few speaker wires.

                                            • Panda Ghost
                                              Panda Ghost  2 weeks back

                                              Thank you so much!! that app saved my life

                                              • Gad Tesler
                                                Gad Tesler  2 weeks back

                                                Great video I'm going to try Sound Source. Have you ever tried using Bluetooth to connect audio to your Mac?

                                                • SketOG
                                                  SketOG  2 weeks back

                                                  Lmao you need to buy an app get volume control on Mac that's some next level shit. Never had this problem on windows.

                                                  • Ronin
                                                    Ronin  2 weeks back

                                                    MacOS the only os that has you spend money for proper audio control 😅

                                                    • AbuBakr Akram
                                                      AbuBakr Akram  1 weeks back

                                                      That’s not true. The entire problem is something Jonathan invented. Does anyone need the insane convenience of a keyboard button for volume? Especially when there’s an expensive control with a nice dial right there? First world problems at their finest.

                                                      What’s more, if the peripherals really don’t talk to the computer, this wouldn’t work on any OS without separate software.

                                                  • Данил Жуков
                                                    Данил Жуков  2 weeks back

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                                                    • Tom Alawatte
                                                      Tom Alawatte  2 weeks back

                                                      Nice video bro..!

                                                      • gwallace
                                                        gwallace  2 weeks back

                                                        like 6 minutes talking about "issue" just to sell you an app....ok :/

                                                        • Yannick Michel
                                                          Yannick Michel  2 weeks back

                                                          Thank you! I was getting crazy already hahaha 🔝

                                                          • Ozone QC
                                                            Ozone QC  2 weeks back

                                                            Can you review h.ear on 3 WH-H910N which was just introduced at IFA 2019? I really like the vibrant colors. Thank you

                                                            • Berkay Oğulcan TUTAL
                                                              Berkay Oğulcan TUTAL  2 weeks back

                                                              I had the same problem with LG USB-C display, luckily there was an open-source project on Github already. MonitorControl is working just fine if anybody is interested


                                                              • Dror Shabo
                                                                Dror Shabo  2 weeks back

                                                                Free Software Fix this problem
                                                                Or if you want to go fancy 10$ at most

                                                                • Abhinav Rege
                                                                  Abhinav Rege  2 weeks back

                                                                  Looks like Genelac design... Doubt they are Genelac Level

                                                                  • Swordee
                                                                    Swordee  2 weeks back

                                                                    please throw out that shirt, thank you

                                                                    • Tony Carcamo
                                                                      Tony Carcamo  2 weeks back

                                                                      lol no one works at this desk, its just for display or show. A true desk will have pensp, note pads, sticky notes, books, calculator, family pictures, drinking mug...etc.

                                                                      • Mann SE
                                                                        Mann SE  2 weeks back

                                                                        drop dead gorgeous set-up 🙌🏼

                                                                        • yryo617
                                                                          yryo617  2 weeks back

                                                                          I find this 'volume' issue to be a driver integration issue. You don't want to control 'volume' digitally, as that reduces dynamic range, rather control at the analog side because it highly depends on what's on the other end. Which I get that it seems like there are no reason that drivers could not present an interface to the OS to control via 'volume' control.

                                                                          • Rohin Vaidya
                                                                            Rohin Vaidya  2 weeks back

                                                                            Which song is playing at 11:25 ?

                                                                            • Bryan Garcia
                                                                              Bryan Garcia  2 weeks back

                                                                              Link for the wallpaper please :)

                                                                              • Zisis Kolibiotis
                                                                                Zisis Kolibiotis  2 weeks back

                                                                                still using iphone xr as daily phone????

                                                                                • LeBeautiful
                                                                                  LeBeautiful  2 weeks back

                                                                                  nani one cable?

                                                                                  • Anthony H
                                                                                    Anthony H  2 weeks back

                                                                                    Hi Jonathan and all,

                                                                                    You likely could have gone into the Utilties folder, then the Audio MIDI Setup app and with the new speakers connected, powered on, you could have setup the speakers to use your keyboard volume controls and done it for free. I have it set to control the audio out via my AudioEngine D1 DAC. Yes it has a volume knob, but you can control it now via the keyboard.

                                                                                    Just a hint.

                                                                                    • Isaias Classen
                                                                                      Isaias Classen  2 weeks back

                                                                                      Looks like sponsored da' house, that desk looks cheap as fk. Nothing beats a nice frost glass desk

                                                                                      • Daniel Reyes
                                                                                        Daniel Reyes  2 weeks back

                                                                                        This video has the wrong title, should be something like "This amazing utility is the key to the one cable setup""

                                                                                        • ben baker
                                                                                          ben baker  2 weeks back

                                                                                          Most important link we need from this video - where do you get that sweet T-Shirt?!

                                                                                          • possums101
                                                                                            possums101  2 weeks back

                                                                                            As a podcast producer I would love to see a desk setup for audio production that ISN’T for music producers.

                                                                                            • Baback Ashtari
                                                                                              Baback Ashtari  2 weeks back

                                                                                              This video was about your desk setup or audio system? I'm confused!