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If you’ve finally decided to start the Twitch channel you’ve been talking about for a while now and are in the process of rebuilding your streaming setup, this is a fantastic deal for beginners. You can currently get a solid bundle including Elgato’s Stream Deck and Wave:3 microphone for just $382.
On their own, these two pieces of Elgato gear are worth the investment, but that bundled price is pretty good for what’s included. Separately, the Stream Deck can cost up to $239.95-$259 from Australian retailers like EB Games and JB Hi-Fi, while the Wave:3 will set you back between $239.95-$269 from the same retailers. .
Even Amazon Australia, which sells the bundle, has the Wave:3’s full price listed at $239 – although it’s currently on sale for $207 (the MK.1 Stream Deck is also on sale for $175which is a pretty solid price on its own).
In any case, based on these full retail prices, this bundle will be saves you up to $145 if you were to purchase this equipment separately.
What can the stream deck and mic do?
We particularly like the Elgato Wave:3 as a streaming microphone, which connects to your PC via USB, can record at 96kHz sample rate and 24-bit bitrate, and includes external controls for volume, gain, and mix. It also includes Elgato’s audio mixing software, Wave Link, which is handy if you don’t already have mixing software handy.
The Stream Deck included in this bundle is the 2017 version MK.1, it’s still a great choice for an audio and video mixer. Compared to the new MK.2, the MK.1 has the same functionality with mostly cosmetic differences between the two flux decks.
It includes 15 customizable buttons and has a pretty easy-to-manage interface, so setting up actions for your flow isn’t difficult. The bridge itself is quite low-profile, so it will fit nicely on your desk while still allowing you to easily adjust your audio and video on the fly.
With this pack, your setup will approach a level of professionalism that will allow you to stream with the best of them.
The Elgato Stream Deck MK.1 and Wave:3 bundle is available here.