Sweet Place

Every change of environment was an adventure for me, but each time I’ve created a safe place where I could rest and focus during my creative process. You are welcome to discover my work studios and tools I use every day.

Podcasting Gear

After trying a lot of audio gear I’ve ended up with a dream setup for my podcasting needs: low-noise Sound Devices USBPre 2 audio interface, Shure SM7B dynamic microphone, and Aiaiai TMA-2 Studio headphones.

Sound Devices USBPre 2
Sound Devices USBPre 2
Shure SM7B microphone
Shure SM7B
Aiaiai TMA-2 Studio headphones
Aiaiai TMA-2 Studio
Elgato low-profile microphone arm
Elgato Mic Arm LP
Rolls microphone switch
Rolls MicSwitch


Mechanical keyboards give me the feeling of typing with more care, and the vibe of retro computing machines. I type on two nearly identical keyboards I’ve built for my Mac and PC setups. Both have frosted acrylic cases, brass top plates, PCBs with two USB-C ports each, bright RGB backlighting for night time, and double-shot PBT keycaps of different colors. It turned out 60% ANSI is perfectly comfortable layout for me.

Drop Carina keyboard for work
Drop Carina with Everglide Aqua Kings
Drop Carina keyboard for gaming
Drop Carina with Everglide Oreos

From the earliest to the latest, I’ve previously had these: Apple Wireless Keyboard, Microsoft Arc Keyboard, Lofree Dot EH-112 with Gateron Blues, Cooler Master MasterKeys Pro S RGB with Cherry MX Browns, Drop Alt with Kailh Speed Silvers, and Keychron K6 with Gateron Reds.


As a techno-geek I love using hardware and software tools that help me doing routine and unconventional tasks. In hardware, I tend to choose the gear that will last me for years. In software, I prefer native and indie apps, with few exceptions.

  • MacBook Pro 14"

    M1 Max 10 + 24 · 32 GB · 1 TB

  • Windows PC

    5900X · 32 GB · RTX 4080

  • Studio Display

    27" · VESA · 5K · Display P3

  • Logitech G305

    Simple mouse for work

  • G Pro Wireless

    High-DPI · 80 g mouse

  • iPhone 14 Pro Max

    Space Gray · 1 TB

  • Apple Watch 4

    Notifications & training

  • AirPods 3

    Commute earphones

MacBook Pro 2021
  • Visual Studio Code

    JetBrains Mono · Tokyo Night

  • Pixelmator Pro

    Raster graphic army knife

  • Figma

    Design tool for work

  • Sketch

    Design tool for fun

  • Logic Pro X

    For podcasts and music


Several years ago I’ve gone Small Form Factor. I had to choose special components such as Mini-ITX motherboard, SFX power supply unit, low-profile CPU cooling, M.2 solid-state drive, etc. But in the same time I’ve saved a lot in the size of my build that fitted in a premium ma­chined alu chassis with the “sandwich” layout. I’m happy with that decision to this day and I doubt there still is a single reason to choose standard ATX format for gaming battlestations of XXI century.

When they’re done right, they’re packed tight. My SFF builds:

  • FormD T1

    Machined alu case

  • ROG Strix X570-i

    Mini-ITX mobo

  • Ryzen 9 5900X

    12-core CPU

  • RTX 4080 FE

    16 GB GPU

  • G.Skill 32 GB

    3600 MHz · CL14 · DDR4

  • Fractal Lumen S24

    240mm AIO

  • Noctua NF-A12×15

    AIO fans

  • 970 Evo Plus

    1 TB + 512 GB M.2 SSD

  • Corsair SF750W

    Platinum SFX PSU