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My Cleanest Desk Setup Yet - One Cable!
Jonathan Morrison

Jonathan Morrison

Published on 2 months ago

Sneak peek at my new single cable personal desk setup for 2019!
The $249 iPad is the BEST deal in tech - https://www.youtubeid.com/watch/12TnI-wuOlU

Check out Utah! https://www.musicbed.com/artists/utah/43429

Schiit Modi 3 - https://amzn.to/2ZEyOO8
iLoud MTM (Single Speaker) - https://amzn.to/2NKBi7k
iLoud Micro (White) - https://amzn.to/2zEcHIW
iLoud Micro (Black) - https://amzn.to/2LaWhyu
SoundSource for Mac: https://rogueamoeba.com/soundsource/
AudioQuest DragonFly Red - https://amzn.to/2HEG42u
Universal Audio Arrow - https://amzn.to/2ZIpVz8
Monitor Arm - https://amzn.to/2ZG4ONO
Artifox Desk - https://theartifox.com/products/desk-02-black
LG Ultrafine 4K - https://www.apple.com/shop/product/HMUA2VC/A/lg-ultrafine-4k-display

Ultimate Dream Desk Collection! https://www.youtubeid.com/watch/Nm8Ms9m20_Y
Don't buy this iMac https://www.youtubeid.com/watch/alIPkkVhvwg

I turned my Galaxy S10 into a Desk Setup! https://www.youtubeid.com/watch/dEpHBK8ipdI

What's in my Tech Bag 2019! https://www.youtubeid.com/watch/0orbL_WNcWE
Tech that made my iPhone better: https://www.youtubeid.com/watch/LrcHHyMSVtY

TLD Spotify Playlist! https://open.spotify.com/user/jonathan.morrison/playlist/3wmqwmIrP6MFizjiyM7k6y?si=x_rBjHbiQp2lFmyM5Qj5SQ

TLD Behind the Scenes! http://bit.ly/TLDBreakdown
Mobile users: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDlQ...

Music via Musicbed: http://share.mscbd.fm/tldtoday

My Audio Setup & Gear: https://www.youtubeid.com/watch/v9hu-Avj2oE

Comments :

Tech Z

Tech Z . 3 hours ago

need control on volume ??? spend $30! wow!! so apple gets royalty from the utility sellers ... thats why they dont fix it...

Gabe Larson

Gabe Larson . 21 hours ago

add an external gpu!

Forrest Gibson

Forrest Gibson . 1 week ago

I think it'd be awesome for you to deep dive into audio. Those iLouds are really good, but the larger ones definitely aren't as competitive as the micros. If you did a clean setup involving a nice pair of passive bookshelves with a solid amp and DAC I think that'd make for an awesome video. Make an effort to look for bang for buck products too! Could be really interesting. For $700-800 (the price of the iLoud MTMs) you could get a Topping PA3 and D30 amp/DAC combo with a pair of Klipsch RP600ms. Or on the high end a pair of KEF LS50s.

Marky_ Markk97

Marky_ Markk97 . 2 weeks ago

I just purchased a Behringer UMC202HD Audio Interface for my active monitors and it allows me to use the Function keys for volume up and down. (: in case someone was looking for an interface to purchase that does work.

Feel The Hertz

Feel The Hertz . 3 weeks ago

The reason macOS does this is *by design* - it's what keeps noobs from ruining the sound quality unless the DAC itself as a analog volume attenuator like Dragonfly Black from Audioquest. It's how pro-audio works, Jon. But awesome to see your journey through it, and that app is something I am going to check out... There *ARE* many DACs that do let you adjust the volume via Media Keys, but if they have a 'unified straight' audio source from your Mac, yeah it'll do that **** - Same with Optical out. Simply the only way to get the best sound quality out however as *CHANGING* the volume is what attenuates the deltas - highs and lows - and believe it or not ruins the sound quality.

Marcos P.

Marcos P. . 4 weeks ago

Babyface Pro has volume and works like a charm, stop sponsoring BS products. Lame channel to be honest

Austin Park

Austin Park . 4 weeks ago

Dang that just got me so hyped to learn more about audio. Awesome vid you inspired me!!


IAmAmai . 4 weeks ago

Where’s the 49 inch monitor

Rizki Wahyudi

Rizki Wahyudi . 4 weeks ago

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

Little Monkey Learning . 1 month ago

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

Tom Ramsay

Tom Ramsay . 1 month ago

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


mkr10001 . 1 month ago

Maybe stop using a shitty Mac?

Rian Malik

Rian Malik . 1 month ago

Should've been a separate video about audio setup

Oleg Loza

Oleg Loza . 1 month ago

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 . 1 month ago

My setup has a $1000 monitor stand

Julio Garcia

Julio Garcia . 1 month ago

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

Mr Mosch

Mr Mosch . 1 month ago

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


A RS . 1 month ago

that editing😍 @4:54

Andrew Teal

Andrew Teal . 1 month ago

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 month ago

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 month ago

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

Luis Mauro Martinez Baez . 1 month ago

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 . 1 month ago

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 month ago

I love your desk setup #mydreamdesksetup 👍👍

Philip K

Philip K . 1 month ago

You inspire me to clean my room hahaha. LOVE.

teal'c kree

teal'c kree . 1 month ago

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

In Full Effect

In Full Effect . 1 month ago

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 . 1 month ago

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 . 1 month ago

Or get a pc.

Azim Alif

Azim Alif . 1 month ago

I see a few speaker wires.

Panda Ghost

Panda Ghost . 1 month ago

Thank you so much!! that app saved my life

Gad Tesler

Gad Tesler . 1 month ago

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


SketOG . 1 month ago

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 . 1 month ago

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

Данил Жуков

Данил Жуков . 1 month ago

Good day to all! Sorry to take your time, but I want to ask you for help to fulfill my dream. I always dreamed of buying an iPhone, but in Russia my salary is enough only for food and housing. Forgive you help anyone than can. I’ll never forget. Once again I apologize to you. Paypal [email protected]

Tom Alawatte

Tom Alawatte . 1 month ago

Nice video bro..!


gwallace . 1 month ago

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

Yannick Michel

Yannick Michel . 1 month ago

Thank you! I was getting crazy already hahaha 🔝

Ozone QC

Ozone QC . 1 month ago

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 . 1 month ago

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 https://github.com/the0neyouseek/MonitorControl

Dror Shabo

Dror Shabo . 1 month ago

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

Abhinav Rege

Abhinav Rege . 1 month ago

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


Swordee . 1 month ago

please throw out that shirt, thank you

Tony Carcamo

Tony Carcamo . 1 month ago

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 . 1 month ago

drop dead gorgeous set-up 🙌🏼


yryo617 . 1 month ago

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 . 1 month ago

Which song is playing at 11:25 ?

Bryan Garcia

Bryan Garcia . 1 month ago

Link for the wallpaper please :)

Zisis Kolibiotis

Zisis Kolibiotis . 1 month ago

still using iphone xr as daily phone????


LeBeautiful . 1 month ago

nani one cable?

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