Lafayette, LA (April 29, 2015)—Production sound mixer Mark LeBlanc, owner of Louisiana Film Sound, has used products from Sound Devices when working on such projects as Beasts of the Southern Wild, GI Joe Retaliation and American Horror Story.
LeBlanc has been using Sound Devices gear since 2007, when he first incorporated the 788T into his rig. “I decided to switch to a standalone recorder from my previous computer-based one, and selected the 788T over other options, based primarily on the features of the operating system,” he says. “I also really liked that I could access the menus and customize shortcuts from a standard USB keyboard. Since then, I’ve come to appreciate the extensive metadata information and the fact that you can go back at any time and edit.”
His primary cart rig consists of Sound Devices 788T with its CL-9 controller and CL-WiFi accessories, plus a Sound Devices 664 for his car/boat insert work. He also has a Sound Devices 702T on hand for those times when he needs to run out and grab sound effects.
The rest of LeBlanc’s kit consists of Lectrosonic wireless mics for the talent, Comtek and Sennheiser receivers for IFB with the AKG CK69 shotgun and Sennheiser MKH50 doing the heavy lifting for mics, along with Mozegear for timecode boxes and Denecke for slates. In addition, he uses an iPad Mini to connect to the CL-WiFi for metadata entry and a small USB keyboard to access the 14 keyboard shortcuts mapped to his most-used 788T functions.