Fresno, CA (December 9, 2015)—Production sound mixer Zack Allen, owner of Soundgeek Productions in Fresno, CA, recently switched to Sound Devices on a project for the National Geographic Channel for a two-hour reality-style feature documentary on Billy the Kid.
“I quickly realized that a competitor’s recorder was not keeping up with me,” he says. “I couldn’t deliver what I needed at the end of the day. I turned to my 633 and it kicked right in. It delivered in the moment, and that’s what I have grown to depend on from my Sound Devices gear.”
Production for the feature documentary was very fast paced. With the buttons on the 633 mixer/recorder, Allen was able to shift, pan and rename tracks with one hand, while still keeping the boom up in the air. Allen also praises the quality of the display for its brightness, which came into play while working out in the blazing New Mexico sun.
Allen now uses Sound Devices’ compact 633 mixer/recorder for about 90 percent of his work. “It’s a very flexible interview type rig that can be expanded into a small reality package,” he says.