Milan, Italy (February 22, 2016)—Matia Strang, sound supervisor for Melaverde, one of the most watched programs on Italy’s Channel 5, uses a Sound Devices 633 to record in a variety of climates and landscapes.
Each week, Melaverde explores recipes and culinary traditions that gave rise to treasured local and regional Italian dishes. “A lot of times on the show, we find ourselves doing interviews in the middle of nowhere. We could be taking helicopters up into the middle of the frozen Alps or heading to southern Italy to a hot and dry tomato field, and I know the 633 is always going to work exactly how I expect it to,” says Strang.
“With the 633, I can easily adapt from one situation to another. I can change the setting of everything—from tracks, mix, recording, and microphones —in 10 seconds, or go into the files, select one track, and correct the tape number, in five seconds. I can’t do that with any other device, and it’s really quite remarkable.”
Strang was first introduced to Sound Devices when sound engineer Daniel S. McCoy, CAS, owner and operator of Los Angeles-based ToneMesa, Inc., was shooting in Italy. “He was using Sound Devices’ 664. When I asked him about it, he was more than happy to sit down with me to discuss the product. I went on to purchase a 664 and later added a 633 to my rig.”