(LAFAYETTE, LOUISIANA--April 22, 2015) As a Production Sound Mixer and owner of Louisiana Film Sound, Mark LeBlanc's credits include the 2013 Oscar®-nominated Beasts of the Southern Wild, GI Joe Retaliation,American Horror Story and the recently released Zipper. After 25 years in the industry, LeBlanc understands the importance of capturing pristine quality audio, and that's why he relies on the 788T and 702T Portable Recorders and 664 Field Production Mixer from Sound Devices, specialists in audio and video products for broadcast and film production, for his recording needs. He also utilized several additional Sound Devices accessory products including its MM-1 Preamplifier, its CL-9 Linear Fader Controller for 788T and its CL-WIFI for 788T.
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."