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THE BARNYARD UPGRADES ITS AUDIO WITH THE HELP OF GUITAR CENTER PROFESSIONAL’S
WIDE RANGE OF TECHNOLOGY PRODUCTS
animation series has its motion-capture audio recorded via a Sennheiser
ME 104 wireless microphone system and Focusrite VoiceMaster Platinum
mic-pre, and has its sound mixed to picture through a Euphonix System
5 MC console —
VILLAGE, CA, February 19, 2010 — Back at the Barnyard, the
animated series based on the hit 2006 movie Barnyard, has won a Daytime
EMMY® Award and been nominated for two more. Produced by O Entertainment’s
animation division, Omation, and created by Executive Producer and O
Entertainment Owner Steve Oedekerk, with Paul Marshal serving as Producer,
the show is currently wrapping its second season on the Nickelodeon
network and it will likely remain a contender for top awards through
its final season. Recently, Omation upgraded their audio facilities
with the help of Guitar Center Professional
(GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on
the needs of professional users.
Pro was the sales and advice conduit for four new eight-channel fader
packs for their post-production facility’s Euphonix System 5 MC
(mixing console), as well as a Sennheiser ME 104 wireless microphone
system and Focusrite VoiceMaster Platinum mic-pre that are being used
on the studio’s motion-capture shooting stage. The Euphonix fader
packs and Sennheiser wireless systems were implemented at the facility
in late 2009.
at the Barnyard already had great sound, thanks to the talents of Sound
Mixer Gregory M. Cathcart, who has won both a Daytime EMMY Award for
Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing and a Golden Reel® Award
from the Association of Motion Picture Sound Editors for Best Sound
Editing in Television Animation. Cathcart, whose filmography includes
hit children’s shows including He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
and Scooby Doo, has also been nominated for three more Daytime EMMYS
and four more Golden Reel Awards.
knows sound, and he knew where to go when the studio was ready for a
substantial upgrade. “We’d already had the core of the Euphonix
console in place, along with a Euphonix MC Control system, but we needed
more flexibility and more mixing power,” Cathcart explains. They
turned to GC Pro because of their expertise and ability to obtain a
vast selection of professional audio products. “Now, we have 32
channels of faders, which gives us an enormous amount of flexibility
for recording and mixing, so the audio can become even more complex
and sophisticated,” he explains. All of the technology sourced
by GC Pro will also be used for the upcoming animated series Planet
Sheen, a spin-off of Omation’s wildly popular Jimmy Neutron, Boy
Genius. “We have a lot of work coming up and we need the best
equipment we can get,” says Cathcart. “And we know we can
get whatever we need from GC Pro.”
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Photo Caption 1: The sound crew for O Entertainment’s Omation
division, responsible for the great sound on the EMMY-winning Nickelodeon
series Back at the Barnyard. Pictured are Sound Editor Aaron King (back
left), Assistant Sound Editor Kevin Crandell (front left), Sound Editor
Rob Wells (back right) and Supervising Sound Editor/Re-Recording Mixer
Greg Cathcart (front right). Omation recently upgraded their audio facilities
with the help of Guitar Center Professional, and new gear included,
among other items, four new eight-channel fader packs for their post-production
facility’s Euphonix System 5 MC (mixing console, also pictured).
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Photo Caption 2: Greg Cathcart, Supervising Sound Editor/Re-Recording
Mixer for O Entertainment’s Omation division, producers of the
hit Nickelodeon series Back at the Barnyard. Recently, Omation upgraded
their audio facilities with the help of Guitar Center Professional.
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Photo Caption 3: O Entertainment’s Omation division’s Euphonix
System 5 MC (mixing console), featuring four new eight-channel fader
packs purchased as part of a recent audio upgrade with the help of Guitar
Center Professional. Omation serves as producers of the hit Nickelodeon
series Back at the Barnyard.
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