Tel Aviv, Israel (November 4, 2009)–Waves Audio has entered into a relationship with South Park Studios, producers of the Peabody Award- and four-time Emmy Award-winning animated comedy series, South Park.
Waves will be added as a featured partner in the shows end credit roll, and the two companies will carry on a mutually beneficial relationship.
South Park often does current-event-based comedy, but such an approach necessitates a hectic production schedule, often going from no script to air in six days. According to South Park supervising producer Frank Agnone, who has worked on the show since it began in August of 1997, “The Waves product line is invaluable to us from an audio production standpoint in streamlining our workflow. We produce an episode for broadcast every six days. Time is beyond money, and losing a mere 30 minutes equals a priceless amount of time in our daily and weekly schedule. Things need to be as efficient as possible, and Waves helps make that happen, week after week, season after season.”
Bruce Howell, producer and supervising sound editor for the show, uses Waves on the South Park TV series as well as the feature films South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut and Team America, produced and directed by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. “The schedules can become so tight that sometimes I have to mix the half-hour show in 20 minutes. It’s that ridiculous,” he explains.
Howell, who has also been with the show since its inception, uses Waves MaxxBass, L2 Ultramaximizer, X-Noise noise reduction plug-in and the Waves Dorrough Meters, just to name a few.
The post production team uses Waves Diamond and Mercury bundles to suit their exact requirements from show to show, including 5.1 mixing, stereo stem creation and audio customization for alternate distribution channels.