Nashville, TN: Engineer/producer Jimmy Hill and business partner and wife Mandy Hill – the proprietors of recording studio Amplified Wax in Spokane, WA – recently decided to enhance their already acclaimed Carl Tatz Design (CTD) PhantomFocus™ PFM HD-1000 Monitor System Four by upgrading to a PFM System Two, which features a pair of custom-programmed SVS SB16-Ultra subwoofers – 1500 Watts, with 16" drivers and unprecedented 8" voice coils. The PFS System Two renders the benchmark for low-end muscle and arresting detail and can do so in even very large rooms.
“It’s one thing to hear a track, make adjustments, and try to provide a balanced mix to the artist. It is, however, quite another thing to be enveloped in the sound, allowing the creative ear to distinguish all the subtle nuances of the artistic performance bringing out the emotional intent of the piece,” comments Amplified Wax’s owner/engineer/producer Jimmy Hill.
Hill continues, “The effect of mixing on the PFM HD-1000s, now in a PFS System Two, brings forth a moving experience for our clients which has more than once been accompanied by tearing eyes. Never has this happened prior to installing this invaluable system. Thank you, Carl, for changing my entire career for the better.”
Read more about Amplified Wax in the CTD website archives here.
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Photo caption 1: Amplified Wax owner/operators Mandy and Jimmy Hill in front of their PhantomFocus PFM HD-1000 Monitor System
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Photo caption 2: Studio designer Carl Tatz and Amplified Wax Co-owner and engineer/producer Jimmy Hill
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About Carl Tatz Design
Carl Tatz Design (CTD) is an award winning studio design firm offering design and consulting services to homeowners and entertainment industry professionals in areas of: Recording Studios, Monitor Systems, Home Screening Rooms, Dedicated Listening Rooms, Acoustic Analysis, Tuning, and Sound Isolation. Carl Tatz is also the inventor of the industry acclaimed proprietary PhantomFocus™ System (PFS™) monitor tuning protocol. CTD’s many resources combine knowledge, experience and expertise in sound, picture and design to serve its clients worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.carltatzdesign.com.
About the PhantomFocus™ System
Carl Tatz Design’s proprietary PhantomFocus™ System monitor tuning protocol offers clients a unique opportunity to have a truly world-class monitoring experience in their room, no matter how modest. All speakers interact with the room they’re in, and the PhantomFocus System allows any monitors to perform at maximum accuracy - in any room - with a full 20Hz-to-20KHz frequency response and pinpoint imaging in what some owners have described as a “holographic sweet spot.” It is a new level of sonic accuracy that engenders easier, better and faster mixing that translates well in any environment.
There are approximately fifty steps in the proprietary PhantomFocus System implementation protocol, including phase alignment, system damping, speaker decoupling and isolation mounting, careful assessment of engineer/speaker placement relative to primary axial room modes, proprietary laser-calibrated speaker distancing and angle alignments, digitally-controlled crossover points and slopes for pass filtering, and, proprietary, multiband parametric equalization.
Hardware solutions can include monitor stands, concrete, Sorbothane™ and other isolation and damping materials, custom floating plenum mounts, subwoofer systems and custom digital processors. The PhantomFocus System evaluation and implementation is a full two-day process and can be applied to near-fields, mid-fields, and large soffit mounted monitors, regardless of manufacturer.
Carl Tatz Design installs the PhantomFocus System in existing control rooms and in all studios that are designed and built from the ground up by CTD. The result is like the aural equivalent of HD TV. Once you experience a PhantomFocus System, you can’t go back.
About the Carl Tatz Signature Series™ by Auralex®
The Carl Tatz Signature Series™ by Auralex® family of control room acoustic modules (now featured in a dedicated section on the Auralex website), emulates the look and acoustics of Carl Tatz's custom designs at a fraction of the cost.
When paired with the acclaimed PhantomFocus System, it becomes the CTD MixRoom™, the sonic performance of which is unrivaled anywhere, defining a new standard for the audio professional. The MixRoom can quickly and affordably transform a simple rectangular room into a world-class mixing environment without peer.
"We're honored to work with Carl Tatz, one of the top studio designers in the industry, on this exciting new Auralex offering. This new series makes Carl's signature style easy and affordable enough for any serious studio owner. Now virtually any room can benefit from the same aesthetic and sound control enjoyed by top hitmakers like Rascal Flatts and others," says Eric Smith, founder and president of Auralex Acoustics.
For more information about the PhantomFocus Monitor System, please contact Carl Tatz Design, 6666 Brookmont Terrace, Suite #1109, Nashville, TN 37205 Office: 615.354.6242, Direct: 615.400.5479