Nashville, TN: Songwriter Monty Powell (Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, Lady Antebellum) and his wife, jazz artist Anna Wilson, called on Carl Tatz Design LLC for a third time when they decided to add a studio to their Northern Utah mountain home. The new studio, named “Crane Song,” again utilizes the CTD™ MixRoom™ turnkey technology concept, featuring the acclaimed PhantomFocus™ System (PFS™) enhancing a pair of vintage Tannoy concentric monitors.
"This is the third studio that Carl Tatz Design has designed and built for us. All of them have been centered on the amazing PFS system, which has become irreplaceable for me in a mix environment," states Powell. "Each studio has only gotten better as Carl continues to hone his craft and lead the industry by a wide margin with his custom acoustic designs, his proprietary products and monitoring set ups, right down to the chair you sit in [PhantomFocus eChair™, available soon]. Carl’s work inevitably leaves his clients in a space that is more accurate, less fatiguing and always ergonomically pleasing to work in."
The MixRoom features a custom application of the Carl Tatz Signature Series™ acoustic modules by Auralex®, along with the now familiar trademark CTD Acoustic Lens™ modules.
Carl Tatz comments, "Over the years I have been very fortunate to have been called upon by several of my clients to design multiple studios as they either expand or move to new locations. Crane Song is an evolution of the previous two rooms we designed and built for Monty and Anna. Each time, our evolving technology has allowed us to refine the performance of previous efforts. I wish everyone could experience this beautiful room."
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Photo Caption 1: The control room at Crane Song, featuring the CTD™ MixRoom™ concept
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Photo Caption 2: The control room at Crane Song (rear view), featuring the CTD™ MixRoom™ concept
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Photo Caption 3: The foyer and booth at Crane Song
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Photo Caption 4: Pictured L-R: Carl Tatz, Anna Wilson, Monty Powell
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Photo Caption 5: The booth at Crane Song
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Photo Caption 6: The foyer at Crane song
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Photo Caption 7: Crane Song’s CTD™ PhantomFocus™ System utilizing vintage Tannoy monitors
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Photo Caption 8: Crane Song entrance
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Photo Caption 9: Monty Powell songwriting honors
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Photo Caption 10: Crane Song mountain view
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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 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.carltatzdesign.com