Nashville, TN: Multiple award-winning studio designer and monitoring expert Carl Tatz, principal of Carl Tatz Design® Inc, has launched a three-episode blog series where he shares informative information from his nearly two decades of experience creating high-resolution mix environments. Below is Carl Tatz’s announcement of the series that was sent out to participants of the CTD mailing list with a link to sign up. The entire series is free of charge and can also be viewed once all three episodes are released on the Carl Tatz Design website at https://carltatzdesign.com/mixroom-mentor/.
A message from Carl Tatz:
Carl Tatz here. I’m very excited to announce that I am introducing a new three-episode blog series called MixRoom Mentor™ that will be helpful for engineers, producers and studio owners. I'll be explaining the philosophies and protocols of the acclaimed PhantomFocus™ System while sharing valuable information and tools that anyone can put to use in their own mix room. Whether you are just starting out in your audio career or are already a seasoned pro, I will be providing insights and tools to help you bump up your game and make your job more productive and enjoyable.
One of the reasons that I’ve created the MixRoom Mentor series is to share what we've learned after designing so many award-winning PhantomFocus MixRoom™ studios and installing even more PhantomFocus™ Systems across the country over the last decade-plus. I realize that not everyone is necessarily financially postured, at least early on, to have us install a PhantomFocus System, let alone a full-blown PhantomFocus MixRoom, but there are some simple principles that I can share that are very worthwhile if understood and applied.
In the past, my approach to acoustics, and monitoring in particular, had often gone against the grain of conventional approaches in the industry, and yet our client satisfaction rate continued to bat a thousand. Now we see manufacturers and audio professionals beginning to nod to some of our philosophies and teachings in their product offerings and recommendations. In the Mix Room Mentor Series, you will learn about field-tested and proven techniques and observations that you won’t hear about from anyone else. And you don’t have to take my word for it: our clients speak for themselves in their testimonials in the current PhantomFocus Brochure.
Summing up, in the MixRoom Mentor series episodes we want to help as many serious engineers and studio owners as we can by sharing some of our proprietary recommendations right out of the pages of the PhantomFocus protocols playbook that have worked so successfully for so many. And it’s FREE!
The first episode is now available, so if you are serious about your monitoring and want to learn about stuff you won't find anywhere else that will show you exactly how you can greatly improve your monitoring, then you definitely won’t want to miss this helpful and informative series. If you are not yet on the mailing list, you can sign up here. Everyone on our regular mailing list will receive it automatically and feel to share it with an audio professional that you think would benefit from receiving it by clicking on the mail icon below.
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Photo caption 1: Studio Designer and Monitoring Expert Carl Tatz at The Upper Deck PhantomFocus™ MixRoom in Nashville, TN
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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™ Monitor System (PFMS™). 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™ Monitor System
Carl Tatz Design’s proprietary PhantomFocus™ Monitor 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 Phantom Focus Monitor 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 Monitor 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 Monitor 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 Monitor 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 Monitor 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 Monitor System, it becomes the PhantomFocus MixRoom™, the sonic performance of which is unrivaled anywhere, defining a new standard for the audio professional. The Phantom Focus 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 Carl Tatz Design LLC and 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