Nashville, TN: Studio designer and monitoring expert Carl Tatz, principal of Carl Tatz Design LLC, recently completed a two-week tour starting in Loveland, Colorado, where he commissioned a new PhantomFocus MixRoom™ for musician Joe Breher, followed by an on-stage performance at Denver's seminal music venue The Roxy.
On to the 2020 NAMM Show, where Tatz lectured for the AES Academy event “Secrets of Near-Field Monitoring” with Robb Wenner, Auralex Marketing Manager/Artist Services, presented by Auralex® Acoustics. Tatz also co-paneled the TEC Tracks “Studio Design Open Forum” with studio designer John Storyk, moderated by The Record Shop Recording Studio owner Sean Giovanni.
Moving up to Los Angeles the following week for meetings, great dinners with friends at Musso & Frank Grill, Hollywood and La Scala, Beverly Hills, a Warner Brothers lot tour hosted by sound designer and Paragon Sound Studios owner Fred Paragano with songwriter Steve O'Brien, and a behind the scenes GRAMMY® technical tour hosted by the Recording Academy’s P&E Wing.
During this time, the new PhantomFocus.com website was unveiled, displaying the full line of Precision Monitoring Instruments.
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Photo caption 1: Studio designer and monitoring expert Carl Tatz lecturing for the AES Academy "Secrets of Near-Field Monitoring" lecture, presented by Auralex® Acoustics, along with Robb Wenner, Auralex Marketing Manager/Artist Services.
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Photo caption 2: Studio designer Carl Tatz presenting at the NAMM TEC Tracks "Studio Design Open Forum," moderated by The Record Shop Recording Studio Owner Sean Giovanni
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Photo caption 3: Pictured L-R: Studio designers Carl Tatz and John Storyk presenting at the NAMM TEC Tracks "Studio Design Open Forum" moderated by The Record Shop Recording Studio Owner Sean Giovanni
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Photo caption 4: Pictured L-R: Kevin Boothe, Auralex National Sales Manager, Carl Tatz and congenial Robb Wenner, Auralex Marketing Manager/Artist Services, during a video interview at the Auralex booth during the NAMM Show.
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Photo caption 5: Carl Tatz strikes a pose at the NAMM 2020 TEC Awards, for which his company is a five-time nominee
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Photo caption 6: On the show floor with engineer/producer/educator Warren Huart and Carl Tatz
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Photo caption 7: Multi-platinum engineer Bob Bullock, SSL’s Phil Wagner and Carl Tatz
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Photo caption 8: Carl Tatz and Joe Breher in his newly commissioned PhantomFocus MixRoom™ in Loveland, CO.
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Photo caption 9: Carl Tatz performing at The Roxy in Denver, CO
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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 Carl Tatz Design LLC and the PhantomFocus™ System, please contact Carl Tatz Design, 6666 Brookmont Terrace, Suite #1109, Nashville, TN 37205 Office: 615.354.6242, Direct: 615.400.5479