Nashville, TN: Multi-award-winning music legend Crystal Gayle, most famous for her crossover chart-topping mega hit "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue," has installed one of Carl Tatz Design's (CTD) new line of PhantomFocus™ Monitors at her Audio 51 Music studio on Nashville's Music Row.
Gayle, who continues to sell out venues around the world, comments, "I had always heard how great the PhantomFocus™ System (PFS™) sounded, and after asking Carl to enhance our control room and install his new monitors, I couldn’t be happier. Sounds great and looks beautiful. Love it."
Chris Gatzimos, who is head engineer and studio manager at Audio 51 Music, as well as being Crystal Gayle's son, contacted Carl Tatz Design to upgrade the studio's control room monitoring. He was about to mix Crystal's soon-to-be-released album and knew that this was the time to step up to the PFS. He visited three of CTD's award-winning control rooms that all feature the acclaimed PhantomFocus System and quickly chose the new PhantomFocus Monitor that was installed in Emerald City's control room.
Gatzimos describes his PFS experience: "I can confidently say that getting the PhantomFocus System is the best decision we've ever made for our studio! It allows our mixes to translate so well to other speakers that for the first time I no longer need to check my mixes in the car. Also, the PhantomFocus Monitors are extremely smooth on the ears. I can spend 10+ hours in a day mixing on them without any ear fatigue. I couldn’t be happier with how everything turned out."
Carl Tatz, TEC Award-Winning studio designer and creator of the PFS, explains, "Once a client requests a PhantomFocus System, which now includes the PhantomFocus eChair™, to be installed in their existing control room, we have to ensure that it meets our proprietary acoustic criteria. At Audio 51 Music we needed to calm the reverberation down a bit and correct a less-than-ideal HVAC system. The results were very successful both aesthetically and acoustically, meeting both the client's and designer's goals."
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Photo Caption 1: Pictured L-R: Audio 51 Music's Head Engineer/Studio Manager Chris Gatzimos, Crystal Gayle, and PhantomFocus™ System creator Carl Tatz.
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Photo Caption 2: Pictured L-R: Audio 51 Music's Head Engineer/Studio Manager Chris Gatzimos and Crystal Gayle
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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