Nashville, TN: Composer, producer and engineer Justin Miller recently had Carl Tatz Design® commission the studio design firm’s PFM UHD-1000 Master Reference Monitor System at Miller’s new hand-crafted Five Points Recording Huntsville in Huntsville, Alabama. This is Miller’s second PhantomFocus™ System, the first one installed at Five Points Recording Nashville (formerly known as Yellow Hammer).
The new tracking/mix facility has taken a step up in the monitoring department from the Nashville location, with the new Ultra-High-Definition PFM UHD-1000 Master Reference Monitors in the PhantomFocus System. “I immediately noticed an improvement over my older monitors that are part of the PhantomFocus System in my Nashville studio. The PFM UHD-1000s render an even more holographic center image and low-end clarity from the muscular PFM ICE Cube-12 subwoofers,” comments Miller. “It’s easy to hear why PhantomFocus is considered the leader in near-field monitoring.” Miller, who is currently in the middle of doing final mixes on a record with the newest revisions monitored on the UHD-1000s, is happy to report that the mixes were quickly approved by the client.
Along with recording local bands and artists in the Huntsville area, Miller will use the new facility with its large tracking room to support the artists on his record label, Winter Records, which he co-founded with chart-topping musician, artist and producer Grayson (aka Michael Edser). Also, the studio promises new sonic opportunities for drum sounds for Miller’s Nashville Sampling Co.
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Photo caption 1: Pictured L-R: Carl Tatz and Justin Miller, owner of Five Points Recording Huntsville
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Photo caption 2: Five Points Recording Nashville (formerly Yellow Hammer), a Carl Tatz Design PhantomFocus MixRoom™ Studio in Nashville, Tennessee
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Photo caption 3: PFM UHD-1000 Master Reference Monitors installed in the control room at Five Points Recording Huntsville
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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.
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