Nashville, TN: In what has become an observable trend, some audio professionals who are not budgeted for a full design and implementation of a Carl Tatz Design PhantomFocus MixRoom™ with PFM Master Reference Monitors are opting instead for a do-it-yourself approach. When they purchase a Carl Tatz Design proprietary PhantomFocus™ System (which allows any monitors to perform to their true potential – in any room), they have access to ongoing consultation and advice from Tatz as the end user acoustically treats their own listening space. Once completed, the Carl Tatz Design installation crew comes to the facility and commissions the turnkey PhantomFocus system onsite, and the client still reaps the incredible power of PhantomFocus monitoring.
Engineer/producer and studio owner Ron Flack, guided by Carl Tatz Design's suggestions for making their space acoustically PhantomFocus-ready after purchasing the company’s acclaimed PhantomFocus System for studio monitoring, had these comments: “It’s been awesome demonstrating the PhantomFocus System for our engineers and clients as they’ve come by the studio. I keep hearing comments like, ‘Immersive,’ ‘I can’t get over the imaging,’ and assorted curse words, usually when the vocal or bass drop happens. Personally, I feel like I can properly edit reverb tails without the use of earphones. In the short time I’ve adjusted mixes with the PFS, I’m getting much better translation from system to system.” Flack continues, “It was just a pleasure having Carl and Adam commission this amazing monitoring tool in our room. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I’m so grateful for the level of attention they put into every detail.”
Studio designer and PhantomFocus System creator Carl Tatz reflects, “Ron is a textbook example of someone who experienced the PFS at one of our PF MixRooms™ and instantly knew he had never heard anything like it before and then found a way to make it happen in his existing space within his budget. As we’ve maintained, the PhantomFocus sweet spot is producible in a bedroom that has been made acoustically PFS-ready. Ron just went the extra mile for his commercial clients.”
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Photo caption 1: Pictured L-R: Adam David Smith (Carl Tatz Design PhantomFocus installation engineer) and Ron Flack (Our Carriage House Recording Studio owner). “I went out to the studio this morning and our PhantomFocus system was still there ... it wasn't a dream, it really happened.” – Ron Flack
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Photo caption 2: Ron Flack’s video take on his DIY Carl Tatz Design PhantomFocus Mixroom™. Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-RvWYDgMsY
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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 PhantomFocus 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 HDTV. 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