Nashville, TN: Built from the ground up, Carl Tatz has designed a new two-story Atlanta studio owned by audio engineer and sound designer Troy Hermes. It features a PhantomFocus 5.1 MixRoom™ (pre-wired for Dolby Atmos®) encompassing a multi-channel PhantomFocus System including PFM ICE Cube-12 Subwoofers, accurate down to 20Hz, PF Monitor Stands by Sound Anchor, the PhantomFocus processor by Ashly, the Carl Tatz Edition Dual 15 Workstation by Argosy and a Silver Mesh Porcelain PhantomFocus eChair. Carl Tatz Design Acoustic Lens™ diffusers by Auralex® line the window and mirrored side of the MixRoom, virtually enlarging the acoustic volume. A sound isolation booth and client lounge are located on the second story with glass walls overlooking the property. Custom Carl Tatz Design acoustic modules by Auralex are used throughout.
“I began talking with Carl in early 2019 about designing a purpose-built studio for my audio postproduction company Hermes Sound. Carl’s attention to detail in the design and finishing stages was nothing short of remarkable,” remarks Hermes.
Commenting about his PhantomFocus System, Hermes continues, “The 5.1 PhantomFocus System Carl installed sounds amazing and lets me be 100% certain that what I’m hearing is as accurate as it can possibly be. Whether I’m sound designing for the Hindenburg disaster documentary for the History Channel or mixing a 5.1 Christmas special for Fox, I can work with complete confidence that I’m hearing everything that is in the program, not the room. I’m absolutely loving my PhantomFocus MixRoom.”
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Photo caption 1: Hermes Sound, Atlanta, Georgia
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Photo caption 2: Pictured L-R: Studio owner Troy Hermes and Carl Tatz
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Photo caption 3: Hermes Sound construction documents (Bach Design Studio, Architect; Craig Bass, Avalon Custom Homes, Builder)
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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