Nashville, TN: Musician and engineer Joe Bregande recently competed a do-it-yourself home mix room in his new home featuring a PhantomFocus™ PFM flagship UHD-1000 Monitor System.
Over the years, Bregande had set up a studio in every place he lived, and when he and his family moved into a new home outside of Nashville, TN, he made up his mind to finally get his monitoring right. He reached out to Carl Tatz Design® (CTD) and was inspired by the demo he experienced at one of the designer’s PhantomFocus MixRooms™ in Music City.
“Joe had a small space within which to work, so we were able to make suggestions as to acoustic treatment placement using the products he already had and recommended building some others to make the room PhantomFocus-ready. Although the room’s dimensions were limited, we can always calculate and guarantee the sweet spot using the immense power of the PhantomFocus protocols and processing,” explains TEC Award-winning studio designer and PhantomFocus creator Carl Tatz.
Bregande comments, “I’m thrilled to be hearing things as they truly sound after years of spending money on ‘magical’ equipment that never quite achieved what I had hoped for. If you want great sounds, your first step should be to make sure you are accurately able to hear what you’re recording and mixing. I could have saved so much time and money if I had heard the PhantomFocus System™ sooner.”
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Photo caption 1: Pictured: Joe Bregande in his compact DIY home studio inspired by Carl Tatz Design PhantomFocus MixRooms™
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Photo caption 2: Active axial mode calculator available on the Carl Tatz Design website HERE
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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