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Pictured L-R: Carl Tatz and Sean Giovanni, producer/engineer and owner of The Record Shop recording studio
Pictured L-R: Carl Tatz and Sean Giovanni, producer/engineer and owner of The Record Shop recording studio

PhantomFocus Christmas at The Record Shop, Nashville, TN
PhantomFocus Christmas at The Record Shop, Nashville, TN

PhantomFocus Brochure
PhantomFocus Brochure


Carl Tatz Design
PhantomFocus System


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It’s a PhantomFocus™ Christmas at The Record Shop

It’s a PhantomFocus Christmas for Sean Giovanni, producer/engineer and The Record Shop owner, as he hires Carl Tatz Design to install a new PhantomFocus System to enhance his existing monitors during the holiday season

Nashville, TN: Carl Tatz Design has recently installed its acclaimed PhantomFocus™ System at producer/engineer Sean Giovanni’s The Record Shop studio outside of Nashville. “After trying all sorts of band-aid solutions for balancing the response of our control room, we decided it was time to commit to a permanent solution, and the PhantomFocus System was the absolute answer. After hearing my system for the first time, I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face, and my ears were rejoicing,” says Giovanni.

Studio designer and PhantomFocus System creator Carl Tatz points out, “Installing one of our systems in an existing control room is a different animal compared to the procedure we use for our PhantomFocus MixRoom™ designs, but it can be very successful once we cross the T’s and dot the I’s to make the space PhantomFocus-ready.” This can be corroborated by the myriad testimonials on the Carl Tatz Design and PhantomFocus websites.

Giovanni continues, “Once I was able to put the system to work on a mix, the imaging, low-frequency response and transparency made balancing and EQ decisions so much easier. No more compensating for the trouble areas in the room. I can make confident decisions in both tracking and mixing, which has significantly improved the efficiency, consistency and quality of our productions. This investment is something that our clients ‘hear’ more than ‘see.’ We took quite a while to pull the trigger on it, and I wish I would have started with this solution from day one. Carl patiently guided us through the preparation process and made sure that every detail was PhantomFocus-ready. It’s rare to receive this type of unconditional customer service these days. We are grateful for Carl and his amazing team!”

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Photo caption 1: Pictured L-R: Carl Tatz and Sean Giovanni, producer/engineer and owner of The Record Shop recording studio

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Photo caption 2: PhantomFocus Christmas at The Record Shop, Nashville, TN

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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
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 





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