Nashville, TN: TEC Award-Winning studio designer Carl Tatz and AES President John Krivit participated in an AES Student Chapter event hosted by Middle Tennessee State University's (MTSU) Department of Recording Industry, which offers B.S. in Audio Production and M.F.A in Recording Arts and Technologies programs.
Carl Tatz presented a 90-minute graphic-enhanced lecture on near-field monitoring, revealing some of the behind-the-scenes protocols of his acclaimed PhantomFocus™ System to the students and faculty audience. Tatz explains, “It was really interesting to be able to present a lecture to an audience, all of whom were familiar with working on the university's seven new PhantomFocus Systems. Plus I’m always able to give them some useful techniques that they can take with them to use in their home studios.”
AES President John Krivit spoke to MTSU students about professional opportunities in the audio industry and strategies for matriculating into 21st Century jobs. As he does with his “Hey Audio Student” Facebook group, John chronicled the events and opportunities that are made available to Student Members of the Audio Engineering Society.
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Photo Caption 1: Studio designer Carl Tatz explains his Null Positioning Ensemble™ to AES Student Chapter at MTSU event on campus
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Photo Caption 2: Pictured L-R: TEC Award-Winning studio designer Carl Tatz and AES President John Krivit
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Photo Caption 3: AES President John Krivit presenting information on professional opportunities in the audio industry to the AES Student Chapter at MTSU event on campus
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Photo Caption 4: Pictured in wide angle shot: Carl Tatz, John Krivit, AES Student Chapter members and MTSU Recording Industry Professor and Director Bill Crabtree at right end position
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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™ System (PFS™) monitor tuning protocol. 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™ System
Carl Tatz Design’s proprietary PhantomFocus™ 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 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 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 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 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 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 System, it becomes the CTD MixRoom™, the sonic performance of which is unrivaled anywhere, defining a new standard for the audio professional. The MixRoom can quickly and affordably transform a simple rectangular room into a world-class mixing environment without peer.
"We're honored to work with Carl Tatz, one of the top studio designers in the industry, on this exciting new Auralex offering. This new series makes Carl's signature style easy and affordable enough for any serious studio owner. Now virtually any room can benefit from the same aesthetic and sound control enjoyed by top hitmakers like Rascal Flatts and others," says Eric Smith, founder and president of Auralex Acoustics.
For more information about 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