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The News Room – Front Image

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Pictured L-R: Studio designer Carl Tatz and composer/engineer and News Room owner Tom Snider

The News Room - Custom Sound Construction and Supply cockpit console

The News Room PhantomFocus System

The News Room entrance

The News Room
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Carl Tatz Design Helps The News Room Make Headlines in Nashville

– New Carl Tatz Design MixRoom™ Opens in Nashville for News Media Composer Tom Snider –

– Music composers have unique requirements when it comes to control room design. In this case, both audio and video monitoring needed to be non-fatiguing over long hours of concentration on tracks that are usually highly detailed orchestrations meant for quick impact during news programming. Fingertip-control ergonomics, posture-supportive seating and inspiring well-lit aesthetics were a must –

Nashville, TN: Tom Snider, news media composer for MSNBC, CNBC, FOX and all three major networks – ABC, NBC, and CBS – wanted the same sensation of effortless control in his new studio that he felt while driving his high-performance BMW. The Carl Tatz TEC Award-Winning MixRoom™ featuring the acclaimed PhantomFocus™ System (PFS™) was the obvious choice for Snider after experiencing one of Tatz's MixRoom facilities in Nashville.

Along with the CTD MixRoom acoustic design featuring the Carl Tatz Signature Series™ acoustic modules by Auralex® and PFS monitoring, The News Room features the new PhantomFocus eChair (engineer's chair), a custom cockpit console by Sound Construction and Supply, a MixRoom overdub booth, and four 40" 4K video screens.

Snider comments, “Carl's MixRoom monitoring environment with the PhantomFocus System is a quantum leap, another dimension in audio with pinpoint timbral and imaging clarity that is ruthlessly accurate – like nothing I have heard anywhere. A studio environment this inspiring is hard to leave at the end of the day."

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Photo Caption 3: Pictured L-R: Studio designer Carl Tatz and composer/engineer and News Room owner Tom Snider.

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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  Email: carl@carltatzdesign.com  Web: www.carltatzdesign.com




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