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Vintage King Nashville, featuring the Carl Tatz Design MixRoom™ concept

Vintage King Nashville, featuring the Carl Tatz Design MixRoom™ concept

Vintage King Nashville, featuring the Carl Tatz Design MixRoom™ concept

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Carl Tatz Design Receives 2014 TEC Award for Studio Design

- Carl Tatz Design shares the prestigious 29th annual TEC Award for outstanding creative achievement in the Studio Design Project category with Vintage King for the new Vintage King Nashville (VKN) MixRoom™ -

Nashville, TN: Setting a new benchmark for control room design and performance, the revolutionary Carl Tatz Design (CTD) MixRoom™ concept, which pairs the Carl Tatz Signature Series™ acoustic modules by Auralex with the unrivaled accuracy of the PhantomFocus™ System monitor tuning protocol, has won the 2014 TEC Award for outstanding creative achievement in the Studio Design Project category for its new Vintage King Nashville (VKN) control room/show room installation.

"The Vintage King Nashville CTD MixRoom has been an absolute success with our customers since day one," comments Chad Evans, VKN national sales rep. "With the TEC Award, it gives us great satisfaction to see that our peers recognize it as well. Hats off to Carl Tatz Design for making it a reality."

The project was very much a team effort due to the very tight time constraints and its unique application of being a MixRoom as well as a retail show room. Everyone involved, from Vintage King personnel to Sound Construction and Supply for the custom designed desk, SkinnyFish Studio Services for the wiring, all the gear manufacturers and the Carl Tatz Design craftsmen, helped to facilitate its completion in time for the grand opening party coinciding with the annual Nashville Audio Engineer Week and Audio Masters Golf Tournament.

"We're very grateful to the TEC Award foundation for selecting us from among the other highly qualified nominees for this honor, and we're thankful to Vintage King for choosing us to design their beautiful Nashville facility," states Carl Tatz, principal of the Carl Tatz Design LLC firm and creator of the PhantomFocus System.

"Congratulations to you Carl. Thank you!! We appreciate your willingness to have faith in the project," stated Andrew Nehra, Vintage King co-owner.

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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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