Nashville, TN: Engineer/producer and audio student Josh Bellatti has purchased the home that houses the TEC Award-nominated former MontAnna Mix Room in Nashville, TN.
Bellatti recently moved to Music City from Denver, CO, to enroll in Belmont University's Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business to expand his engineering skills. He was looking to find a home that might have an existing studio and hit pay dirt when a Carl Tatz Design PhantomFocus MixRoom™ had just come on the market. Being a major league baseball fan, he decided to rename the studio The Show, referring to the top of the game in casual parlance.
Bellatti upgraded the studio by installing the new Silver PhantomFocus™ Monitors, Carl Tatz Edition Dual 15-800 Workstation by Argosy, a PhantomFocus Silver Mesh Chrome eChair™ and PhantomFocus monitor stands by Sound Anchor. Like all PhantomFocus MixRooms, the space also features Carl Tatz Signature Series™ acoustic modules by Auralex®.
Bellatti talks about his CTD MixRoom: “The new PhantomFocus Monitors have completely changed the way I experience music. As an audio engineering student in the process of training and developing my ear, the PhantomFocus System™ (PFS™) allows me to hear an entirely transparent representation of what is coming through my speakers all across the frequency spectrum. The low-end clarity is unprecedented and something that must be experienced to believe, and the stereo imaging it provides blows me away every time I sit down in front of the gorgeous Carl Tatz Edition™ Argosy workstation. There is simply no better way to work as an engineer than with the PhantomFocus System. I often find it hard to leave my MixRoom, because I feel like I am truly listening to music for the first time! The PhantomFocus eChair is also crucial to the listening process, because it allows me to be in the perfect monitoring position. Not to mention that I am sure my lower back will be thanking me in the years to come!”
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Photo Caption 1: The Show, a Carl Tatz Design MixRoom™ featuring the new Silver PhantomFocus™ Monitors, Carl Tatz Edition™ Argosy Dual 15-800 Workstation, PhantomFocus™ monitor stands by Sound Anchor and a PhantomFocus Silver Mesh Chrome eChair™.
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Photo Caption 2: Pictured L-R: Engineer/producer and The Show owner Josh Bellatti and TEC Award-winning studio designer Carl Tatz.
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Photo Caption 3: New Silver PhantomFocus™ Monitors, Carl Tatz Edition™ Argosy Dual 15-800 Workstation, PhantomFocus™ monitor stands by Sound Anchor and a PhantomFocus Silver Mesh Chrome eChair™.
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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