Nashville, TN: In a bold and sweeping decision, Nashville's new Vintage King complex has chosen to implement the Carl Tatz Design (CTD) MixRoom™ concept to demonstrate the company's vast selection of high-end and boutique outboard gear, consoles and microphones.
“Never before have audio professionals had the opportunity to make critical gear purchase decisions while making their evaluations listening through the incredibly accurate and revealing PhantomFocus™ System (PFS™) as part of the affordable and acoustically transformative MixRoom,” states Chad Evans, one of VKN's two veteran sales consultants.
VKN sales consultant Kurt Howell adds, “For example, Vintage King Nashville customers will be able to sit at the console (currently the API 1608) in front of the PFS in the CTD MixRoom during mic shoot-outs, while a vocalist is in the VKN Microphone Locker switching between any number of gorgeous large-diaphragm microphones, and really be able to hear the subtlest nuances!”
Studio designer and PFS creator Carl Tatz, principal of Carl Tatz Design LLC (CTD) says that the inspiration for the MixRoom concept was to emulate the look, feel and performance of his award-winning custom control room designs in a turnkey application and at a fraction of the cost. “I think we've more than succeeded with that,” volunteers Tatz. “By pairing the acclaimed PhantomFocus System with the Carl Tatz Signature Series™ by Auralex®, the MixRoom is a revolutionary concept that needs to be experienced to be believed. Its performance is without peer, defining a new standard for the audio professional at a realistic price point. The MixRoom can quickly and affordably transform a simple rectangular room into the ultimate monitoring environment – bar none.”
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Photo Caption 1: Carl Tatz Design MixRoom™ concept at new Vintage King Nashville (VKN) control room/show room featuring the PhantomFocus™ System and Carl Tatz Signature Series™ by Auralex® - custom desk for the API 1608 console by Sound Construction & Supply
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Photo Caption 2: PhantomFocus™ System utilizing the Barefoot Micro Main 27 monitors at Vintage King Nashville
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Photo Caption 3: Vintage King Nashville control room/showroom, showing entrance to Microphone Locker
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Photo Caption 4: Pictured L-R: Vintage King Nashville (VKN) Sales consultants Kurt Howell and Chad Evans, studio designer Carl Tatz, and VK head of strategic development Tom Menrath, at VKN grand opening event
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Photo Caption 5: Pictured L-R: Auralex president Eric Smith and studio designer Carl Tatz at VKN grand opening event
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.carltatzdesign.com