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Pictured L-R: Engineer/producer and Belmont University student Josh Bellatti and TEC Award-winning studio designer Carl Tatz, pictured at The Show

Award-winning The Show PhantomFocus™ MixRoom™

The PhantomFocus™ MixRoom™ at The Show, featuring Carl Tatz Design PFM 4002-HD monitors

The PhantomFocus™ MixRoom™ at The Show (rear shot)



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Young Engineer/Producer Josh Bellatti Finds Continued Success Working from His PhantomFocus MixRoom™

– Josh Bellatti, Belmont University student makes early investment in CTD PhantomFocus MixRoom™ pay off –

– The importance and benefits of truly accurate monitoring cannot be overestimated for any serious audio engineer. However, as a learning tool, accurate monitoring has particular significance. Ed Seay, a sought-after engineer and instructor at Belmont University's Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business, has this to say: “These young students will be the new wave of recording engineers who will be creating sounds and mixes that we veterans can't even dream about right now. Doesn't it make sense for them to have tomorrow's tools now in their education? I work all over the country in the top rooms, and frankly I don't really know what I have until I get back to my own studio, Cool Tools, and listen on my PhantomFocus™ System.” –

Nashville, TN – Eighteen months ago engineer/producer and Belmont University student Josh Bellatti purchased The MontAnna MixRoom, the Carl Tatz Design TEC Award-nominated personal studio of songwriter/artists Monty Powell and Anna Wilson that was installed in an unused bedroom in their home. Taking the studio to the next level, Bellatti implemented the new PhantomFocus™ Monitors (PFM), PhantomFocus eChair™ Carl Tatz Edition Workstation by Argosy and Carl Tatz Signature Series™ acoustic modules by Auralex® and renamed it “The Show,” which was chosen as one of Mix Magazine's Class of 2017 Hottest New Studios. 

As a songwriter and producer, Bellatti has produced a full-length EP for the Clarke Sexton Band and has worked with clients on numerous demo productions. He is also working diligently on writing, producing, and engineering his own album. "Having PFM Monitors has completely changed the way I create music. I now have the best clarity and fidelity for mixing and playback, and my productions have improved greatly because of it."

Bellatti graduates from Belmont University with a degree in Audio Engineering in December of this year, and he is looking to continuing his work as a writer-producer for clients and for his own musical endeavors. He traveled to Scotland and Ireland in July with GRAMMY®-nominated engineer and producer (and esteemed Belmont faculty member) Jeff Balding, where he learned about the recording industry in the United Kingdom. He spent time working with Belmont songwriters in studios located in a castle and a monastery, in addition to meeting with Irish and Scottish recording engineers.

Upon unveiling The Show several months ago, Bellatti stated, “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.”

Bellatti continues, “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, I am sure my lower back will be thanking me in the years to come!” 

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Photo caption 1: Pictured L-R: Engineer/producer and Belmont University student Josh Bellatti and TEC Award-winning studio designer Carl Tatz, pictured at The Show

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Photo caption 2: Award-winning The Show PhantomFocus™ MixRoom™

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Photo caption 3: The PhantomFocus™ MixRoom™ at The Show, featuring Carl Tatz Design PFM 4002-HD monitors

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Photo caption 4: The PhantomFocus™ MixRoom™ at The Show (rear shot)

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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
Store: http://Shop.CarlTatzDesign.Com  




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