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Pictured L-R in center: studio designer Carl Tatz and Professor Mark Rubel, pictured with class members at The Blackbird Academy Lab



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The Blackbird Academy Extends Carl Tatz Lecture Series 

– Carl Tatz, the leading expert on studio monitoring, teaches the next generation of recording engineers his field-proven techniques for proper monitor positioning –

– Nothing in a control room is more important than accurate monitoring, and the rudimentary basics of monitor setup are almost universally ignored by even seasoned pros –

Nashville, TN: Internationally recognized audio education facility The Blackbird Academy is continuing its Carl Tatz Lecture Series on studio monitoring under the auspices of instructor and Co-Director of Education, Professor Mark Rubel. Students are taught proprietary monitor positioning techniques used in Tatz's TEC Award-winning PhantomFocus™ MixRoom™ designs.

Multi-award-winning studio designer Carl Tatz explains, “In a sense, I feel that I am on a mission to help tomorrow's engineers and producers learn some simple yet invaluable skills of studio monitoring that will greatly enhance their ability to succeed, even shine, as they move into the pro audio workforce.”

Each lecture is preceded by a class visit to one of Tatz's PhantomFocus MixRooms, where students are able to experience a PhantomFocus System (PFS). The lecture is usually scheduled for the following day while the students’ excitement of the visit is still fresh in their minds.

“From common-sense procedures to unique protocols, our students at The Blackbird Academy are fortunate to get to learn about studio monitoring from Carl Tatz. I first take them to listen at The Blue Grotto recording studio, which blows their minds. Once they’ve had the PFS experience of listening in that control room, they have a hundred questions, and all want a PhantomFocus MixRoom,” remarked Rubel.

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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: Shop.CarlTatzDesign.Com




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