Nashville, TN: Multi-award-winning engineer/producer and educator Bob Bullock has chosen the TEC Award-Winning firm Carl Tatz Design (CTD™) for a third time to design his latest studio, Cool Springs Mix. Retrofitted into a former unused above-garage family room and study, it is Bullock’s most expansive studio space to date. The studio includes a spacious control room featuring CTD MixRoom™ technology with the acclaimed PhantomFocus™ System (PFS™) utilizing a custom application of the Carl Tatz Signature Series™ by Auralex® family of control room acoustic modules. Studio furniture was provided by Argosy Console and highlighted by a Mahogany Dual 15-800 from the new Argosy Carl Tatz Edition line of studio workstations. Monitors are Dynaudio Professional M1s powered with a Bryston 4B SST2.
Adjacent to the MixRoom is a client space dubbed "The Skylight Platinum Lounge" lined with Bob's awards – a welcome client amenity for artists and producers to relax while Bob works his magic. "This is Carl's best studio yet for me, and I could not be happier with all aspects, including the insanely impressive PFS," comments Bullock. "My only complaint is that the room is so beautifully comfortable, I have a hard time getting clients to leave after we're done working."
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Photo Caption 1: Welcome to Cool Springs Mix
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Photo Caption 2: Cool Springs Mix MixRoom™ - wide shot
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Photo Caption 3: Cool Springs Mix MixRoom™ - rear shot
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Photo Caption 4: Cool Springs Mix MixRoom™ - front shot
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Photo Caption 5: Custom Carl Tatz Design Mahogany Dual 15-800 by Argosy Console
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Photo Caption 6: Cool Springs Mix PhantomFocus™ System with Mahogany Carl Tatz Edition Dual 15-800 by Argosy Console
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Photo Caption 7: Pictured L-R: TEC Award-Winning studio designer Carl Tatz and multi-award-winning engineer/producer Bob Bullock
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Photo Caption 8: Cool Springs Mix Skylight Platinum Lounge
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Photo Caption 9: Cool Springs Mix Skylight Platinum Lounge
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.carltatzdesign.com