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Pictured L-R: Studio owner Mike Hayes and Lead PhantomFocus Installation Engineer Adam David Smith in front of a Carl Tatz Edition Dual 15-K Workstation by Argosy and the PFM HD-1000 Master Reference Monitor System at Ear Shock Music

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Ear Shock Music chooses Carl Tatz Design® PhantomFocus™ PFM HD-1000 Master Reference Monitor System

Studio owner Mike Hayes, former owner of Ear Candy studio in Nashville, once again chooses the PhantomFocus™ System, this time using a pair of PFM HD-1000 Monitors in his new Atlanta location.

Nashville, TN: Composer/engineer Mike Hayes has recently installed a PhantomFocus PFM HD-1000 Master Reference Monitor System in his new Ear Shock Music studio in Atlanta, Georgia.

Hayes had become accustomed to the high-resolution, pinpoint accuracy and startling imaging of the PhantomFocus System (PFS) for several years in his original Carl Tatz Design® Nashville studio Ear Candy. After selling the Nashville facility to a new owner, Hayes decided to upgrade to the PhantomFocus PFM HD-1000 Master Reference Monitor System for his recent self-installed room in Atlanta.

Hayes comments, “I had a PhantomFocus System in my home studio in Nashville, and now, having moved to Georgia, I wanted the same incredible experience and more in my new home studio with the new PFM HD-1000 Monitor System. Carl’s systems are the best.”

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Photo caption 1: Pictured L-R: Studio owner Mike Hayes and Lead PhantomFocus Installation Engineer Adam David Smith in front of a Carl Tatz Edition Dual 15-K Workstation by Argosy and the PFM HD-1000 Master Reference Monitor System at Ear Shock Music

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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™ Monitor System (PFMS™). CTD’s many resources combine knowledge, experience and expertise in sound, picture and design to serve its clients worldwide. For more information, visit
About the PhantomFocus™ Monitor System 
Carl Tatz Design’s proprietary PhantomFocus™ Monitor 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 Monitor 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 Monitor 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 Monitor 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 Monitor 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 HDTV. Once you experience a PhantomFocus Monitor 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 Monitor System, it becomes the PhantomFocus MixRoom™, the sonic performance of which is unrivaled anywhere, defining a new standard for the audio professional. The Phantom Focus MixRoom can quickly and affordably transform a simple rectangular room into a world-class mixing environment without peer. 

For more information about Carl Tatz Design LLC and 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 





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