Nashville, TN: Internationally acclaimed a cappella engineer/producer Danny Ozment and his highly experienced pops and classical music producer wife Erin Ozment, along with their two children, have recently moved their Emerald City Productions from the Washington, DC area to Franklin, TN, outside of Music City – into a brand new custom home that includes a Carl Tatz Design recording studio featuring a CTD MixRoom™ and PhantomFocus™ System.
Built from the ground up, the studio offers a large tracking room with eighteen-foot angled ceilings with distressed barn wood flooring and a large overdub booth with excellent sight lines to the MixRoom. Warm, comfortable and airy with windows overlooking its pastoral setting, the facility is postured to accommodate anything from large tracking sessions to overdubs and world-class editing and mixing.
The well-appointed skylit cathedral ceiling lounge, kitchenette and full bath provide musicians with a chill area in between sessions. “Carl is very hands-on during the entire process, and that was very welcome. He takes ownership of the project and doesn’t hand it over to you until he’s pleased with the result. I’m very thankful that I hired Carl to design the new location for Emerald City Productions,” comments Danny Ozment.
The studio's featured CTD MixRoom, which utilizes the Carl Tatz Design Signature Series™ acoustic modules by Auralex®, is highlighted by Tatz's proprietary PhantomFocus System driving the new PhantomFocus™ Monitors. “Carl’s PhantomFocus System has eliminated my need to regularly check mixes on other systems or in different environments. My current mixes translate like they never did in my last room and the change was almost overnight,” stated Ozment.
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Photo Caption 1: Emerald City MixRoom™
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Photo Caption 2: Emerald City MixRoom™ – Rear
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Photo Caption 3: Emerald City MixRoom™ – Front
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Photo Caption 4: Pictured L-R: Studio designer Carl Tatz with Producer/Engineer and Emerald City owner Danny Ozment
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Photo Caption 5: View of Emerald City tracking room and booth
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Photo Caption 6: View of Emerald City tracking room into MixRoom™
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Photo Caption 7: View of Emerald City tracking room and drum wall
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Photo Caption 8: Emerald City PhantomFocus™ System with PhantomFocus Monitors
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Photo Caption 9: Emerald City kitchenette
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Photo Caption 10: Emerald City lounge
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Photo Caption 11: Emerald City view from tracking room
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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