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Pictured L-R: Songwriter, producer, artist, and Lala Mansion Nashville owner Don Miggs, with studio designer Carl Tatz at the console in front of the studio's new PhantomFocus™ monitor system using ATC SCM45A monitors

Pictured: The Lala Mansion Nashville tracking room

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Lala Goes Gaga for PhantomFocus™

Lala Mansion Nashville, the studio formerly named The Grip II, and originally designed by Carl Tatz Design® for Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus, continues its reign as one of the city’s top personal facilities with new owner, songwriter, producer, and artist Don Miggs and the PhantomFocus System™

Nashville, TN: Award-winning studio design firm Carl Tatz Design (CTD) has installed one of its revered PhantomFocus™ monitoring systems at Nashville’s Lala Mansion along with three of the firm’s TEC Award-nominated Master Engineer Series PhantomFocus eChairs™. The studio, formerly named The Grip II and originally designed by CTD for Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus, is where several of the mega-group’s albums were recorded.

Songwriter, producer, artist, and Lala Mansion Nashville studio owner Don Miggs, who recently relocated to Nashville from his previous Lala Mansion location in Tampa, comments, “I loved my new studio. I loved how it sounded. I was wrong. I couldn’t even imagine how much better the sound could be until Carl installed his PhantomFocus System with my existing monitors.”Lala Mansion Nashville now joins its sister facility in Los Angeles, Lala Mansion West. 

Studio designer Carl Tatz shares, “We’re thrilled to continue our relationship with this great recording complex, one of our proudest achievements, and now with Don at the helm, I’m sure it will continue its arc of excellence.”

Miggs expands, “The PhantomFocus System is not only amazing to listen to, it makes me a better engineer. Carl designed Lala Mansion Nashville and continues to prove why he’s invaluable to its success.”

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Photo caption 1: Pictured L-R: Songwriter, producer, artist, and Lala Mansion Nashville owner Don Miggs, with studio designer Carl Tatz at the console in front of the studio's new PhantomFocus™ monitor system using ATC SCM45A monitors

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Photo caption 2: Pictured: The Lala Mansion Nashville 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™ 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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