Nashville, TN: During the commissioning of engineer/producer and studio owner Joe Hier's new Carl Tatz Design MixRoom™ in Olympia, Washington, he was encouraged to choose a name for his beautiful new residential studio, when he quipped, “The Shoe.” Since he and his wife are the parents of eight young cherubs, it seemed only a fitting moniker, so overnight together the family designed the logo you see on the control room's video screen.
The Shoe joins Olympia's GoMedia as Washington State's second CTD MixRoom, a concept that is ushering in the new standard for control room design and accurate monitoring, all featuring the acclaimed PhantomFocus™ System (PFS™) and Carl Tatz Signature Series™ by Auralex® family of control room acoustic modules.
"The PhantomFocus System is amazing. We're listening to music that we've been listening to for years, and now realize we've never really heard it before! No detail is lost, and the imaging is beyond compare," reports Hier. "My MixRoom environment together with the PFS makes production and mixing a dream. The first thing we did was remix my entire new album and the difference, between pre and post MixRoom, was night and day. Now I can create with confidence, knowing that a great sound in my room will translate anywhere."
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Photo Caption 1: The Shoe MixRoom™ featuring the Carl Tatz Design Signature Series™ acoustic modules by Auralex® and the PhantomFocus™ System
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Photo Caption 2: The Shoe MixRoom™ - Rear View
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Photo Caption 3: Pictured L-R: Studio owner Joe Hier and studio designer Carl Tatz
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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