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Pictured L-R: Lead PhantomFocus™ Installation Engineer Adam David Smith and Studio 78 house engineer and manager Daewoo Kim, in front of the Dual PhantomFocus™ Monitor System featuring a pair of bi-amped PFM UHD-1000 Master Reference Monitors

PhantomFocus Brochure
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Carl Tatz Design
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Tel: (615) 662-1616


Studio 78 Goes Online in Nashville

One of Music City's most recognized PhantomFocus MixRoom™ studios, now under new ownership,
has become Studio 78

Nashville, TN: Studio 78, formally The Blue Grotto, is under new ownership and management with house engineer Daewoo Kim at the helm. Co-owned by Kim and producer Phil Barfoot, this famous Music City PhantomFocus MixRoom™ studio has been upgraded to include a new dedicated piano room, B3 room, Iso room and musicians’ lounge, along with an SSL Origin console with a host of new outboard gear.

Studio 78 continues the studio's award-winning legacy of being one of Nashville’s premium mix facilities while also hosting many tracking dates with its spacious and acoustically desirable live room and now, comfortable new booths and other amenities.

Comments house engineer Daewoo Kim, “The attention to detail by Carl Tatz and his team is second to none. And it shows in the products that are produced here. There is no second guessing when music leaves this room.”

Kim goes on to say, “Thanks to our Dual PhantomFocus Monitor System with the PFM UHD-1000 Master Reference Monitors and Dynaudio M3 mains, it’s enjoyable to record here, enjoyable to mix here, and most importantly, it’s enjoyable to listen to music that was produced here outside of the studio.”

Producer and co-owner Phil Barfoot shares, “Our PhantomFocus MixRoom studio exceeds all our expectations of excellence in every way. Carl Tatz is one of the top designers and studio visionaries in the business, and we could not be more pleased with the PhantomFocus products and the acoustical design of our studio. Thanks, Carl!

Contact Studio 78 by phone at (615) 310 7707 or email at

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Photo caption 1: Pictured L-R: Lead PhantomFocus™ Installation Engineer Adam David Smith and Studio 78 house engineer and manager Daewoo Kim, in front of the Dual PhantomFocus™ Monitor System featuring a pair of bi-amped PFM UHD-1000 Master Reference Monitors

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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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