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John New Dollahite, engineer/producer and The Grove Studio manager, pictured at the studio’s new Carl Tatz Edition™ Argosy Dual 15-800 Workstation

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The Grove Recording Studio Completes Phase One of Its PhantomFocus™ Upgrade

New main monitor amplification with PhantomFocus™ processing and the Carl Tatz Design Edition™ Argosy Workstation sets the stage for upcoming phase-two Dual-PhantomFocus Monitoring System

Nashville, TN, November 24, 2020: The Grove Recording Studio, located within the Hope Church campus in Memphis, TN, recently hired Carl Tatz Design® to refurbish the studio's vintage Dynaudio M4-Plus main monitor amplification and install the company’s Carl Tatz Edition™ Dual 15-800 Workstation as part of a phase-one control room upgrade.

Amelioration for the tri-amped monitor system was achieved by replacing the dated amplification with the new Ashly CA Series High Efficiency Amplifiers and implementing PhantomFocus processing with its reference frequency response curve.

The results are noted by house engineer/producer and studio manager John New Dollahite: "I have worked in The Grove Recording Studio for 12 years, and I have never heard our room sound as good as it does now. Clients comment that they have not heard these monitors ever sound like this – especially with so much punch in the low end. With the addition of the Carl Tatz Edition Argosy Workstation, our room looks and feels as great as it sounds. I love knowing that I can trust what I’m hearing in the stereo field and that mixes travel perfectly outside of the control room – beautiful imagery.”

Phase two, coming in 2021, will encompass a full Dual PhantomFocus Monitor System that will include Carl Tatz Design’s PFM HD-1000 Master Reference Monitor near-fields that will tie in with the main monitors bringing both mains and near-fields down to a 20Hz frequency response and unrivaled performance.

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Photo caption 1: John New Dollahite, engineer/producer and The Grove Studio manager, pictured at the studio’s new Carl Tatz Edition™ Argosy Dual 15-800 Workstation

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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 Carl Tatz Design LLC and the PhantomFocus™ System, please contact Carl Tatz Design, 6666 Brookmont Terrace, Suite #1109, Nashville, TN 37205 Office: 615.354.6242, Direct: 615.400.5479 

Email: carl@carltatzdesign.com
Web: www.carltatzdesign.com
Store: www.phantomfocus.com




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