Nashville, TN: Composer, audio engineer and educator Pablo Vega has recently upgraded his personal studio The Workshop by hiring Carl Tatz Design to install the company's flagship PFM UHD-1000 Master Reference Monitor System.
Vega describes the problems that were solved with the installation: “One of the biggest problems with my old setup was that there was not enough care taken to properly set up my desk and monitoring system. The room itself was not ideal, and the low end was limited by the capabilities of my monitors. The PhantomFocus Monitor System was installed with such care and precision that all of those problems went away. The monitors were set up to the specifications of Carl’s design with laser accuracy (lasers were literally used to place them perfectly). With the triangulation of the monitors being so precise, the stereo imaging is flawless. The system allows me to finally hear a true low end in the room, a frequency band that did not exist in my old system. I’m so excited to be mixing with this setup.”
Studio designer and PhantomFocus creator Carl Tatz explains, “Pablo’s acoustically less-than-ideal existing room needed some modifications to make it PhantomFocus-ready before our lead installer Adam arrived. This included door swing reversals, additional corner trapping and some light construction preparation to properly mount the dual PFM ICE Cube subwoofer system. In doing so we were able to guarantee the repeatable performance of the PhantomFocus sweet spot."
Vega continues, "The clarity of sound is unparalleled, and I can finally hear a true low end. But the thing that impresses me the most after the pitch-articulate low-end is the stereo imaging. Not only the accuracy of the spatial positioning from left to right, but the depth of the sound. There are degrees of depth and direction that I had not heard until now. I cannot recommend the Phantom Focus system enough. Carl and Adam are geniuses.”
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Photo caption 1: Pictured L-R: Lead PhantomFocus Installation Engineer Adam David Smith with composer, audio engineer, and The Workshop studio owner Pablo Vega, pictured with the studio's new PFM UHD-1000 Master Reference Monitor System, Carl Tatz Edition™ Dual 15K Keyboard Workstation by Argosy and PhantomFocus eChair™
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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 http://www.carltatzdesign.com.
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