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The Vesper Room, Nashville TN, a Carl Tatz Design PhantomFocus Dolby Atmos 7.1.4 Master Reference MixRoom™

Pictured left to right: Studio Designer Carl Tatz and The Vesper Room owner Chris Leon

The Vesper Room rear view with Yamaha C7x piano

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The Vesper Room PhantomFocus Dolby Atmos® Reference MixRoom™ Shines Brightly in Nashville

Composer Chris Leon chooses Carl Tatz Design® to design his reference PhantomFocus Dolby Atmos® MixRoom

Nashville, TN: Chris Leon, writer, producer, mix engineer and co-owner of an international boutique record label (new website pending), has recently opened a Carl Tatz Design Reference PhantomFocus 7.1.4 Dolby Atmos MixRoom™ named The Vesper Room in Nashville, TN.

Born in Germany, Chris moved in the 2000s to New York City, where he worked on projects such as the soundtracks for Trolls (with Justin Timberlake & Anna Kendrick) and The Greatest Showman, as well as with artists including Namie Amuro, Nile Rodgers, Jota Quest, Charlie Puth, Matthew Koma and many more.

After moving his family to Nashville in 2021 and experiencing a two-channel PhantomFocus Monitor System at one of CTD’s PhantomFocus MixRooms, Leon knew he wanted that kind of precision for his new Dolby Atmos® room.
“Installed on the second story of a detached two-car garage on Leon’s residential property, this compact facility presented many challenges that needed to be addressed, both logistically and acoustically, for what Chris required,” comments studio designer Carl Tatz. “Namely, we needed to accomplish several things: build a room-within-a-room for sound isolation without encroaching on the already limited square footage; extend the footprint of the space to include an over-dub booth; facilitate HVAC and electrical for the MixRoom, booth and computer closet; find a way to reach Chris’s vision with the blue backlighting; and oh yes, accommodate a new seven-foot Yamaha C7-X piano along with one of our Carl Tatz Edition Dual 15L workstations by Argosy.”

Studio amenities of this standalone facility include an outdoor lap pool, barrel sauna, ice bath, and video screen-enhanced stationary bike, all of which Leon includes in his morning ritual prior to working on his many and varied projects. The Vesper Room features a 7.1.4 Dolby Atmos monitor system composed of 11 PFM HD-1000 Master Reference Monitors, which, among other performance elements, are the only professional monitors that feature a custom-designed cabinet with integral IsoAcoustics decoupling modules built in. Other standout elements include PhantomFocus Monitor Stands and clamp system mounts and two PFM ICE Cube-12 Master Reference Subwoofers in a 13-channel PhantomFocus System. The room also incorporates two PhantomFocus Porcelain eChairs™ and the custom CTD Acoustic Lens™ Signature Series™ side-wall acoustic treatment and custom modules by Auralex®.

Comments Leon about his beautiful new PhantomFocus Dolby Atmos MixRoom™, “I’m totally spoiled now working in my MixRoom and that becomes quite clear when I’m forced to work in other rooms all over the world. There’s just no comparison to its speed, accuracy and sonic pleasure.”

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Photo caption 1: The Vesper Room, Nashville TN, a Carl Tatz Design PhantomFocus Dolby Atmos 7.1.4 Master Reference MixRoom™

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Photo caption 2: Pictured left to right: Studio Designer Carl Tatz and The Vesper Room owner Chris Leon

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Photo caption 3: The Vesper Room rear view with Yamaha C7x piano

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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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