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Carl Tatz Design Unveils MixRoom™

- The new Carl Tatz Signature Series™ family of control room acoustic modules by Auralex and the acclaimed PhantomFocus™ System monitor tuning protocol are combined to create the
CTD MixRoom™ -

- MixRoom™ first implemented as turnkey professional mixing suite for legendary engineer/educator Bob Bullock -

Nashville, TN: "The concept of the MixRoom™ was to emulate the look and performance of my award-winning custom control room designs at a fraction of the cost," announces studio designer Carl Tatz, principal of Carl Tatz Design LLC (CTD), "and I think we've more than succeeded with that."

The Carl Tatz Signature Series™ family of control room acoustic modules by Auralex® (now featured in a dedicated section on the Auralex website and debuting at the NAMM® show, combined with the acclaimed PhantomFocus™ System (PFS) studio monitor tuning protocol, according to CTD, renders a mix room, the performance of which is without peer, 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.

"I am blown away with the evolution of Carl's work in this second room he has designed for me," quotes multi-Grammy®-winning engineer Bob Bullock. "Carl's MixRoom™ concept is the future of personal studios. Incredibly accurate, professional looking, and a total pleasure to use, it has reduced my mixing time dramatically and with today's reduced budgets that's a big thing!" Bullock states, "In my career, I have been privileged to work in studios all over the world, but my experience using the MixRoom™ trumps them all - and at a very affordable cost."

Ancillary gear for Bob's MixRoom™ include studio furniture by Argosy Console featuring the PFS™-compliant Dual 15-800 work station, two RR-H10-M Rack 'N Roll equipment modules and SDT3-C-B Directors Table; Dynaudio Professional M1 monitors and Bryston SST 4B Amplification

"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.



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.


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Bob Bullock's Dream Room - featuring the CTD MixRoom™
Front View

Bob Bullock's Dream Room - featuring the CTD MixRoom™
Rear View

Bob Bullock's room - front
Before

Bob Bullock's room - rear
Before

Pictured L-R: Auralex Acoustics president, Eric Smith and Carl Tatz

Pictured L-R: Engineer Bob Bullock and Carl Tatz

Carl Tatz Design: 6666 Brookmont Terrace, Suite 1109, Nashville, TN 37205, 615.354.6242 / carl@carltatzdesign.com