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Atlanta Bows to Carl Tatz Design's PhantomFocus™ System

— Atlanta, Georgia's Reach Records steps up their game in a dramatic way by implementing a new PhantomFocus System 4 enhanced monitor system in their existing control room —

Nashville, TN - "I've worked in many, many studios over the years, including the 'cost no object' super studios in Tokyo, London, Paris, L.A. and Nashville, but I never heard the precise imaging, detail and sonic impact that near-fields could deliver until I heard the PhantomFocus™ System (PFS) at Reach Records," states Atlanta-based top-tier mix engineer, Carlton Lynn (Leona Lewis, India.-Arie, Ciara, Pink, Fantasia).

Ben Washer, CEO of the uber-hot independent label, Reach Records, consulted with Carl Tatz for over a year about implementing a (PFS) encouraged by media coverage, reviews and press releases as well as Lynn's urging. Washer indicated that it was taking way too long to mix and no one could figure out the low end in the Reach Records control room.

Fast forward to the present - on his drive back to Nashville after the Reach Records PFS implementation, (PFS) creator and award winning studio designer, Carl Tatz received an email from Washer who commented, "I spent several hours this morning listening to some CDs I bought. There is a large puddle of drool on the studio desk now. I hope heaven has sound this good. We listened to some of our old mixes and see much room for improvement. We're excited to see how we use the system to upgrade the quality of our releases.
My only regret is not doing this earlier".

"It's really fun to know," muses Tatz, "that until the next Atlanta studio implements a PhantomFocus™ System, Reach Records has the best monitoring in the state of Georgia - hands down. Anyone who has a chance to sit in the engineer's chair at Reach will have that fact revealed to them in very short order."


About Carl Tatz Design
Carl Tatz Design (CTD) offers 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
Once the basic acoustic treatment has been accomplished, Carl Tatz Design’s proprietary PhantomFocus™ Monitor System offers clients a unique opportunity to have a truly world-class monitoring experience in their room, no matter how modest they may perceive it to be. The PhantomFocus System allows their monitors of choice to perform accurately at a full 20Hz-to-20KHz frequency response with pinpoint imaging in an almost holographic sweet spot — this enables their mixes to travel anywhere with a new level of sonic accuracy. There are approximately fifty steps in the proprietary PhantomFocus System implementation protocol, some of which may include phase and laser alignment, damping, isolation mounts, careful assessment of engineer/speaker placement relative to their room’s primary axial modes, proprietary speaker distance and angle, crossover points for pass filtering, and finally parametric equalization. Hardware can include monitor stands, concrete, sorbothane and other isolation materials, custom floating plenum mounts, subwoofer system, custom crossover, parametric equalizers and the monitors themselves (passive or active). The 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 can install the PhantomFocus System in existing control rooms or in 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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Pictured L-R: Reach Records owner, Ben Washer, Reach Records artist, Lecrae, engineer/producer, Carlton Lynn, and Carl Tatz in the Reach Records control room with the PhantomFocus™ System 4 using Dynaudio M1 professional monitors

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