Serious SoundCTD: Carl Tatz Design

Mix Magazine Honors Carl Tatz Design

- Once again, marking the eighth time TEC Award-winning studio design firm Carl Tatz Design (CTD) goes to the head of the class as Mix Magazine selects Nashville's Fly By West to be included in its prestigious "Class of 2014" studio design issue -

Nashville, TN: Carl Tatz, principal of the Carl Tatz Design firm and Fly By West studio designer comments, "We're delighted to be recognized once again by our peers and it inspires us to continue developing our game-changing MixRoom concepts."

"The MixRoom™ is the Tesla of monitoring environments. No one leaves this studio without believing that. And until they experience a MixRoom - they won't," states engineer/producer and Nashville's Fly By West studio owner Derek West.

- The following is a reprise from a previous release -

Having moved his family into a more spacious home in a bucolic country setting outside of metro Nashville, engineer/producer Derek West once again chose Carl Tatz Design LLC, the TEC Award-winning studio designer, to create this new ambitious personal studio, known as "Fly By West." This very unique facility was retrofitted into a large unused boat garage with unusually high ceilings.

Where West's former studio consisted of a compact control room and booth, the new studio features a full-sized custom application of the CTD MixRoom™ concept, which pairs the Carl Tatz Signature Series™ acoustic modules by Auralex® with the unrivaled accuracy and performance of the PhantomFocus™ System (PFS™) monitor tuning protocol.

The Fly By West tracking room's multi-angled twenty-foot high knotty pine, tongue-in-groove ceilings are shared with a multi-purpose loft that is reached via a wrought iron spiral staircase. The loft area can be used by out-of-town clients for stay-over projects and offers great acoustic variety when tracking. The uniquely positioned over-dub booths at the control room's rear attest to West's preferred M.O.

"The work that Carl did this time to create our new studio can be best described as transformational. With his design expertise we were able to take an old boat garage and transform it into a space that combines acoustic recording excellence, creative design, functional work-flow, and of course, with the PhantomFocus System, a control room that competes sonically with any in the world," states Fly By West owner Derek West. "I could not be happier with the studio and the responses I get from client after client are not only complimentary about the space and sound, but more importantly, they tell us that 'this is a space that I want to work in again.'"

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The new Fly By West control room featuring the Carl Tatz Design MixRoom™

The new Fly By West control room featuring the Carl Tatz Design MixRoom™

The new Fly By West tracking room

The new Fly By West tracking room

The new Fly By West tracking room

The new Fly By West loft

Pictured L-R: Engineer/producer and Fly By West owner Derek West with studio designer Carl Tatz in front of the PhantomFocus™ System

Carl Tatz Design: 6666 Brookmont Terrace, Suite 1109, Nashville, TN 37205, 615.354.6242 /