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Vintage King Installs Carl Tatz Design MixRoom™ Concept at New Nashville Location

- Acclaimed PhantomFocus™ System (PFS) paired with the Carl Tatz Signature Series™ by Auralex, render the revolutionary MixRoom™ concept providing an unprecedented sales tool for the new Vintage King Nashville (VKN) -

Nashville, TN: In a bold and sweeping decision, Nashville's new Vintage King complex has chosen to implement the Carl Tatz Design (CTD) MixRoom™ concept to demonstrate the company's vast selection of high end and boutique outboard gear, consoles and microphones. "Never before have audio professionals had the opportunity to make critical gear purchase decisions while making their evaluations listening through the incredibly accurate and revealing PhantomFocus™ System as part of the affordable and acoustically transformative MixRoom," states Chad Evans, one of VKN's two veteran sales consultants. VKN sales consultant Kurt Howell continues, "For example, Vintage King Nashville customers will be able to sit at the console (currently the API 1608) in front of the PFS in the CTD MixRoom during mic shoot-outs while a vocalist is in the VKN Microphone Locker switching between any number of gorgeous large-diaphragm microphones and really be able to hear the subtlest nuances!"

Studio designer and PFS creator Carl Tatz, principal of Carl Tatz Design LLC (CTD) says that the inspiration for the MixRoom concept was to emulate the look, feel and performance of his award-winning custom control room designs in a turnkey application and at a fraction of the cost.
"I think we've more than succeeded with that" volunteers Tatz. "By pairing the acclaimed PhantomFocus™ System with the Carl Tatz Sigature Series™ by Auralex, the MixRoom is a revolutionary concept that needs to be experienced to be believed. Its performance is without peer, defining a new standard for the audio professional at a realistic price point. The MixRoom can quickly and affordably transform a simple rectangular room into the ultimate monitoring environment - bar none."



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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Carl Tatz Design MixRoom™ concept at new Vintage King Nashville (VKN) control room/show room featuring the PhantomFocus™ System and Carl Tatz Signature Series™ by Auralex - custom desk for the API 1608 console by Sound Construction & Supply

Vintage King Nashville contol room/ show room showing entrance to Microphone Locker

Pictured L-R: Sales consultants Kurt Howell and Chad Evans, studio designer Carl Tatz, VK head of strategic developement Tom Menrath at VKN grand opening event

Pictured L-R: Auralex president Eric Smith and studio designer Carl Tatz at VKN grand opening event

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