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IUPUI (Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis) Installs Ultra High Definition-PhantomFocus MixRoom™

- Students and staff benefit from the new IUPUI School of Engineering's C.L.E.A.R. Laboratory PhantomFocus MixRoom™ on its Indianapolis campus featuring the new PFS™ Ultra High Definition line of Precision Monitoring Instruments -

Why This Matters: Carl Tatz Design has observed a trend in its educational MixRoom™ installations where more college and university recording programs are recognizing the value of offering the highest quality monitoring to their students and professors. Most will agree that accurate monitors are the single most important element in any control room, and learning to mix on the "Rolls Royce" of near-field monitors saves a huge amount of time and guess-work preparing students for their audio careers.

Nashville, TN: Carl Tatz Design has recently completed another one of its TEC Award-Winning PhantomFocus MixRoom™ installations at IUPUI's (Indianana University - Purdue University Indianapolis) new C.L.E.A.R. (Critical Listening Environment for Audio Research) Laboratory in Indianapolis, IN. The room features the new PFS 3200 Ultra High Definition - Precision Monitoring Instruments with beryllium tweeters and the THUD™ - Pistonic Chamber-Damped Subwoofer System.

Dr. Doug Bielmeier, Assistant Professor of Music and Arts Technology at IUPUI School of Engineering & Technology and studio manager for the C.L.E.A.R. Lab, contacted Carl Tatz Design after experiencing the PhantomFocus System™ (PFS™) during his tenure at Middle Tennessee State University, which is now an all-PFS facility with seven systems running almost 24/7.

Dr. Bielmeier who needed to knock it out of the clinically-accurate-audio park for the C.L.E.A.R. Lab project, comments, "The Phantom Focus™ Monitoring System has allowed our students to hear a clear and accurate representation of their projects and course work. When students turn in final projects it's obvious who has been working in the PhantomFocus MixRoom™ and who has not. No longer am I receiving mixes with too much bass, over/under compensated highs, or muddy midrange. It is important for students to develop their ears, and having the transparent and accurate monitoring that the PFS Ultra High Definition - Precision Monitoring Instruments provide, has been a crucial component of this development."

Dr. Debra Burns, Department Chair of Music and Arts Technology at IUPUI, states, “The Carl Tatz PhantomFocus MixRoom™ in the C.L.E.A.R. Lab quickly succeeded in establishing an environment that fosters excellence and innovation as well as nurture student creativity. Students have told me that having class in the C.L.E.A.R. Lab is the highlight of their week.” Composer and violin virtuoso Robin Cox who recently completed his new album "Ghost of Time" at C.L.E.A.R. Lab, says "The Carl Tatz PhantomFocus MixRoom™ with the PFS Precision Monitoring Instruments was terrific - a-beyond-first-class sonic environment for both the recording process and mixing."


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C.L.E.A.R. Laboratory PhantomFocus MixRoom™ at Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis

C.L.E.A.R. Laboratory PhantomFocus MixRoom™ at Indiana University - Purdue University - rear view

Pictured L-R: Adam Batrich (Music and Arts Technology Alumni), Carl Tatz (studio designer) sitting in the PhantomFocus eChair™, Dr. Doug Bielmeier (Studio Manager/Assistant Professor) and, Dr. Debra Burns (Department Chair, Music and Arts Technology), in the new C.L.E.A.R. Lboratory PhantomFocus MixRoom™ at Indiana University - Purdue University

New PFS™ Ultra High Definition - Precision Monitoring Instruments

MTSU Studio A Dual PhantomFocus™ System LaserQuad™ alignment

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