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February 2019

Carl Tatz NAMM Wrap-Up 2019
- Lectures and panel participation at the 2019 NAMM Show plus a whirlwind tour of Los Angeles' finest, offers up a full plate of activities for TEC Award-winning studio designer and leading monitoring expert Carl Tatz

February 2019

TEC Award-Winning Studio Designer Carl Tatz is Interviewed on-camera by Multi-Platinum Engineer/Producer Warren Huart
- At the cordial invitation of Huart, Tatz presents a highly informative on-screen segment of his live lecture monitoring tutorial at Huart's personal studio in Los Angeles for his TEC Award-Winning "Produce Like a Pro" blog

October 2016

Amplified Wax Chooses New PhantomFocus PFM HD-1000 High- Definition Monitor System
- Spokane Washington's Amplified Wax recording studio installs new PFS™ PFM HD-1000 High- Definition Precision Monitoring Instruments

September 2016

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

August 2016

Legendary Artist Crystal Gayle Chooses New PhantomFocus™ Monitors for her Music Row Studio
New line of PhantomFocus™ ultra high-def precision monitors transform the control room at Nashville's Audio 51 Music

July 2016

Tape Op Magazine Reviews the PhantomFocus eChair™
Andy "Gear Geek" Hong writes an in-depth evaluation of Carl Tatz Design's PhantomFocus eChair in Tape Op Magazine

June 2016

Chris Freels Chooses Dual CTD PhantomFocus™ System for The Music Group
Edmond, Oklahoma recording complex, The Music Group opts for ultra- high-def monitoring with Carl Tatz Design's acclaimed PhantomFocus System™ (PFS™)

May 2016

Carl Tatz and John Krivit Present AES Student Chapter Lecture at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU)
TEC Award-Winning studio designer Carl Tatz and AES President John Krivit address MTSU recording program students at AES event

February 2016

MTSU Department of Recording Industry Becomes First All-PhantomFocus™-Equipped University Program
Seven Carl Tatz Design PhantomFocus™ Systems (PFS™) have been installed in Middle Tennessee State University's College of Media and Entertainment

November 2015

Carl Tatz Design Has Your Back
The PhantomFocus eChair™ is now available on-line at Shop.CarlTatzDesign.Com - The first chair specifically designed for the professional recording engineer and now included with all PhantomFocus™ Systems

October 2015

Carl Tatz to Participate in Two Panels at 139th International AES Convention in New York City
FREE Exhibits-Plus badge available from Carl Tatz Design to View These Panels and More

August 2015

#1 Album in the World Mixed on Carl Tatz Design PhantomFocus™ System
Multi-Platinum and Award-Winning Engineer Richard Furch Cultivates Tyrese's Black Rose to Global Smash on Acclaimed PhantomFocus™ System (PFS™)

July 2015

Carl Tatz Gives Lecture At Summer NAMM TEC Tracks
Powerful Near-Field Monitoring Techniques Revealed

March 2015

Mix Magazine Honors Carl Tatz Design
Cool Springs Mix, another Carl Tatz Design MixRoom™, is selected as one of the World's Coolest New Studios in Mix Magazine's Class of 2015

May 2015

New Carl Tatz Design MixRoom™ Opens In Utah Mountains
Utah's Crane Song becomes third studio in a row designed by TEC Award-Winning firm Carl Tatz Design (CTD™) for songwriter Monty Powell and jazz artist Anna Wilson

March 2015

The Shoe Kicks It Up with New Carl Tatz Design MixRoom™
Trend observed as The Shoe becomes second Olympia, Washington studio to choose Carl Tatz Design's MixRoom™ and PhantomFocus™ System technology

February 2015

The Carl Tatz Interview
Engineer/journalist Russ Long sits down with TEC Award-winning studio designer Carl Tatz for an in-depth conversation to learn about his PhantomFocus™ System and MixRoom™ projects

December 2014

Ear Candy Sounds Sweet with Carl Tatz Design MixRoom™
Nashville composer Michael Hayes chooses Carl Tatz Design (CTD) to implement the TEC Award-Winning MixRoom™ concept for his personal studio

November 2014

Bob Bullock Opens New Carl Tatz Design MixRoom™ in Nashville
Cool Springs Mix makes dramatic sonic statement as producer/engineer/educator Bob Bullock chooses Carl Tatz Design a third time to design his stunning new MixRoom™

October 2014

Carl Tatz Design Receives 3rd Consecutive TEC Award Nomination
Carl Tatz Design shares 30th Annual TEC Award Nomination with Fly By West studio

October 2014

Carl Tatz Design Supports AES137 Convention in Los Angeles
TEC Award-Winning studio design firm Carl Tatz Design offers FREE AES Exhibits-Plus Badge. Carl Tatz will also be a featured panelist at the Project Studio Expo sessions and will be making guest appearences on the show floor to answer studio design and PhantomFocus™ System questions

September 2014

PhantomFocus™ System Stuns at PotLuck Audio Conference (PotLuckCon)
Tucson, Arizona based conference provides venue for Carl Tatz Design's revolutionary studio monitoring at Solid State Logic event

August 2014

Yellow Hammer Nails It With Carl Tatz Design MixRoom™
Carl Tatz Design proudly introduces the latest iteration of its TEC Award-winning MixRoom™ concept with film and game-scoring composer Justin Ray Miller's stunning new Nashville studio named Yellow Hammer

June 2014

Grand Ole Opry Installs New Carl Tatz Design PhantomFocus™ System (PFS™)
Iconic venue replaces its legacy PFS™ with the latest technology and protocols

May 2014

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

March 2014

Carl Tatz Design Hosts Blackbird Academy Event at The Blue Grotto
Carl Tatz, the 2013 TEC Award-winning studio designer and creator of the acclaimed PhantomFocus™ System, gives a studio monitoring tutorial for Blackbird Academy students at Sean and Anelda Spence's Blue Grotto Sound

February 2014

Carl Tatz Design Propels Fly By West to New Heights
Nashville engineer/producer Derek West chooses Carl Tatz Design a second time to create his stunning new personal studio

February 2014

Carl Tatz Design Recipient of 2013 TEC Award for Studio Design
Carl Tatz Design shares the prestigious 29th annual TEC Award for outstanding creative achievement in the Studio Design Project category with Vintage King for the new Vintage King Nashville (VKN) MixRoom™

December 2013

Carl Tatz Design MixRoom™ and PhantomFocus™ System Reach New Rocky Mountain Sonic High
Carbondale, Colorado's Chante Pejuta MixRoom™ and Aspen's Great Divide Dual 5.1 PhantomFocus™ System signal Colorado trend in demand for ultimate monitoring experience

October 2013

Carl Tatz to be Featured at Multiple Events During 135th AES Convention in New York City
TEC Award-nominated studio designer to participate in multiple events for: Audio-Technica, Manhattan Producers Alliance, and Studio Insurance Program during the 135th AES Convention

October 2013

Vintage King Nashville Receives 2013 TEC Award Nomination with its Carl Tatz Design showroom studio
Vintage King Nashville sets a new benchmark for a pro audio showroom by implementing the Carl Tatz Design MixRoom™ concept in its new facility

October 2013

NashvilleMix Opens New Facility with Carl Tatz Design MixRoom™ Concept
Engineer/Producer Eric Brengle chooses Carl Tatz Design MixRoom™ turnkey control room solution for his new studio, featuring the acclaimed PhantomFocus™ System (PFS™), for ultimate monitoring performance at an affordable price

September 2013

Carl Tatz Design Offers Affordable Upgrade Path for Legacy PhantomFocus™ System Users
Dramatic sonic improvements realized as more and more early adopters of the acclaimed PhantomFocus™ System (PFS™) are upgrading to the new PFS digital technology with improved alignment protocols

July 2013

EARS of Chicago Hosts Carl Tatz Event at Soundscape Studios
Studio designer and PhantomFocus™ System creator Carl Tatz gives near-field monitoring tutorial at Chicago's Soundscape Studios during Engineering And Recording Society of Chicago (EARS) event

June 2013

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)

June 2013

Willisoundz Upgrades to the Latest PhantomFocus™ Technology
Top-tier Nashville session player John Willis replaces legacy analog PhantomFocus™ System (PFS™) with new digital successor at his
Carl Tatz Design studio, Willisoundz

April 2013

Andy Dodd's Red Decibel East Chooses PhantomFocus™ System to Drive ADAM S3X-H Monitors
Award-winning studio Red Decibel East, designed by Carl Tatz, brushes away audio film for breathtakingly clear and accurate monitoring with the latest PhantomFocus™ technology

March 2013

PhantomFocus™ System and Auralex's Carl Tatz Signature Series™ - Transform MTSU Control Rooms
Sonic film brushed away, allowing unprecedented clear and accurate monitoring

February 2013

Album Mixed on PhantomFocus™ System, Lecrea's Gravity, Wins GRAMMY®
Atlanta's Reach Records purchases PhantomFocus™ System with the goal of upgrading their album releases and garners a 2013 GRAMMY® Award for Lecrea's Gravity, mixed by veteran engineer Carlton Lyn

January 2013

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™

December 2012

Brandon Metcalf chooses Carl Tatz Design PhantomFocus™ System
Seattle-to-Nashville transplant Metcalf opens his new Destiny-Nashville studios on iconic Music Row

October 2012

Chicago's Soundscape Recording Widens Sonic Vision with Carl Tatz Design PhantomFocus™ System
Savvy studio owner/engineer Michael Kolar chooses Carl Tatz Design's (CTD) acclaimed PhantomFocus™ System monitor tuning protocol above all other possible control room upgrades

October 2012

Carl Tatz Design's MontAnna Mix Room Nominated for 2012 TEC Award
Beautiful, ultra high-performance personal mix room, featuring the PhantomFocus™ System (PFS) monitor tuning protocol, reflects growing trend toward higher quality in-home facilities

October 2012

Carl Tatz Signature Series™ by Auralex Acoustics Nominated for 2012 PAR Excellence Award
The Carl Tatz Signature Series™ control room acoustic modules by Auralex Acoustics honored by Pro Audio Review's coveted PAR Excelence Award nomination

July 2012

Carl Tatz Design's Revolutionary PhantomFocus™ System Teaches Students a Lesson at Vaughan Music Studios
"The PhantomFocus™ System (PFS) monitor tuning protocol is the holy grail of studio monitoring - period... I've never had mixes translate as well as they do from this system and I feel like I have grown exponentially as a mix engineer since Carl brought his genius to our facility in Ohio." - Chief Engineer, Mark Abrams

June 2012

Once Again, Carl Tatz Design (CTD) Goes to the Head of the Class as Mix Magazine Honors CTD with the "Class of 2012" Studio Design Award
Nashville's MontAnna Mix Room personal studio, featuring the Carl Tatz Design Signature Series by Auralex and CTD PhantomFocus™ System monitor tuning protocol is chosen as one of the hottest new studios for Mix's annual "Class Of" Studio Design Issue

May 2012

Oklahoma City Sounds oh-so Pretty as Upstairs Productions Steps up to a Carl Tatz Design Dual PhantomFocus™ System
Engineer/producer Ted Curtis chooses Carl Tatz Design's PhantomFocus™ System to transform the monitoring in his Oklahoma City personal studio, Upstairs Productions

April 2012

Olympia, Washington's GO Media Commissions State's First Carl Tatz Design PhantomFocus™ System
Pacific Northwest's Only Avid Pro School Training Center, GO Media, Upgrades to the Latest PhantomFocus™ System Technology in their Carl Tatz Design (CTD) Studio

March 2012

Sennheiser USA is very excited to offer their first Recording Sound Academy (RSA) webinar at no charge, so that everyone can sample the program
This entirely free webinar takes place Thursday April 5th, 5pm EDT U.S. at Carl Tatz Design LLC's Blue Grotto in Nashville, TN using the PhantomFocus™ System monitor tuning protocol and features David Thoener, engineer/producer with over 300 album credits.

March 2012

Dynaudio Professional Features Carl Tatz Design's PhantomFocus™ System
Carl Tatz's award winning studio design, The Blue Grotto is complemented by a Dual PhantomFocus System combining Dynaudio Professional M1 and M3 monitors

March 2012

Carl Tatz Design's PhantomFocus™ System Goes to School
Personal studio design guru Carl Tatz shares his design secrets and acclaimed PhantomFocus™ System expertise with students and staff at Berklee College of Music and SAE Nashville, as well as contributing a chapter to Bobby Owsinski's new tome The Studio Builder's Handbook

February 2012

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

February 2012

Auralex Announces Strategic Alliance with Studio Designer
Carl Tatz

Auralex Joins Forces with Carl Tatz, World-Class Studio Designer, to Develope Turnkey Acoustic Control Solution

January 2012

Legendary Engineer/Producer Ken Scott Enveloped by the PhantomFocus™ System
Engineer for The Beatles and producer/engineer for Jeff Beck, David Bowie and Supertramp has monitoring epiphany with Carl Tatz Design tuning protocol - the PhantomFocus™ System

December 2011

Townhouse Bedroom Transformed Into Mix Room Palace by Carl Tatz Design and The PhantomFocus™ System
Multi award -winning, Billboard chart-topping songwriter/producer Monty Powell and jazz artist Anna Wilson hire CTD for a second time to design their beautiful new personal studio, the MontAnna Mix Room while upgrading to the latest PhantomFocus™ System technology

December 2011

PRO AUDIO REVIEW by permission: Carl Tatz Design PhantomFocus™ Monitor Optimization System (PFS) By Russ Long

October 2011

Ed Seay Talks About his Carl Tatz Design PhantomFocus™ System
"I'm thrilled with mine," quotes multi-platinum GRAMMY®-winning engineer/producer, Ed Seay who has recently tracked and mixed albums for Lee Brice, Mark Jordan, Blake Shelton, Diane Schuur and John Prine to name a few

June 2011

David Thoener Chooses Carl Tatz Design PhantomFocus™ System to Mix Guatemalan Superstar, Ricardo Arjona's New Album
"The PhantomFocusTM System is fantastic," quotes multi-platinum GRAMMY®-winning engineer/producer, David Thoener who has mixed albums for AC/DC, Aerosmith, John Waite, Faith Hill, John Mellencamp, Carlos Santana, Rob Thomas and more

June 2011

Tesla Drummer Troy Luccketta Hits Hard with New Carl Tatz Design PhantomFocus™ System
Troy Luccketta of legendary rock band Tesla, celebrates the band's 25th anniversary by installing a Carl Tatz Design PhantomFocus™ System in his personal studio featuring Barefoot Micro Main 27 Monitors

June 2011

Carl Tatz Design Goes to the Head of the Class as Mix Magazine Honors CTD with Two "Class of 2011" Studio Design Awards
Nashville's The Blue Grotto and Red Door personal studios, both featuring CTD Dual PhantomFocusTMSystems are chosen as two of the hottest new studios for Mix's annual "Class Of" Studio Design Issue

June 2011

Rascal Flatts's Jay DeMarcus Hosts Tracking Session for New Flatts Album in His Carl Tatz-Designed Personal Studio Complex, The Grip
Award winning producer/guitarist Dann Huff chooses The Grip for multiple album projects including tracking for Rascal Flatts’s new album because of its acoustics, vibe, and CTD SpringLoad™ amp closet

May 2011

Carl Tatz Design PhantomFocus™ System Causes Weight Gain in Aspen, Colorado
Engineer/producer and Aspen Colorado's Great Divide Studios owner Jamie Rosenberg notes "I've been putting on some pounds since the PhantomFocus™ System implementation because I no longer have the exercise of constantly rushing out to the car to check my mixes!"

May 2011

“You’d Have to Be Crazy Not to Get a PhantomFocus™ System…”
“On second thought... be crazy – that way I'll have the competitive edge,” joked highly respected multi-platinum and GRAMMY®-nominated engineer/producer John Merchant, when invited to comment on his dual Carl Tatz Design PhantomFocus™ System

Mar 2011

Yes Master Rises From the Deep with the Help of Carl Tatz Design
One of Nashville's Top Mastering Suites Comes Back Strong with New Cutting EdgePhantomFocus™ Technology After Devastating Flood Damage and Ten-Month Renovation

Jan 2011
Nashville-Based Lehning Family Dynasty Trusts Their Carl Tatz Design Dual PhantomFocus™ System for Music and Film Production

Legendary Producer/Engineer Kyle Lehning and Sons Jason, Jordan and Eric Greatly Enhance Both Dynaudio M3 Mains and ATC SCM 20 Near Fields with CTD’s Proprietary Monitor Tuning Protocol, the PhantomFocus™ System, at Their Personal Studio, The Compound

Mother Church of Country Music Relies On Carl Tatz Design PhantomFocus™ System and Dynaudio M1s With Bryston 4B SST Amplification for Control Room Monitoring
Ryman Auditorium Chooses Carl Tatz Design’s Highly Praised Monitor Tuning Enhancement Protocol For Critical Broadcast And Concert Recording Events

Dec 2010
Bad Acoustics Ignored with the PhantomFocus™ System

Turnkey Monitor Tuning Protocol Provides World Class Performance Even in Nightmare Acoustic Environments

Oct 2010
PhantomFocus™ of the Opry

The Grand Ole Opry House Installs Carl Tatz Design’s PhantomFocus™ System Using Genelec 8050A Monitors

Sep 2010
Carl Tatz Design Prominently Featured
in New JBL Synthesis Website

Leading Acoustic Design Firm Chosen to Display Multiple Examples of Their High Performance Home Screening Rooms

Jul 2009
WWE, World Wrestling Entertainment, Selects Carl Tatz Design’s Dual PhantomFocus™ System to Tune Studio Monitors

Dynaudio C4s and Yamaha NS10s Enhanced in a Dual PhantomFocus™ System Where Both Nearfields and Mains Share the Same Frequency Response Curve


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