Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
10/6/2009 8:37 PM
Nashville, TN – Critically acclaimed studio designer Carl Tatz of the Carl Tatz Design firm will be appearing at the 127th AES Convention in New York City, showcasing and answering inquires about the PhantomFocus System™ monitor tuning protocol. Quickly becoming the new standard for monitoring excellence in the Nashville pro audio scene with over 40 systems implemented and counting, the PhantomFocus System is a custom turnkey solution for studios desiring the highest level of monitoring accuracy in their control room environment.
The PhantomFocus System promise - any monitors in any room - best explains that the user is free to choose whatever monitors he or she prefers and that they will be optimized far beyond any DSP technology or method available now and in the distant future.
“Great speakers in a great room do not equal great monitoring.” Carl Tatz, who is responsible for some of the most cutting edge studio designs in the last several years, will be the first to admit that you cannot tune speakers to the PhantomFocus System level of accuracy using solely acoustic design and treatment. Utilizing an amalgam of techniques, proprietary protocols, hardware and software, the PhantomFocus System is a powerful tool in optimizing monitor systems. Without using any sort of psychoacoustic DSP, it concentrates first on “reach out and touch the vocalist” imaging where pinpoint detail is spread out before the listener in an almost holographic panorama. Secondly, full and accurate frequency response is achieved by incorporating several elements that can include: speaker/listener position calculations; proper speakers stands; damping and isolation devices; subwoofer systems; laser alignment; 360 degree phase control (all-pass filter); crossovers; and corrective equalization. The success of the system will only be limited by the room acoustics evaluation that must precede the process.
Recent PhantomFocus System users include: the WWE in Stamford, CT; The Grand Old Opry and The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville; and such figures as Rascal Flatts, David Thoener, Bob Bullock, Elliot Scheiner, Reba McEntire and Kyle Lehning. More information can be found at http://www.carltatzdesign.com.