Nashville, TN (December 11, 2015)—Middle Tennessee State University’s Department of Recording Industry studios recently added five new Carl Tatz Design PhantomFocus Systems. The installations were in studios used for MTSU’s B.S. in Audio Production and M.F.A in Recording Arts and Technologies programs in the University’s College of Media and Entertainment, located in Murfreesboro near Nashville, TN.
The installations include a Dual PFS 5.1 main and 5.1 near-field in Studio A, a Dual PFS of mains and near-field in Studio B, a PFS and the new Carl Tatz Edition Dual 15-DR800 Workstation by Argosy in the new Mix Lab and the existing PFSs in Studios D and E CTD MixRooms. Monitors enhanced with the PFS are Boxer T4 mains, Genelec 1037C and Event Opal near-fields.
Carl Tatz, TEC Award-winning studio designer and creator of the PhantomFocus System, comments, “This was our most ambitious PFS implementation to date and required a great deal of customization due to the necessity of having to traverse the existing wire trough locations relative to PFS speaker stand mounting protocols and the need to make the system ‘student-proof,’ so-to-speak, so that the systems could never be bumped out of their LaserQuad positioning.” The installations came on the heels of the PFSs installed in the University’s Studios D and E CTD MixRooms in 2013, bringing the total to seven systems campus-wide.
Bill Crabtree, MTSU recording industry professor and director of the M.F.A. program in Recording Arts and Technologies, comments, “When it comes to facilities and technology, high-quality studio monitoring is probably the most important thing we can do for our students. Installing the PhantomFocus System in all of our studios has been a fundamentally transformative experience for our students and has improved all of our studio courses. Our masters degree students are especially impacted by the precise imaging and spectral balance of the systems. This is a real game-changer for us.”
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