Nashville, TN (August 11, 2016)—Country legend Crystal Gayle has installed one of Carl Tatz Design's new line of PhantomFocus Monitors at her Audio 51 Music studio on Nashville's Music Row.
Gayle, most famous for her crossover hit "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue," offered, "I had always heard how great the PhantomFocus System [PFS] sounded, and after asking Carl to enhance our control room and install his new monitors, I couldn’t be happier. Sounds great and looks beautiful. Love it."
Chris Gatzimos, who is head engineer and studio manager at Audio 51 Music, as well as being Gayle's son, contacted Carl Tatz Design to upgrade the studio's control room monitoring. He was about to mix Gayle's soon-to-be-released album and knew that this was the time to add the PFS. He visited three of CTD's control rooms that all feature PhantomFocus systems and chose the new PhantomFocus Monitor that was installed in Emerald City's control room.
Gatzimos noted, "I can confidently say that getting the PhantomFocus System is the best decision we've ever made for our studio. It allows our mixes to translate so well to other speakers that for the first time, I no longer need to check my mixes in the car. Also, the PhantomFocus Monitors are extremely smooth on the ears. I can spend 10-plus hours in a day mixing on them without any ear fatigue. I couldn’t be happier with how everything turned out."
Tatz remarked, “At Audio 51 Music, we needed to calm the reverberation down a bit and correct a less-than-ideal HVAC system. The results were very successful both aesthetically and acoustically, meeting both the client's and designer's goals."
Carl Tatz Design