- 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 -
Nashville, TN: Andy Dodd’s award-winning studio Red Decibel East, designed by Carl Tatz, has implemented a new-generation Carl Tatz Design (CTD) PhantomFocus™ System (PFS™) to drive its ADAM S3X-H monitors.
“Since the PhantomFocus System eliminates all of the factors that confuse the sound, I can trust that I am hearing the entire sonic picture. Now that I don’t have to worry about how mixes will “translate,” I can focus on being musical and creative…which is the whole point, right?!” comments Red Decibel East owner Andy Dodd, who is a multi-platinum and Dove Award-winning producer, songwriter and engineer, who, along with his West Coast partner Adam Watts, has worked with the likes of Jesse McCartney, Kelly Clarkson, Jeremy Camp, and the Jonas Brothers, as well as work for Hannah Montana, and High School Musical.
“Initially, because the PFS sounded so amazing, I was concerned that my mixes would only sound great in my studio, on my speakers, since the average listener wouldn’t be listening back on a PhantomFocus System,” recalls Dodd. “Even bad mixes sounded good to me at first as far as the imaging and pinpoint detail was concerned. However, I soon realized what an incredible tool I had – that I could REALLY HEAR how bad the mix was and exactly what was needed to correct it.” Dodd’s fears were quickly allayed when he discovered that his mixes translated perfectly outside the studio.
Dodd concludes, “I can’t imagine anything more important in a control room than being able to trust the sound that is coming out of your speakers,” stated Dodd. “Without that, the best you can do is make educated guesses, which unfortunately is what everyone does – the PhantomFocus System gives you the answers. It really is as advertised – the ultimate monitoring solution.”