– New line of PhantomFocus™ ultra high-def precision monitors transform the control room at Nashville’s Audio 51 Music –
– In this age of auto-tune hardware/software for studio monitors, the convenience of sticking up microphone and pressing a button to “tune” a pair of speakers is easily eclipsed by Carl Tatz Design’s two day on-site professional PFS™ installation and the new PhantomFocus™ Monitors –
Nashville, TN: Multi-award-winning music legend Crystal Gayle, most famous for her crossover chart-topping mega hit “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue,” has installed one of Carl Tatz Design’s (CTD) new line of PhantomFocus™ Monitors at her Audio 51 Music studio on Nashville’s Music Row.
Gayle, who continues to sell out venues around the world, comments, “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 Crystal Gayle’s son, contacted Carl Tatz Design to upgrade the studio’s control room monitoring. He was about to mix Crystal’s soon-to-be-released album and knew that this was the time to step up to the PFS. He visited three of CTD’s award-winning control rooms that all feature the acclaimed PhantomFocus System and quickly chose the new PhantomFocus Monitor that was installed in Emerald City‘s control room.
Gatzimos describes his PFS experience: “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+ hours in a day mixing on them without any ear fatigue. I couldn’t be happier with how everything turned out.”
Carl Tatz, TEC Award-Winning studio designer and creator of the PFS, explains, “Once a client requests a PhantomFocus System, which now includes the PhantomFocus eChair™, to be installed in their existing control room, we have to ensure that it meets our proprietary acoustic criteria. 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.”
Photo Caption 1: Pictured L-R: Audio 51 Music’s Head Engineer/Studio Manager Chris Gatzimos, Crystal Gayle, and PhantomFocus™ System creator Carl Tatz.