Nashville, TN (October 25, 2016)—Amplified Wax in Spokane, WA, recently hired Carl Tatz Design (CTD) to install its new PhantomFocus System (PFS) nXp Series HD-4002 high-definition precision monitoring instruments system.
Engineer/producer and Amplified Wax studio owner Jimmy Hill had the PhantomFocus System on his radar for a long time after hearing one at The Blue Grotto, a CTD TEC Award-winning PhantomFocus mix room in Nashville. However, he wanted to wait until he moved his studio to a new location in downtown Spokane, so by the time construction was completed, the new series of PFS monitors had become available, and Hill chose the PFS nXp Series HD-4002 system, which includes the PhantomFocus eChair.
“Upon first listen, I was blown away,” says Hill, describing his initial PFS experience in his control room. “Each day since, I find myself excited to sit down and start mixing. Music should be an experience, not a technical battle between listener and technology. The PFS nXp HD-4002 totally removes that veil and reveals the truth. Although my experience with such a precision monitoring system has been brief, we are already producing some of our finest work.”
Hill, who owns the studio with his wife and business partner Mandy, is a hands-on engineer/producer. “It’s really an amazing thing,” he continues. “I have just produced a track with a very complex arrangement that included acoustic guitar, piano, vocals, background vocals, electric guitar, full choir, cello, electronic drums, aux percussion, and full drums. I could not have done it nearly as well without the clarity, power and precision that the PFS monitors provide. The mixes actually made the clients tear up.”
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