Nashville, TN (December 21, 2011)—Monty Powell and Anna Wilson’s new MontAnna Mix Room in Nashville was designed by Carl Tatz Design LLC, just like their previous studio.
Powell and wife, jazz artist Wilson, called on CTD for a second time when they decided to downsize and move from their Nashville home that housed a Carl Tatz Design studio with 20-foot ceilings in the tracking room into a new townhouse mix room nearby. The control room design features the CTD Acoustic Lens and CTD Attenuation Cloud modules. Since this couple is spending most of its time now in its Utah home when not gigging around the country at various jazz venues with Anna or songwriting on the road with the likes of Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, Lady Antebellum and others, it made sense to make the transition.
“It’s clearly the leading technology in monitoring,” comments songwriter/producer Powell about the new-generation PhantomFocus System (PFS). “If I build 10 more studios, which I hope I don’t,” he jokes, “every one of them will have a PhantomFocus System in it—I can’t imagine mixing without it.”
“The legacy PFSs still sound terrific and are still a huge leg up over other monitor systems, while the newer iterations are far more powerful and quieter and can deliver even more accuracy in even the most difficult spaces,” notes Carl Tatz, principal of CTD and creator of the PFS.
“It’s always a great compliment to be asked back by your client to design a second room, and Monty and Anna are so much fun to work with, both being very creative people with lots of enthusiastic ideas,” says Tatz. “And upgrading their PhantomFocus System was the maraschino cherry on top of the cake. They were very happy with their existing PFS, but when I convinced them that they should experience the new system at another studio, their mouths dropped—it sold itself.”
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