- Studio designer and PhantomFocus™ System creator Carl Tatz gives near-field monitoring tutorial at Chicago’s Soundscape Studios during Engineering And Recording Society of Chicago (EARS) event -
Nashville, TN: TEC Award-nominated studio designer and PhantomFocus™ System (PFS™) creator Carl Tatz, principal of Carl Tatz Design LLC (CTD), recently spoke to an audience of fifty-plus members of the Engineer And Recording Society of Chicago (EARS) at Chicago's Soundscape Studios about the realities of near-field monitoring. Through graphs, illustrations and ultimately a PFS listening session, Tatz was able to open attendees’ eyes and ears to little-known frequency anomalies inherent in stand- and console-mounted near-field monitors and their solutions through the acclaimed PFS.
“People are still buzzing about the meeting, and lots of questions are flying around. Carl’s presentation was truly informative and eye-opening (or rather ‘ear-opening’). All around just great,” comments EARS co-president, engineer and JoyRide Recording Studio owner Blaise Barton.
Continues EARS co-president Reid Hyams, engineer and principal of X-Art Entertainment, “Carl’s presentation was brilliant – well received and most appreciated by everyone!”
Carl Tatz states, “It’s very gratifying to be able to share this heretofore unavailable knowledge to audio professionals who can take some advantage of it even without the PFS.”
Following the lecture, participants had the unique opportunity to audition the Carl Tatz Design PhantomFocus System in Soundscape's Studio A control room and experience the information presented in the lecture. Veteran engineer and Urban Guerrilla Engineers principal Danny Leake (Kanye West, Stevie Wonder, Sting) exclaimed, “The PhantomFocus System is extraordinary in its power, accuracy and detail. I had the advantage of hearing Mike’s room before Carl’s PFS....it was night and day. What sounded ‘soft focused’ before was brought into brilliant clarity. I cannot praise the PhantomFocus System enough.”
Engineer and Soundscape Studios owner Michael Kolar sums up his PFS experience: “When you can mix from instinct and taste as opposed to compensating for playback anomalies, the sky is the limit. When it’s right on the PhantomFocus System, it’s right everywhere.”