Nashville-Based Lehning Family Dynasty Trusts Their Carl Tatz Design Dual PhantomFocusâ„¢ System for Music and Film Production

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Legendary Producer/Engineer Kyle Lehning and Sons Jason, Jordan and Eric Greatly Enhance Both Dynaudio M3 Mains and ATC SCM 20 Near Fields with CTD’s Proprietary Monitor Tuning Protocol, the PhantomFocus™ System, at Their Personal Studio, The Compound

Nashville, TN: “Damn you Carl Tatz� was the subject line of the email from Kyle Lehning to Carl Tatz after he implemented Lehning’s Dynaudio M3 main monitors with his widely heralded PhantomFocus™ System (PFS) monitor tuning protocol. “You made the Dyns sound so amazing, the consensus here is that we need you to PhantomFocus the ATC near fields now!�

Lehning, a multiple GRAMMY® winner, has been producer and engineer for country music icon Randy Travis throughout his career, with multiple gold and platinum awards to his credit. The head of Asylum Records through the 90s, he has continued to produce and record many artists over the

years, including acts as varied as Little Richard, George Jones and Restless Heart, and shows no sign of slowing down. He finished new CDs for icons Johnny Mathis and Jimmy Webb this year and is in the process of completing a new CD for Kenny Rogers and emerging artist James Dupré.

The Lehning dynasty poses a quadruple threat in the new Nashville music scene, as Kyle’s three sons have apparently inherited their dad’s chops. Jason Lehning, also a multi-GRAMMY winner, is working with two younger artists, Matt Wertz and Mat Kearney, while the other brothers, engineer/producer/songwriter Jordan and singer/songwriter/actor/screenwriter Eric, have been awarded Best Picture and Best soundtrack for their film “Make Out with Violence� by the Nashville Film Festival. As if this were not impressive enough, a fourth Lehning son, Ryan (not pictured) whom Kyle describes as “the only one of us with a REAL job,� is Senior Consul for the copyright collection agency SoundExchange in Washington, DC. Kyle notes, “…he likes the way the speakers sound too…�
In the testimonial section of the PFS brochure on the Carl Tatz Design website (, Kyle states, “Carl Tatz and his PhantomFocus System have managed to create a full-range, accurate, musical listening environment that gives us confidence that our mixes are going to sound the way we intend, no matter the destination. He’s done two systems for us and we love them both.�