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The Toy Box Re-opens as a Carl Tatz Design® PhantomFocus MixRoom™ Studio

Carl Tatz Design transforms a modest Nashville, Tennessee control room into a world-class facility with a PhantomFocus MixRoom renovation featuring the PFM HD-1000 Master Reference Monitor System 

“The first time I heard the PFM HD-1000 Master Reference Monitor System, I was totally lost in the sound, and felt like I was being enveloped by the imaging and low end of the mix. They were the best monitors I had ever heard, hands down – and now I own them in my new PhantomFocus MixRoom” – Lij Shaw

Nashville, TN: Engineer/producer, Recording Studio Rockstars podcast creator and Nashville home studios defender Lij Shaw selected Carl Tatz Design® (CTD) to renovate The Toy Box recording studio’s control room. Acoustic and aesthetic enhancements were also implemented in the studio’s tracking room and isolation booth to make them more commensurate with the MixRoom’s level of performance.

Featured are the acclaimed PFM HD-1000 Master Reference Monitor System, Carl Tatz Edition Argosy Dual 15L Workstation and two PhantomFocus Porcelain eChairs. Carl Tatz Design custom acoustic modules by Auralex® are used throughout.

Commenting on his PhantomFocus MixRoom, Shaw says, “My new PhantomFocus MixRoom sounds amazing! I get really excited about creating in the studio now because I can clearly hear my recordings and mixes. Even before the HD-1000s were installed, I could hear an incredible difference even on my old worn-out monitors. Carl’s acoustic lens design opened up the space, making the room both look and sound much larger – like the music can finally breathe in my studio.”

“Another remarkable thing about the monitors,” continues Shaw, “is that I can turn the playback level way down for quiet monitoring and the PFM™ HD-1000s totally hold the sound together beautifully. What a pleasure it is to mix all day when what you are hearing is so clear and helpful, and doesn’t tire your ears. Also, I don’t have to go out to the car ten times to discover that my mix was way off. I can get the mix right the first time!”

Also, check out the recent Bobby Owsinski’s Inner Circle Podcast, which includes a segment where Lij and Bobby talk about the PhantonFocus System.

Photo caption: Pictured: Lij Shaw, engineer/producer and Recording Studio Rockstars podcast creator, sitting in the PhantomFocus eChair™ in front of the Carl Tatz Edition™ Argosy Dual 15L Workstation and PFM HD-1000 Master Reference Monitor System in his PhantomFocus MixRoom Studio, The Toy Box.