- Top-tier Nashville session player John Willis replaces legacy analog PhantomFocus™ System (PFS™) with new digital successor at his Carl Tatz Design studio, Willisoundz -
Nashville, TN: As part of a recent studio renovation that included Carl Tatz Acoustic Lens™ modules by Auralex, custom console furniture by Sound Construction & Supply and a 60" Samsung video monitor, Willisoundz studio owner John Willis chose to upgrade to the latest PhantomFocus™ System technology, replacing his 2006 legacy analog PFS to drive his Dynaudio Air 20 monitors.
During a recent Rode microphone shoot-out project at the studio with GRAMMY®-nominated engineer/producer/educator John Merchant, who is also owner of the award-winning Carl Tatz Design studio Red Door as well as a Dual PFS user, Merchant suggested that Willis move up to the new 2013 PFS technology. Although pleased with his earlier-generation PFS monitoring, the new system's performance came as quite a shock. Even though he anticipated being impressed, he was not prepared for its impact. "When I first sat down to experience the new system, I was sick," laments Willis. "It made everything so crystal-clear, 3D, and full-frequency range-accurate, I wanted to go back and remix everything I've ever done. Kudos to Carl and the new PhantomFocus System for continuing to make my little slice of home studio a world-class facility."
When virtuoso guitar session player John Willis is not creating studio "magic" around town for the likes of Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw and a long list of other top Nashville artists, he is working on any number of mainstream and independent acts as a producer/musician/engineer in his personal studio, Willisoundz. His studio production modus operandi has evolved into a sort of high-tech one-man-band/mad scientist approach that he controls like a musical Dr. Frankenstein, creating monster sounds from his "cockpit" array of recording and musical instrument gear. He advises, "Don't settle for second place. Carl is the master – invest in your studio's future with the PhantomFocus System."