â€” One of Nashvilleâ€™s top mastering suites comes back strong with new cutting-edge PhantomFocusâ„¢ Technology after devastating flood damage and ten-month renovation â€”
Nashville, TN: â€œAt first I was actually frightened, as if I had been transported to the planet Jupiter and then just became giddy with the realization that I had this incredible monitoring system in my mastering suite â€“ it was that dramatic.â€?
Thatâ€™s how Jim DeMain described his first listening experience after Carl Tatz implemented a new state-of-the-art PhantomFocusâ„¢ System 2 for Yes Master Studios in Nashville after the facilityâ€™s ten-month post-flood renovation. Tatz had designed the facility back in 2004 along with an early-iteration PhantomFocus System.
DeMain has been very successful, staying booked over the years with a wide array of clients and GRAMMYÂ® awards, including most recently the GRAMMY-nominated Band of Joy by Robert Plant.
The new system incorporates the latest PhantomFocus protocols and technologies, including proprietary 159-band, 96k digital processing; 220 Volt Bryston SST2 amplification; new damping and isolation elements; and line level and low voltage embellishments.
â€œWe pulled out all the stops for Jim this time, using everything weâ€™ve learned over the last decade to make Yes Master really pop, and it paid off big time,â€? says Tatz.
DeMain commented, â€œI took the new Vince Gill CD Iâ€™ve been working on in my temporary space and put it up on Carlâ€™s new system. I was able to hear details and nuances that I never new existed, and the low-end definition and extension are insane. I took those new tweaks out to the car and I’m convinced that this is the best work I’ve ever done.â€?