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October 13, 2020

Episode #339 – Studio Designer Carl Tatz, Reimagining The Album, And The Prophet 5 Reissued

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NEWS

  • The album is being reinvented for the streaming era
  • The legendary Prophet 5 synthesizer is being reissued

GUEST

Carl Tatz has gone from being a studio owner in Nashville to designing studios, mixing rooms and listening rooms for some of the biggest clients in the world. He then took that to another level by  developing his own technology and products.

Carl wanted to take monitoring to another more precise level and developed his Phantom Focus technology, which incorporates dual subwoofers and meticulous setup using a client’s existing monitors. The result is smooth pinpoint accuracy seldom heard in rooms without this optimization.

Along the way he incorporate his own products into the mix, which includes monitors, subwoofers, amplifiers, monitor stands, workstations and even a specialized eChair that helps keep the listener locked into the sweet spot. 

During the interview we talked about the beginnings of Phantom Focus, the little known Allison Effect, some practical room tips for setting up a subwoofer and your monitors, and much more.

On the intro I’ll take a look at how the album may be taking a new shape, and the reintroduction of the Prophet 5 synthesizer.


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