â€” Turnkey Monitor Tuning Protocol Provides World Class Performance Even in Nightmare Acoustic Environments â€”
Nashville, TN: Continuing the trend of the engineer / producer / musician / songwriter needing his or her own studio, Nashvilleâ€™s Kyle Lee (Michael W. Smith, TobyMac) accepted an invitation to become part of a larger studio complex that housed several other artists, engineers and producers. The space he was given was a former overdub booth that would be his control room. The list of egregious acoustic anomalies included a small lopsided cone-shaped room; a commercial dropped ceiling; and only high frequency absorption with a little foam in two corners. â€œNo matter what positioning I tried with the speakers, the center imaging was vague and I just couldnâ€™t find any low end,â€? says Lee, â€œeven though my monitors were specâ€™ed to go down to 45Hz. I used a small subwoofer and that just confused the issue, adding a one-note bass quality to the sound.â€?
Enter Carl Tatz Design (CTD) and the PhantomFocusâ„¢ System monitor tuning enhancement protocol that was able to essentially ignore the room problems. â€œI love tough rooms like this because the transformation is so dramatic,â€? explains Tatz. more