Dave Pensado Chooses Carl Tatz Edition™ Argosy Workstation
Dave Pensado, multi-award-winning engineer and co-host of acclaimed educational web series Pensado’s Place, recognizes the sonic advantage and visual impact of the new Carl Tatz Edition™ Dual 15-800 workstation by Argosy Console.
Console reflections present frequency response anomalies due to the dual path of direct vs. reflected audio bouncing off the console surface, creating a delay, and hence comb-filtering, resulting in various frequency dips at the listening position. Any way that this phenomenon can be attenuated is of great value. The Carl Tatz Edition™ Dual 15-800 workstation’s architecture has been proven to be very effective in minimizing these reflections in dozens of CTD PhantomFocus™ System (PFS™) installations, improving the performance of any monitor. Also, the Carl Tatz Edition is quite beautiful, with its richly flamed mahogany surface creating an impressive statement for any control room.
Nashville, TN – February 9, 2017 – GRAMMY®-winning engineer Dave Pensado has installed the new Carl Tatz Editon™ Argosy Dual 15-800 workstation in his mix room at The Fab Factory Studio D in Los Angeles.
After researching other offerings, Pensado made his selection based on the Carl Tatz Edition Argosy Dual 15-800’s ability to minimize reflections (and hence frequency dips at the listening position) and its stellar track record with Carl Tatz Design PhantomFocus™ installations. However, he was still concerned about how the console might negatively affect the monitor performance in his studio. As you will see in this video, the opposite became the reality. In the video, Pensado comments, “It’s more than a piece of furniture – it actually helps me make better records.”
“It’s very gratifying to have someone of Dave’s caliber recognize our product offerings, and we’re very happy that the Argosy Carl Tatz Edition Dual 15-800 has found a new home at the Fab Factory Studio D,” comments Carl Tatz.
Pensado, along with creator and co-host of Pensado’s Place Herb Trawick, has created a powerful forum that has been nurturing and enriching the pro audio community for several years now. The team shows no signs of stopping, as they prepare to unveil Pensado’s Village in the near future. (Details coming soon.)
About Carl Tatz Design
Carl Tatz Design (CTD) is an award winning studio design firm offering design and consulting services to homeowners and entertainment industry professionals in areas of: Recording Studios, Monitor Systems, Home Screening Rooms, Dedicated Listening Rooms, Acoustic Analysis, Tuning, and Sound Isolation. Carl Tatz is also the inventor of the industry acclaimed proprietary PhantomFocus™ System (PFS™) monitor tuning protocol. CTD’s many resources combine knowledge, experience and expertise in sound, picture and design to serve its clients worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.carltatzdesign.com.
About the PhantomFocus™ System
Carl Tatz Design’s proprietary PhantomFocus™ System monitor tuning protocol offers clients a unique opportunity to have a truly world-class monitoring experience in their room, no matter how modest. All speakers interact with the room they’re in, and the PhantomFocus System allows any monitors to perform at maximum accuracy – in any room – with a full 20Hz-to-20KHz frequency response and pinpoint imaging in what some owners have described as a “holographic sweet spot.” It is a new level of sonic accuracy that engenders easier, better and faster mixing that translates well in any environment.
There are approximately fifty steps in the proprietary PhantomFocus System implementation protocol, including phase alignment, system damping, speaker decoupling and isolation mounting, careful assessment of engineer/speaker placement relative to primary axial room modes, proprietary laser-calibrated speaker distancing and angle alignments, digitally-controlled crossover points and slopes for pass filtering, and, proprietary, multiband parametric equalization.
Hardware solutions can include monitor stands, concrete, Sorbothane™ and other isolation and damping materials, custom floating plenum mounts, subwoofer systems and custom digital processors. The PhantomFocus System evaluation and implementation is a full two-day process and can be applied to near-fields, mid-fields, and large soffit mounted monitors, regardless of manufacturer.
Carl Tatz Design installs the PhantomFocus System in existing control rooms and in all studios that are designed and built from the ground up by CTD. The result is like the aural equivalent of HD TV. Once you experience a PhantomFocus System, you can’t go back.
About the Carl Tatz Signature Series™ by Auralex®
The Carl Tatz Signature Series™ by Auralex® family of control room acoustic modules (now featured in a dedicated section on the Auralex website), emulates the look and acoustics of Carl Tatz’s custom designs at a fraction of the cost.
When paired with the acclaimed PhantomFocus System, it becomes the CTD MixRoom™, the sonic performance of which is unrivaled anywhere, defining a new standard for the audio professional. The MixRoom can quickly and affordably transform a simple rectangular room into a world-class mixing environment without peer.
“We’re honored to work with Carl Tatz, one of the top studio designers in the industry, on this exciting new Auralex offering. This new series makes Carl’s signature style easy and affordable enough for any serious studio owner. Now virtually any room can benefit from the same aesthetic and sound control enjoyed by top hitmakers like Rascal Flatts and others,” says Eric Smith, founder and president of Auralex Acoustics.
SOURCE: Carl Tatz Design