Meeting Topic: Studio Monitoring: The Phantom Focus System
Moderator Name: AES Officers
Speaker Name: Carl Tatz
Other business or activities at the meeting: AES Convention Preview
Meeting Location: College of Education Building (COE) Room 104, Middle Tennessee State University
Due to an emergency power outage that affected numerous buildings at MTSU, this meeting could not take place as planned. It will be rescheduled as soon as possible based on Carl Tatz's availability.
The current (Fall 2015) semester saw the introduction of three newly optimized monitoring systems in the Department of Recording Industry's Control Rooms A, B and Mix 180 at MTSU. Acoustical consultant Carl Tatz performed the system analysis and modifications during the summer using a series of alignment and signal processing procedures that he collectively describes as the "Phantom Focus" protocol.
MTSU now features Phantom Focus stereo monitoring in five of its control rooms, allowing students and faculty to record and mix with unprecedented confidence in the extended frequency range and linear response of the customized systems.
In this guest lecture, Carl Tatz will describe the characteristics and benefits of accurate monitoring along with the meaurement and alignment procedures he's developed over several decades of high-profile studio design work for clients in Nashville and throughout the United States.