Designing Sonic Sanctuaries: Carl Tatz, Designer


Carl Tatz: Award-Winning Studio Designer (Bob Bullock, Ed Seay, Byron Gallimore)

In this episode of The Jay Franze Show, we welcome Carl Tatz, an award-winning studio designer and the principal of Nashville-based Carl Tatz Design LLC. With over thirty years of experience as a GRAMMY®-nominated engineer/producer, commercial studio owner, and acclaimed acoustician, Carl has transformed how we experience sound.

From his early days as a musician, composer, and recording engineer to owning the renowned Recording Arts studio, which received accolades from Mix Magazine as one of the “Great Studios Of the World,” Carl’s journey has been remarkable. Nominated for a GRAMMY┬« Award for his production work, Carl’s passion for music and cinema was instilled at a young age when he worked at his father’s drive-in theater, equipped with state-of-the-art 70-mm Todd-A-O projectors.

Join us as we delve into the fascinating world of audio and acoustics with Carl Tatz. Throughout the episode, we explore his unique approach to studio and personal recording space design, which has garnered praise from high-profile engineers, producers, and artists alike. Carl’s innovative PhantomFocus™ System and Precision Monitoring Instruments have revolutionized control rooms nationwide, providing engineers and producers with unparalleled performance and full-frequency accuracy.

As we learn about Carl’s vast expertise in entertainment, acoustics, and customer service, we gain insight into how he seamlessly integrates his clients’ visions into his designs. Carl’s approach centers on understanding the client’s lifestyle and emotional connection to the space, whether it’s a commercial studio or a personal screening room. As he travels the country working on various projects, he remains committed to exceeding expectations and helping his clients see and hear the world in new and extraordinary ways.

Join us for a captivating conversation with Carl Tatz as we explore the art and science of audio space design, its impact on artists, and the boundless possibilities in the world of acoustics. Don’t miss this episode filled with inspiring stories, invaluable insights, and a glimpse into the mind of a true visionary in the realm of studio design and acoustic engineering.

Show Information

  • Host: Jay Franze
  • Guest: Carl Tatz
  • Recorded: August 7, 2023


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