— Ryman Auditorium Chooses Carl Tatz Design's Highly Praised Monitor Tuning Enhancement Protocol For Critical Broadcast And Concert Recording Events —
Nashville, TN: As one of the more iconic venues in the world, the Ryman Auditorium stays consistently booked with concert acts ranging from the Grand Old Opry broadcasts to top-name acts in multiple genres from pop to country to jazz to stand-up comedy. “After auditioning a Carl Tatz Design (CTD) PhantomFocusâ„¢ System at one of the Rascal Flatts studios that Carl designed, Steve Gibson [musical director for the Grand Old Opry] and I agreed that no speaker choice or acoustic design alone was going to deliver that kind of performance, so it was a no-brainer decision for us to go with the PFS for the Ryman control room,” says Ryman chief broadcast engineer King Williams. “We also specified the Dynaudio M1, Bryston 4B combination that we heard.” House engineer Kevin Reinen states, “Everyone who uses the control room is blown away by our PhantomFocus System's amazingly detailed imaging and accurate tight bottom down to 20Hz. They just don't expect to hear that kind of performance in such a small room.” Recent recorded events include the Americana Awards and The Nashville Flood Relief Concert featuring top country performers Vince Gill, Brad Paisley, Ricky Skaggs and Keith Urban.