Panhandle House Opens new Studio B Mix Room with PhantomFocus Monitors

Denton, TX’s Panhandle House studio owners Erik and Marc Herbst have recently completed their in-house-designed and -built Studio B by having Carl Tatz Design (CTD®) commission two PhantomFocus PFM HD-1000 Master Reference Monitor Systems – one in the new Studio B mix room while upgrading the PhantomFocus System (PFS™) in Studio A, replacing the existing monitors with a pair of HD-1000s. 

The Panhandle House (new website coming soon) is a legacy PhantomFocus adopter, having installed their first PhantomFocus System in Studio A back in 2007 and upgraded in 2016. “When the Herbst brothers contacted us about their plans to build a long-anticipated mix room, we were able to provide some acoustic data for them, but there was no question that they would want to continue the studio’s PhantomFocus legacy that, in some measure, has contributed to their position as one of the top recording facilities in north Texas,” states studio designer Carl Tatz.

Wanting to bring the Panhandle House monitoring up to the latest PhantomFocus spec in the new Studio B mix room, CTD installed, along with the PFM HD-1000 Master Reference Monitors, a pair of PFM ICE Cube-12 Subwoofers and Sound Anchor PF Monitor Stands, and utilized the latest PFS tuning algorithms.

Marc Herbst oversees the day-to-day operations as studio manager while having been instrumental in creating the uniquely beautiful library motif that was crafted into the Studio B mix room. As engineer, producer and musician, Erik Herbst is the musical creative heart of The Panhandle House.

For more information, visit carltatzdesign.com.