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    VINTAGE HISTORY BY YEAR
     

    We are providing the following information to give some perspective to the development of open reel or analog reel to reel tape recording, their manufacturers and references back to the specific equipment where we have data available.  We will correct and add information as we receive additional information.  Also included is a time line for Martin and Phantom Productions. Pictures may be clicked for larger view.  We have attempted to be as accurate as possible and always appreciate receiving information that will help us update and maintain this page.  Contact


    1980 to present   PLEASE NOTE: Price listings by items reflect the original "list/retail" price (from best sources available).  Go to 1877 to 1959  • Go to 1960 to 1979
     
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    1980

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    Otari MX50

    Pioneer RT-901

    Pioneer RT-909 $900

    Teac A-3300  $795

    Teac A-3440   $1,199

    Teac 80-8 $3,500

    Teac VS-88 80-8 Variable speed control

    Teac 144 PortaStudio

    Technics RS-1500  $2300

    Technics RS-1506  $2500

    Shure 516 EQ

    Shure 556

    3M, Mitsubishi, Sony and Studer each introduces a multitrack digital recorder.

    Eight Americans killed in ill-fated attempt to rescue hostages held by Iranian militants.

    Mt. St. Helens erupted

    Ronald Reagan elected - Iranian hostages freed after inauguration

    John Lennon shot

    First LASIK surgery patent - IBM

     

     

    Phantom Productions - Austin

    • Hosted DHS' TELEJOURNAL, one of the first statewide video news magazines produced by an agency or corporation.

    • 02/29/80 - 1st Music video - "Dan & Dave - Live at the Backroom"

    • 2/11/80 Big Brothers Big Sisters

    • 03/08/80 New Generation Productions - Lake Travis - Len Clark - Peter Butcher

    • Help create New Generations Productions

    • Designed recording studio that later became Austin's Riverside Recording Studio

    • Martin worked with the band "Shammy" who moved their mobile home recording studio to the New generations property. 

    • 03/25/80 St. James mastering

    •03/27/80 Produced album for ACR - Lon Morris Junior College

    • 03/31/80 Juan Hinojosa - Venzuelan Radio show

    • 4/6/80 First Presbyterian Church - Alpine

    • 04/17/80 Radio jingles - Benny MacArthur

    • 04/19/80 Radio jingles - Craig Davis

    • 04/28/80 - Cleveland mix

    • 04/27/80 Radio jingles - Benny MacArthur

    • 05/18/80 Jack Limbo Studio sessions

    • 06/07/80 New Wave sessions

    • 07/27/80 Kim Meyers sessions State street cafe

    • 08/04/80 Hope Harrell

    • 08/15/80 Texas Banking Association

    • 08/29/80 Kade I Man Reggae - Antone's

    • 9/80 Shammy - Sunny Skies studio sessions

    Tapco 4400Teac A-3300Teac A-3340

    Teac ME-120sTeac Model 2 mixer & MB20 meter bridge

    More info about Phantom in the '80's


    Austin, Texas' Christopher Cross releases "Sailing" and a year later wins 5 Grammy's

    1981

    Go to ads

    MTV

    Pioneer RT-901

    Pioneer RT-909 $900

    Teac 144 PortaStudio

    Teac A-3300  $795

    Teac A-3440  $1,199

    Teac 80-8 $3,500

    Technics RS-1500  $1450

    Technics RS-1506  $1850

    Shure 516 EQ

    Shure 556

    Philips demonstrates the Compact Disc (CD).

    Pres. Reagan & James Brady shot

    space shuttle Columbia

    IBM personal computer

    air traffic controllers strike

    Sandra Day O'Connor first woman on U.S. Supreme Court.

    Bob Marley dies

    Harry Chapin dies

     

    Phantom Productions - Austin

    • Formed partnership with Peter Butcher and formed company Music Etcetera with the goal of promoting US artists to international publishers and record companies. At this time Peter acquired the promotional contract for the remake of Leslie Gore's "It's My Party."

    • 01//81 Sweet Home Baptist Church Album

    • 02/81 Dan & Dave "Live at the Back Room" album sessions

    • 03/81 James Riley sessions

    •03/81 Gold Key Marketing  promos

    • 03/81 UT Music recitals

    Tapco 4400

    Teac A-3300

    Teac A-3340

    Teac ME-120s

    Teac Model 2 mixer & MB20 meter bridge

     

    More info about Phantom in the '80's

    1982

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    Compact Disc

    Otari MX5050 BQII  $2,995

    Pioneer RT-909 $900

    ReVox B77     $2199

    Teac A-3300  $795

    Teac A-3440   $1,199

    Teac 80-8 $3,500

    Teac 85-16

    Technics RS-1500  $1450

    Technics RS-1506  $1850

    Technics RS-1520  $1800

    Technics RS-1700 $1995

    Shure 516 EQ

    Teac Model 16

    Sony releases the first CD player, the Model CDP-101.

    Equal Rights Amendment was defeated

    AIDS epidemic

    First permanent artificial heart

    Phantom Productions - Austin

    • Martin - Chief Engineer - Austin Custom Records

    • Martin - Member Audio Engineering Society

    • Martin joined Peter Butcher's Rich Records

    • Martin served as Chair and Member, Austin Community College Business Management Advisory Board (1982-1990)

     

    Tapco 4400Teac A-3300Teac A-3340Teac ME-120s

    Teac Model 2 mixer & MB20 meter bridge

    More info about Phantom in the '80's

    1983  

    Akai GX-636 $1,075

    Akai GX-77  $795

    Otari MX5050 BQII $2,995

    Pioneer RT-909 $900

    Tandberg 20A $1,300

    Teac A-3300  $795

    Teac A-3440   $1,199

    Tascam 38 & 58

    Teac X-3 $595

    Technics RS-1500  $1450

    Technics RS-1506  $1850

    Technics RS-1520  $1800

    Technics RS-1700 $1995

    Uher SG-631 $1,300

    Shure 516 EQ

    Fiber optic for telephone

    Sally Ride first woman in space

    South Korean passenger jet shot down by soviets

    Lebanon Marine bombing

    Grenada

    Karen Carpenter dies

    Phantom Productions - Austin

    • Began managing bands beginning with Housewives Choice

    • Martin served as Chair and Member, Austin Community College Business Management Advisory Board (1982-1990)

    • Martin - Member Audio Engineering Society

    Teac A-3300Teac A-3340Teac ME-120

    Teac Model 2 mixer & MB20 meter bridge

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    Austin's Stevie Ray Vaughn releases Texas Flood. 

    1984

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    Otari MX5050 BQI  $2,995

    Technics RS-1500  $1450

    Technics RS-1506  $1850

    Technics RS-1520  $1800

    Technics RS-1700 $1995

     

    Apple launches first Mac computer

    regional companies took over local telephone service from AT&T

    space shuttle Challenger- two astronauts became first humans to fly free of a spacecraft

    Agent Orange

    Reagan reelected

    Marvin Gaye dies

     

    Phantom Productions - Austin

    • Recorded Air Texas radio show

    • Management - Housewives Choice

    • Martin served as Chair and Member, Austin Community College Business Management Advisory Board (1982-1990)

    • Martin - Member Audio Engineering Society

    Teac A-3300

    Teac A-3340

    Tapco 4400

    Teac ME-120s

    Teac Model 2 mixer & MB20 meter bridge

     

    More info about Phantom in the '80's

    1985

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    Otari MX5050 BQII

    $2,995

    Tascam 388

     

    Philadelphia police bombed MOVE anarchists

    TWA jet was seized by terrorists after takeoff from Athens

    Live Aid concert

    Palestinian hijackers seized Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro

    General Electric buys RCA Corp $6.28 bil

     

    Phantom Productions - Austin

    Phantom to this point was primarily providing on-location recording to musicians. We realized that one of the ways we could be more helpful to the musicians we were working with, was to begin handling the day to day tasks that enabled the artist to pursue their music. This evolved into a role as Artist Manager (although we soon found the role was more accurately described as "investor"). Video had already become a dominant media for promotion and it was expensive for the musicians to buy production. We decided to also invest in video production to see if it might give our artists an edge. We choose SVHS as it provided a higher resolution and was much less expensive than Beta SP.

    This was a great year, as Martin had met Chris and she joined the music business on the first date with dinner and then an evening with Peter Butcher at "Rollingwood Recording" an Austin recording studio.

    • Martin initiated the Commercial Music Degree program at Austin Community College

    • Martin served as Chair and Member, Austin Community College Business Management Advisory Board (1982-1990)

    • Martin - Member Audio Engineering Society

    Teac A-3300

    Teac A-3340

    Tapco 4400

    Teac ME-120s

    Teac Model 2 mixer & MB20 meter bridge

    More info about Phantom in the '80's

    1986

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    Otari MX5050 BQII

    $2,995

     

    first digital consoles

    R-DAT recorders are introduced in Japan.

    first Martin Luther King Jr. Day observed

    space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after liftoff

    Statue of Liberty celebrations

    Iran-contra scandal

    Phantom Productions - Austin

    • Chris and Martin worked the creation of a the Commercial Music degree program at Austin Community College. Beginning in 1986 proposals and surveys were continually provided to ACC to convince the college of the need. It took several years and lots of help from others. It became a reality in the Summer of 1988 (regular classes began in 1989. ACC said if ten students showed up for the first class, they would continue the program. Thirty-eight showed and additional classes had to be created. Click for more.

    • Martin served as Chair and Member, Austin Community College Business Management Advisory Board (1982-1990)

    Teac A-3300

    Teac A-3340

    Teac ME-120s

    Teac Model 2 mixer & MB20 meter bridge

    Apple computer

    More info about Phantom in the '80's

    1987

    Go to ads

     

    Otari MX5050 BQII

    $2,995

    Tascam MS-16, ATR-80/24

     

    Digidesign markets "Sound Tools," a Macintosh-based digital workstation using DAT as its source and storage medium.

    first US trillion-dollar budget

    AIDS drug  AZT approved

    Immigration amnesty

    Iraqi missile killed 37 sailors on the frigate USS Stark

    200th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution signing

    Wall Street crashed

    Reagan and Gorbachev sign pact to dismantle all 1,752 U.S. and 859 Soviet missiles

    Phantom Productions' partner Peter Butcher is asked to host an Austin visit by the New Music Seminar folks from New York. Peter introducs them to Louis Black and Rowland Swenson of the Austin Chronicle who subsequently create South by Southwest SXSW

    Phantom Productions, Inc. - Austin

    • Phantom Productions incorporated

    • Phantom began operating out of Austin Center at 700 Brazos

    • Management - Deborah Giles Ron Rogers

    • Chris and Martin promoted Texas musicians in England.  Using US NTSC video playback equipment, they convinced several record companies and publishers to review their artists. The reasoning being that an NTSC video could not be left, so it was watched on the spot.  We'd never get the battery power supply through Customs these days.

    • Phantom also added a 4X4 Production vehicle

    • Phantom's production shifted from audio recording to primarily video production in order to support the promotion of Artist Management.

    • Chris & Martin continued to advocate for the the Commercial Music Degree program at Austin Community College

    • Martin served as Chair and Member, Austin Community College Business Management Advisory Board (1982-1990)

    • Martin - Secretary Central Texas - Audio Engineering Society

    Teac A-3300Teac A-3340Tapco 4400Teac ME-120s

    Teac Model 2 mixer & MB20 meter bridge

    Began using Panasonic SVHS commercial video cameras and automated editing.

    Apple computer

    More info about Phantom in the '80's

    1988

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    Fostex 20  $999

    Fostex A2  $2450

    Otari MX5050 BQII  $2,995

    ReVox B77  $1,650

    Tascam 22-2  $795

    Tascam 32  $1195

    Tascam 42B  $1995

    Teac X-2000-M  $1495

    Teac X-300  $795

    Tascam 1/2" 16 track MS-16

    Tascam digital 24 track introduced

    ATR-80/24

     

    Dr. Koop says cigarettes addictive

    Medicare benefits extended

    worst US drought in over 50 years

    Missile from U.S. Navy warship Vincennes mistakenly strikes a commercial Iranian airliner, July 3, killing all 290

    GH Bush elected

    Pan Am Flight 103 Lockerbie, Scotland

     

    Phantom Productions, Inc. - Austin

    • Management - Deborah Giles Ron Rogers

    • Martin - Member NARAS

    • Martin - Secretary Central Texas - Audio Engineering Society

    • Martin served as Chair and Member, Austin Community College Business Management Advisory Board (1982-1990)

    ACC News Interview with ACC President Dan Angel and Martin

    Part 1Part 2Part 3

    Chris & Martin attended Midem in Cannes, France and where we entered into a partnership with David Case, Mass Productions, Milton Keynes, England. David later became Phantom UK.

    •  productions primarily video production

    Teac A-3300Teac A-3340Tapco 4400Teac ME-120s

    Teac Model 2 mixer & MB20 meter bridge

    Panasonic SVHS commercial video cameras and automated editing.

    Apple computer

    More info about Phantom in the '80's

    1989

    Go to ads

     

    Otari MX5050 BQII

    $2,995

    ReVox B77  $1,650

     

    Exxon Valdez

    Oliver North convicted

    rescue of savings and loan industry

    Colin Powell chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

    Pete Rose banned

    Hurricane Hugo

    earthquake San Francisco Bay area

    Manuel Noriega captured

    Phantom Productions, Inc. - Austin

    In 1989 Phantom Productions celebrated 25 years in the music business.

    Chris went 100% Phantom Productions, Inc.

    • Chris & martin, Members, Austin Music Business Association

    • Martin gave Chris an Austin Community College class on hot air ballooning.  Tape that was shot of class was turned into a training video for Crewing for Hot Air ballooning and resulted in numerous video jobs (Baltimore, Washington DC, Mexico, UK, etc) & some 50+ hot air balloon rides.

    • Martin - Member NARAS

    • Martin served as Chair and Member, Austin Community College Business Management Advisory Board (1982-1990)

    • Secretary Central Texas - Audio Engineering Society

    • Launched Phantom Records with promotional ad in Billboard during "Spotlight on Austin."

    • Primarily artist management & video production

    Teac A-3300Teac A-3340Tapco 4400Teac ME-120s

    Teac Model 2 mixer & MB20 meter bridge

    Apple computer

    More info about Phantom in the '80's

     

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    1990

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    Fostex R8  $2,100

    Nagra 4-2,E,T-Audio

    Otari MX5050 BQII  $2,995

    Otari MX-50 $1,695

    ReVox B77  $1,650

    Tascam 22-2  $799

    Tascam 32  $1199

    Tascam 22-2  $1099

    Tascam 42-B  $2299

    Teac X-300 $799

    Tascam MSR-24 $13,999 - 1" 24 track

     

     

    Dolby proposes a 5-channel surround-sound scheme for home theater systems.

    Michael Milkin guilty

    Americans With Disabilities Act

    Kuwait invaded by Iraq

    Clean Air Act strengthened

    Stevie Ray Vaughn died

    Phantom Productions, Inc. - Austin

    The 90's began with significant projects going forward on several fronts. The partnership with David Case in England provided Phantom with European and Asian offices through Phantom, UK. In addition Andy Murphy joined Phantom as a producer and Peter K. as a promotional agent. Our artists were going strong and we produced a business video to promote our services. You can view clips from that video using Real Player.

    Intro    Production, Int'l  - Artist management Mark Luke Daniels, Tracie Lynn, Linden Sherwin, James HinkleJohn Cambridge

    Skull Duggery a Heavy Metal band was also signed to management in 1990.  Recording at Austin recording Studio.

    • Chris and Martin were now managing artists in a variety of styles; Country, Folk, Blues, Rock and Metal.

    • Martin went 100% Phantom Productions, Inc.

    • Chris & martin, Members, Austin Music Business Association

    • Martin - Member NARAS

    • Martin - Member Audio Engineering Society

    • Martin served as Chair and Member, Austin Community College Business Management Advisory Board (1982-1990)

    • Primarily artist management & video production

    Here's a video produced for Tracie Lynn Go listen to Tracie's "The Silence"

    Teac A-3300Teac A-3340Tapco 4400Teac ME-120s

    Teac Model 2 mixer & MB20 meter bridge

    Apple computer

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    Stevie Ray Vaughn dies in helicopter crash

    1991

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    Fostex R8 $2000
    Fostex G-16 $8,995

     

    Tascam DA-800/24 (Panasonic & Sony joined with Tascam to develop 24 digital & 2 analog track recorder)

     

    Alesis unveils the ADAT, the first "affordable" digital multitrack recorder.

    Apple debuts the "QuickTime" multimedia format.

    Ampex introduces 499 mastering tape

    Persian Gulf War

    Clarence Thomas

    Charles Keating

    Austin, Texas named "Live Music Capitol of the World" because of its 500 live music venues

     

    Phantom Productions, Inc. - Austin

    • 1991 started off with Marcia Ball's band backing Tracie Lynn for a demo album at Cedar Creek recording Studio using engineer/producer Fred Remmert.

    • After another successful trip to Midem, Chris and Martin had signed Mark Luke Daniels to the publisher "The Montie Music Group" who was Richie Valens worldwide publisher. The signing was completed in Monte Carlo at the Loews Hotel.  This subsequently resulted in a 7 album record contract with Gene Simmons of the rock group "KISS" on Simmons Custom RCA label. 

    • Martin Chair, Austin Music Business Association

    • Chris & martin, Members, Austin Music Business Association

    • Member, International Business Advisory Committee , Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce

    • Martin Member NARAS

    • Martin - Member Audio Engineering Society

    Primarily video production

    Teac A-3300Teac A-3340Tapco 4400Teac ME-120s

    Teac Model 2 mixer & MB20 meter bridge

    More info about Phantom in the '90's

    1992

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      Fostex R8 $2000  

    The Nagra D is introduced as a self-contained battery-operated field recorder using Nagra's own 4-channel 24-bit open-reel format.

    TWA bankrupt

    Los Angeles riots after 4 white police officer acquitted of beating Rodney King

    Hurricane Andrew

    Ruby Ridge

    Bill Clinton defeats Ross Perot

    US troops in Somalia

    Phantom Productions, Inc. - Austin

    • Martin Chair, Austin Music Business Association

    • Chris & martin, Members, Austin Music Business Association

    • Member, International Business Advisory Committee , Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce

    • Martin Member NARAS

    • Martin - Member Audio Engineering Society

    Primarily video production

    Teac A-3300Teac A-3340Tapco 4400Teac ME-120s

    Teac Model 2 mixer & MB20 meter bridge

    Clients:David Perkoff Music, Inc.,Texas Council of Community MHMR,Liberty Balloon Company,American Balloon Corp,Blueberry Balloon fest,Morgan Automotive,Middletown Public Library,James Courts,Leon County School Board, Finance Dept.

    More info about Phantom in the '90's

    1993

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    Mackie unveils the first "affordable" 8-bus analog console.

    World Trade Center bombing

    Branch Davidian compound

    The Great Flood of 1993

    33 major U.S. military bases closed

    don't ask, don't tell

    Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    Brady Bill

    Frank Zappa died

    Phantom Productions, Inc. - Austin

    • Martin Member NARAS

    • Martin - Member Audio Engineering Society

    Clients:Middletown Public Library,Old Pueblo Balloon Classic,Promo One,Merrill Lynch,Marco Antonio Rodriguez L.Mexico,American Balloon Corp, Liberty Balloon Company,Skysigns Unlimited, Inc., Kodak Hot Air Balloon Race, Andrews Air Force Base, Washington, DC,Corporate Hot Air, Tiger Software, Markborough Texas, Inc., Austin Division,Poteet Strawberry Festival,James Courts Master Hypnotherapist

    Phantom Phacts Spring 1993

    Apple computer

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    1994

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    Yamaha unveils the ProMix 01, the first "affordable" digital multitrack console.

    North American Free Trade Agreement

    Los Angeles earthquake

    Whitewater affair

    Byron De La Beckwith convicted of Medgar Evers murder

    Aldrich Ames charged with spying

    baseball players on strike

    Kurt Cobain died

    Phantom Productions, Inc. - Austin

    • Martin Member NARAS

    • Martin - Member Audio Engineering Society

    Clients:Poteet Strawberry Festival,Plano Hot Air Balloon Association,Creative Interchange Consultants Int'l, Inc.,Balloon Federation of America, Liberty Balloon Company, American Balloon Corp,Moving Image Production, Corporate Hot Air Skysigns Unlimited, Inc.,Florida,David Perkoff Music, Esther's Follies, Ray Anderson, American Heart Association, Haynes and Boone, Lubbock Regional MHMR,Mid-States Corporate Federal CU,Austin Ind School District, Construction Man.,City of Austin, Dept. of Planning & Development,City of Austin, Dept. of Public Works & Trans., Labatt, Canada,BRSG Black Rogers Sullivan Goodnight, Inc, The Metro School Dist of Wayne Township,American Constructors, Inc.,Danger Zone The FOX Network,Geologist Division,Liberty Balloon Company,

    30th Anniversary - Phantom Production, Inc.

    Phantom Productions turned thirty this year. Newsletter

    Letter from American Heart Association

    More info about Phantom in the '90's

    1995      

    Iomega debuts high-capacity "Jaz" and "Zip" drives, useful as removable storage media for hard-disk recording.

    Republicans' “Contract With America,”

    $20 bil loan to help Mexico

    Oklahoma City Federal Building bombing

    Atlantis made the first in a series of dockings with Russian space station Mir

    Scott O'Grady F-16 shot down

    O. J. Simpson found not guilty

    Million Man March

    55-mile-per-hour speed limit repealed

    Dean Martin died

    Jerry Garcia died

    Selena died

    Phantom Productions, Inc. - Austin

    • Martin Member NARAS

    • Martin - Member Audio Engineering Society

    Clients: Apple Computer,Ballooning Magazine,Consulting International,Florida, David Perkoff Music, Inc.,C. J. Johnson,Dell Computer,Live Oak Theater,KGSR FM,Ray Anderson,The Courtyard,Creative Interchange Consultants Int'l, Inc.,Maryland Preakness Celebration,Volunteer Management Associates,Allied Film Video,Keith Kelly,Capital City Container Corporation,Australian Hot Air Balloons,Leander Independent School District,First Presbyterian Church Austin,Campbell Memorial Hospital,North Texas Ballooning Association, American Constructors, Inc.,Ojo Magic,New Mexico,Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan,Mary Shiels Hospital,Hospital Volunteer Dept,,City of Arlington,Dover Elevators,Esther's Follies,Poteet Strawberry Festival,American Balloon Corp,

    More info about Phantom in the '90's

    1996      

    Record labels begin to add multimedia files to new releases, calling them "enhanced CDs."

    START II treaty

    Cuban jets shot down 2 civilian planes

    James and Susan McDougal convicted Whitewater

    Atlanta Olympics bombing

    Clinton reelected

    Phantom Productions, Inc. - Austin

    • Martin Member NARAS

    • Martin - Member Audio Engineering Society

    • Martin - Member, Entertainment Industry Task Force, Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce

    Confederate Air Force San Marcos • August 17, 1996  • Russian YAK flight + Bell P-39 and other interviews

    View QuickTimeRealPlayer  •  WinMedia

    Clients:NASA, MCET - Mass Corp. for Ed. Telecommunications, Air and Space Museum,AT&T Wireless Services,Poteet Strawberry Festival,Palm Harbor Homes (12 part management training series,Esther's Follies,Central Texas Ballooning Club,American Balloon Corp,Galaxy Promotions,Consulting International, Florida, Comedy Sports for AT&T, Dick Goss Promotions,David Perkoff Music, Inc.,Skysigns Unlimited, Inc .Florida,Texas Department of Human Services,C. J. Johnson,Ray Anderson, Comedy Sports,Cajun Electrical Cooperative,

    More info about Phantom in the '90's

    1997      

    DVD videodiscs and players are introduced. An audio version with 6-channel surround sound is expected to eventually supplant the CD as the chosen playback medium in the home.

    Bombs abortion clinics Tulsa

    Madeleine Albright first woman to head State Dept.

    Heaven's Gate religious cult found dead

    Timothy McVeigh & Terry Nichols convicted

    Dow Jones fell 554.26

    Ramzi Ahmed Yousef and Eyad Ismoil Yousef convicted in the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center

    John Denver died

    Phantom Productions, Inc. - Austin

    • Martin Member NARAS

    • Martin - Member Audio Engineering Society

    • Martin - Member, Entertainment Industry Task Force, Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce

    Clients:AT&T Wireless Services, GRB Entertainment - The Learning Channel, Consulting International, Tampa, Florida, Poteet Strawberry Festival,Ray Anderson, Esther's Follies, Church of Latter Day Saints, Pitsco, Inc., Canada, Discovery Canada,Brad Henderson,Lipscomb Event Managers, Inc.,City of Austin, Public Works,DOD, On-Site Inspection Agency,USA MICOM,American Constructors, Inc.,Central Texas Ballooning Club,Comedy Sports for SPRINT,LAF Communications,Andy Fowler)

    Apple computer

    Media 100

    More info about Phantom in the '90's

    1998      

    Monica Lewinsky

    Theodore Kaczynski, the “Unabomber,” arrested

    Clinton announced a budget surplus of $70 billion for fiscal year 1998, the first since 1969

    Terrorist bomb U.S. embassies in Kenya, and Tanzania

    John Glenn returns to space in shuttle Discovery

    tobacco companies in settlement with 46 states

    Frank Sinatra died

    Tammy Wynette died

    Phantom Productions, Inc. - Austin

    • Martin Member NARAS

    • Martin - Member Audio Engineering Society

    Clients: GRB Entertainment Consulting International, Florida, Poteet Strawberry Festival, University of Texas at Austin, The City of McAllen,Texas, Mike Murray, Consultants International,

    Apple computers

    Media 100.Apple Final Cut Pro

    More info about Phantom in the '90's

    1999      

    Clinton acquitted in impeachment trial

    Dr. Jack Kevorkian sentenced to 10-25 years in prison

    Matthew Shepard beaten - 2 convicted

    Columbine High School

    John F. Kennedy Jr. dies in private plane rash

    Dusty Springfield died

    Phantom Productions, Inc. - Austin

    • Martin Member NARAS

    • Martin - Member Audio Engineering Society

    Began vintage reel to reel recording collection with Edison Cylinder Player and the Roberts 770X

    Clients:Pitsco, Inc., Pitsco Catalog Div. Canada, Harvey Pittel Saxophone Quartet, Poteet Strawberry Festival, Keith Kelly, Storm Warnings! Great North Int'l, Inc., Mike Murray,  Del Poling - Consulting International, Florida

    Apple computers

    Apple Final Cut Pro

    Reel2ReelTexas.com launched with purchase of Roberts 770 and 1904 Edison cylinder player

    More info about Phantom in the '90's

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    2000      

    Y2K

    America Online buys Time Warner

    human genome

    Elián González

    Tiger Woods youngest to win all 4 of golf's majors

    USS Cole

    RU-486

    George W. Bush beats Gore in contested Fl ballot for president

    Concorde Air France crashes at Charles de Gaulle airport

    Phantom Productions, Inc. - Austin

    • Martin Member NARAS

    • Martin - Member Audio Engineering Society

    Clients: McCann-Erickson,Great North Pacific Media Limited,Creative Interchange Consultants Int'l, Inc.,Kerry Awn,Ray Anderson,Mary Shiels Hospital, Hospice of Helping Hand,Pitsco, Inc., Jay Leno Show (for Poteet) Todd Oxford - Harvey Pittel Sax Quartet, Poteet Strawberry Festival,Sally E. Dean,McCann-Erickson Southwest,The Performing Arts Center • UT,McCann-Erickson Houston
    Production Notes: Upgraded to Digital using the Canon GL-1 and Apple Final Cut Pro.

    Apple computers

    Apple Final Cut Pro

    More info about Phantom in the '2000's

    2001      

    Timothy McVeigh executed

    Chandra Levy - Gary Condit

    9/11 World Trade Center

    U.S. and Britain campaign against Afghan-based terrorist organization al-Qaeda and the country's ruling Taliban militia

    anthrax mailings

    Taliban surrendered Kabul

    Enron

    campaign-finance

    Antiballistic Missile Treaty

    George Harrison died

    Phantom Productions, Inc. - Austin

    • Martin Member NARAS

    • Martin - Member Audio Engineering Society

    Clients: McCann-Erickson,Great North Pacific Media Limited,Poteet Strawberry Festival, Dan Sherrill, Creek Pavilion, Texas Center for Disability Studies, David Perkoff Music, EveryChildTexas, Railroad Bar-B-Q, Cortex Interactive, Inc., PittsCo, Inc.,SkySigns Unlimited, Inc.

    Apple computers

    Apple Final Cut Pro

    More info about Phantom in the '2000's

    2002      

    Taliban and al-Qaeda fighters captured in Afghanistan were flown to a U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay

    Bush - Iran, Iraq, and North Korea part of an “axis of evil”

    campaign-finance reform bill

    World Trade Center cleanup ends

    Pennsylvania coal mine

    Richard Reid explosives in shoes

    Jimmy Carter - Nobel Peace Prize

    Congress gives Bush funding for Iraq war

    Washington area sniper

    Homeland Security created

    Phantom Productions, Inc. - Austin

    • Martin Member NARAS

    • Martin - Member Audio Engineering Society

    Clients: Paul and Dan Sherrill, Creek Pavilion, Texas Center for Disability Studies, David Perkoff Music, EveryChildTexas, Railroad Bar-B-Q, Cortex Interactive, Inc. (BIG Austin), Poteet Strawberry Festival, Family 2 Family, Texas MHMR, Independent Bankers Association of Texas (DPM), The Love Boat Twisted at Esther's Follies (DPM).

    Apple computers

    Apple Final Cut Pro

    More info about Phantom in the '2000's

    2003      

    Columbia broke apart in space

    US Military close to Bagdad

    $87.5 bil approved to re-build Iraq infrastructure

    Supreme Court upheld an affirmative action program

    Southern CA forest fires

    U.S. soldiers kill 2 of Saddam Hussein sons

    50 million without power OH, Northeast & Canada

    Roman Catholic sexual abuse

    Saddam Hussein was captured

    mad-cow disease

    wardrobe malfunction

    Concorde has completed its last commercial passenger flight

    Phantom Productions, Inc. - Austin

    • Martin - Member NARAS

    • Martin - Member Audio Engineering Society Society

    Clients: Texas Center for Disability Studies (media, web site and systems management), Family to Family Network (web site development and management), EveryChildTexas (web site, video production and systems management), Michael F. Murray (promotional video and web site development and management), Creek Pavilion (web site development and management), Railroad Bar-B-Q (web site development and management), David Perkoff Music (web site development and management & video production - Texas Medical Association), Independent Bankers Association of Texas (DPM).

    Apple computers

    .Apple Final Cut Pro

    More info about Phantom in the '2000's

    2004

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    Tascam 2488 Portastudio    

    Martha Stewart convicted

    National World War II Memorial

    Ronald Reagan died

    9/11 Commission Report

    Lance Armstrong won Tour de France 6th consecutive year

    GW Bush re-elected

    Tsunami

    Phantom Productions, Inc. - Austin

    • Martin - Member NARAS

    • Martin - Member Audio Engineering Society

    Clients: Texas Center for Disability Studies (media, web site and systems management) • Family to Family Network (web site development and management) • EveryChildTexas (web site, video production and systems management) • Michael F. Murray (web site development and management) • Creek Pavilion (web site development and management) • Railroad Bar-B-Q (web site development and management) • David Perkoff Music (web site development and management & video production - Children's Hospital Gala) • Edelman Productions hot air balloon clips to review for possible use with the History ChannelPoteet Strawberry Festival - Ad for Regal Cinema  (Get Real Player)Inclusion Conference Video Sessions (TCDS & F2F),Independent Bankers Association of Texas, The Baker Group, Oklahoma City,

    Apple computers

    G3, G4 Titanium, G5

    Apple Final Cut Pro HD, DVD Studio Pro, Motion, Soundtrack, Compressor

    More info about Phantom in the '2000's

    2005      

    Terri Schiavo

    Syria withdraws the last of its 14,000 troop military garrison in Lebanon

    Apple Computer switches to Intel CPUs

    Michael Jackson found not guilty on all 10 counts during his child molestation trial.

    Astronomers discover 10th planet

    Hurricane Rita

    Hurricane Katrina

    Phantom Productions, Inc. - Austin

    • Martin - Member NARAS

    • Martin - Member Audio Engineering Society

    • Martin - Treasurer Central Texas AES

    Clients:  Austin Event Specialists, Texas Center for Disability Studies (media, web site and systems management) • Family to Family Network (web site development and management) • EveryChildTexas (web site, video production and systems management consulting) • Michael F. Murray (web site development and management) • Poteet Strawberry Festival video promo for news • Creek Pavilion (web site development and management) • Railroad Bar-B-Q (web site development and management) • David Perkoff Music (web site development and management & video production - Children's Hospital Gala), TCDS TTAP Advisory Council Meeting (video & photos), DPM Phantom Love Boat video, DPM web redo

    Apple computers

    G3, G4 Titanium, G5

    Apple Final Cut Pro HD, DVD Studio Pro, Motion, Soundtrack, Compressor

    More info about Phantom in the '2000's

    2006      

    Pluto is no longer a planet

    Egyptian passenger ferry carrying more than 1,400 people, sinks in the Red Sea

    Blu-ray Disc format is released in the United States

    Warren Buffett donates over US$30 billion to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

    Mumbai, India commuter train attacks

    Fidel Castro temporarily relinquishes power to his brother Raúl before surgery

    Liquids and gels are banned from checked and carry-on baggage

    Goggle buys YouTube for USD $1.65 billion

    Saddam Hussein and 2 of his senior allies are sentenced to death by hanging

    PlayStation 3 is released in North America

    Wii is released in North America

    Phantom Productions, Inc. - Austin

    • Martin - Member NARAS

    • Martin - Member Audio Engineering Society

    •Martin - Treasurer Central Texas AES

    Clients:  Austin Event Specialists, Texas Center for Disability Studies (media, web site and systems management) • Family to Family Network (web site development and management) • EveryChildTexas (web site, video production and systems management consulting) • Michael F. Murray (web site development and management) • Poteet Strawberry Festival video promo for news • Creek Pavilion (web site development and management) • Railroad Bar-B-Q (web site development and management) • David Perkoff Music (web site development and management & video production - Children's Hospital Gala), TCDS TTAP Advisory Council Meeting (video & photos), DPM Phantom Love Boat video, DPM web redo

    Apple computers

    G3, G4 Titanium, G5

    Apple Final Cut Pro HD, DVD Studio Pro, Motion, Soundtrack, Compressor

    More info about Phantom in the '2000's

    2007      

    Nancy Pelosi becomes the first female Speaker of the United States House of Representatives

    Apple Inc. introduces the iPhone

    Virginia Tech massacre

    Live Earth Concerts are held throughout 9 major cities around the world

    Minneapolis IH35 bridge collapses

    Phantom Productions, Inc. - Austin
    • Martin - Member NARAS

    • Martin - Member Audio Engineering Society

    Clients: Independent Bankers Association of Texas, F2F Texas Education Agency web site disability resources,   Austin Event Specialists, Designed Events of Austin, Texas Center for Disability Studies (media, web site and systems management) • Family to Family Network (web site development and management) • EveryChildTexas (web site, video production and systems management consulting) • Michael F. Murray (web site development and management) • Poteet Strawberry Festival video promo for news • Creek Pavilion (web site development and management) • Railroad Bar-B-Q (web site development and management) • David Perkoff Music (web site development and management & video production), TCDS TTAP Advisory Council Meeting (video & photos),

    Apple computers

    G3, G4 Titanium, G5

    Apple Final Cut Pro HD, DVD Studio Pro, Motion, Soundtrack, Compressor

    More info about Phantom in the '2000's

    2008

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    Harmon Int'l    

    price of petroleum hits $100 per barrel for the first time

    markets around the world plunge amid growing fears of a U.S. recession

    Tornados kill 58 in the Southern US

    Fidel Castro announces his resignation

    Pirates hijack cargo ships off the coast of Somalia

    Hurricane Ike

    Metrolink train crash LA

    Barack Obama is elected the 44th President of the United States

    Terrorist attacks in Mumbai

     

    Phantom Productions, Inc. - Austin

    • Martin - Member NARAS

    • Martin - Member Audio Engineering Society

    Clients: Independent Bankers Association of Texas, F2F Texas Education Agency web site disability resources,   Austin Event Specialists, Designed Events of Austin, Texas Center for Disability Studies (media, web site and systems management) • Family to Family Network (web site development and management) • EveryChildTexas (web site, video production and systems management consulting) • Michael F. Murray (web site development and management) • Poteet Strawberry Festival video promo for news • Creek Pavilion (web site development and management) • Railroad Bar-B-Q (web site development and management) • David Perkoff Music (web site development and management & video production), TCDS TTAP Advisory Council Meeting (video & photos),

    Shooting High Definition using Canon XH A1s and DV20.

    Teleprompter, Tascam DM 3200 mixer

    Apple computers

    G3, G4 Titanium, G5, Mac Mini, MacBook Pro

    Apple Final Cut Pro Studio 2HD, DVD Studio Pro, Motion, Soundtrack, Compressor

    More info about Phantom in the '2000's

    2009

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    Tascam DP004    

    US Airways Flight 1549 lands in the Hudson River, NY

    WHO concerned at the spread of influenza from Mexico

    Michael Jackson dies in LA

    H1N1 influenza

    Phantom Productions, Inc. - Austin

    • Martin - Member NARAS

    • Martin - Member Audio Engineering Society

    Clients:F2F Texas Education Agency web site disability resources,  Designed Events of Austin, Texas Center for Disability Studies (media, web site and systems management) • Family to Family Network (web site development and management) • EveryChildTexas (web site, video production and systems management consulting) • Michael F. Murray (web site development and management) •Creek Pavilion (web site development and management) •• David Perkoff Music (web site development and management & video production), For David Perkoff Music - document entertainment services for the First Tee of Greater Austin featuring the Special Interest Band and host Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo. - view movie clips TCDS TTAP Advisory Council Meeting (video & photos),

    Shooting High Definition using Canon XH A1s and Canon VIXIA HF S10.

    Teleprompter, Tascam DM 3200 mixer

    Apple computers

    G3, G4 Titanium, G5, Mac Mini, MacBook Pro

    Apple Final Cut Pro Studio 2HD, DVD Studio Pro, Motion, Soundtrack, Compressor

    More info about Phantom in the '2000's

    2010

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    The 2010 Haiti earthquake was a catastrophic magnitude 7.0 Mw earthquake

    The February 2010 Chilean earthquake occurred off the coast of the Maule Region of Chile on February 27, 2010

    health care overhaul

    Census

    Toyota speeds out of control

    33 miners rescued in Chile

    April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon semi-submersible Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit experienced a large explosion and fire

    Phantom Productions, Inc. - Austin

    • Martin - Member NARAS

    • Martin - Member Audio Engineering Society

    Clients:F2F Texas Education Agency web site disability resources,  Designed Events of Austin, Texas Center for Disability Studies (media, web site and systems management) • Family to Family Network (web site development and management) •  Michael F. Murray (web site development and management) •Creek Pavilion (web site development and management) •• David Perkoff Music (web site development and management & video production), For David Perkoff Music - document entertainment services at Austin Cabaret Theatre "Love Boat Twisted"  at the Austin Long Center for the Performing Arts - view brief video clip RealPlayer  •  Flash  •  WinMedia Large  • WinMedia Small •   QuickTime • Acadêmicos da Ópera performing at Austin's 2010 Carnaval • view video clip RealPlayer  • WinMedia  •   QuickTime • video shoot (Ft. Hood families with children with disabilities) at Peaceable Kingdom for UT TCDS

    Vintage transfer:

    George Coyne (Parrot Tracks Studio, Austin) used Phantom's studio to transfer tracks from a client's tape. Phantom's Fostex R8 (1/4" 8 track) tape recorder for the transfer.

    Shooting High Definition using Canon XH A1s and Canon VIXIA HF S10.

    Teleprompter, Tascam DM 3200 mixer

    Apple computers

    G3, G4 Titanium, G5, Mac Mini, MacBook Pro

    Apple Final Cut Pro Studio 2HD, DVD Studio Pro, Motion, Soundtrack, Compressor

    More info about Phantom in the '2000's

    2011      

    Arab Spring

    9.1-magnitude earthquake & Tsunami Northern Japan

    Two billion people[21] watch the wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey in London

    Barack Obama announces that Osama bin Laden, the founder and leader of the militant group Al-Qaeda, has been killed during an American military operation in Pakistan

    Phantom Productions, Inc. - Austin

    • Martin - Member NARAS

    • Martin - Member Audio Engineering Society

    Clients:F2F Texas Education Agency web site disability resources,  Designed Events of Austin, Texas Center for Disability Studies (media, web site and systems management) • Family to Family Network (web site development and management) •  Michael F. Murray (web site development and management) • David Perkoff Music (web site development and management & video production),•  2 HD camera DVD of Natalie Phillips-Perkoff's Senior Recital at Southwestern University•  Acadêmicos da Ópera performing at Austin's 2011 Carnaval • view video clip• Produced animations for UT TCDS Person Centered Planning DADS training

    Vintage Transfer:

    Phantom provided vintage reel to reel transfer for Austin's Heavy Light Record company

    Shooting High Definition using Canon XH A1s, Canon VIXIA HF S10 and Canon Vixia HF S21

    Teleprompter, Tascam DM 3200 mixer

    Apple computers

    G3, G4 Titanium, G5, Mac Mini, MacBook Pro Mac Pro 2010

    Apple Final Cut Pro Studio 2HD, DVD Studio Pro, Motion, Soundtrack, Compressor

    More info about Phantom in the '2000's

    2012      

    Newtown mass shooting

    Superstorm Sandy

    Obamacare

    Barack Obama wins election

    Lybia & Syria

    Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording founded

    2013

       

    Sequester

    Syria rages on

     

    MOMSR completes Austin City Limits interview with ACL Audio Director David Hough

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    Go to page dedicated to our microphone collection  •  Reel to Reel Tape Recorder Company Histories

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