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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
 
Year
Reel to reel
Reel to reel
Mikes, Mixers,   Headphones
History
Phantom Productions History (Martin & Chris)

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

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

1981

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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

 

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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

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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

 

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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

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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

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1987

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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

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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

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1989

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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

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History
Phantom Productions History (Martin & Chris)

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

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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.

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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

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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,

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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).

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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

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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

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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

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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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