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Progress on Austin Recording Tech Museum
« on: July 15, 2014, 08:15:37 AM »
The Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording has launched an Indiegogo project that will help the Museum jump start several initial projects as we work toward the creation of a permanent facility. Created in 2012, the Museum was established to provide a permanent public non-profit museum that preserves the history of sound recording and its impact on music, broadcasting, film, video & science.

Below are links to the floor plan and content list of the Austin sound recording museum.  We  are excited to announce that the University of Texas School of Architecture will make our Museum a project for their Interior Design class. 

The Museum is an approved 501(c)3 and all donations are tax deductible.  We would really appreciate any donations you're able to provide.  All comments and recommendations appreciated.  Thank you!  Cheers!
Martin
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/833222/emal/7999595
http://museumofmagneticsoundrecording.org/images/R2R/MOMSRLloydLayout.jpg
http://museumofmagneticsoundrecording.org/images/R2R/DesignIdeasMOMSR070114.pdf
http://museumofmagneticsoundrecording.org/Mission.html

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Re: Progress on Austin Recording Tech Museum
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2014, 01:31:33 PM »
Great idea!
I see that these are the machines from Phantom's.
As reel to reel fans, I'm sure that most of the members here have reaped benefits from your site which has been linked to many times on this forum.
Good luck with this venture and keep us informed!
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Re: Progress on Austin Recording Tech Museum
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2014, 10:06:44 AM »
Johnny Goudie just released his "How Did I Get Here?"podcast about our museum. http://howdidigethere.podbean.com/ 

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Re: Progress on Austin Recording Tech Museum
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2014, 01:18:19 PM »
Thanks to Doug Pomeroy, the Museum just added info about the Tolnai recorders and their founder Gábor Kornél Tolnai. http://museumofmagneticsoundrecording.org/ManufacturersTolnai.html

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Re: Progress on Austin Recording Tech Museum
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2014, 01:21:22 PM »
View MOMSR's interview at the Museum with Phil Van Praag who wrote the Evolution of the Audio Recorder.  ‪http://museumofmagneticsoundrecording.org/Media.html‬

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Re: Progress on Austin Recording Tech Museum
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2014, 10:28:23 PM »
Would like to see that but now the link seems to be broken. I have VanPraag's book.
I emailed with him in the past. Wondering how he is doing. I thought at one point he had to sell his collection he based his book on.

This seems to be a link to the interview. -
http://museumofmagneticsoundrecording.org/Video/Phil0712314.mov
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Re: Progress on Austin Recording Tech Museum
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2014, 08:37:10 AM »
Thanks for letting us know about the link to Phil's video. Looks like there are some artifacts in the initial link. This one should be good.http://museumofmagneticsoundrecording.org/Video/Phil0712314.mov

You may also go down this page and click on the link in Phil's description. http://museumofmagneticsoundrecording.org/Media.html
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Re: Progress on Austin Recording Tech Museum
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2014, 01:10:13 PM »
Great interview!
I also have his book and it's always nice to know more about an author.

Keep um coming!
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Re: Progress on Austin Recording Tech Museum
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2014, 02:07:15 PM »
This is an update to our Austin Recording Technology and Music Museum progress.
Recent donation offers include:
a) Pedro Gutierrez' s audio equipment used in his PSG studio and at the Kerrville Folk Festival from 1974 to 1989
b) Orlando Disney World's audio production equipment used for the first animatronic displays
c) Dave Boyers original Magnecord prototype PT-6 reel tape recorders
d) Scully 280 stereo deck
e) High speed Ampex cassette loaders
f) Magnasync Moviola model: UD-20-CS
Article about the need for the Museum by Lynne Margolis for the Austin Monthly magazine  http://museumofmagneticsoundrecording.org/AustinMonthlyPress.html
 
Article in the Country Line magazine about our Museum's fund raising - the magazine is a supporting donor http://museumofmagneticsoundrecording.org/CountryLinePress.html
 
Founding donor contributions by the Metzner family (Califone/Roberts/Akai) and Will Harrison of Space studios in Austin.
Donations have been received from numerous other studios and other international supporters of the Museum
We could really use your help in these final days. This fund raiser is very important to the Museum's goals and also will be used as a guide to evaluate future support for an Austin recording technology and music Museum. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/833222/emal/7999595
 
We really appreciate everyone's input and support!
Cheers! Martin

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Re: Progress on Austin Recording Tech Museum
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2014, 02:47:25 PM »
Wow, things seem like they're moving right along!
Great to see that the Disney World gear is being saved.
Does that include the 24 track, 2" continuous bin machine from Epcot?

http://www.manquen.net/audio/index.php?page=3

Amazing stuff.

You really should post some info about the museum over on the Ampex list. Maybe I missed it but folks like Jay McKnight might be able to hook you guys up with Stanford University who took over the museum that used to be in the lobby of Ampex Redwood City.
As far as I know, the only thing the university has done with that collection is restore and display an Ampex 200 in one of the libraries (maybe a VR machine too).
The photos they have should be on display somewhere IMHO.
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Re: Progress on Austin Recording Tech Museum
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2015, 11:29:14 AM »
Happy New Year!
Here's a link to our end of 2014 MOMSR.org status report. http://museumofmagneticsoundrecording.org/2014ProgressReport.htm

We sincerely appreciate all the support and encouragement this past year.

On a sad note, we were very saddened to learn of the passing of Robert G. Metzner on December 21, 2014. He was a Founding Donor to the Museum. More about his life at this link. http://museumofmagneticsoundrecording.org/StoriesRoberts.html

Cheers!
Martin Theophilus