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Welcome to the Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording

MOMSR is dedicated to the preservation of the technology of sound recording and its impact on music, broadcasting, film/video and science.

In addition to the vintage technology, our Museum documents the significant individuals who invented, manufactured, engineered and produced audio creating the sounds in our lives!

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Studer A807 reel to reel tape rcorder with custom dust cover in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection  One of two matched pair of Neumann U48 microphones with power supply  in the reel2reeltexas.com - Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection  Technics RS-1700 reversing reel to reel tape recorder with the Altec Seville speaker in the reel2reeltexas.com - Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection  Sony/MCI JH-110, Sony APR 5003, Ampex ATR-100, Otari MX-5050 Otari MX5050 B2 HD reel to reel tape recorders in the reel2reeltexas.com - Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection

MOMSR is preserving sound recording history!

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Proposded

Draft floor plan by Lloyd Cates. MOMSR Board member - more

Raquel Torres' MOMSR interior design - more

 

What is unique about our sound recording museum?

• Over 200 + vintage (most are working) reel to reel tape recorders displayed with supporting memorabilia

• 125 + vintage microphones and numerous mixers and recording accessories

• Vintage documentation from the 1900's to the present including manuals, ads, catalogs and magazines

• Sound recording devices that include most of the US and many international manufacturers

• Some of the first magnetic tape recorders from Ampex, Brush, Magnecord, Sony, Studer and Teac

• Historical summaries and personal stories from the major international sound recording companies

Neumann, Shure, EV, RCA,Uher Sennheiser microphones  in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection Otari, Tascam Fostex, Pioneer reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

 

Mic, acoustic and R2R CollectionPhantom Productions, Inc.'s Ampex 200-A on display at the Phantom studio

The first professional reel to reel tape recorder built in the United States in 1947 by Ampex who was backed by Bing Crosby.  The Ampex 200A recorder in our museum's collection originally belonged to Capitol Records. more

Extensive vintage archive

John Boyers one of the original founders of Magnecord in 1949

Magnecord SD-1 videomobile version

Interviews

Photo of Lisa Fletcher conducting a tour of Arlyn Studios.Photo is still from video shot for the Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording

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COMING in 2017 A New Revox tape recorder

   

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Revox building new reel to reel tape recorder

The transport is based on the Studer B-676.
The electronics and heads are completely redesigned, based on professional mastering requirements.
The heads are the professional configuration used by both Studer and Telefunken—so-called "butterfly" heads.
The heads are designed and built by the Horch House team in Bratislava, Slovakia.
The target price for the playback-only machine is $4500.

The new ReVox will cost about what a high performance MC cartridge costs! First live presentation was at The Rocky Mountain Audio Festival in October, 2016 with delivery first quarter 2017.

     

Recent Updates

Magnecord PJ-6 & amplifier donated by Dave Boyers

Ampex 1260

Berlant Concertone 20/20 manual

First reel to reel solid state amp prototype

Magencord 1020 /HeathKit AD-16

Magnasync/Moviola catalog

 

 

Tandberg Updated

Sony updated

RCA added

Ampex 200A updated

Bell & Howell

Ampex SA Belgium photos

Mellotron

New AEG FT4 photos

Altec 639A added to collection

New Brush Development from A.P.Dank

Expanded Magnecord section

1954 Ampex products catalog

Roberts 8 track conference recorder

 

Amp Corp Updated

Uher updated

Teac Series 50

Ampex ATR-124

Ampex history

Crowncorder audio ad

Eico

Ampex Museum

Nagra Sync

Dokorder

Expanded Roberts coverage

Foxtex history & models

Cassette recorders

 

Brush Development

Stories updates

More update information

Walkie-RecordALL photos

 

Quality control worker in the Roberts Recorder factory

My grandfather Alfred P. Dank worked for Brush-Clevite-Gould for his entire career 1931-1974. Mike Dank - more

 

Quality control worker in the Roberts Recorder factory

Roberts Recorder quality check factory in the1960's


Interesting Links

Tape is new vinyl • New R2R RecTape

Roberts Recorder founder patents hybrid car  in 1978

 

Our Museum's Tapesonic, Ampex Atr-100, Sony APR-5003, Sony/MCI JH-110, Ampex 601 and 620 Speaker, Webster Chicago 18--1 wire recorder , Concertone 707 and a BO Dynaco Beocord 2000 reel to reel tape recorder
Created in 2012, the Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording was established to provide a permanent public non-profit museum that preserves the history of sound recording.

The Museum will include historical/educational displays that trace sound recording tech from the 1800's through acoustic, magnetic and modern digital recording technology. To provide perspective, there will be specific interactive displays to show how sound recording evolved and how it has impacted: broadcasting; education; film, games, music, science and video.

In addition to displaying and demonstrating recording devices from throughout the history of audio recording, MOMSR will profile significant inventors, manufacturers, engineers, producers and artists who created and benefitted from the technology.

This is especially important given Austin's being the "Live Music Capitol of the World." The Museum will have areas that can potentially celebrate the lives of iconic Austin & Texas folks including: Willie Nelson, Stevie Ray Vaughn, George Strait, Dan Rather, Cactus Pryor and others who folks recommend be included.

The Museum will be internationally inclusive with devices from around the world.

Our goal is to join with other Austin and Texas collections that will enhance the broad appeal of the Museum. We envision a world class museum that will become a major destination facility for Austin.

(above) Our Museum's Tapesonic Model 70-A, Ampex ATR-100, Sony APR-5003, Sony/MCI JH-110, Ampex 601 and 620 Speaker, Webster Chicago 18--1 wire recorder , Concertone 707 and a BO Dynaco Beocord 2000 reel to reel tape recorder

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