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Martin Theophilus

Martin Theophilus

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Audio Fields:

  • Recording Industry - Film/Video Sound
  • Recording Industry - Music Recording/Mix Studio
  • Libraries, Governments, Cultural Institutions - Archive/Restoration
  • Other: Audio Museum Director

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  • Owner/Director


Est Highland Sound Company,Alpine, Texas 1964. Location recording services for Austin Custom Records.  1979 ACR, Chief Engineer.  Phantom Productions, Inc. launched in Austin, Texas 1987.  Provided on-location audio & video recording, Artist Management, Phantom Records and represented US/Texas musicians at MIDEM in Cannes, France.  Initiated and saw to fruition the Austin Community College Commercial Music Degree program.  Served as head of the Austin Music Business organization and facilitated its merger into the Texas NARAS chapter.  In 1998 established to preserve history of open reel tape recorders.  Phantom now has 150 reel tape recorders and 100 microphones in the collection with a 20,000 item web site dedicated to vintage recording.  In 2012, is the founder of the Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording to provide a permanent home for the PPI collection and to provide education on the history of recording with live demonstrations.

Education Background

1968 Bach Music - Sul Ross University, Alpine, Texas

Employment History

10/15/12 - present Board President - Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording
07/15/64 - present - Phantom Productions, Inc.

Related Experience

Audio Engineer, Artist Development, Artist Management, Video Editor/Producer, Web Producer

Why Am I An AES Member?

Passion for audio engineering since 1954

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