Tape Loops + FX

I’ve been wanting to make some looping cassettes for a long time now and it just randomly came to me that they could also be used as an FX processor. Looking for new ways to effect my sound as I’m working on my current album I remembered the Tape Loop and decided to make one, it took all of about 5 minutes before I was drowning in a World of warm tape saturated distortion

The Tape Loop – cut the tape, make a loop, stick it together with tape, put it back together and you have a looping cassette tape of about 5 seconds

Then I realised that if I have a lead going into the input on the recorder and another coming out of the monitoring output and press record, the sound in and out is being manipulated by the tape (slightly delayed of course) — Noise Out!

Here some examples: