This video, via Amulets, demonstrates his approach to making DIY cassette tape loops.
Amulets is the solo project of Austin-based audio + visual artist Randall Taylor. Taylor uses handmade cassette tape loops and live processed guitar loops to create immersive ambient soundscapes.
Here’s what Taylor has to say about the video:
Many people have asked about tape loops and how to do it themselves, so here is my long overdue video on how to make a cassette tape loop. In this video, I show you the basics of tape looping and the method I personally use to making my loops (there are many variations out there). You can use any tape (with screws) you want. Be patient, experiment, and don’t get too frustrated – there is a lot of trial and error involved.
Here’s an example of his music, combining cassette loops with improvised guitar looping: