Blank Tape is a a short film about the new wave of DIY labels, producers and artists who’ve found a home for experimental electronic music on cassette.… Read More Electronic Artists On The Enduring Appeal Of Audio Cassettes
This video demonstrates how to add voltage control to a variable speed cassette tape deck. … Read More How To Add Voltage Control To A Cassette Tape Deck
Jeremy Bell shared this video that captures a looping jam session, on guitar and manually ‘scratched’ audio tape, using his homemade ScrubBoard. Here’s what he has to say about the performance:
Lofionic has introduced Duplicat, a tape delay effect for iOS that supports Audio Unit Extensions, Inter-App Audio and Audiobus.… Read More Lofionic Duplicat Brings Old-School Tape Delay Sounds To The iPad
While inspired by instruments like the Mellotron and Ondes Martenot, the OM-1 uses a standard cassette tape as its audio source, so its sound is completely up to you:… Read More The Onde Magnétique Is Like A Cassette Tape Mellotron
Chris Randall (Analog Industries) shared this video that looks at making tape loops with a vintage Nagra III mono 1/4″ analog reel-to-reel tape recorder.
Developer Eric Pitra let us know about an interesting new instrument that he’s created for real-time performance with cassette tape. The HC-TT Human Controlled Tape Transport is a compact cassette manipulation device that lets you play a cassette tape with your hand, similar to how you scratch a vinyl record. Sound is only produced while your hand is… Read More The HC-TT Human Controlled Tape Transport Is Like The Love Child Of Turntablism + Musique Concrète
Crudlabs has introduced the Crudman – a monophonic Mellotron-like instrument, designed around a single cassette Walkman. The Crudman, above, is based around a Walkman which has been elaborately hacked so that a tape of a looped or droning sound (or any other sound) can be precisely sped up or slowed down, via MIDI or 1v/octave CV,… Read More Crudlabs Intros Crudman – A ‘Walkman Mellotron’