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’
Frippertronics on Midnight Special 1979 was uploaded by: BibiAudiofil
Rating: … Read More Robert Fripp Demos Frippertronics On The Midnight Special In 1979
Reader Eric Pitra lets us know about a new documentary that he is doing the score for, Cassette, that looks at the cassette audio tape. The documentary looks like it will will be interesting to electronic musicians interested in the history and culture of cassette audio tape.
Philips is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Compact Cassette, which the company introduced in Europe on August 30th, 1963 at the Berlin Radio Show. Although there were other magnetic tape cartridge systems, Philips’ Compact Cassette became dominant as a result of Philips’ decision in the face of pressure from Sony to license the format… Read More Cassette Tape Format Is 50 Years Old
The Magnetist is a short documentary about Micke, aka ‘The Magnetist’, whose life revolves around cassette tapes. The documentary explores the interest – and obsession – that drives his work.