A lot of you have asked about how I make my tape loops and how you can make your own, so I decided to make this instructional video for all of you. There are lots of variations on how to make tape loops, but in this video I show you my personal approach and method to the most basic tape loop. Let’s start this new year off right everyone – here’s to to creating more art, building more community, sharing more skills, and spreading more love in 2017! <3
Tape loops, as associated with the likes of Steve Reich, began mainly on reel-to-reel decks. Using a cassette means some more precise surgery. There’s the cassette housing to contend with, mainly – which means disassembling and then (importantly) re-assembling a delicate plastic case. And the tape itself is smaller, too – 0.15 inches rather than 0.25 inches.
Some of AMULETS work, made with an endless tape looped cassette:
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