379 / cassette looping

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the other night i made this cassette tape loop.  i had made several of david chandler‘s cassette loops in the past but i had really been wanting something longer.  after much trial and error i came up with this design in an attempt to use as much of the space inside the cassette that i comfortably could.  it took a while to get the tape tension just right but i think i have it pretty nailed down now.  in my 4-track tape deck (which at its slowest speed still plays back at a higher speed than standard tape players) i am able to get 8.5 seconds out of this loop.  with a foot pedal operating the punch-in/punch-out function of the 4-track i am able to turn it into a pretty nice lo-fi looper.

i will post sound samples soon.


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