To make a track using a selection of tape loop samples from the Noiiz.com pack "Tape Loops: Textures and Effects".
What are tape loops?
Tape loops are tapes that, rather than running from one end to another like a normal tape, are instead spliced or stuck together to create a never-ending loop of tape. These can be made at home easily using old-school cassette tapes, a knife, and some sellotape.
The specific samples we will be using for this challenge are:
This sample pack should be downloadable for free when you sign up to Noiiz.com with your 500 mb free download allowance that comes with membership. For any problems accessing the sounds, please contact Éclat directly.
Here's what we made:
To learn how to make your own Cassette Tape Loops at home, check out this beautiful tutorial from Tape Loop Artist Amulets.
Watch Andrew Huang's response to Amulet's Tape Loop tutorial:
Watch a short interview with William Basinski (of the very famous works The Disintegration Loops) talk about how he uses Tape Loops in his work:
Loopop talks about how to make Tape Loop style phasing loops in your hardware Sampler (this also contains some interesting ideas of how to work with loops in general):