Éclat: Part 18

 

The Challenge:
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:

80_CrazyHatsBeat_01_643
80_MuffledTomsBeat_01_643
80_SpeedySimpleBeat_01_643
90_ClavePingPongBeat_02_643

75_D_VintageMelodicaText_01_643
75_D_EasternChimesText_01_643
80_D_AstralWaveText_01_643
90_Dm_Tape_ChimesText_01_643

BlownOutNoiseFX_01_643
Eb_RecordHeadSqueelFX_01_643
F_FuturisticStabSlapFX_01_643
F_SubKickSlapFX_01_643
HolyChdHissFX_01_643
GlitchBlownOutFX_01_643
RoboBassStabFX_01_643

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):

For help with getting started with your DAW, all our videos about sampling, arranging your track, and more, click on one of the tags on the right for links to more tutorials.