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Re: Tape looping/sequencing

Bowerbird@webtv.net wrote:

> I'm interested in constructing closed tape loops, ol'-skool
> sequencing/editing/sampling. I'm not really interested in real-time
> looping.  Right now I have an Akai 1700. I bought it a few months back,
> not knowing how downright impossible it would be to get any information
> whatsoever on the basic techniques of tape editing.... what basic
> materials do I need?, -what type of adhesive do I use to splice? What's
> an "editing block"? Please excuse the dumb questions- I really am this
> clueless about it.

An editing block holds the tape so you can get precise repeatable cutting
There is special splicing tape to put the pieces together.  Add a single
razor blade, and you have the basics.

John McIntyre
Physics - Astronomy Domine Dept
Michigan State University