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Re: simulated tape loops

Somewhere buried deep (and probably unfindable) in the ancient LD archives 
is a conversation I once had with Duncan Goddard (of Radio Massacre 
International) which began with me saying that I often prefer to record 
string parts first onto 1/4" analog tape before moving it over into the 
digital realm. Duncan (like myself, a huge Mellotron fan) said he's done 
this for years as well. (All of which is fair game for looping either on 
the way to the tape or afterwards, of course.)

Also the preponderance of "tape simulation", faux-dub, "lo-fi", hi-cut, et 
cetera features to be found either in rack gear or VSTs suggests that 
dirtying something up is pretty widespread.

So I think the general features of your idea are probably already quite 
well-represented, although the specifics of what you do with it are always 
fertile ground.



----- Original Message -----
From: Tyler <programmer651@comcast.net>
To: loopers-delight@loopers-delight.com
Sent: Friday, June 22, 2012 6:39 PM
Subject: simulated tape loops

Hello! Is this my original idea, or has it been done before? If it has 
been done before, I would 
like to hear from some people. Simulated tape loops. You take a digital 
audio file that was converted from a 
tape (therefore it still has tape noise, and is lower quality than a 
made-digital sound), and you use 
audio software to loop the tape-sampled digital recording, simulating a 
tape loop. Is this 
my original idea?
Tyler Z