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Re: Ultra lo tech looping


No ostracism here.  In fact a real exploration of old school 
looping-how, what material, and what not would be a welcome lesson here.



>>Good Ole Fashioned tape looping (Steven Dubofsky , Fri 10:43 PM)
>>I haven't seen any posts relating to reel to reel looping, is anyone 
>>doing this? 
>Sort-of related but not really -- has anyone here played with an ultra
>lo-tech (and lo-fi) method of looping, i.e. hand-cut cassette loops?
>I've been lurking here a while; I mostly use an EPS classic for my
>looping, which is lo-tech enough, but this cassette method was 
>I and a parnter played with a few years ago. Something about its
>rawness, and its limitations actually seemed conducive to interesting +
>unexpected outcomes. Sort of akin to a Surrealist game/experiment
>I recently forwarded a Loopers-Delight post to a friend of mine who 
>looping (via sampler), and ended up reminiscing about the cassette
>>> Interesting little blurb about looping.  He's especially right about 
>>> way that repetition changes its meaning depending upon where the
>>> sequence is located within the larger structure.  
>>And depending on amount of repetition perceived by the listener. When 
>>was starting out doing the blue pill project with Jason (Holford), we 
got a bunch of
>>cassettes, took them apart and made short tape loops out of them, the
>>idea being to have an arsenal of these things for recording on and 
>>in songs -- a sampler of sorts before I had the sampler (and this 
>>method has certain aspects which digital sampling lacks). We were so
>>amazed at how we could use one of these to tape anything at all, and
>>then listen to the loop over and over... it was addicting... and hear
>>new patterns, new elements the more we did this. To me, this is a
>>fascinating thing, touching on the way our minds work (perceive).
>Just 'thought I'd share'... anyone else played with this, or am I soon
>to be ostracized for my tinker-toy shenanigans? :) 
>BTW, snippets of the blue pill material can be heard on the web site
>listed below.
>     _   _ _                Thom Heileson
>   //)) //^~                            heileson@u.washington.edu
>  ((// //       
>               http://weber.u.washington.edu/~heileson/index.html

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