This video, via wouter van Veldhoven, explores four tape recorder techniques for minimal techno: looping, delay, reverse delay and saturation.

Four tape recorder techniques for minimal techno:

  1. a tape loop system (1 recorder, top right)
  2. long delay (2 recorders: top left and middle right)
  3. reverse delay (bottom middle)
  4. tape feedback/tape saturation on system 1, 2 and 3

The Tascam 8 track is not doing anything here – except being an expensive table for two other recorders,

van Veldhoven notes, “the video in the second part doesn’t really match the music, the camera fell so I couldn’t use the original. I wasn’t doing all that much except for letting the long tape delay saturate on itself for a very very long time.”

Via Synthtopia