EXPERIMENTING WITH CASSETTE LOOPS

Gothenburg 20.01.2020

TAPELOOP II from Per-Henrik Maenpaa on Vimeo.

It all started with me bying a brand new Tascam 414 Portastudio on E-bay, from a guy in Texas a few months ago.
A BRAND new, unused from 1999… Almost impossible to find.
But here it is together with some High´Bias original cassettes from 1983!
And it sound sooo good.
I will never get tired of the gritty analog sound and compression it gives. I own tons of Tape emulating plugins, but you cant beat the real thing. Working with tapeloops is working with magic. You better record all the time because it will be lost in the moment in you dont. If the tape breaks (and it often does). Its gone! There is no “AppleZ”. Just like life itself!