In this video, synthesist Federico Chiesa (OoraMusic) shares his approach to using a Tascam Portastudio 414 for looping and musique concrète effects.

“Here is a breakdown of the process I use to create compositions with my Tascam Portastudio,” notes Chiesa. “I will show you how to record loops on prepared cassettes using OP1 as a sound source. I usually like to add an effect box on the master channel, in this case the Death By Audio Rooms.”

Topics covered:

00:00 Introduction
01:44 Cassette loops
04:30 Composition breakdown
09:12 Another cassette loop
11:30 How to record your loops, step by step
22:00 Conclusions

If you’re using cassette audio tapes, share what you’re doing in the comments!

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