Acid Drag


Another two entries into my ongoing Tandberg Loops collection! This time I took advantage of the Tandberg Series 15’s Free HD output at the back: an unamplified, unequalised output of the machine’s lower tape head. I fed this through a small mic preamp into a battery-powered Roland speaker with built-in reverb. I then thread a loop around the take-up reel into the machine, bypassing the pinch roller and allowing the take-up reel to drag and bounce the loop over the tape head. What you hear in these recordings is one track on the loop played through the upper tape head out of the Tandberg’s built-in speaker (with no effects) and a second (reversed) track played through the lower tape head into the battery-powered speaker (with reverb).


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