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Re: Fripp and Eno

I wonder if the first record player, tin can recording device or whatever, carved one groove at the same radius the first time it was tested.  Like, they didn't think to make it a spiral?
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Sent: Friday, October 08, 2010 10:10 PM
Subject: RE: Fripp and Eno

Not many people know this but I invented looping by placing a piece of cardboard over the erase head of a WEM copicat tape delay unit.
It was only much later that I discovered that other people had also discovered it using other means ;-)



From: mark@markfrancombe.com
Date: Sat, 9 Oct 2010 00:40:05 +0200
Subject: Re: Fripp and Eno
To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com

thats right actually...

On Fri, Oct 8, 2010 at 11:10 PM, andy butler <akbutler@tiscali.co.uk> wrote:

mark francombe wrote:

Stockhausen is known to have used the technique

afaik Stockhausen had a completely different technique
using just one tape deck with an actual loop of tape.

The tape heads were reordered, so instead of going
Erase>Rec>Playback like in a regular deck
they were changed to


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