Dictaphone cassette collage part 2

So, it’s been nearly a year since I first mentioned this technique, and since then, I’ve been in quite a few places and recorded a ton of audio snippets. Funny thing is, I’m still not even near filling up a tape, and at this point, I’m in no rush. I have however, ripped what i’ve done so far and edited it some, and i really like it. It’s strange listening back now, and not remembering what half of it even is. It’s a delightfully screwed-up ride through the past year of my life.

Once I was done, I wanted to hear it in stereo, so i chopped the track exactly in half and made a stereo file. This one is particularly enjoyable. I love the random sonic collisions that take place. Sometimes the placement of sounds is so perfect, I wonder if I some how composed it intuitively, but I know that’s just not possible.

So, now that i’ve gone and done this, I feel like I have finally gotten it out of my system, and I don’t really need to do it anymore. The funny thing is, that I can’t stop recording sounds! I may go back to the loop cassettes and start building a sound catalog, but I can’t help thinking I’ll wind up back on the same old tape, in exactly the place i left off, continuing the journey.

- Dictaphone Cassette Collage Mono

- Dictaphone Cassette Collage Stereo

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3 Responses to “Dictaphone cassette collage part 2”

  1. al Says:

    holy hell…. that stereo track is amazing.

    hopefully this will serve as some sort of inspiration to me to continue forth with the source material for a “chopped score” for tape that I have “written”

  2. abandonview Says:

    great stuff.. drop me an email and maybe we can exchange some tapes? i do a bit of this type of audio collage myself

  3. howsthatsound Says:

    abandonview, glad you like the sounds. i don’t actually have anything to exchange tape-wise, and most of what i have done has been posted here. if you still want to try a trade (CDR?), you could contact me: e_han_ripp@gmail.com [_=t].

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