I still love cassettes even if the sound is less than primo. There is a used record store in my neighborhood that has a lot of titles for about 75c each and its fun to just go in and buy cheesy rock records from the 70s and 80s. Still got a couple of good nakamichis to play mix tapes on too! Its just fun.. Location: Belews Creek, NC.
I occasionally exchange mixes on cassette with some of my older friends. Believe it or not, I know several folks without CD players. My dad makes lots of mix tapes to take to the long term care home where my mother stays.
The residents there love them. Sometimes I listen to old King Biscuit radio shows and other radio from the 's and 's. Location: South Alabama. Gave 'em all away. No regrets. Unlike my vinyl collection, which I kick myself daily for ditching years ago. Who knew? Location: Central Florida. I can't remember how long it's been since I listened to aq cassette??? I do not miss them.
They always seem to be a messy media to me. They were an improvement over 8 track. Carmantom , Sep 25, Location: Washington, DC. I still occasionally make mix tapes. Whether you like it or not, cassettes are on the up. Price Cassette tapes are astoundingly cheap for music producers, making them an ideal medium from a margin perspective. Nostalgia Human motivations are strange. Hipsters Like it or not, hipsters are a powerful force of cultural change.
Continue Reading. Can I Send a Broken Tape? Different Types Of Tapes. I listened differently than before. Deliberately misunderstanding something often made the writing better, and I did that a lot too. I abstracted music into ideas about music. Slowly the latter became more important to me than the music itself. I never hated music, and I only loved writing about it. But I came to resent how I was listening. Second story. At the tail end of all that, I started making music again.
There was something liberating about how immediate and elemental the whole thing was. No context. Pure id. A rock band when nobody cared about rock bands. We played shows in costumes. Our friends were exceedingly kind. Then people started caring about rock bands. It was exciting, because for a moment it seemed like this might be a Real Thing.
We went on tours with great bands, made our records, played amazing shows. From all angles, things were going super well. But I also felt anxious pretty much all the time. Everything seemed to matter, down to the shoes we wore on stage. If music had once been a writing exercise, now it was a hunger game, with strategies that changed by the hour and a never-ending supply of supposedly make-or-break moments that might—might—one day land us a mid-afternoon slot at some gobots music festival.
The cassette has a tactile and intimate element to it compared with the corporate magic of streaming millions of songs. Cassettes give every album an overture of clunk and rattle as they settle into the player, and they confer a strange, transgressive mastery on the listener. Cassettes bring artists back down to earth by reminding them that art, like life, is fragile and fleeting. This mutability and immediacy has made them the bedrock of various grassroots music scenes for years, beloved of noise bands and the outer reaches of psych, garage rock, punk, rap and electronic music.
It contains ideas for teaching pattern and rhythm in music. You must log in or sign up to reply here. I toured the city through dark rooms where magic happened in the form of melodies and community. A CD that is mastered for hot levels will be easy to duplicate because the unexpected peaks will be leveled for the cd. Just as importantly, it reduced the amount of high frequency distortion that came with tape type 2, making it perfect of A;M - Just Listen To The Repeating Pattern (Cassette) detailed recordings. We played shows in costumes. Then when they have a pretty good grasp of the movement patterns, add music and practice If you don't mind some tape hiss, cassettes actually sound better if properly aligned than your iPod unless you store your cassettes on top of your speakers, in which case the magnets in the speakers are slowly erasing the clarity of the audio. Kids line up like a train while singing the song, "Engine Engine Number Nine" A;M - Just Listen To The Repeating Pattern (Cassette) playing their Orff instruments.
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