Today, I'm tweaking a digital audio track... It's so easy to nudge a note left or right in time, 'til it sounds perfect (to say absolutely nothing of all the other FX you can apply to it).
This makes me think about the guys who used to cut-and-splice real tape in the old days. Did you ever cut-and-splice tape to better achieve the sounds you were after?
Have you any interesting stories about what it was like to cut-and-splice tape manually? It must've been a real art, and an exacting one. Some guys must've gotten dazzlingly good at it. If you made a mistake, I'd think repairing it would've been a booger. Was there never an audible "hiccup" at splice-point? Tell me what it was like. Any wild or unusual effects created using this method? Did they just use a single-edged razor blade and Scotch tape?
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Scissoring and splicing tape... in the old days...