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The Tape-Stop Effect

Sound Examples

Kevin Rudolf feat. Lil Wayne „Let It Rock“ (2009)

Ellie Goulding „Lights“ (2012)

Kesha „Tik Tok“ (2010)

Flo Rida „Good Feeling“ (2012)

Nicki Minaj „Starships“ (2012)

David Guetta „Turn Me On“ (2012)

The Tape-Stop effect or Tape slow-down effect could also appear as speed-up effect of a virtual reel to reel tape machine.

Example of the tape stop-effect in a studio editing situation.

Also see the scrubbing-effect which is similar to a scratch sound.

Example of tape stop software with various editing modes.


Historical examples of recordings using the tape speed-up /slow-down effect:

Black Sabbath – „War Pigs“ / „Lukes Wall“

Talking Heads – „Wild, Wild Life“

Nazz – „Hang On Paul“

Joy Division – „A Means To An End“

Rocky Horror Picture Show – „Time Warp“

Sweet – „Sweet F.A.“

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – „Jammin Me“

Pink Floyd – „The Great Gig In The Sky“

DJ Ruthless Ramsey 1991

Open Reel Ensemble 2015