Tape Looping, Forbidden Planet Style (Ben Burtt)

I’ve been reading Louis Niebur’s Special Sound book about all those great happenings they cooked up over at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop with the likes of Delia Derbyshire, Desmond Briscoe, Daphne Oram, as well as all those great tape loop experiments that have inspired all of my musical heroes. Alright, that’s what I’m reading! This video features Ben Burtt showing us how some of those sounds on Forbidden Planet were possibly created using tape loops, feedback and reel to reel tape. Enjoy.

Forbidden Planet (1956) Sci-Fi Goodness

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