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Device Overview

Name/Version: MGD - Tape Head 1.1
Author: michaelgarydean  
Description: Create glitchy effects and IDM rhythms with this unique playhead modulation effect.


Roll back the tape!

[MGD] Tape Head allows you to "scrub" through Ableton Live clips. It works for both audio and MIDI, so you can get some pretty crazy rhythms going on. Or maybe you'd rather pull some new sound design out of existing tracks or loops.

What's it for?
- IDM rhythms from MIDI clips
- Beat freezing
- Beat-repeat rhythm effects
- Real-time reverse
- Real-time time stretching

Device Details

Tags synth, sampler, effect, utility, glitch, other
Live Version Used: 11.1.6
Max Version Used: 8.2.2
Date Added: Aug 10 2022 22:27:44
Date Last Updated: Aug 11 2022 14:08:55
Device Type: audio_device
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License (more info): AttributionShareAlike


can it be automated?

Hello @Trevbo! Yes, you can record automation. However, since automation relies on the playhead position in the clip, the playback will be fighting with itself on playback, but this can also produce interesting results.

If you want to create repeatable loops and effects, you should record your results to a new clip.

Hope it helps!

any reason why this wouldn't be working on Ableton 11.2?

Hi @tbf, there should be no issues and it's been tested on 11.2.

Feel free to send me an email with a screen recording and I'll help you sort it out :)

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