There was a time we didn’t use a computer to edit or make loops

With all the talk of digital broadcasting we thought we’d take you back to a time in radio when editing in radio involved chinagraph markers, razor blades, magnetic tape and using your ears not eyes to edit.

Below are two short video clips shot at Bush Radio demonstrating editing on a reel-to-reel (open reel) machine and the second showing how we used to create musical loops.

Editing on a reel-to-reel:


Creating a loop on a reel-to-reel:

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2 Responses to “There was a time we didn’t use a computer to edit or make loops”

  1. Jan Weintrob Says:

    OMG, I can hardly believe we had the patience…but there was something incredibly satisfying about the process too – it could be quite meditative and chill sitting in the booth, literally cutting and pasting…

  2. lydia Says:

    Cannot believe this. Quite nostalgic but I remember the frustration too!

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